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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...

3 Questions for Chris Mullin’s 3rd Year

3 Questions for Chris Mullin’s 3rd Year

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

September 29, 2017


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

The relentless summer heat continues and we haven't yet felt the crisp fall air, but that isn't stopping college basketball. Even amid an enormous FBI investigation, most hoops programs, including the St. John's men's team, will kick off their march toward March with their first official practices today....

Women’s Basketball Schedule Released

Women’s Basketball Schedule Released

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

Coming off their tenth consecutive postseason appearance and fourth straight 20-win season, the St. John’s women’s basketball team released the schedule for their upcoming 2017-2018 campaign, one that will see the Red Storm play 15 games in Queens, nine of which will be against conference opponents...

Opinion: ESPN’s Hill had Every Right to Speak Out

Opinion: ESPN’s Hill had Every Right to Speak Out

Keisha Raymond, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

With multiple tweets on her personal Twitter account, ESPN anchor Jemele Hill was the hottest name in the media last week. On Sept. 11, Hill voiced her opinion about the 45th president. Her criticism received both positive and negative feedback from the public, the media, and the White House. The ...

Dribble for the Cure 2017

Gabriella Campos, Staff Photographer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Sports

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