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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...

SJU Alum Charged with Series of Murders in Florida

SJU Alum Charged with Series of Murders in Florida

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

November 29, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Breaking News, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Howell "Trai" Donaldson III, a former Red Storm basketball walk-on, was arrested yesterday afternoon in connection with four shootings in the Tampa area.

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Red Storm Pick Up Two Wins in Inconsistent Effort at AdvoCare Invitational

Red Storm Pick Up Two Wins in Inconsistent Effort at AdvoCare Invitational

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

November 26, 2017


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

The St. John’s men’s basketball team wanted a challenge, and their wishes came true this weekend at the AdvoCare Invitational. After picking up four wins in four tries with relative ease to begin the season, the Red Storm were ready to see how their high-flying philosophy and alpha-male confidence stack...

After Slow Start, St. John’s Takes Care of Molloy

After Slow Start, St. John’s Takes Care of Molloy

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The coach and the player described the performance of the team with the same word. First it was redshirt junior forward Marvin Clark II, who called St. John’s first half performance against Molloy Monday night lackadaisical. Minutes later, it was Mullin, who uttered the same word before praising...

Hoppies’ 21 Leads St. John’s Past William & Mary

Hoppies’ 21 Leads St. John’s Past William & Mary

Brendan Myers, Assistant Sports Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Head Coach Joe Tartamella was the first to admit after the game that his team’s 92-81 victory over William & Mary did not go according to plan. In a game riddled with turnovers that quickly escalated into a second-half shootout, St. John’s turned 21 Tribe miscues into 27 points, proving to...

Men’s Basketball Survives First Test, Runs Over Nebraska 79-56

Men’s Basketball Survives First Test, Runs Over Nebraska 79-56

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

November 16, 2017


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

You could hear the celebration from down the hall. That’s how loud the Red Storm men’s basketball team was after they dismantled Nebraska, 79-56, in front of a rambunctious crowd at Carnesecca Arena on Thursday night. “We knew coming into this game that it was going to be big for us,” Marcus LoVe...

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