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Breaking Down Tuesday’s Showdown with Marquette

Breaking Down Tuesday’s Showdown with Marquette

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

December 31, 2018


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

After a heart-breaking, controversial and draining loss to Seton Hall at the buzzer to close out 2018, St. John’s will have a chance to start off 2019 strong when #16 Marquette comes to Carnesecca Arena on Tuesday. While St. John’s can certainly feel jaded by the referees for the way the game...

St. John’s Falls in Dramatic Fashion in Big East Opener

St. John’s Falls in Dramatic Fashion in Big East Opener

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

December 30, 2018


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

The Prudential Center was rocking Saturday night as the St. John’s Men’s Basketball team took on Seton Hall to open up their Big East schedule. Amidst the hype and the hoopla, both teams didn’t disappoint as fans were on the edge of their seats right down to the final seconds, with the Pirates...

Boubacar Diakite to Transfer from St. John’s

Boubacar Diakite to Transfer from St. John’s

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

May 18, 2018


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

Without ever stepping foot on the court in a live game for the Red Storm, redshirt freshman Boubacar Diakite's St. John's basketball career is over. The 6-foot-8 wing from Mali is transferring from the program, per Zach Braziller of the New York Post.  He originally enrolled at St. John’s a year e...

Howie Schwab Brings Red Storm Love to FOX Sports

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

Howie Schwab’s heart does not pump blood. Instead, the 57-year-old Long Island native has St. John’s athletics coursing through his veins. Schwab, who rose to fame as ESPN’s resident sports information expert for nearly 30 years, graduated from St. John’s in 1982 with a degree in athletic ...

Men’s Soccer: Cooksley Looks to Future

Men’s Soccer: Cooksley Looks to Future

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Sports Scroll

Losing stings. There’s no sugarcoating it. One can work, grind, thrive, fall, rise again, cry, rejoice, hurt, win. Then it can all come crashing down, in the case of the St. John’s men’s soccer team last month, in just 90 short minutes. For some, the work will continue into the offseason ...

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...

Bellero Recounts Breakout Junior Season

Bellero Recounts Breakout Junior Season

Zoë Stanley, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Soccer

When the St. John’s women’s soccer team needed a leader on offense, in stepped Christina Bellero.  The junior nearly doubled her scoring productivity from her sophomore campaign, registering a team-high 17 points this fall. A regular guest of the All-Big East Weekly Honor Roll this season,...

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...

Women’s Basketball Finishes Bumpy Road Trip

Women’s Basketball Finishes Bumpy Road Trip

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

December 6, 2017


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

For the St. John’s women’s basketball team, all is well that ends well. The Red Storm wrapped up their lengthy road trip with a 74-64 victory over Florida Sunday night, pushing their record to 3-2 over a ten-day span that snapped their season-opening three-game win streak but ended with a triumph ov...

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.

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...

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...

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