The Torch

A Disappointing Season, But Don’t Write Mullin Off Yet

A Disappointing Season, But Don’t Write Mullin Off Yet

Brendan Myers, Assistant Sports Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Rewind to October. Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright went on CBS College Basketball Insider Jon Rothstein’s podcast and said “I think the Johnnies have a chance to be really good.” Wright found himself on a long list of people who were optimistic of what was brewing in Queens for the 2017-18 seas...

Red Storm Pick Up Two Wins in Inconsistent Effort at AdvoCare Invitational

Red Storm Pick Up Two Wins in Inconsistent Effort at AdvoCare Invitational

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

November 26, 2017


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

The St. John’s men’s basketball team wanted a challenge, and their wishes came true this weekend at the AdvoCare Invitational. After picking up four wins in four tries with relative ease to begin the season, the Red Storm were ready to see how their high-flying philosophy and alpha-male confidence stack...

Men’s Basketball Survives First Test, Runs Over Nebraska 79-56

Men’s Basketball Survives First Test, Runs Over Nebraska 79-56

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

November 16, 2017


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

You could hear the celebration from down the hall. That’s how loud the Red Storm men’s basketball team was after they dismantled Nebraska, 79-56, in front of a rambunctious crowd at Carnesecca Arena on Thursday night. “We knew coming into this game that it was going to be big for us,” Marcus LoVe...

COURTSIDE: The Top 10 Players in Men’s Basketball History

COURTSIDE: The Top 10 Players in Men’s Basketball History

Dylan Hornik and Derrell Bouknight

November 9, 2017


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

The Red Storm played their first game ever on Dec. 6, 1907, losing 34-13 to New York University. In those 110 years, St. John's men's basketball has produced multiple Hall-of-Fame coaches and several All-Star and NBA champion players. To commemorate the 110th anniversary of their first game, the Torch...

COURTSIDE: A Hall-of-Fame Rivalry

COURTSIDE: A Hall-of-Fame Rivalry

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

November 8, 2017


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

They were back to where the rivalry first started, the two friends who were introduced as enemies 36 years ago, separated by cameras and a few hop steps. In The World’s Most Famous Arena — the same arena where Ali lost to Frazier and Billy Joel can’t stop breaking his own records — the two lau...

Red Storm dominate in exhibition win over American International

Red Storm dominate in exhibition win over American International

Brendan Myers, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


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

Shamorie Ponds’ 21 points and  Marvin Clark II’s double-double fueled St. John’s to a comfortable 84-52 victory against Division II program American International College Wednesday night at Carnesecca Arena. St. John’s came out of the gates firing. They opened the game on a 10-0 run, igni...

Mullin Ready to Turn the Corner in Year Three

Mullin Ready to Turn the Corner in Year Three

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

New faces and an improved roster have Chris Mullin ready to get his third season as head coach of the Red Storm underway Nov. 1 in a home exhibition against American International. From the opening at the coaches panel to the media scrum that surrounded him minutes later at Big East Media Day last Wed...

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....

Johnnies Stay Hot, Make Waves in the Summer

Johnnies Stay Hot, Make Waves in the Summer

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Tennis

The days of 7:30 a.m. classes and long nights of studying are back for St. John’s University students. School is in session, having officially kicked off almost two weeks ago, and Red Storm sports are in high gear, with a few teams already grinding through their regular-season schedules. With Red Storm s...

Men’s Basketball Survives Crazy Summer

Men’s Basketball Survives Crazy Summer

Brendan Myers, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


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

After St. John’s was ousted in the second round of the Big East Tournament last spring by Villanova, the biggest question surrounding the program was whether or not point guard Marcus LoVett would leave to play professionally. By the time  LoVett tweeted on April 1 that he would return to St. John...

Red Storm-Commit Boubacar Diakite to Enroll Early, Redshirt for Upcoming Season

Red Storm-Commit Boubacar Diakite to Enroll Early, Redshirt for Upcoming Season

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

St. John's-commit Boubacar Diakite, a 6-foot-8 wing forward in the class of 2018, will spend the 2017-2018 season on campus as a member of the Red Storm after enrolling early and reclassifying. The news was reported Monday afternoon by Andrew Slater of 247Sports.com. Diakite, a four-star wing prospect...

Basketball adds QU’s Dixon, continues strong transfer signings

Basketball adds QU’s Dixon, continues strong transfer signings

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

A tweet from Twitter user @mabde33 was sent out at 2:58pm on Tuesday, April 11. There were no words, a smiley face the only character present of the 140 allotted on the popular social media outlet. 23 of his 5,108 followers retweeted him, 103 liked it and 11 responded, the first on the thread saying,...

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