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Mussini to Pursue Professional Career in Europe

Mussini to Pursue Professional Career in Europe

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor
June 7, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

In a statement released by the university on Tuesday, the St. John’s men’s basketball program announced that rising junior guard Federico Mussini will pursue a professional career in Europe and will not return to the program. Mussini, a 6-foot-2 guard from Reggio Emilia, Italy, played in 62 games...

Basketball adds QU’s Dixon, continues strong transfer signings

Basketball adds QU’s Dixon, continues strong transfer signings

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

A tweet from Twitter user @mabde33 was sent out at 2:58pm on Tuesday, April 11. There were no words, a smiley face the only character present of the 140 allotted on the popular social media outlet. 23 of his 5,108 followers retweeted him, 103 liked it and 11 responded, the first on the thread saying,...

Ewing, Mullin Set to Renew Rivalry

Ewing, Mullin Set to Renew Rivalry

John Cavanagh, Contributing Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The clock continues to turn back in Big East basketball, as 2017 looks more and more like the 1980s. Chris Mullin just finished his second year of coaching at St. John’s, and this past week, Georgetown announced that Patrick Ewing would replace John Thompson III as head coach. Ewing and Mullin are...

Malik Ellison, Darien Williams to transfer from St. John’s

Malik Ellison, Darien Williams to transfer from St. John’s

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The St. John's men's basketball program announced that sophomore guard Malik Ellison and graduating senior Darien Williams have opted to transfer out of the program. Ellison will have to sit out one year at his next destination before maintaining two more years of eligibility. Williams will be immediately...

SJU women end season in Ann Arbor

SJU women end season in Ann Arbor

Derrell Bouknight, Assistant Sports Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Basketball, March Madness, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

After leading Michigan by one at halftime of last Thursday night’s Sweet 16 game, the St. John’s women’s basketball team managed just 10 points in the second half of play en route to a 60-40 loss that ended their season. Playing in the WNIT Round of 16 for the fourth time in program history,...

Sports editors share their favorite quotes from 2016-17

Troy Mauriello and Carmine Carcieri
March 29, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

In a new column called ‘Where Are They Now,’ our sports editors spoke to St. John’s alumni who are thriving in the sports world. From World Series champions to legendary head coaches to media personalities, some of St. John’s most successful sports alumni were featured throughout the 2016-17...

St. John’s women advance to WNIT Round of 16

St. John’s women advance to WNIT Round of 16

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Basketball, March Madness, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

In a year that was expected to be a rebuilding campaign after losing their two leading scorers and two of the best players in program history, the St. John’s women’s basketball team is on their way to the WNIT Round of 16 following two home wins over the weekend. The Johnnies blew out Sacred Heart, 72-43, i...

Men’s Basketball Takes Big Step Forward in 2016-2017

Men’s Basketball Takes Big Step Forward in 2016-2017

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor
March 16, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

There’s a slogan popping up all over social media that has become a rallying cry, of sorts, for floundering athletic teams. Thanks to the newfound success of the young, yet infinitely talented, Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA, “Trust the Process” has firmly established itself in sports lexicon. We...

Solly Walker’s impact at St. John’s went beyond the hardwood

Solly Walker’s impact at St. John’s went beyond the hardwood

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor
March 16, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The month of February marked the 91st year of Black History Month and the final full month of the 2016-2017 St. John’s men’s basketball season. While numerous players, including Chris Mullin, Malik Sealy, D’Angelo Harrison, Mark Jackson and others, have had a significant impact on the court for the Joh...

St. John’s tops Georgetown in old school Big East matchup

St. John’s tops Georgetown in old school Big East matchup

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under Basketball, March Madness, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

On Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, the date read March 8, 2017, but it sure felt a lot more like 1985. The St. John’s Red Storm and Georgetown Hoyas went blow-for-blow in a chippy, dramatic, and, at times, sloppy game in the Opening Round of the Big East Tournament, bringing back memories...

Slow start dooms St. John’s in 86-75 loss to Providence

Slow start dooms St. John’s in 86-75 loss to Providence

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
March 4, 2017
Filed under Basketball, March Madness, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

An 86-75 loss for St. John's against Providence in the Red Storm's season finale did two things. First, it ended the Red Storm's three-game winning streak at Madison Square Garden. But second, and likely more importantly, it exposed a weakness that Chris Mullin's young team will have to improve upon...

St. John’s road woes continue at Creighton

St. John’s road woes continue at Creighton

Derrell Bouknight, Assistant Sports Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

With seven conference wins and hopes of moving up from the eighth spot in the Big East standings, St. John’s traveled to Omaha looking to avenge an earlier loss to Creighton. Fresh off a weekend victory over Georgetown, the Red Storm went into Tuesday night’s game with a 7-9 record against confe...

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