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Sluggish SJU falls at home to Delaware State

Sluggish SJU falls at home to Delaware State

Derrell Bouknight, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Tuesday night at Carnesecca Arena marked the first game for St. John’s after a Thanksgiving voyage to the Bahamas, where they lost three consecutive games to Michigan State, VCU, and Old Dominion. In a welcome-back game against Delaware State, the Johnnies were supposed to put the Hornets away with th... Read more »

SJU stymied by youth in Battle 4 Atlantis

SJU stymied by youth in Battle 4 Atlantis

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

After a 2-1 start to the 2016-2017 regular season, the St. John’s Red Storm men’s basketball team took a step up in competition as they made their way to the Bahamas for the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. As one of the premiere preseason tournaments in college basketball, the Battle 4 Atlantis con... Read more »

Courtside: International Impact

Courtside: International Impact

Kaylee Herndon, Staff Writer
November 27, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Roughly 10 minutes before open practice began on St. John’s Media Day, sophomore guard Federico Mussini and sophomore center Yankuba Sima began taking some warm up shots together.  Mussini and Sima have experienced being both teammates and rivals. Outside of St. John’s basketball, each represe... Read more »

Courtside: Just Scratching the surface

Courtside: Just Scratching the surface

Derrell Bouknight, Staff Writer
November 22, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

They believe last year was nothing to worry about, a year where some of the team’s youngest players were forced to step into pivotal, sometimes unexpected roles. A hall-of-fame head coach, a revamped roster and a record that didn’t reflect what they had hoped for. They slowly crept in, their elevated frames ... Read more »

Courtside: The recruiting maestro

Courtside: The recruiting maestro

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
November 22, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

For the Red Storm’s assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih, Carnesecca Arena is more than just a basketball court - it’s home. A former student manager for the basketball team, the 2007 SJU graduate rejoined the school where he got his start in 2015 as an assistant coach. Describing his return as ... Read more »

Courtside: Brooklyn’s finest ready to conquer Queens

Courtside: Brooklyn’s finest ready to conquer Queens

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor
November 22, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

When Chris Mullin accepted the position as head coach of the basketball team at his alma mater, St. John’s University, the first thing he stressed was how he wanted to re-build the Queens program by dominating New York City. Once upon a time, St. John’s was filled with city players, like Mullin hi... Read more »

Courtside: Allow me to reintroduce myself

Courtside: Allow me to reintroduce myself

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
November 22, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

It’s a debut that can’t come soon enough. On Nov. 11 when the Johnnies open their regular season against Bethune Cookman, it will have been one year, five months and three weeks since Marcus Lovett Jr. committed to play for St. John’s. Red Storm fans, players and coaches have been waiting an... Read more »

St. John’s Dominates Bethune-Cookman for season-opening win

St. John’s Dominates Bethune-Cookman for season-opening win

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

In their season opener, a rejuvenated St. John’s roster showed why things should be different for the Red Storm in year two of the Chris Mullin era. Behind 20 points from Federico Mussini and 19 from Marcus LoVett in his Red Storm debut, the Johnnies routed Bethune-Cookman 100-53 on Nov. 11. ... Read more »

New backcourt duo leads St. John’s over Binghamton

New backcourt duo leads St. John’s over Binghamton

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Without a true point guard in 2015-16, St. John’s struggled to initiate their offense and failed to run Chris Mullin’s NBA space-and-space system successfully. The result: One of the worst seasons in program history. This year, St. John’s doesn’t just have one dynamic point guard; they h... Read more »

Frenzied Tip-Off: Desiigner’s mic cut during performance

Frenzied Tip-Off: Desiigner’s mic cut during performance

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor
October 19, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

In what was the most eventful and frenetic Red Storm Tip-Off in St. John’s history, the men’s and women’s 2016-17 basketball teams, head coach Chris Mullin, rapper J Cole and hip hop recording artist Desiigner took center stage at Carnesecca Arena on Friday night. But the night didn’t end exactly as planne... Read more »

SJU Freshman Ponds tabbed Big East Preseason Rookie of the Year

SJU Freshman Ponds tabbed Big East Preseason Rookie of the Year

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
October 19, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The high expectations for St. John’s guard Shamorie Ponds heading into this season were raised even higher last week. The freshman guard out of Brooklyn was named Big East Preseason Rookie of the Year ahead of the conference’s Media Day on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Ponds, a 6-foot-1 guard from Thomas Jefferso... Read more »

No shortage of spirit for SJU Senior

No shortage of spirit for SJU Senior

Troy Mauriello and Carmine Carcieri
October 5, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Men's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Men's Tennis, Sports, Sports Scroll, Track & Field, Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis

If you told Brendan Eugene three years ago that he’d be running the official student fan group of St. John’s University, RedZone, he himself wouldn’t have believed you. Eugene, a 20-year-old senior from Bay Shore, NY, was a self-described shy freshman as he began school at St. John’s in 20... Read more »

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