Steve Lavin

Malik Stith leaves St. John’s basketball program
Sports Billy Rennison 2/09/2012 at 10:58AM

St. John’s already thin rotation is down another man, as the team’s only returning player — Malik Stith — decided to leave the program. Stith’s departure leaves the Johnnies with six first-year players in the rotation — five freshmen and a junior college transfer. Citing personal reasons, Stith chose to step aside as a member [...]

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 [...]

St. John’s falls in overtime to Villanova, 79-76
News Billy Rennison 1/21/2012 at 8:33PM

With the clock winding down in overtime and St. John’s down three to Villanova, the number one option on the potential game-tying play – Moe Harkless – could only stand and watch. Fans that braved the cold were rewarded with a heated Big East battle that came down to the buzzer with the Johnnies falling [...]

Steve Lavin updates his status
Sports Billy Rennison 1/06/2012 at 12:15PM

St. John’s Head Coach Steve Lavin updated the status of his return to the sideline during a Big East conference call by announcing there is no update. The timetable of Lavin’s return to the sideline has not changed and will continue to be dictated by the recuperation process and a full recovery, he said during [...]

Maurice Harkless named to Big East’s Honor Roll
Maurice Harkless named to Big East’s Honor Roll
Sports Steve Mosco 1/03/2012 at 4:22PM

One of the borough’s top hoops stars is continuing his athletic success under the bright lights of college basketball. Maurice Harkless, a former star forward at Forest Hills High School, was named to the Big East Conference’s Weekly Honor Roll on January 2 for his high-flying efforts in St. John’s games against Providence and Connecticut. [...]

St. John’s guard Nurideen Lindsay to transfer
News Billy Rennison 12/08/2011 at 5:54PM

Sophomore guard Nurideen Lindsay, one of eight new Johnnies, is transferring from the university. St. John’s (4-5)  announced Thursday that that the Redlands Community College transfer would be leaving the school at the end of the Fall semester. “This was a mutually agreed-upon decision that Nuri’s pursuit of other opportunities is in the best interest [...]

Steve Lavin to undergo cancer surgery today
Steve Lavin to undergo cancer surgery today
Sports Billy Rennison 10/06/2011 at 8:41PM

St. John’s Coach Steve Lavin will undergo surgery today to treat his prostate cancer which was diagnosed last fall. Lavin, entering his second year on the Johnnies sideline, coached the Red Storm to their most successful season in a decade last year. It was only after the season that the school announced that the 47 [...]