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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...

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...

Men’s Basketball Schedule Released

Men’s Basketball Schedule Released

Sean Okula, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

A Red Storm schedule release is a basketball fan’s version of Christmas and New Year’s Day wrapped into one. The campaign kicks off on November 10th with a home against the University of New Orleans. The Big East portion of the schedule then opens up on December 28th with Providence paying Car...

Mussini to Pursue Professional Career in Europe

Mussini to Pursue Professional Career in Europe

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

June 7, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

In a statement released by the university on Tuesday, the St. John’s men’s basketball program announced that rising junior guard Federico Mussini will pursue a professional career in Europe and will not return to the program. Mussini, a 6-foot-2 guard from Reggio Emilia, Italy, played in 62 games...

St. John’s concludes frustrating regular season in typical fashion

St. John’s concludes frustrating regular season in typical fashion

Brandon Mauk, Digital Sports Manager

March 9, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The hardest part is finally over. The Chris Mullin rebuilding project at St. John’s concluded its brutal regular first season with a 90-76 loss to Providence on Saturday at Madison Square Garden, which kept with the year-long narrative for the Red Storm. As in most of their Big East schedule,...

WBB: St. John’s loses second straight to No. 23/21 DePaul

Katherine Acquavella, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

In a battle between two Big East title contenders, St. John’s fell to No. 23/21 DePaul, 77-71. Both teams were hoping for a bounce-back win as DePaul (17-7, 9-2) was coming off an 83-74 home loss to Seton Hall while St. John’s (16-6, 7-4) was coming off a 67-64 road loss to Marquette. Junior J...

WBB: Marquette squeaks by SJU

Dylan Hornik, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Talk about a taste of your own medicine. Unable to hang their hat on a usually dominant inside game, the St. John’s University women’s basketball team dropped a close one to the Marquette Golden Eagles, 67-64, Friday night at the Al McGuire Center in Milwaukee. After setting consecutive se...

St. John’s loses again, crushed by the Hall

St. John’s loses again, crushed by the Hall

Carmine Carcieri, Assistant Sports Editor

February 3, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

With a chance to pull off an upset against their rival and earn their first win since mid-December, the St. John’s men’s basketball team took a trip across the Hudson River to face the Seton Hall Pirates on Wednesday night. The end result was not what the Johnnies hoped for as the Pirates dominate...

Johnnies Falls to 0-3 in Conference Play

Carmine Carcieri, Assistant Sports Editor

January 11, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

With the Big East schedule in full swing, the St. John’s men’s basketball team was looking to avoid an 0-3 start against the 10th ranked Xavier Musketeers at Carnesecca Arena on Wednesday night. Instead, the Johnnies were defeated, 74-66, in a game that was much closer than the score indicated an...

St. John’s losing streak reaches five against No. 12 Providence

Carmine Carcieri, Assistant Sports Editor

January 7, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After losing four games in a row, including a 10-point loss at home against Creighton to tip-off the Big East slate, the St. John’s men’s basketball team took the trip to Providence on Saturday, where they were defeated by the 12th ranked Friars, 83-65, at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. “That’s a really, re...

Mullin Reaffirms Plan At Big East Media Day

Mullin Reaffirms Plan At Big East Media Day

Brandon Mauk, Digital Sports Manager

October 21, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Just like the good old days, Chris Mullin was the biggest draw at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. He wasn’t there to talk about the good old days, though. He was all about business in his first season at his second go-around at St. John’s. The St. John’s legend made his first appearance at Bi...

Big East schools gather at the garden for networking event

Livia Paula, Assitant Features Editor

March 25, 2015


Filed under News

The Big East Conference held its career-networking event on March 13 at Madison Square Garden. Students from St. John’s, Seton Hall, Georgetown, DePaul, Butler, Marquette, Providence College, Villanova, Xavier and Creighton participated in the event. Students had the opportunity to speak with 40...

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