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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...

Volleyball Hosts Chinese Pro Team

Volleyball Hosts Chinese Pro Team

Darren Maraj, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

Quick, disciplined and systematic. Those are the three words that St. John’s University volleyball coach Joanne Persico used to describe Zhejiang’s play style following their exhibition match on Sept. 27 at Carnesecca Arena. It was their first exhibition match against a Chinese professional team thus far th...

Women’s Soccer Looks to Rebound in Conference Play

Women’s Soccer Looks to Rebound in Conference Play

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Soccer

The St. John’s women’s soccer team has had a lot to live up to this season after a ridiculously productive two-year stretch from 2015–16. But after an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2015, the conclusion of record-setting alumnus Rachel Daly’s college career and an electric run to the conf...

Red Storm Roundup: Down Week for Soccer, Volleyball

Red Storm Roundup: Down Week for Soccer, Volleyball

Sean Okula, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Golf, Men's Soccer, Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball, Women's Soccer

MEN’S SOCCER DROPS NAILBITERS The Red Storm watched their five-match unbeaten streak come to a crashing halt last week, dropping a pair of low-scoring heartbreakers. First, it was Lehigh who came storming back, stunning the Johnnies in the final minutes with a pair of late scores. Filippo Ri...

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