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Transfer Mustapha Heron Cleared to Play

Transfer Mustapha Heron Cleared to Play

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018


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Just hours after an energetic night at St. John’s Basketball’s annual “Tip-Off” event, Head Coach Chris Mullin received the news his program was waiting for. Auburn transfer guard Mustapha Heron became immediately eligible after being granted a legislative relief waiver by the NCAA. The news...

St. John’s Basketball and Sheck Wes Rock Tip-Off

St. John’s Basketball and Sheck Wes Rock Tip-Off

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

October 17, 2018


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Electricity was in the air Friday night as the university community filed into Carnesecca Arena for Tip-Off, the annual extravaganza that celebrates the start of the college basketball season. To “tip-off” the evening’s proceedings, alumni from different generations of St. John’s basketba...

St. John’s Baseball Slides Past Swedish National Team

St. John’s Baseball Slides Past Swedish National Team

Brendan Murray, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


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The chill in the October air couldn’t cool down the hot Red Storm bats against the Swedish National team Friday night, when the baseball team beat the Swedes 26-0.   The Red Storm, playing in their first exhibition of the season, were able to make quick work of the Swedish opposition with Nick Monda...

Cragg Named Athletic Director

Cragg Named Athletic Director

Isabella Bruni, Managing Editor

October 3, 2018


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St. John’s new Athletic Director Mike Cragg was officially welcomed into the St. John’s community on Tuesday, Oct. 2, the seventh athletic director in program history after spending three decades at Duke University. He replaces former Director of Athletics Anton Goff. During his 30-plus years in North Carolina, ...

Welcome to The “Belly Fam”

Welcome to The “Belly Fam”

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

October 3, 2018


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The term, “Insta-famous” refers to those who have achieved a somewhat celebrity status online via the app Instagram. Kodiak Simpson, a recent St. John’s graduate, obtained this status of internet fame in an interesting fashion over this past summer. Simpson went viral when a video of him dunki...

Skage Simonsen Seeing Success

Skage Simonsen Seeing Success

Brendan Murray, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


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The countdown is over, the clock resets to 45 minutes, the game is about to kick off, the first player that stands out on the field of the starting 11 is one of the tallest, number 8 the starting midfielder, Skage Simonsen. Simonsen stands at 6’3, 185lbs, he is a freshman from Bergen, Norway, who, de...

Women’s Soccer Splits on Midwest Road Trip

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

October 3, 2018


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As Big East play continues to heat up, the St. John’s Women’s Soccer team picked up a key win on the road at Creighton before falling at home against Marquette last Sunday. After dropping their first  conference game of the 2018 season at home to Georgetown, the Johnnies needed to pick up some...

DRIVEN: Budapest Native Leads Big East in Goals, Points

DRIVEN: Budapest Native Leads Big East in Goals, Points

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

September 26, 2018


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Determined. That is the most fitting way to describe redshirt sophomore Zsani Kajan of the St. John’s Women’s Soccer team. Her overall goal for her soccer career at St. John’s is simple. Kajan wants to be named the Big East Player of the year, for her team to win the Big East Championship and ...

St. John’s Begins New Era With Dillon Pottish

St. John’s Begins New Era With Dillon Pottish

Annie Drouillard, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2018


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As the St. John’s Men’s Tennis team makes their way through the beginning of their new season, they are also adjusting to the new leadership of Head Coach Dillon Pottish. On Aug. 10, St. John’s announced the new addition to the coaching staff. Coach Pottish has been a NCAA tournament champi...

Women’s Basketball Releases 2018-19 Schedule

Women’s Basketball Releases 2018-19 Schedule

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

September 26, 2018


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With college basketball season opening up official practice on Tuesday, St. John’s Women’s Basketball Head Coach Joe Tartamella can officially start preparing his team for what appears to be a loaded 2018-19 schedule. Taking a different path than last year’s opening two games being within the...

St. John’s Volleyball Off to Strong Start

St. John’s Volleyball Off to Strong Start

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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The St. John’s volleyball team has charged their way through September thus far all the way to a 12-5 start. The Red Storm opened their season with the Jack Kaiser Classic in Carnesecca Arena. The team defeated Manhattan College and Central Connecticut State on the first day of the tournament, with...

St. John’s Hosts Eight Annual Dribble for the Cure Event

St. John’s Hosts Eight Annual Dribble for the Cure Event

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

September 26, 2018


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The St. John’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams hosted the eighth annual Dribble for the Cure event on Saturday to raise funds and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. Since its inception in 2011, the event has raised more than $500,000 to contribute to the work of Dr. Mitch...

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