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Yakwe Leaves St. John’s. Are Ponds and Owens Next?

Yakwe Leaves St. John’s. Are Ponds and Owens Next?

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With college basketball having officially concluded Monday night with a 79-62 Villanova win over Michigan in the championship game, the a new season has begun, one headlined by uncertainty and questions surrounding the champion’s Big East rival. Coming off a 16-17 record and another campaign without postseaso...

Boselli Blasts His Way to Big East Weekly Honor Roll

Boselli Blasts His Way to Big East Weekly Honor Roll

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The accolades keep rolling in for the big-bopping Johnny batting order. Last week, a new face found himself among the ranks of the Big East’s best. Senior Robert Boselli III was named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll on Monday, the first conference honor of the season for the catcher/designated hi...

Winning Mentality Starts With Team Positivity

Winning Mentality Starts With Team Positivity

Gina Varvaro, Contributing Writer

March 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The St. John’s University men’s basketball team started off the 2017-18 season with a bang.  Their 10-2 record was the program’s second-best start to a season in 32 years. But their success was fleeting. The team eventually spiraled into an 11-game losing streak, putting them in last place...

Johnnies Advance to WNIT Quarterfinals

Johnnies Advance to WNIT Quarterfinals

Nick Bello, Assistant Photo Editor

March 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

With a win over Penn last Monday night, the St. John’s women's basketball team moved on in the Women's National Invitational Tournament. On Thursday, they hosted Duquesne in the third round of the tournament. Like the past few rounds of the WNIT, the Red Storm got off to a hot start early on. The...

The Future of St. John’s at Madison Square Garden

The Future of St. John’s at Madison Square Garden

Nick Bello, Assistant Photo Editor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

It’s a late Saturday afternoon as Chris Mullin, head coach of the St. John’s basketball team, strolls into the media room at Madison Square Garden. His team has just lost in overtime to Big East rival Seton Hall in front of a packed crowd at the arena. What’s better than traveling to Mid...

For St. John’s, Winning Mentality Starts with Team Positivity

For St. John’s, Winning Mentality Starts with Team Positivity

Gina Varvaro, Contributing Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The St. John’s University men’s basketball team started off the 2017-18 season with a bang.  Their 10-2 record was the program’s second-best start to a season in 32 years. But their success was fleeting. The team eventually spiraled into an 11-game losing streak, putting them in last place in ...

St. John’s Falls to Xavier in Big East Tournament

St. John’s Falls to Xavier in Big East Tournament

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, March Madness, Men's Basketball, Sports

15 hours after knocking off Georgetown in the first round of the Big East Tournament, St. John's returned to Madison Square Garden for a noon tip-off against No. 3 Xavier on Thursday. After a slow start that saw the Red Storm miss several shots early on, Justin Simon got the scoring started with a...

‘He is the Beginning’: How One Man Changed St. John’s at the Unlikeliest of Times

‘He is the Beginning’: How One Man Changed St. John’s at the Unlikeliest of Times

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

February 28, 2018


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

After the buzzer sounds and the clock runs out on his life on earth, Mel Davis hopes to reunite with his old friend. By then, he may have an answer to a question he has asked himself for years. “Why” is a word that crosses his mind nearly every day. Why was life so hard back then? He wishes...

St. John’s Falls to Marquette on Senior Day

St. John’s Falls to Marquette on Senior Day

Nick Bello, Assistant Photo Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The St. John’s women’s basketball team honored seniors Maya Singleton, Imani Littleton and Tamisha Alexander with a ceremony prior to tipoff at Carnesecca Arena on Sunday. The celebration was short lived as Marquette (20-8, 14-3 Big East) trounced St. John’s in their final game of the regular seaso...

St. John’s Falls to Seton Hall in OT

St. John’s Falls to Seton Hall in OT

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

February 24, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

A packed crowd at Madison Square Garden Saturday afternoon watched Shamorie Ponds glide through the lane with 50 seconds to go. As the sophomore guard from Brooklyn took his two step gather, the home bench rose as he did. A lefty layup from Ponds over Seton Hall Ismael Sanogo tied the game at 68....

St. John’s Cruises to Sixth Straight Home Win

St. John’s Cruises to Sixth Straight Home Win

Nick Bello, Assistant Photo Editor

February 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The 90’s were back in Carnesecca Arena and so was the St. John’s women’s basketball team Friday night. The Red Storm cruised to victory over Seton Hall (15-11, 7-8 Big East) to put them at 9-7 in Big East Conference play with the season coming to a close.   The Red Storm got out to an eight p...

Women’s Basketball Splits Weekend Matches

Women’s Basketball Splits Weekend Matches

Nithaelle Drouillard, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The St. John’s women’s basketball team headed into the weekend hoping to sweep Villanova and Georgetown in their final match-ups of the season, the Wildcats coming first on Friday morning. The Red Storm entered the game with a 14-11 record, having already defeated Villanova 70-64 a month ago at...

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