Johnnies

St. John’s men’s basketball team all grown up
St. John’s men’s basketball team all grown up
News Liam La Guerre 10/17/2013 at 3:43PM

St. John’s basketball head coach Steve Lavin once said it would take about “three or four” years to build back the Johnnies’ program. Now in his fourth year as head coach, Lavin was optimistic at the annual St. John’s basketball media day on Thursday, October 10, because the Red Storm has a full set of [...]

St. John’s third annual Dribble For The Cure raises $55K for cancer
St. John’s third annual Dribble For The Cure raises $55K for cancer
Sports Liam La Guerre 9/29/2013 at 3:42PM

About two years ago St. John’s University men’s basketball head coach Steve Lavin announced he had prostate cancer and would need surgery. Lavin missed most of the following season and had a successful surgery and recovery, but for members of the university and especially the men’s basketball team, talking about cancer still hits home. “Coach always talks [...]

St. John’s women’s basketball team falls short in NCAA tournament
St. John’s women’s basketball team falls short in NCAA tournament
Sports Queens Courier Staff 3/25/2013 at 5:50PM

BY LIAM LAGUERRE With the odds were against the St. John’s women’s basketball team this season, they were normally able to overcome. The season began under a rookie head coach, had a slow start and lost a starter from an early injury, but the Red Storm battled its way into the NCAA tournament for the [...]

St. John’s University announces streaming deal with ESPN
St. John’s University announces streaming deal with ESPN
News Queens Courier Staff 2/05/2013 at 1:58PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY You can now watch the Johnnies on the go. St. John’s University recently announced a streaming deal with ESPN3 that will bring 60 athletic events to more than 80 million households across the country on computers, smartphones, tablets and Xbox live. St. John’s is the sixth school to reach such a deal. [...]

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 [...]

St. John’s opens season with Tip-Off event
St. John’s opens season with Tip-Off event
Sports Terence M. Cullen 10/15/2012 at 6:00PM

A St. John’s athletic communications staffer entered the media room of Carnesecca Arena to face a gaggle of reporters following the men’s basketball team’s October 12 Tip-Off. He asked the pool which of the “veterans” the reporters would like to speak with. Instinctively, they called out “D’Angelo [Harrison]” and “Amir [Garrett]” and then everyone seemed [...]

Two Johnnies fence for Olympic gold
Two Johnnies fence for Olympic gold
Sports Liam La Guerre 7/27/2012 at 9:57AM

The Red Storm has had a lot to talk about lately. Its women’s basketball team made its first appearance in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen; the baseball team broke into the NCAA Super Regionals and had five players drafted by the major leagues; and Maurice Harkless is the first Johnny to be drafted by the NBA [...]

Four Johnnies go in first 6 rounds of MLB Draft
Four Johnnies go in first 6 rounds of MLB Draft
News Liam La Guerre 6/06/2012 at 3:59PM

The Red Storm is on a roll. As the St. John’s University baseball team swept through the NCAA Division 1 regional tournament with three straight victories, the Johnnies stormed the second day of the 2012 MLB Draft, as four players were selected within the first six rounds. Junior outfielder Jeremy Baltz, who batted .345 this [...]

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 [...]