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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...

University Holds 10th Annual Red Storm Tip-Off Event

University Holds 10th Annual Red Storm Tip-Off Event

Brendan Myers, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


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

Heading into the season with plenty of hype surrounding St. John’s basketball, fans got their first glimpses of what to expect from the men’s and women’s hoops teams Friday night at Carnesecca Arena, when the University held its 10th annual Tip-Off Event. The evening opened with the program’s firs...

Dave East to Perform at Red Storm Tip-Off

Dave East to Perform at Red Storm Tip-Off

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports, Sports Scroll

New York City-based rapper Dave East will headline St. John's Red Storm Tip-Off on Oct. 13, the University announced in a tweet earlier Thursday afternoon. https://twitter.com/StJohnsRedStorm/status/916010383382536192 East, 29, released an EP in August 2017 titled "Paranoia: A True Story," which...

University to Look at Tip-Off Safety Changes

University to Look at Tip-Off Safety Changes

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

After a wild performance that ended St. John’s annual basketball Tip-Off event last year earlier than expected, the University has promised changes to the way Public Safety officials will handle the typically raucous crowd at this year’s event.   Tip-Off is designed as a sort of pep rally fo...

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...

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