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A Disappointing Season, But Don’t Write Mullin Off Yet

A Disappointing Season, But Don’t Write Mullin Off Yet

Brendan Myers, Assistant Sports Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Rewind to October. Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright went on CBS College Basketball Insider Jon Rothstein’s podcast and said “I think the Johnnies have a chance to be really good.” Wright found himself on a long list of people who were optimistic of what was brewing in Queens for the 2017-18 seas...

Marcus LoVett to Miss Remainder of the Season

Marcus LoVett to Miss Remainder of the Season

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The strangest turn in the Marcus LoVett injury saga came Wednesday afternoon. After weeks of speculation and questions regarding the mysterious status of the St. John’s guard, Red Storm fans were given an update late in the day from LoVett’s dad, Marcus LoVett Sr., who tweeted that his son would...

Ponds Hurt in Providence’s Big East-Opening Win over St. John’s

Ponds Hurt in Providence’s Big East-Opening Win over St. John’s

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

December 29, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Thursday night at Carnesecca Arena was a tale of two halves, the first showing glimpses of the St. John's team fans grew accustomed to for the first 12 games of the season, the other a disappointing reminder of the team's struggles in Big East play over the past couple of years. Playing their first...

Singleton’s Historic Night Leads St. John’s Past Kansas

Singleton’s Historic Night Leads St. John’s Past Kansas

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

December 19, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Maya Singleton laughed at the fact that she bobbled her final chance at a rebound in overtime. She replayed the moment in her head, recreating it by watching an imaginary basketball fall from the rim as she guided what would have been her 25th rebound into her hands. She said she had it, but it...

The Key to St. John’s Soccer Success? A Humble Freshman

The Key to St. John’s Soccer Success? A Humble Freshman

Brendan Myers, Assistant Sports Editor

December 17, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

Heading into halftime scoreless  against Temple in early September, the St. John’s men’s soccer team was staring down a fourth consecutive game without a win. For much of the first half, St. John’s looked out of sync in the attacking third, and hadn’t scored for over 300 minutes. Substitute...

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...

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