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  1. Assigned Reading: St. John’s pulls together through adversity

    Jan 11, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Second Round - St John's v Villanova

    St. John’s and head coach Steve Lavin have dealt with a lot of trying times in the last couple of seasons, including Lavin’s own battle with prostate cancer, the loss of Lavin’s father, Albert, as well as a number of tragic incidents that involved family members and friends of players on St. John’s. In this…

  2. St. John’s strength & conditioning coach rebuilding home ravaged by Hurricane Sandy

    Sep 22, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT

    St. John's Athletics

    Last October Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard, resulting in 117 deaths in the United States (69 more deaths in Canada and the Caribbean) and billions of dollars in damage. Families in some areas are still working to rebuild their lives nearly a year after Sandy, estimated by the National Hurricane Center to be the…

  3. Sophomore Amir Garrett will transfer from St. John’s

    Apr 2, 2013, 10:40 PM EDT


    Sophomore swingman Amir Garrett will leave the St. John’s program and transfer to another institution, he announced via a series of messages on his Twitter page Tuesday night. Garrett, who came to St. John’s in the second semester of his freshman season after running to eligibility issues with the NCAA at the beginning of the…

  4. Big East will take no further action after St. John’s-Notre Dame altercation

    Mar 6, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT

    Notre Dame St. John's altercation

    The Big East Conference will take no further action against the players involved in Tuesday night’s altercation between St. John’s and Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., the league announced Wednesday. With under two minutes to play in Notre Dame’s 66-40 victory, St. John’s sophomore Sir’Dominic Pointer and Notre Dame freshman Cameron Biedscheid began fighting…

  5. Ejections made after fight breaks out between Notre Dame, St. John’s (VIDEO)

    Mar 5, 2013, 9:54 PM EDT

    Pointer fight

    Notre Dame led by 26 points against St. John’s with under two minutes to play Tuesday when Jack Cooley was being subbed out of the game for the final time on Senior Night. As he walked toward the bench to make the substitution, a fight between St. John’s sophomore Sir’Dominic Pointer and Notre Dame freshman…

  6. St. John’s misses out on chance for quality win in loss to No. 20 Pittsburgh

    Feb 24, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT

    Steve Lavin

    Villanova notched another quality conference win Saturday when it took down No. 17 Marquette, 60-56, and improved to 18-10 overall and 9-6 in the Big East. That win adds to the two wins against Top 5 teams that they had earlier in the year, Syracuse and Louisville, to make what is shaping up to be…

  7. St. John’s Orlando Sanchez hires Shabazz Muhammad’s attorney to fight NCAA

    Feb 23, 2013, 10:44 AM EDT

    Orlando Sanchez

    St. John’s forward Orlando Sanchez played a total of three minutes and thirty-eight seconds with the Dominican National Team in 2010 and, as the NCAA ruled in January, that is apparently enough to cost him his final year of college eligibility. Sanchez, 24, was a highly touted and versatile forward prospect when he signed with…

  8. Otto Porter, Georgetown continues winning streak with victory over St. John’s

    Feb 2, 2013, 7:54 PM EDT

    Otto Porter

    We’ve seen both sides of this Georgetown team in 2012-13, both good and bad, but Saturday at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., the Hoyas put together a strong team outing to beat St. John’s, 68-56. Playing with a more athletic but smaller three-guard lineup, St. John’s struggled to counter Georgetown’s interior attack and were…

  9. JaKarr Sampson, St. John’s tied for 3rd in Big East after win over Seton Hall

    Jan 27, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT

    St. John's

    Freshman JaKarr Sampson scored 19 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the floor as St. John’s defeated Seton Hall, 71-67, Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It was Sampson’s seventh straight game scoring in double figures and he continues to build his strong resume for the league’s Rookie of the Year. With the victory,…

  10. Catholic 7 retain legal counsel following New York meeting Friday

    Jan 4, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT

    Mike Aresco Big East commissioner

    The seven Catholic schools met in New York on Friday, as the non-FBS, Big East schools continue to plan their future. According to the Associated Press, the Catholic 7 announced they have retained Proskauer Rose LLP and Pilson Communications, Inc., following Friday’s meeting. Presidents from St. John’s, Georgetown, Marquette, DePaul, Seton Hall, Providence and Villanova met Friday…

  11. Late Night Snack: St. Joseph’s knocks off Notre Dame in overtime

    Nov 17, 2012, 1:45 AM EDT


    Games of the Day 1. St. Joseph’s 79, Notre Dame 70 (OT) – St. Joseph’s was not leaving with a loss, especially Langston Galloway had already lost his tooth after getting tangled up with Jerian Grant and landing face first into the Barclays Center floor. The Hawks forced overtime by holding the Irish offense in check.…

  12. Murray State comeback over St. John’s puts Racers in the Charleston Classic final

    Nov 16, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT

    Isaiah Canaan, Wes Eikmeier

    Murray State will take on Colorado for the Charleston Classic title, following an exciting 72-67 win over St. John’s on Friday night. The Racers trailed 59-52 with 7:31 to play. Isaiah Canaan and Murray State responded with a 12-0 run over the next three minutes. St. John’s went scoreless for just under four minutes during…

  13. D’Angelo Harrison leads the way, Chris Obekpa breaks St. John’s single-game blocks record in win over Detroit

    Nov 13, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT

    D'Angelo Harrison

    JAMAICA, N.Y.–D’Angelo Harrison began Tuesday’s game against Detroit on the bench, kept out of the starting lineup by coach Steve Lavin for disciplinary reasons. He ended the game as the team’s hero, tallying 22 points and outdueling former McDonald’s All-American Ray McCallum in a 77-74 St. John’s victory at Carnesecca Arena in Queens. “From the…

  14. How could Hurricane Sandy affect the start of the season?

    Oct 29, 2012, 5:14 PM EDT


    The Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy wrote a piece on how the Hurricane Sandy is affecting some of the college basketball programs on the east coast. Among the big-time and big-conference teams, he writes Penn State, VCU and Villanova are preparing for some harsh times. Hofstra as well. But thinking further, could the storm greatly affect…

  15. Steve Lavin makes return to St. John’s sideline for good after prostate cancer surgery

    Oct 16, 2012, 1:29 PM EDT

    Steve Lavin

    JAMAICA, N.Y.–As St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin jogged out of the tunnel during his introduction at the Red Storm’s Midnight Madness festivities Friday night, McFadden & Whitehead’s hit song “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” boomed in the background, fittingly marking Lavin’s first big, public moment with the team in nearly a year. Lavin underwent…

  16. St. John’s JaKarr Sampson making a statement slam at Midnight Madness

    Oct 12, 2012, 11:56 PM EDT


    Friday night, the first of many highlight slams from Midnight Madness surfaced, as St. John’s freshman forward, JaKarr Sampson threw down a 360 dunk at Carnesecca Arena. The video was uploaded to via (VIDEO). As part of the dunk contest, Sampson received some assistance from junior forward Orlando Sanchez. The 6-foot-9 Sanchez, showed off some soccer…

  17. St. John’s officially announces hiring of former UCLA/NBA guard Darrick Martin as assistant

    Sep 14, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Steve Lavin

    St. John’s has officially hired former UCLA guard Darrick Martin to replace Mike Dunlap on its coaching staff, the school announced Friday. “I have known Darrick personally for more than 20 years, and our staff is pleased he has chosen to become a member of the Johnnies basketball family,” head coach Steve Lavin said in…

  18. Rider waits on status of Nurideen Lindsey waiver

    Sep 10, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    St. John's v Texas A&M

    It’s been a tumultuous career for Nurideen Lindsey when it comes to finding a college to call home. One of the most prolific scorers in Philadelphia high school history, Lindsey spent some time away from the game after losing two of his brothers before finding his way to Redlands (Okla.) Community College for a year.…

  19. St. John’s ‘enthused by conversations’ with former NBA guard Darrick Martin about assistant job

    Sep 4, 2012, 9:14 AM EDT

    Steve Lavin

    In the program’s search for a candidate to replace former assistant Mike Dunlap, St. John’s is “enthused by conversations” with former NBA guard Darrick Martin, a source told Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News reported Monday that the Martin-to-St. John’s deal was done, with other outlets following the lead, but official word is still…

  20. St. John’s Amir Garrett continues baseball journey, is called up to Cincinnati Reds Rookie League team

    Aug 7, 2012, 11:05 AM EDT


    Amir Garrett is getting the best of two worlds right now. At St. John’s, he is part of a solid young team that could catch some by surprise in the Big East in 2012-13. During the off-season, he’s pitching in the Cincinnati Reds farm system after being drafted in the 22nd round of the 2012…

  21. IMG Academy forward Christian Jones commits to Steve Lavin, St. John’s

    Jul 1, 2012, 2:26 PM EDT

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    Steve Lavin’s recruiting class grew in June with the addition of Top 100 forward Chris Obekpa, and he added more frontcourt depth Saturday. Christian Jones, a 2012 forward from IMG Academy (Fla.), has committed to the Red Storm, bringing the total number of prospects to eight, Lenn Robbins of the New York Post is reporting.…

  22. Who will Steve Lavin choose to replace Mike Dunlap at St. John’s?

    Jun 20, 2012, 9:33 AM EDT


    The St. John’s staff has welcomed the positives that come along with sending a coach to the NBA, but there now comes the less glamorous side of the departure: realizing his importance and finding a replacement. For his two seasons in Queens, Dunlap was Lavin’s in-game tactician, spending much of the 2011-12 season filling in…

  23. St. John’s assistant Mike Dunlap set to become next head coach of Charlotte Bobcats

    Jun 18, 2012, 9:47 PM EDT


    St. John’s assistant coach Mike Dunlap has been hired as the next head coach of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats, has confirmed. Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer was the first to report the news. Dunlap has been with St. John’s for the past two seasons, brought onto the staff with the hiring of head coach…

  24. Former St. John’s star big man LeRoy Ellis dies at age 72

    Jun 3, 2012, 1:12 PM EDT


    LeRoy Ellis, the second-leading scorer in St. John’s history, died Saturday at the age of 72 after a long battle with cancer. A New York native, the 6-10 Ellis averaged 23.5 points per game in his career with St. John’s, before being selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the sixth pick in the 1962…

  25. Head coach Steve Lavin gives commencement speech at St. John’s

    May 12, 2012, 2:26 PM EDT


    After being part of the broadcast team covering the NCAA tournament, the next public appearance for St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin is more academic, as he will be speaking at graduation ceremonies on both of St. John’s campuses this weekend. Lavin missed most of the 2011-12 season after undergoing prostate cancer surgery, but is…