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Is Mullin to Blame for Struggles?

J.P. Devetori, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Opinion

After four seasons with the Red Storm and leading them their first March Madness appearance since 2015, Chris Mullin stepped down from his role as head coach of the St. John’s Men’s Basketball team on Tuesday, April 9. Mullin released a statement about his decision and cited “a recent personal ...

Mullin Makes His Exit

Mullin Makes His Exit

Nick Bello, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports

More than four years to the day that St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin was hired, the former St. John’s star made the surprising decision to  step down.  That was made official last Tuesday, and more than a week later St. John’s remains without a new head coach in place. Bobby Hurley, an...

Players Leave After Mullin Steps Down

Players Leave After Mullin Steps Down

Nick Bello, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Sports

When the St. John’s Red Storm was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament after losing to Arizona State in a first four game, many were confident that a Red Storm return next March could be possible with a solid core of players who were expected to return next season. That, however, was three weeks ago. Since th...

Head Coach Chris Mullin Stepping Down Per A School Release

Head Coach Chris Mullin Stepping Down Per A School Release

Nick Bello, Sports Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports

More than four years to the day that St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin was hired, it was reported that the former St. John’s star is stepping down from his position per a tweet from CBS college basketball insider Jon Rothstein on Monday night. University officials then confirmed the report later on Tuesday ...

St. John’s Falls in Dramatic Fashion in Big East Opener

St. John’s Falls in Dramatic Fashion in Big East Opener

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

December 30, 2018


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

The Prudential Center was rocking Saturday night as the St. John’s Men’s Basketball team took on Seton Hall to open up their Big East schedule. Amidst the hype and the hoopla, both teams didn’t disappoint as fans were on the edge of their seats right down to the final seconds, with the Pirates...

Boubacar Diakite to Transfer from St. John’s

Boubacar Diakite to Transfer from St. John’s

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

May 18, 2018


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

Without ever stepping foot on the court in a live game for the Red Storm, redshirt freshman Boubacar Diakite's St. John's basketball career is over. The 6-foot-8 wing from Mali is transferring from the program, per Zach Braziller of the New York Post.  He originally enrolled at St. John’s a year e...

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...

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