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Opinion: ESPN’s Hill had Every Right to Speak Out

Opinion: ESPN’s Hill had Every Right to Speak Out

Keisha Raymond, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

With multiple tweets on her personal Twitter account, ESPN anchor Jemele Hill was the hottest name in the media last week. On Sept. 11, Hill voiced her opinion about the 45th president. Her criticism received both positive and negative feedback from the public, the media, and the White House. The ...

Track Club sprints past barriers, reaches Nationals

Track Club sprints past barriers, reaches Nationals

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

This school year hasn’t been the most successful for St. John’s athletics. To date, only the fencing team can claim national success at the Division I level; the men’s team finished sixth at the NCAA Championships and they had two individual National Champions. Beneath the glossy shine of a Division I lab...

St. John’s women’s run ends in NCAA Tournament loss to Auburn

St. John’s women’s run ends in NCAA Tournament loss to Auburn

Dylan Hornik, Staff Writer

March 21, 2016


Filed under Home Scroll, March Madness, Sports, Women's Basketball

One of the most fruitful seasons in St. John’s women’s basketball history came to an emotional end on Friday. Unable to overcome a massive deficit, the Red Storm fell to Auburn, 68-57, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The loss concludes an inspiring season that saw the team earn their fi...

BEASTS OF THE EAST: St. John’s wins first conference title since 1988

BEASTS OF THE EAST: St. John’s wins first conference title since 1988

Dylan Hornik, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under Home Scroll, March Madness, Sports, Women's Basketball

For the first time since 1988, the St. John’s women’s basketball team are the champions of the BIG EAST. A title-worthy defense brought the team a 50-37 victory over Creighton, its third win in as many days, a fourth conference title, and a ticket to the NCAA Tournament. The Red Storm held the Blu...

St. John’s concludes frustrating regular season in typical fashion

St. John’s concludes frustrating regular season in typical fashion

Brandon Mauk, Digital Sports Manager

March 9, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The hardest part is finally over. The Chris Mullin rebuilding project at St. John’s concluded its brutal regular first season with a 90-76 loss to Providence on Saturday at Madison Square Garden, which kept with the year-long narrative for the Red Storm. As in most of their Big East schedule,...

Softball: St. John’s finishes 2nd at Tennessee Invitational

Softball: St. John’s finishes 2nd at Tennessee Invitational

Sydney Johnson, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

St. John’s softball proved they can compete with the better programs in the country last weekend, as they placed second at the Tennessee Invitational. The team went 3-2 and lost in the title game 4-0 to the hosting Tennessee Volunteers. The first game of the tournament was a close one. The Johnnies b...

St. John’s Men’s Tennis Sweeps Doubleheader on Saturday Night

William Harris, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

St. John’s men’s tennis improved to an impressive 14-4 record (8-0 at home) with a doubleheader sweep on Sunday. They defeated Army 4-1 and shut out St. Francis Brooklyn 7-0. St. John’s didn’t get off to a great start, and were forced to rally in the first match Army took two of the three...

Women’s Tennis Splits Weekend on the Road vs. NJIT, Cornell

Katherine Acquavella, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Tennis

St. John’s women’s tennis finished their weekend of road play 1-1, blanking NJIT 7-0 and losing to Cornell 5-2. The Red Storm swept the Highlanders (3-7) Friday night for the second-consecutive year. St. John’s earned the doubles points and won all six singles contests. The first victory ...

St. John’s stuns No. 18 DePaul, advances to Big East final

St. John’s stuns No. 18 DePaul, advances to Big East final

Dylan Hornik, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under March Madness, Sports, Women's Basketball

Only one program in Big East women’s basketball history has more than three conference tournament championships. On Monday night, St. John’s earned the chance to become the second following a historic upset. Aliyyah Handford dominated late again, as St. John’s overcame an eight-point defic...

St. John’s tops Georgetown in Round One of Big East Tournament

St. John’s tops Georgetown in Round One of Big East Tournament

Dylan Hornik, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under March Madness, Sports, Women's Basketball

The old saying goes, “offense wins games, but defense wins championships.” St. John’s women’s basketball is no exception. A strong defensive effort in the second half led the Red Storm to a 65-52 victory over Georgetown in the first round of the Big East Tournament, as they advanced to t...

St. John’s completely embarrassed by Creighton, 100-59

Carmine Carcieri, Assistant Sports Editor

March 2, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

It is amazing how much can change in a week. Last Saturday, the Red Storm challenged Seton Hall, a likely NCAA Tournament team, until the final buzzer at Madison Square Garden. This week, the Red Storm not only lost at DePaul but also followed the disastrous defeat up with a far more worrisome loss ...

Tennis: Women beat Georgetown, Men upset Harvard

Tennis: Women beat Georgetown, Men upset Harvard

Sydney Johnson, Staff Writer

March 2, 2016


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports, Women's Tennis

Friday was a very good day for St. John’s tennis as both teams earned road wins. The women went to Washington D.C. and beat the Georgetown Hoyas 5-2. The men upset Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts 4-3. The men began the day by sweeping the Crimson in doubles play. Lucas Hejhal and Dusan Vukice...

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