The Torch

Mullin Remaining Optimistic as Red Storm Struggle

Mullin Remaining Optimistic as Red Storm Struggle

John Cavanagh, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports

The stakes were high on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. St. John’s was set to square off against long-time rival Georgetown in what was essentially a must-win game for the Red Storm, coming into the game with a 3-4 record in conference play. It was a far cry from when they entered conf...

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...

Bryan Trimble’s Transformation

Bryan Trimble’s Transformation

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

November 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

As fall slowly turns into winter, the environment around St. John’s changes as the seasons transition. With this progression, we are reminded of the transformations that the Red Storm are making everyday as they prepare for the start of the season. For sophomore shooting guard Bryan Trimbl...

Not In Kansas Anymore

Not In Kansas Anymore

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

Just off of Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Mo., the blue awning of the Restart Inc. homeless shelter introduces itself from the mud brown hue of the six-story building it occupies. Its top droops out at 918 East Ninth Street, steps from the Kemp playground and five minutes from the Sprint Center downtown...

COURTSIDE: Let the Talent Speak for Itself

COURTSIDE: Let the Talent Speak for Itself

Brenden Myers, Sports Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Before Tip-Off on Oct. 12, the casual St. John’s basketball fan might not have known about L.J. Figueroa. The hype belonged to returning star Shamorie Ponds and incoming transfer Mustapha Heron. Things have changed. The soft-spoken Figueroa broke out in a loud way at Tip-Off, introducing himself with ...

St. John’s Can Be NYC’s Pride

St. John’s Can Be NYC’s Pride

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

Ask any New York City sports fan on the street about the state of sports in the New York/New Jersey area and any logical fan should say that they are in a state of disarray. Sure, there are the New York Yankees, coming off back-to-back playoff appearances while featuring an exciting young core of elite-le...

Transfer Mustapha Heron Cleared to Play

Transfer Mustapha Heron Cleared to Play

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

Just hours after an energetic night at St. John’s Basketball’s annual “Tip-Off” event, Head Coach Chris Mullin received the news his program was waiting for. Auburn transfer guard Mustapha Heron became immediately eligible after being granted a legislative relief waiver by the NCAA. The news...

St. John’s Basketball and Sheck Wes Rock Tip-Off

St. John’s Basketball and Sheck Wes Rock Tip-Off

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

October 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

Electricity was in the air Friday night as the university community filed into Carnesecca Arena for Tip-Off, the annual extravaganza that celebrates the start of the college basketball season. To “tip-off” the evening’s proceedings, alumni from different generations of St. John’s basketba...

St. John’s Hosts Eight Annual Dribble for the Cure Event

St. John’s Hosts Eight Annual Dribble for the Cure Event

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

The St. John’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams hosted the eighth annual Dribble for the Cure event on Saturday to raise funds and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. Since its inception in 2011, the event has raised more than $500,000 to contribute to the work of Dr. Mitch...

Ponds Hurt in Providence’s Big East-Opening Win over St. John’s

Ponds Hurt in Providence’s Big East-Opening Win over St. John’s

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

December 29, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Thursday night at Carnesecca Arena was a tale of two halves, the first showing glimpses of the St. John's team fans grew accustomed to for the first 12 games of the season, the other a disappointing reminder of the team's struggles in Big East play over the past couple of years. Playing their first...

Basketball Programs Collaborate to Help Houston

Basketball Programs Collaborate to Help Houston

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

September 2, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Following the devastation caused this past week by Tropical Storm Harvey, which claimed the lives of at least 45 people and left thousands displaced from their homes, the St. John's University basketball programs rallied together to help Houston-area victims in the aftermath. On Monday, University...

St. John’s holds on against Georgetown, 86-80

St. John’s holds on against Georgetown, 86-80

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor

February 25, 2017


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

If Saturday's St. John's-Georgetown battle at Madison Square Garden was a preview of a future Big East Tournament matchup, we could be gearing up to add another chapter in this historical rivalry. The Red Storm and Hoyas, who came into the afternoon in eighth and nine place in the conference, respectively,...

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