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Mike Anderson Hired As Head Basketball Coach

Mike Anderson Hired As Head Basketball Coach

Nick Bello, Sports Editor

April 19, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports

To wrap up a wild week in the realm of St. John’s basketball, the University announced Friday that they have hired Mike Anderson as head coach. The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein and then confirmed on Friday via a press release. “Coach Anderson is one of the most respected coaches in colleg...

Lacrosse Falls To Denver On Senior Day

Lacrosse Falls To Denver On Senior Day

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Sports

In their DaSilva sendoff, the seniors of the St. John’s Men’s Lacrosse team almost had their signature moment. On Saturday, the team’s Senior Day, the Red Storm narrowly missed their first conference victory since the final game of the 2016 season. No. 15/13 Denver ultimately held off the John...

Mullin Makes His Exit

Mullin Makes His Exit

Nick Bello, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports

More than four years to the day that St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin was hired, the former St. John’s star made the surprising decision to  step down.  That was made official last Tuesday, and more than a week later St. John’s remains without a new head coach in place. Bobby Hurley, an...

Players Leave After Mullin Steps Down

Players Leave After Mullin Steps Down

Nick Bello, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Sports

When the St. John’s Red Storm was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament after losing to Arizona State in a first four game, many were confident that a Red Storm return next March could be possible with a solid core of players who were expected to return next season. That, however, was three weeks ago. Since th...

Track and Field Claim First Place Wins

Track and Field Claim First Place Wins

Sydney Denham, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Women’s Track and Field team earned three first-place finishes at the Sam Howell Invitational on April 7 in Princeton, New Jersey. Javelin thrower Esmeralda Reyes and sprinter Leah Anderson both achieved personal records as well as first place finishes — Anderson was also a part of the fi...

Head Coach Chris Mullin Stepping Down Per A School Release

Head Coach Chris Mullin Stepping Down Per A School Release

Nick Bello, Sports Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports

More than four years to the day that St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin was hired, it was reported that the former St. John’s star is stepping down from his position per a tweet from CBS college basketball insider Jon Rothstein on Monday night. University officials then confirmed the report later on Tuesday ...

Women’s Basketball Misses out on post season

Women’s Basketball Misses out on post season

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019


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Tenants of Carnesecca Arena will see March rear both its heads. There is, of course, the madness. But often forgotten is the mundane fate of most. The St. John’s Women’s Basketball team (15-16, 7-11 Big East) wasn’t invited to the postseason for the first time in 12 years. It’s the first los...

Softball with Strong Showing in Home Opening Series

Softball with Strong Showing in Home Opening Series

Sydney Denham, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019


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The St. John’s University Softball team faced Hofstra University, Wagner College and College of the Holy Cross this past weekend during the St. John’s Invitational at the Red Storm Field. The Johnnies opened their first home series of the season with a 9-3 loss to Hofstra. Hofstra’s offens...

Women’s Soccer Opens Up Spring Friendlies

Brendan Murray, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under Sports

Spring sports have begun to start up but that doesn’t mean that fall sports take a back seat.That being said, the Women’s soccer team is scheduled to play seven spring games over the course of March and April. The first matchup took  place against Sky Blue FC at Sportika Sports in Manalapan Towns...

Making An Impact Off of the Court

Making An Impact Off of the Court

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

February 27, 2019


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As Mustapha Heron stands in Taffner Fieldhouse at St. John’s-—87 miles from Waterbury, Conn. home—and around nine months since he committed to St. John’s, he casually describes the two places where many of his counterparts have ended up in his hometown. The county jailhouse and the graveyard. ...

Men’s Lacrosse Upsets No. 11/13 High Point

Men’s Lacrosse Upsets No. 11/13 High Point

Sydney Denham, Contibuting Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Sports

The St. John’s Men’s Lacrosse team took on the No. 11/13 High Point University Panthers this past Saturday at Vert Stadium down in North Carolina. Going into this game 1-1 and having received votes for the Top 25 last weekend, this was a big one for the Red Storm. Despite a game filled with runs...

Baseball Splits Weather-Impacted Double Header

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Storm made its way to North Carolina this weekend, in more ways than one. Inclement weather forced postponements of the St. John’s-Western Carolina showdowns scheduled for Friday and Saturday afternoon. The skies finally cleared on Sunday, and the Red Storm rode a rollercoaster to a doubleh...

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