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A.D. Cragg Announces New Vision for SJU Athletics

A.D. Cragg Announces New Vision for SJU Athletics

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports

What’s in store for the future of Carnesecca Arena? Athletic director Mike Cragg refused to rule out any possibility, saying in a phone interview with The Torch, “without question, it certainly needs to be addressed.” Improving the 58-year-old arena is among a series of new goals and initiatives rega...

Bob Guerriero Set To Begin As Head Coach

Bob Guerriero Set To Begin As Head Coach

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under Sports

Coach Bob Guerriero is a hands-off evil genius. That’s evil only to the opposition. The longtime assistant specializes in hitting, with a focus on feedback by request. His first three years in Queens saw offensive futility turn into a swift .856 OPS-driven barrage. Now he’s been handed the ke...

Lacrosse Ready To Build on Promising 2018 Campaign

Lacrosse Ready To Build on Promising 2018 Campaign

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under Sports

The 2019 St. John’s Men’s Lacrosse season will kick off on Feb. 9 when Rutgers comes into Queens, but as the players and coaches trudge out to DaSilva Field for practice in the frigid winter temperatures, their minds remain on the practice at hand. After a few seasons that yielded wins spa...

Mullin Remaining Optimistic as Red Storm Struggle

Mullin Remaining Optimistic as Red Storm Struggle

John Cavanagh, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports

The stakes were high on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. St. John’s was set to square off against long-time rival Georgetown in what was essentially a must-win game for the Red Storm, coming into the game with a 3-4 record in conference play. It was a far cry from when they entered conf...

Women’s Basketball Continues Big East Struggles

Women’s Basketball Continues Big East Struggles

Brendan Murray, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Sports

A double-double from Curteeona Brelove headlined a much-needed win for the Red Storm who have struggled since conference play began. Brelove tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds in the 59-51 win over Georgetown at Carnesecca Arena last Friday. Senior Akina Wellere and Alisha Kebbe finished second behind Br...

Women’s Track Enjoys Strong Start to Season

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Sports

With championship meets fast approaching, the heart of the track and field team’s indoor schedule has begun. The squad competed in its third competition in as many weeks at the Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge this weekend. The 15th place finish may seem pedestrian, but when compared ...

Late Surge from Villanova Pushes them past #24 St. John’s

Late Surge from Villanova Pushes them past #24 St. John’s

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Despite a roaring start from St. John’s, Villanova used a late game surge led by Phil Booth to down #24 St. John’s, 76-71, Tuesday night at the Finneran Pavilion. Booth, with his 23 points, and Eric Paschall, who contributed 25 points, led the Wildcats as they avenged last season’s home loss...

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...

NCAA lays down Sanctions on St. John’s Volleyball

NCAA lays down Sanctions on St. John’s Volleyball

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Sports, Volleyball

A decision from the NCAA's Public Infractions Committee, which was released  Thursday morning, revealed recruiting violations and impermissible benefits given to student-athletes on the St. John's Women's Volleyball team. The report, which is available on the NCAA’s website, found that Head Coach Joanne Persico arranged for a prospe...

Men’s Basketball is 7-0, but Room For Improvement Remains

Men’s Basketball is 7-0, but Room For Improvement Remains

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports

The St. John’s men’s basketball team has taken care of business thus far, as they currently sit 7-0 and one of the last 10 or so undefeated teams in all of America. The non-conference schedule hasn’t been immensely difficult and all the wins haven’t been pretty, but the team is getting it...

Women’s Basketball Starts Off Strong

Women’s Basketball Starts Off Strong

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Sports

Without playing a home game within the confines of Carnesecca Arena until last Thursday, the St. John’s women’s basketball team opened up the season strong, winning five of their first seven games in convincing fashions. The team’s only two losses are to undefeated and national power house UC...

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