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Men’s Soccer Impresses When It Counts

Men’s Soccer Impresses When It Counts

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Sports Scroll

Nearly one month ago, in their eighth game of the regular season, the St. John’s men’s soccer team walked onto the field at Belson Stadium under a night sky and bright lights shining from the heavens. The team was 4-2-1. A three game winning streak was on the line with Big East rival and No. ...

Red Storm Roundup: Big Week for Golf Teams

Red Storm Roundup: Big Week for Golf Teams

Keisha Raymond, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Golf, Sports, Sports Scroll

Men's Golf Competes in Two-Day Event The Red Storm's men’s golf team finished in an 11th-place tie in the Connecticut Cup. The two-day event took place October 9 and 10. Junior Andrew Baek shot a combined score of 74 in the first and second round. He finished with a score of 75 in the final round,...

University to Unveil Joe Lapchick Statue in December

University to Unveil Joe Lapchick Statue in December

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

October 15, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

St. John’s University will honor its rich history yet again, as the university will unveil a statue of Hall-of-Fame coach, mentor and pioneer Joe Lapchick later this year. The statue will be unveiled in a ceremony on Dec. 2, according to St. John’s alumnus Kevin Reed, who has spearheaded the ...

University Holds 10th Annual Red Storm Tip-Off Event

University Holds 10th Annual Red Storm Tip-Off Event

Brendan Myers, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


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

Heading into the season with plenty of hype surrounding St. John’s basketball, fans got their first glimpses of what to expect from the men’s and women’s hoops teams Friday night at Carnesecca Arena, when the University held its 10th annual Tip-Off Event. The evening opened with the program’s firs...

Opinion: U.S. Soccer at a Crossroads

Opinion: U.S. Soccer at a Crossroads

Brendan Myers, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Sports Scroll

What’s the excuse this time? In the beginning of the United States Men’s National Team’s World Cup Qualifying Campaign, after losses at home to arch-rival Mexico and and a 4-0 thrashing on the road at Costa Rica, it was former manager Jurgen Klinsmann’s fault. After a loss in September to Co...

The Doubleheader: Honoring Joe Lapchick

The Doubleheader: Honoring Joe Lapchick

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

Forty seven years after his father’s death, Dr. Richard Lapchick stood on the stage of the New Yorker Hotel’s grand ballroom. Even as nearly 300 guests watched him speak, he remained calm. He does this often, traveling the country hundreds of times every year to talk about the legacy of Joe L...

Double Duty: Leo Leads Two Tennis Teams

Double Duty: Leo Leads Two Tennis Teams

John Cavanagh, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Tennis

When St. John’s tennis Coach Lauren Leo arrives on campus, there is little time to rest. Upon checking in, her day begins with checking on the women’s strength and conditioning schedule, some paper work in the office and stringing rackets … all before going to practice. “[I’m] just managing everything so ever...

Fencing Team to Begin Play This Week

Fencing Team to Begin Play This Week

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under fencing, Sports, Sports Scroll

St. John’s fencing will commence this Friday, Oct.  13 when they head out to Anaheim, California for the October North American Cup. The team is coming off a highly successful year in 2016-17. Two team members won national championships for their respective competitions; Andras Nemeth reigned...

The Doubleheader: Reclaiming College Basketball

The Doubleheader: Reclaiming College Basketball

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

October 7, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

In the last two weeks, college basketball has been turned on its head. The FBI investigation and subsequent revelations of bribery and corruption has rocked the foundation of intercollegiate athletics to the core, and only now are Division I programs beginning to clean up the mess left behind by ...

Dave East to Perform at Red Storm Tip-Off

Dave East to Perform at Red Storm Tip-Off

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports, Sports Scroll

New York City-based rapper Dave East will headline St. John's Red Storm Tip-Off on Oct. 13, the University announced in a tweet earlier Thursday afternoon. https://twitter.com/StJohnsRedStorm/status/916010383382536192 East, 29, released an EP in August 2017 titled "Paranoia: A True Story," which...

Volleyball Looks to Rebound in Conference Play

Volleyball Looks to Rebound in Conference Play

Brendan Myers, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

After starting the season 4-1, the St. John’s Volleyball team is at a crucial part of their season. With a record of 9-11 and conference play now in full swing, the theme in those losses has been consistency. “We just haven’t done enough to separate from teams,” Head Coach Joanne Persi...

University to Look at Tip-Off Safety Changes

University to Look at Tip-Off Safety Changes

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

After a wild performance that ended St. John’s annual basketball Tip-Off event last year earlier than expected, the University has promised changes to the way Public Safety officials will handle the typically raucous crowd at this year’s event.   Tip-Off is designed as a sort of pep rally fo...

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