The Torch

Enter San Man

Bill San Antonio, Sports Editor

January 25, 2011

  With about 30 seconds left in St. John's stunning home loss to No. 25 Cincinnati on Jan. 22, I sent a text message to a friend sitting in the student section. "Scary thought," it read, "but they've been here before." I sent ...

Men’s Basketball: Notebook

Bill San Antonio, Sports Editor

January 18, 2011

Malik Boothe wasn't going to let then-No. 9 Notre Dame get the better of his team for the second time in eight days. With 8:38 remaining in the first half of the Red Storm's Sunday matinee against the Irish on Jan. 16, the s...

Enter San Man

Bill San Antonio, Sports Editor

January 18, 2011

Like the Jets, the Johnnies took it personally and delivered some payback. The St. John's players—who then-No. 9 Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said "played like men today"—may not have puffed their chests and flaunted t...

Welcome to the jungle

Mike Cunniff, Staff Writer

November 10, 2010

  The names on the back of the jerseys were the same, but everything else about the St. John's basketball team looked different in their 100-42 drubbing of Division-III Westmont Saturday at Carnesecca Arena. Despite having four ...

Coach Lavin makes donation to STJ Bread and Life

Nell O'Connor, Managing Editor

October 6, 2010

Men's basketball head coach Steve Lavin is giving back to the community that has welcomed him with open arms as the savior of the Red Storm. Lavin and his wife, Mary Jarou, donated $10,000 to St. John's Bread and Life in Brook...

Top recruit Sampson commits to St. John’s

Mike Cunniff, Staff Writer

September 17, 2010

JaKarr Sampson, a 6-7 small forward from Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, has committed to St. John's on ESPNU. Sampson is a four-star recruit according to ESPN and Rivals, and a five-star recruit according to Scout.  H...

Lavin introducing fresh attitude to Big East recruiting race

Bill San Antonio, Sports Editor

September 10, 2010

St. John's used to be the pushover of Big East basketball recruiting. Not anymore. It used to be that the Johnnies were a good program that deserved better, getting solid players with reputations for working hard and being good...

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