TAG: St. John’s University

College / Nov 11, 2011 / 12:30 pm

2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer Preview

2K Sports Classic

With the college basketball season underway, the Championship Rounds of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer begin on Nov. 17 at Madison Square Garden with Texas A&M meeting Mississippi State at 7 p.m. and Arizona facing St. John’s at 9 p.m. Why should you care? Let us tell you: Read More »

Smack / Nov 10, 2011 / 12:54 am

Significant Progress Made Towards Ending The NBA Lockout

Chris Paul

So no ultimatum? That’s what happened. The thing with this lockout is that it’s entirely too difficult to predict just what’s going to happen. Everyone’s throwing threats, ultimatums and “take it or leave it” offers when the truth is that both sides aren’t going to abide by this stuff. Yesterday, there was a 5 p.m. deadline… and the talks ended up going on long into the night. The lockout may not have ended, but significant progress was made. A 50/50 split appears to be the likely scenario, and now the two sides are working on system issues. The players have given up a lot and now they want to win this part. Read More »

Smack / Nov 8, 2011 / 12:56 am

Steve Blake Is Trying To Save The NBA Season; College Basketball Is Back

Stephen Curry

Thank God for Steve Blake. The man who couldn’t hit a shot to save the Lakers’ season in the playoffs might just be bold enough to save the NBA season. Sam Amick and Adrian Wojnarowski broke the story on Twitter, saying Blake is doing whatever he can to rally the troops, and gain support for a vote by Wednesday. He’s irate at the union and wants to play. He’s not pushing them to take the deal; He just wants a vote. A few other players, and some big names like Kobe Bryant and LaMarcus Aldridge, are willing to look into this deal the owners are offering. Amick even said he called two agents who represent 19 players in total, and that every one of those players wanted to take the NBA’s deal. Read More »

Smack / Nov 7, 2011 / 12:00 am

NBA Players Revolt Against Michael Jordan; Could Epic Dream Team Practice Footage Exist?

Scottie Pippen

Were we the only ones to criticize Michael Jordan in light of the recent reports that the Bobcats’ owner might be trying to draw too hard of a line against the players? Not even close. Players now seem to be taking their frustrations to Twitter in regards to this whole MJ/BRI thing. Washington Wizards guard Nick Young tweeted this weekend that he is never going to wear Jordan sneakers again, referencing what he saw and heard in relation to Jordan’s actions at the lastest negotiation meeting. But Young wasn’t the only one to voice anger over Jordan actions. Golden State Warriors rookie Klay Thompson tweeted: U think 1996 MJ would pull this? Straight hypocrite bro… Indiana Pacers guard Paul George then chimed in, responding to Thompson’s tweet: Man straight hypocrite bro…He should have been the first one behind us smh. Read More »

College / Sep 21, 2011 / 12:30 pm

Inside Scoop: Students Worried About St. John’s Basketball

St. John's Basketball

Last week, St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin announced that incoming freshmen Amir Garrett, Norvel Pelle and Jakarr Sampson will be unable to play during this fall semester. After losing 10 seniors from last year’s squad, this news serves as a major hit to St. John’s Basketball. With Malik Stith being the only returning player from last year, Coach Lavin was planning on building a brand-new system compiled of young talent. Read More »

Playground / Sep 2, 2011 / 1:00 pm

Ryan “Special FX” Williams Is Still Dunking, But Looking For More

Ryan "Special FX" Williams

YouTube recognizes him as Special FX, the dunker, but former St. John’s Red Storm player Ryan Williams wants the world to know while he was once one of the best to do it, he does more than just dunk.

Before gaining fame as an explosive dunker on the streetball circuit, Williams was a kid from Queens with already established athleticism. Back then, his jumping ability had other unintended consequences besides opening doors for him. Read More »

College / May 17, 2011 / 2:00 pm

Arizona’s Lamont “MoMo” Jones To Transfer, Future Plans Unknown

Lamont Jones

With 14 teams hoping for the ping-pong balls to bounce their way at tonight’s NBA Draft Lottery, everyone’s vying for a chance to draft Arizona’s Derrick Williams. Following the departure of this year’s Pac-10 Player of the Year and the Wildcats’ leading scorer, the weight was going to presumably transfer over to the shoulders of rising junior point guard Lamont “MoMo” Jones. Instead, Jones announced Monday that he will transfer to another school. Read More »

College / Feb 2, 2011 / 5:00 pm

A St. John’s Student’s Take on the Future of Red Storm Basketball

After a hard Saturday night of partying and a few great hours of sleep the following morning, I woke up to see something I thought I would never see during my years as a student at St. John’s University: A dominating lead over Duke, the defending national champions.

The hype leading up to the game the previous week was enormous on campus. Students were waiting for hours in between classes to try to win tickets in a raffle and general admission tickets for the Madison Square Garden showdown sold out days after they went on sale. Read More »