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Tuesday / October 17.
  • Seton Hall’s Willard to Take on Kobayashi in Hot Dog-Eating Contest

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    Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard will be doggin’ it tonight.

    Hot-doggin’ it.

    At the school’s Midnight Madness, Willard and SHU women’s coach Tony Bozzella will take on Kobayashi in a hot dog-eating contest.

    “This is a tough contest for me. I don’t eat hot dogs,” Willard told the Daily News.

    “I just don’t like hot dogs. When I was in my early 20s I saw how they made them on a late-night show and ever since then, I haven’t eaten a hot dog,” Willard said.

    Sounds like Kevin could be in for a rough night.

    “I was not in the brainstorming session, because if I was, I would not be eating a hot dog,” Willard said. “I need to put (an out) in my next contract for something like this next time.”

    The good news for Willard is that 2014 commits Angel Delgado, Isaiah WhiteheadKhadeen Carrington and Ismael Sanogo are expected to be on hand for the festivities, along with 2015 shooting guard Arkel Ager of Bridgeport, Conn., among others.

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.