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COURTSIDE: Bright Lights, Big Expectations

COURTSIDE: Bright Lights, Big Expectations

John Cavanagh, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

The bright lights, the history and the expectations. Simply put, there’s no greater challenge than playing in New York City. Certain athletes are built for the moment and can handle the pressure. St. John’s has embraced their image as New York’s Team, and so have their hometown athletes. Junio...

COURTSIDE: Staff Writer Predictions (Women’s)

COURTSIDE: Staff Writer Predictions (Women’s)

The Torch Staff

November 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

Brendan Myers: Record Prediction: 19 -10 The record is contingent upon how quickly the team adjusts to playing with without Maya Singleton and Imani Littleton, but with all the experience returning, a strong backcourt, and a talented scorer like Akina Wellere, the adjustment period shouldn’t t...

COURTSIDE: Staff Predictions (Men’s)

COURTSIDE: Staff Predictions (Men’s)

The Torch Staff

November 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

Brendan Myers Record Prediction: 19-11: The Red Storm should have a successful non-conference campaign and the necessary confidence flowing into conference play. Last year, St. John’s fans learned that the Big East schedule can lead to tumultuous times, but expect a stronger season with more tal...

COURTSIDE: Loaded with Experience

John Cavanagh, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

Torch Photo/Amanda Negretti Last season was a successful one for Head Coach Joe Tartamella and the Red Storm. The team won 19 games despite new faces and a hard non-conference schedule. This season, they return with a roster loaded with talent and experience. They’ll carry a smaller squad of only 10 players...

COURTSIDE: A Revived Front Court

COURTSIDE: A Revived Front Court

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

Preseason chatter is fueled by overzealous narratives. Bold assertions can be made without any frame of reference. It’s fun, but often frivolous. In that spirit, the rejuvenated St. John’s frontcourt needs a presumptuous, New York-centric tagline. The New York Block Exchange? The Queens Skysc...

COURTSIDE: Top 5 Moments With New York’s Team

COURTSIDE: Top 5 Moments With New York’s Team

The Torch Staff

November 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

Men’s:   St. John’s vs. Georgetown (2017); After what seemed like a pretty innocent foul from Amar Alibegovic on a Georgetown player, tempers flared, leading to a sideline scuffle to bring old Big East nostalgia to the forefront of college basketball. However, this time it was Mullin...

Following His Heart

Following His Heart

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

For Marcellus Earlington, the choice wasn’t even close. Yes, he was a three-star defensive end for one of New Jersey’s football powerhouses, Don Bosco Prep. He racked up close to 15 major Division I offers, from the likes of last year’s runner up University of Georgia, according to the recruiti...

Living His Dream

Living His Dream

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

Watching sports as a child allows you to develop a special bond with a team, city and community. You have someone to look up to and something to inspire you, even into your adulthood. Sports bring people together as a community and allows them to feel connected to the city that the team represents. ...

Follow The Leader

Follow The Leader

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

November 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

For junior Alisha Kebbe, leadership is something that seems to come naturally. As an upperclassman, Kebbe looks to be a strong leader for the Red Storm this season as they pursue a potential postseason run. “As an upperclassman, I became more positive because of my experiences. All the games, tough...

A Journey Back Home

A Journey Back Home

Isabella Bruni, Managing Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

For Alissa Alston, traveling and shooting from multiple  courts doesn’t make for a well-rounded player. Alston says it’s the effort and commitment put into the game that makes you great. Having taken her shots from New England, the South and New York, this player knows what she’s talking abou...

Jazzing Up The Court

Jazzing Up The Court

Brendan Murray, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

From Bearcat to Johnnie, Jasmine Sina is bringing her game to the Big East, where she hopes to help an already experienced Red Storm roster. A transfer from Binghamton University, Sina has seen success on the court and in the classroom as proven by her many awards, including American East Rookie...

Replacing the Rim Reapers

Replacing the Rim Reapers

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

It seems strange to say that on a team that features only three new players, Head Coach Joe Tartamella has two major voids to fill on the court. While his squad returns a lot of talent, the Red Storm will feature a new frontcourt after the graduation of star forwards Maya Singleton and Imani Littleton i...

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