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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...

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...

Thrilling Comeback Leads St. John’s Past Villanova

Thrilling Comeback Leads St. John’s Past Villanova

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

February 20, 2019


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Some moans and groans began to mumble from the sellout crowd at Madison Square Garden. The visiting Villanova Wildcats had established a 19 point lead on St. John’s and the sea of red in the crowd began to voice their displeasures. But then, one basket at a time —slowly but surely —the Johnn...

Men’s Basketball is 7-0, but Room For Improvement Remains

Men’s Basketball is 7-0, but Room For Improvement Remains

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports

The St. John’s men’s basketball team has taken care of business thus far, as they currently sit 7-0 and one of the last 10 or so undefeated teams in all of America. The non-conference schedule hasn’t been immensely difficult and all the wins haven’t been pretty, but the team is getting it...

COURTSIDE: Bright Lights, Big Expectations

COURTSIDE: Bright Lights, Big Expectations

John Cavanagh, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

The bright lights, the history and the expectations. Simply put, there’s no greater challenge than playing in New York City. Certain athletes are built for the moment and can handle the pressure. St. John’s has embraced their image as New York’s Team, and so have their hometown athletes. Junio...

COURTSIDE: Staff Predictions (Men’s)

COURTSIDE: Staff Predictions (Men’s)

The Torch Staff

November 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

Brendan Myers Record Prediction: 19-11: The Red Storm should have a successful non-conference campaign and the necessary confidence flowing into conference play. Last year, St. John’s fans learned that the Big East schedule can lead to tumultuous times, but expect a stronger season with more tal...

COURTSIDE: A Revived Front Court

COURTSIDE: A Revived Front Court

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

Preseason chatter is fueled by overzealous narratives. Bold assertions can be made without any frame of reference. It’s fun, but often frivolous. In that spirit, the rejuvenated St. John’s frontcourt needs a presumptuous, New York-centric tagline. The New York Block Exchange? The Queens Skysc...

COURTSIDE: Top 5 Moments With New York’s Team

COURTSIDE: Top 5 Moments With New York’s Team

The Torch Staff

November 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

Men’s:   St. John’s vs. Georgetown (2017); After what seemed like a pretty innocent foul from Amar Alibegovic on a Georgetown player, tempers flared, leading to a sideline scuffle to bring old Big East nostalgia to the forefront of college basketball. However, this time it was Mullin...

Following His Heart

Following His Heart

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

For Marcellus Earlington, the choice wasn’t even close. Yes, he was a three-star defensive end for one of New Jersey’s football powerhouses, Don Bosco Prep. He racked up close to 15 major Division I offers, from the likes of last year’s runner up University of Georgia, according to the recruiti...

Living His Dream

Living His Dream

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

Watching sports as a child allows you to develop a special bond with a team, city and community. You have someone to look up to and something to inspire you, even into your adulthood. Sports bring people together as a community and allows them to feel connected to the city that the team represents. ...

Sedee Keita and Mikey Dixon Ready To Go

Sedee Keita and Mikey Dixon Ready To Go

Annie Drouillard, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

Sedee Keita and Mikey Dixon are not only two new additions to the St. John’s Men’s Basketball team’s starting lineup but two big factors to the team’s success plan this year. Sedee Keita, a Philadelphia native, who played in South Carolina his freshman year and Mikey Dixon, a Delaware native,...

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