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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...

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...

Volleyball Loses in the First Round of NIVC

Volleyball Loses in the First Round of NIVC

Brendan Murray, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Sports

A historic season for Red Storm volleyball ended with a bitter defeat to the College of Charleston in Atlanta. The Red Storm were unable to continue their run of dominance this season at the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC). This defeat should in no way take away from the incredible sea...

Fencing Dominates Brandeis Invitational

Fencing Dominates Brandeis Invitational

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Sports

The St. John’s fencing team made their way out to Waltham, Mass. this past weekend for the Brandeis Invitational and took home five victories for both the men’s and women’s sides, for a final record of 10-2. Both teams only fell to Yale but were able to take down Brandeis, MIT, Brown, Corne...

COURTSIDE: Bright Lights, Big Expectations

COURTSIDE: Bright Lights, Big Expectations

John Cavanagh, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

The bright lights, the history and the expectations. Simply put, there’s no greater challenge than playing in New York City. Certain athletes are built for the moment and can handle the pressure. St. John’s has embraced their image as New York’s Team, and so have their hometown athletes. Junio...

COURTSIDE: Staff Writer Predictions (Women’s)

COURTSIDE: Staff Writer Predictions (Women’s)

The Torch Staff

November 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

Brendan Myers: Record Prediction: 19 -10 The record is contingent upon how quickly the team adjusts to playing with without Maya Singleton and Imani Littleton, but with all the experience returning, a strong backcourt, and a talented scorer like Akina Wellere, the adjustment period shouldn’t t...

COURTSIDE: Staff Predictions (Men’s)

COURTSIDE: Staff Predictions (Men’s)

The Torch Staff

November 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

Brendan Myers Record Prediction: 19-11: The Red Storm should have a successful non-conference campaign and the necessary confidence flowing into conference play. Last year, St. John’s fans learned that the Big East schedule can lead to tumultuous times, but expect a stronger season with more tal...

COURTSIDE: Loaded with Experience

John Cavanagh, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

Torch Photo/Amanda Negretti Last season was a successful one for Head Coach Joe Tartamella and the Red Storm. The team won 19 games despite new faces and a hard non-conference schedule. This season, they return with a roster loaded with talent and experience. They’ll carry a smaller squad of only 10 players...

COURTSIDE: A Revived Front Court

COURTSIDE: A Revived Front Court

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

Preseason chatter is fueled by overzealous narratives. Bold assertions can be made without any frame of reference. It’s fun, but often frivolous. In that spirit, the rejuvenated St. John’s frontcourt needs a presumptuous, New York-centric tagline. The New York Block Exchange? The Queens Skysc...

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