Big East

Johnnies take season opener
Sports Billy Rennison 11/15/2012 at 11:19AM

Celebrating head coach Steve Lavin’s return to the sideline, St. John’s opened the season with a block party. In his collegiate debut, freshman Chris Obekpa broke the school record with eight blocks, leading the Johnnies to a 77-74 win in their season opener against Detroit on Tuesday, November 13. “I just kept playing like the [...]

Moe Harkless drafted by Philadelphia 76ers
Moe Harkless drafted by Philadelphia 76ers
News Terence M. Cullen 6/28/2012 at 9:05PM

After more than three months of waiting and debating, Moe Harkless is in the NBA. The 6-foot-8 small forward who spent only one year playing at St. John’s was selected 15th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers – becoming the first Red Storm player in 12 years to be a first-round pick. The Jamaica, Queens native [...]

Queens native and St. John’s freshman Moe Harkless declares for NBA Draft
Queens native and St. John’s freshman Moe Harkless declares for NBA Draft
News Billy Rennison 3/19/2012 at 4:41PM

After an award-winning freshman season, Moe Harkless has decided to test the waters of the NBA draft. The Queens native announced his decision on Monday, March 19 at Madison Square Garden alongside his mother Rosa and Red Storm head coach Steve Lavin. “It has been my lifelong dream to play in the NBA, and I [...]

Moe Harkless named Big East Rookie of the Week
Moe Harkless named Big East Rookie of the Week
News Billy Rennison 2/27/2012 at 12:10PM

St. John’s freshmen continue to rack up accolades as Moe Harkless was named the Big East’s Rookie of the Week, the conference announced. This is Harkless’ second Rookie of the Week honor and the third time a Red Storm player has taken home the award this year. The Queens native averaged 18 points per game [...]

St. John’s trounced by Syracuse 95-70
News Billy Rennison 2/04/2012 at 5:34PM

St. John’s-Syracuse games at MadisonSquareGarden often have a buzz as both squads’ lay claim to being New York’s team. This day though belonged to second-ranked Syracuse as the Orange (23-1, 10-1 Big East) trounced the Red Storm (10-13, 4-7) 95-70.  Throughout the game – especially in the second half – the sold-out Garden sounded more [...]

Harkless wins Big East Rookie of the Week
Harkless wins Big East Rookie of the Week
News Billy Rennison 2/01/2012 at 6:09PM

Following last week’s win over West Virginia, St. John’s assistant coach Mike Dunlap remarked that freshman Moe Harkless deserved more acknowledgement, “but Moe is a great player and he is going to get his recognition.” Dunlap was right. Harkless was named Big East Rookie of the Week after collecting his seventh and eighth double-doubles of [...]

St.John’s ends skid, beats West Virginia 78-62
News Billy Rennison 1/26/2012 at 12:11AM

The youth movement – which had been in effect all season for St. John’s– might now need a nickname. Playing possibly their most complete game of the season, St. John’s (9-11, 3-6 Big East) defeated West Virginia (15-6, 5-3), 78-62. Halfway through the Big East schedule, the young team –St. John’s starting lineup consisted of [...]

D’Angelo Harrison named Big East Rookie of the Week
Sports Billy Rennison 1/09/2012 at 1:44PM

After averaging more than 20 points and seven rebounds, St. John’s freshman phenom D’Angelo Harrison was named the Big East Rookie of the Week. The guard led the Red Storm (8-7, 3-2 Big East)  in scoring in both the team’s games last week — a loss at MSG to No. 11/10 Louisville and a win [...]

Diamond Club: St. John’s releases 2012 baseball schedule
Diamond Club: St. John’s releases 2012 baseball schedule
Sports Steve Mosco 12/20/2011 at 1:11PM

Baseball fans found some cleats and bats in their stockings this month as St. John’s announced the Red Storm’s schedule for the coming 2012 season. The 56-game season stretch includes 24 home games and features the fourth annual Big Ten-Big East Challenge, as well as a total of 11 games against teams that participated in [...]