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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...

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...

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...

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...

St. John’s holds on against Georgetown, 86-80

St. John’s holds on against Georgetown, 86-80

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
February 25, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

If Saturday's St. John's-Georgetown battle at Madison Square Garden was a preview of a future Big East Tournament matchup, we could be gearing up to add another chapter in this historical rivalry. The Red Storm and Hoyas, who came into the afternoon in eighth and nine place in the conference, respectively,...

SJU drops two straight on the road in Big East play

SJU drops two straight on the road in Big East play

Brianna Pace, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

LISTEN: Episode One of the new "Torch Talk" sports mini-podcast, hosted by Co-Sports Editor Troy Mauriello.   St. John’s travelled to Indianapolis and Milwaukee this past week to face off against Big East opponents Butler and Marquette. The Red Storm (12-16, 6-9) dropped their first game...

St. John’s tops Seton Hall, 78-70

St. John’s tops Seton Hall, 78-70

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
February 12, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Believe it or not, after 13 games of Big East play, the St. John's Red Storm have somehow snuck their way into the top half of the conference standings. St. John's (12-14, 6-7) picked up its sixth win in conference play on Feb. 11 with a 78-70 victory over Seton Hall at Madison Square Garden. The...

St. John’s falls to hobbled Xavier, 82-77

St. John’s falls to hobbled Xavier, 82-77

Dylan Hornik, Assistant Sports Editor
February 1, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Mixed emotions emanated from the press conference room at Madison Square Garden Sunday evening. St. John’s head coach Chris Mullin remained upbeat even after his team squandered a potential upset, losing to no. 24/22 Xavier 82-77. “[Xavier is] one of the top-25 teams in the country and they had us ...

Up and down winter break for men’s basketball

Up and down winter break for men’s basketball

Derrell Bouknight, Assistant Sports Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

St. John's 93, Syracuse 60, Dec. 21 More than a year after St. John’s upset former Big East rival Syracuse in front of a full capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden, Chris Mullin’s team once again found themselves as the underdog four days before Christmas. For 40 minutes, the Red Storm dominat...

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