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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,...

Center Yankuba Sima to transfer from St. John’s

Center Yankuba Sima to transfer from St. John’s

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor

December 9, 2016


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

In the midst of a three-game winning streak, center Yankuba Sima has been granted his release from the St. John's men's basketball program. Sima informed head coach Chris Mullin of his desire to transfer out of Queens, and has been given permission by the program to talk to other Division I schools at...

New backcourt duo leads St. John’s over Binghamton

New backcourt duo leads St. John’s over Binghamton

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor

November 16, 2016


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

Without a true point guard in 2015-16, St. John’s struggled to initiate their offense and failed to run Chris Mullin’s NBA space-and-space system successfully. The result: One of the worst seasons in program history. This year, St. John’s doesn’t just have one dynamic point guard; they h...

Chris Mullin to be recognized at Samaritan Daytop Foundation Gala

Chris Mullin to be recognized at Samaritan Daytop Foundation Gala

Angelica Acevedo, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

St. John’s own Head Coach for the Men’s Basketball Team, Chris Mullin, will be honored at the first annual Samaritan Daytop Foundation Gala Wednesday for his many charitable efforts along with his expertise in basketball, according to a St. John’s University press release. The Samaritan Dayto...

Frenzied Tip-Off: Desiigner’s mic cut during performance

Frenzied Tip-Off: Desiigner’s mic cut during performance

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

In what was the most eventful and frenetic Red Storm Tip-Off in St. John’s history, the men’s and women’s 2016-17 basketball teams, head coach Chris Mullin, rapper J Cole and hip hop recording artist Desiigner took center stage at Carnesecca Arena on Friday night. But the night didn’t end exactly as planne...

Where are they now? Former Red Storm stars excelling in the pros

Where are they now? Former Red Storm stars excelling in the pros

Troy Mauriello, Assistant Sports Editor

December 2, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

With all of the new faces that have come to Queens to play and coach for the St. John’s men’s basketball team this season, it may be easy for Red Storm fans to forget about some of the stars from last year’s NCAA Tournament team. However, many of those stars have moved on to begin successful ...

Sima shines in exhibition win over Sonoma State

Sima shines in exhibition win over Sonoma State

Brandon Mauk, Digital Sports Manager

November 11, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

.For the last couple of seasons, it has been a block party every time St. John’s took the court at Carnesecca Arena and Madison Square Garden. Even with a new cast, it doesn’t look like that’s going to change. Freshman big man Yankuba Sima held one of those block parties on Saturday. He swatted...

The New Guys: A changing of the guard for men’s basketball

Brandon Mauk and Carmine Carcieri, Digital Sports Manager and Staff Writer

September 8, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports Scroll

Chris Mullin had a very busy summer. The roster for St John’s basketball underwent as much turnover as its coaching staff did. Only three lettermen from last season have returned for the 2015-16 season. Nevertheless, the Red Storm added four transfer students and five freshman signees to the team....

Where are they now?

Carmine Carcieri, Staff Writer

April 15, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Featured Athlete, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Men's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Sports, Women's Basketball

St. John’s has produced some tremendous student-athletes that have vaulted their way into the public, turning their favorite sport into a career. Kieran McArdle, Moe Harkless, Nadirah McKenith and Tim Parker are the latest to make headlines for the Red Storm. Former St. John’s lacrosse attacker...

Mullin recruiting up a storm

Mullin recruiting up a storm

Stephen Zitolo, Sports Editor

April 15, 2015


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

Two weeks ago, when Chris Mullin was introduced as the 20th men’s basketball head coach, he made a promise to the fans and the media in attendance: the recruiting process would start immediately after the press conference for himself and newly hired assistant Matt Abdelmassih. He wasn’t lying,...

The prodigal son returns home to coach St. John’s basketball

The prodigal son returns home to coach St. John’s basketball

Stephen Zitolo and Wilson Sy

April 2, 2015


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports

On Wednesday afternoon New York City basketball legend Chris Mullin was officially announced as St. John’s University men’s basketball head coach. Mullin, a three-time Big East Player of the Year (1983-1985), the all-time scoring leader in St. John’s history with 2,440 points, a five-time NBA...

Nova’s late run ends Storm’s surge

Stephen Zitolo, Staff Writer

January 15, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team was able to stick with the Villanova Wildcats for most of the afternoon, but they proved to be too much as the clock dwindled away and the Red Storm were defeated 74-67. “We thought we competed well today and we did some good things defensively, but we didn’t complete...

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