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Men’s Basketball Schedule Released

Men’s Basketball Schedule Released

Sean Okula, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

A Red Storm schedule release is a basketball fan’s version of Christmas and New Year’s Day wrapped into one. The campaign kicks off on November 10th with a home against the University of New Orleans. The Big East portion of the schedule then opens up on December 28th with Providence paying Car...

Johnnies Stay Hot, Make Waves in the Summer

Johnnies Stay Hot, Make Waves in the Summer

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Tennis

The days of 7:30 a.m. classes and long nights of studying are back for St. John’s University students. School is in session, having officially kicked off almost two weeks ago, and Red Storm sports are in high gear, with a few teams already grinding through their regular-season schedules. With Red Storm s...

Men’s Basketball Survives Crazy Summer

Men’s Basketball Survives Crazy Summer

Brendan Myers, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

After St. John’s was ousted in the second round of the Big East Tournament last spring by Villanova, the biggest question surrounding the program was whether or not point guard Marcus LoVett would leave to play professionally. By the time  LoVett tweeted on April 1 that he would return to St. John...

Basketball Programs Collaborate to Help Houston

Basketball Programs Collaborate to Help Houston

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

September 2, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Following the devastation caused this past week by Tropical Storm Harvey, which claimed the lives of at least 45 people and left thousands displaced from their homes, the St. John's University basketball programs rallied together to help Houston-area victims in the aftermath. On Monday, University...

Red Storm-Commit Boubacar Diakite to Enroll Early, Redshirt for Upcoming Season

Red Storm-Commit Boubacar Diakite to Enroll Early, Redshirt for Upcoming Season

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

St. John's-commit Boubacar Diakite, a 6-foot-8 wing forward in the class of 2018, will spend the 2017-2018 season on campus as a member of the Red Storm after enrolling early and reclassifying. The news was reported Monday afternoon by Andrew Slater of 247Sports.com. Diakite, a four-star wing prospect...

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...

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