The Torch

A Disappointing Season, But Don’t Write Mullin Off Yet

A Disappointing Season, But Don’t Write Mullin Off Yet

Brendan Myers, Assistant Sports Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Rewind to October. Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright went on CBS College Basketball Insider Jon Rothstein’s podcast and said “I think the Johnnies have a chance to be really good.” Wright found himself on a long list of people who were optimistic of what was brewing in Queens for the 2017-18 seas...

Marcus LoVett to Miss Remainder of the Season

Marcus LoVett to Miss Remainder of the Season

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The strangest turn in the Marcus LoVett injury saga came Wednesday afternoon. After weeks of speculation and questions regarding the mysterious status of the St. John’s guard, Red Storm fans were given an update late in the day from LoVett’s dad, Marcus LoVett Sr., who tweeted that his son would...

Ponds Hurt in Providence’s Big East-Opening Win over St. John’s

Ponds Hurt in Providence’s Big East-Opening Win over St. John’s

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

December 29, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Thursday night at Carnesecca Arena was a tale of two halves, the first showing glimpses of the St. John's team fans grew accustomed to for the first 12 games of the season, the other a disappointing reminder of the team's struggles in Big East play over the past couple of years. Playing their first...

Ahmed Improving in His Senior Season

Ahmed Improving in His Senior Season

Brendan Myers, Assistant Sports Editor

December 6, 2017


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

It’s all come full circle for Bashir Ahmed. Growing up in the Bronx, he would head downtown Madison Square Garden and  watch the Red Storm. Partly because he wanted to watch the game, but also  because he wanted his hometown team to recruit him. When it didn’t happen, Ahmed chose to atten...

Lapchick Statue Finally Earns Spot on Campus

Lapchick Statue Finally Earns Spot on Campus

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

December 6, 2017


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

Just as the crowd began to settle into the seats planted between Taffner Fieldhouse and Carnesecca Arena, St. John’s Athletic Director Anton Goff stepped up to the podium. All eyes focused were focused on Goff, who welcomed the crowd and greeted its familiar faces. Jack Kaiser, Lou Carnesecca and Chri...

SJU Alum Charged with Series of Murders in Florida

SJU Alum Charged with Series of Murders in Florida

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

November 29, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Breaking News, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Howell "Trai" Donaldson III, a former Red Storm basketball walk-on, was arrested yesterday afternoon in connection with four shootings in the Tampa area.

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Red Storm Pick Up Two Wins in Inconsistent Effort at AdvoCare Invitational

Red Storm Pick Up Two Wins in Inconsistent Effort at AdvoCare Invitational

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

November 26, 2017


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

The St. John’s men’s basketball team wanted a challenge, and their wishes came true this weekend at the AdvoCare Invitational. After picking up four wins in four tries with relative ease to begin the season, the Red Storm were ready to see how their high-flying philosophy and alpha-male confidence stack...

After Slow Start, St. John’s Takes Care of Molloy

After Slow Start, St. John’s Takes Care of Molloy

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The coach and the player described the performance of the team with the same word. First it was redshirt junior forward Marvin Clark II, who called St. John’s first half performance against Molloy Monday night lackadaisical. Minutes later, it was Mullin, who uttered the same word before praising...

Men’s Basketball Survives First Test, Runs Over Nebraska 79-56

Men’s Basketball Survives First Test, Runs Over Nebraska 79-56

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

November 16, 2017


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

You could hear the celebration from down the hall. That’s how loud the Red Storm men’s basketball team was after they dismantled Nebraska, 79-56, in front of a rambunctious crowd at Carnesecca Arena on Thursday night. “We knew coming into this game that it was going to be big for us,” Marcus LoVe...

Stifling Defense and Balanced Offense Key in St. John’s Victory

Stifling Defense and Balanced Offense Key in St. John’s Victory

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Down by 19 to St. John’s with just under ten minutes remaining in the second half, Central Connecticut forward Joe Hugley found himself stranded in the paint, surrounded by the outstretched arms of Justin Simon. Hugley found a slight opening with an up-and-under move on the block, briefly getting...

LoVett, Clark II Lead Read Storm to Opening-Night Victory Over UNO

LoVett, Clark II Lead Read Storm to Opening-Night Victory Over UNO

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

November 11, 2017


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

Marvin Clark II just wanted to play — the wait was worth it. “It felt great to finally get out there and play against some competition,” he said. “Happy we got the first one out of the way. It wasn’t pretty, but we got it done.” In his regular season debut for the Red Storm — ...

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