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St. John’s Upsets No. 4 Duke at the Garden, Snaps Losing Streak

St. John’s Upsets No. 4 Duke at the Garden, Snaps Losing Streak

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

February 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Back in August, Shamorie Ponds sent out a tweet-or maybe a business memo-regarding the third day in February. He talked about the first of a 2018/2019 home-and-home matchup against Duke, which was confirmed during the offseason. He gave the location, Madison Square Garden. The time was noon, his team...

The World was Much Different When St. John’s and Duke First Played

The World was Much Different When St. John’s and Duke First Played

Nick Bello, Assistant Photo Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

On Feb. 4, 1938 at Madison Square Garden, St.John’s and Duke squared off for the first time. The Johnnies, or whatever their nickname was back then, defeated Duke 44-28. That was 79 years and 364 days prior to their meeting on Saturday. The world was a lot different back then. World War 2 hadn’t st...

SJU’s Stormettes Kick to New Heights

SJU’s Stormettes Kick to New Heights

Isabella Bruni, News Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Kickline, Sports

Remember that group of girls in sparkly red dresses who performed at the St. John’s New York Christmas Spectacular last month? Yeah, they were kicking their legs up way past their heads to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Well that’s the St. John’s club kickline team — ...

Tough Break from Conference Play

Tough Break from Conference Play

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

As February nears and an 0-11 start to conference play the current reality St. John’s faces, the St. John’s men’s basketball team will get a break from Big East competition this coming Saturday. The Red Storm has not won a game since their 77-73 victory over St. Joseph’s five days before Chr...

St. John’s Loses Heartbreaker to No. 6 Xavier at Home

St. John’s Loses Heartbreaker to No. 6 Xavier at Home

Brendan Myers, Assistant Sports Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

It was all set up for the perfect Cinderella story. Winless in the conference St. John’s, playing sixth ranked Xavier, all tied up at 67 with just over two minutes to play. Then a series of unfortunate events gave the Musketeers the fuel they needed to escape Queens with a 73-68 win. The X-Men...

Miller Announces 2018 Lacrosse Schedule

Miller Announces 2018 Lacrosse Schedule

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

The St. John’s lacrosse team announced their 2018 schedule two weeks ago, with top Division I competition scattered across it. Head Coach Jason Miller and the Big East made the announcement and added that their April 28th matchup with Georgetown would be televised. The Red Storm will open the season with two ...

Ed Blankmeyer Inducted into ABCA Hall of Fame

Ed Blankmeyer Inducted into ABCA Hall of Fame

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Cooperstown welcomed its newest inductees into the Baseball Hall this month. Queens’ lead man got his own taste of glory. Red Storm head baseball coach Ed Blankmeyer was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Jan. 7, the third St. John’s skipper to be  honored...

Five Game Winning Streak Crucial for St. John’s Over Break

Five Game Winning Streak Crucial for St. John’s Over Break

Kyle Suta, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Over the winter break, the St. John’s women’s basketball team played nine games, eight of those coming against Big East opponents. Despite a string of four consecutive losses, the team rebounded and managed to win five straight conference games before falling to Seton Hall this past weekend. Eve...

St. John’s Remains Winless Over Break

St. John’s Remains Winless Over Break

John Cavanagh, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The St. John’s Red Storm were rolling and firing on all cylinders, restoring hope in a program surrounded by mediocrity for far too long. Transfers Justin Simon and Marvin Clark II were as good as advertised, and the Johnnies posted a 10-2 record at the conclusion of their non-conference schedule. ...

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...

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