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A.D. Cragg Announces New Vision for SJU Athletics

A.D. Cragg Announces New Vision for SJU Athletics

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

February 6, 2019

What’s in store for the future of Carnesecca Arena? Athletic director Mike Cragg refused to rule out any possibility, saying in a phone interview with The Torch, “without question, it certainly needs to be addressed.” Improving the 58-year-old arena is among a series of new goals and initiatives rega...

University to Unveil Joe Lapchick Statue in December

University to Unveil Joe Lapchick Statue in December

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

October 15, 2017

St. John’s University will honor its rich history yet again, as the university will unveil a statue of Hall-of-Fame coach, mentor and pioneer Joe Lapchick later this year. The statue will be unveiled in a ceremony on Dec. 2, according to St. John’s alumnus Kevin Reed, who has spearheaded the ...

Brandon Stanton: Embrace Failure

Brandon Stanton: Embrace Failure

Amanda Umpierrez, News Editor

November 11, 2015

Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton urged 3,500 St. John’s students to embrace failure and challenge themselves. “You’ve got to learn to fail, and you’ve got to learn to fail right now,” Stanton said during a Nov. 5 lecture series.   The 31-year old world recognized photographer ...

The thunder behind the Storm

The thunder behind the Storm

Valerie Juarez, Staff Writer

November 12, 2014

As you make your way through the cozy Carnesecca Arena or the gates leading into the soccer pitch at Belson Stadium, be sure keep an eye out for a large group of loud students decked in red and black. They aren’t that difficult to miss. Whether you are at a home or an away game, there will always...

Hanging with ‘Looie’: Carnesecca sits down with the Torch, reflects on past

Hanging with ‘Looie’: Carnesecca sits down with the Torch, reflects on past

Jon Perez, Sports Editor

October 2, 2013

The man who was once known for his swift pacing of the sidelines whenever his players received an outlet pass for an easy bucket now uses a cane to get from point A to point B. He may move slower than he once did during his coaching days, but his mind is still as fast as ever. Lou Carnesecca, 88,...

Carnesecca name botched on maps

Carnesecca name botched on maps

David Russell, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2013

Being a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, winning 526 games at St. John’s and achieving living legend status in New York is no guarantee that the University’s campus maps will spell your name correctly. Carnesecca Arena is named for the iconic figure who spent 24 seasons as...

Storm to open Big East season at Xavier

Kieran Lynch, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2013

The St. John’s men’s basketball team will start the new Big East era with its first conference game on New Year’s Eve and will end its regular season with a “protected rivalry” game against Marquette in March, according to the conference schedule that was released last Thursday. The schedule...

Johnnies Exit Tourney Despite Heroic Double OT Effort

Johnnies Exit Tourney Despite Heroic Double OT Effort

Kyle Fitzgerald, Assistant Sports Editor

March 24, 2013

St. John’s suffered a crushing 96-90 defeat to Dayton in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament at Carnesecca Arena on Sunday that effectively ended their season. The game extended into two overtimes as the Red Storm (18-13, 11-5) overcame a 13 point deficit, but ran out of gas as the...

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