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Catching Up with D.J. Kennedy

Catching Up with D.J. Kennedy

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

August 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

For former St. John’s guard D.J. Kennedy, basketball has given him the opportunity to travel the world as he has built an illustrious career playing overseas. Kennedy, who is ranked thirteenth all-time in scoring at St. John’s, has played in six countries over his seven-year professional career....

A Year in Review

A Year in Review

Angelica Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, News

1)  Gempesaw interview President Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw sat down with our former Editor-in-Chief Suzanne Ciechalski in April to discuss various aspects of St. John’s University — among these were the issues of hiring, fundraising, basketball and education. He also touched upon the ...

Yakwe Leaves St. John’s. Are Ponds and Owens Next?

Yakwe Leaves St. John’s. Are Ponds and Owens Next?

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With college basketball having officially concluded Monday night with a 79-62 Villanova win over Michigan in the championship game, the a new season has begun, one headlined by uncertainty and questions surrounding the champion’s Big East rival. Coming off a 16-17 record and another campaign without postseaso...

A Disappointing Season, But Don’t Write Mullin Off Yet

A Disappointing Season, But Don’t Write Mullin Off Yet

Brendan Myers, Assistant Sports Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Rewind to October. Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright went on CBS College Basketball Insider Jon Rothstein’s podcast and said “I think the Johnnies have a chance to be really good.” Wright found himself on a long list of people who were optimistic of what was brewing in Queens for the 2017-18 seas...

Marcus LoVett to Miss Remainder of the Season

Marcus LoVett to Miss Remainder of the Season

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The strangest turn in the Marcus LoVett injury saga came Wednesday afternoon. After weeks of speculation and questions regarding the mysterious status of the St. John’s guard, Red Storm fans were given an update late in the day from LoVett’s dad, Marcus LoVett Sr., who tweeted that his son would...

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...

Red Storm-Commit Boubacar Diakite to Enroll Early, Redshirt for Upcoming Season

Red Storm-Commit Boubacar Diakite to Enroll Early, Redshirt for Upcoming Season

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

St. John's-commit Boubacar Diakite, a 6-foot-8 wing forward in the class of 2018, will spend the 2017-2018 season on campus as a member of the Red Storm after enrolling early and reclassifying. The news was reported Monday afternoon by Andrew Slater of 247Sports.com. Diakite, a four-star wing prospect...

Basketball adds QU’s Dixon, continues strong transfer signings

Basketball adds QU’s Dixon, continues strong transfer signings

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

A tweet from Twitter user @mabde33 was sent out at 2:58pm on Tuesday, April 11. There were no words, a smiley face the only character present of the 140 allotted on the popular social media outlet. 23 of his 5,108 followers retweeted him, 103 liked it and 11 responded, the first on the thread saying,...

Ewing, Mullin Set to Renew Rivalry

Ewing, Mullin Set to Renew Rivalry

John Cavanagh, Contributing Writer

April 12, 2017


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

The clock continues to turn back in Big East basketball, as 2017 looks more and more like the 1980s. Chris Mullin just finished his second year of coaching at St. John’s, and this past week, Georgetown announced that Patrick Ewing would replace John Thompson III as head coach. Ewing and Mullin are...

Solly Walker’s impact at St. John’s went beyond the hardwood

Solly Walker’s impact at St. John’s went beyond the hardwood

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor

March 16, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The month of February marked the 91st year of Black History Month and the final full month of the 2016-2017 St. John’s men’s basketball season. While numerous players, including Chris Mullin, Malik Sealy, D’Angelo Harrison, Mark Jackson and others, have had a significant impact on the court for the Joh...

St. John’s tops Georgetown in old school Big East matchup

St. John’s tops Georgetown in old school Big East matchup

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor

March 9, 2017


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

On Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, the date read March 8, 2017, but it sure felt a lot more like 1985. The St. John’s Red Storm and Georgetown Hoyas went blow-for-blow in a chippy, dramatic, and, at times, sloppy game in the Opening Round of the Big East Tournament, bringing back memories...

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