The Torch

NCAA Tournament returns to the Garden

Sydney Denham, Sports Editor

October 22, 2020

St. John’s and the Big East are scheduled to host the NCAA Men’s Basketball East Regional at Madison Square Garden (MSG) on Mar. 23 and 25, 2023, according to a web release from the St. John’s Athletic Department. This decision was announced last Wednesday by the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee.  “We are honored tha...

Courtside: Home Sweet Home

Sydney Johnson, Staff Writer

November 15, 2015

1931: New York Mayor Jimmy Walker organized a college tripleheader to raise money for unemployment. This benefit was held in Madison Square Garden (MSG) and was the first time college student-athletes were able to compete on the har...

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...

‘The Mecca’ for the First Time with Storm

Harry Saunders, Staff Writer

February 13, 2013

It is safe to say that in spite of its popularity not only on these shores, but also in large parts of Europe, basketball is not one of the U.K.’s premier sports. In fact, I have never witnessed a game live, or even watched...

Not Quite March, but Our Time’s Now

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor

January 31, 2013

There was a point last basketball season when I was sitting at Madison Square Garden and thought to myself something along the lines of, ‘this program is headed in the right direction, but I may have seen all the big moments...

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