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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
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,...

Women’s basketball splits pair of road games

Women’s basketball splits pair of road games

Brendan Myers, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

LISTEN: Episode One of the new "Torch Talk" sports mini-podcast, hosted by Co-Sports Editor Troy Mauriello.   The St. John’s University women’s basketball team finished off their road games in Big East conference play this weekend, winning at Providence, 71-47, and losing in Omaha to C...

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
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...

Spring Sports Preview: Softball

Spring Sports Preview: Softball

Kaylee Herndon, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Soon after being chosen to win the Big East in the Coaches’ Preseason Poll, receiving six of the available eight first place votes, the St. John’s softball team opened their season with split games, a loss to Florida and a win against Delaware. The softball team has brought on five freshman this season. ...

Spring Sports Preview: Men’s Golf

Spring Sports Preview: Men’s Golf

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Golf, Sports, Sports Scroll

The St. John’s men’s golf team is excited to begin a new spring season coming off a successful fall season filled with potential. During the fall, the team placed in the top-10 in every invitational and tournament they attended, including a fourth place showing in their final invitational of the se...

Spring Sports Preview: Lacrosse

Spring Sports Preview: Lacrosse

Derrell Bouknight, Assistant Sports Editor
February 22
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports, Sports Scroll

Jason Miller’s primary message to his team this season has been brief. In his 11th year as head coach of the St. John’s lacrosse team, Miller has gone through his ups and downs as the top man. But as the spring season nears and the competition of the Big East hovers above the 2017 campaign, Mille...

Spring Sports Preview: Baseball

Spring Sports Preview: Baseball

Dylan Hornik, Assistant Sports Editor
February 22
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Make no mistake about it: winter is still here. Freezing temperatures and strong winds render it nearly impossible to make the short walk from the residence halls to the D’Angelo Center for something to eat between hibernation-like naps, and the motivation to go to class is at an all-time low across th...

Sideline Standouts: Four of SJU’s longest-tenured coaches talk on their time at the school

Troy Mauriello and Carmine Carcieri
February 22
Filed under Home Scroll, Lacrosse, Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball, Women's Soccer

When most people think of coaches here at St. John’s, the first name that probably comes to their mind is Chris Mullin. The Red Storm’s men’s basketball coach is in just his second year at the school after a legendary playing career at St. John’s over three decades ago. But while Mullin and th...

Sandra Udboi selected to the Allstate WBCA Good Works team

Keisha Raymond, Staff Writer
February 18
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Sandra Udobi, a redshirt senior on St. John's women basketball team, was named to the 2017 Allstate Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Good Works Team on Feb. 14. The WBCA awards student-athletes (college basketball) for their outstanding community service. "We are extremely proud of...

St. John’s tops Seton Hall, 78-70

St. John’s tops Seton Hall, 78-70

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
February 12
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 women’s track finishes fourth in Villanova Open

Brianna Pace, Staff Writer
February 1
Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Track & Field

St. John’s Women’s Track took home fourth place at the Villanova Open, held at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Facility in Staten Island, N.Y. Maya Stephens led her team during another dominant performance, she pulled in her fourth-consecutive 200-meter dash win. Adriana Wright also made a stat...

St. John’s women’s tennis wins first two matches

Anna Kulesa, Staff Writer
February 1
Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Tennis

The St. John’s women’s tennis team opened their season with two victories in a doubleheader against Fairfield and NJIT on Friday. The women defeated Fairfield 7-0 at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Freshman Jessica Livianu, who is ranked 43rd, defeated Fairfield’s Sarah Stuh...

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