a coach, Jack Curran's record speaks for itself. I can't think of
anyone in high school sports that had the record that he had in both
baseball and basketball. The individuals that he produced at Molloy form
an outstanding group, and he went out of his way to help so many over
the years that were not from Molloy. Jack Curran was a giant of
scholastic athletics, and that is an understatement."
nLou Carnesecca, Hall of Fame Basketball Coach
Jack Curran was by far one of the most wonderful gentlemen I ever knew.
Not only was he tremendously hard working and successful, but he cared
deeply about the well-being of the young men that he coached throughout
his career and will be sorely missed."
nJack Kaiser, Hall of Fame Baseball Coach and Athletics Director Emeritus
Sir'Dominic Pointer added 13 pts, 9 rebs, 7 assists and 6 steals to a dynamic defensive effort to help the St. John's men's basketball team to a 72-60 victory on Wednesday night over BIG EAST rival Rutgers at the RAC.
St. John's Men's Basketball Assistant Coach Tony Chiles talks to RedStormSports.com about the Red Storm's matchup against Fordham, the first game of the season for STJ at "The World's Most Famous Arena" Madison Square Garden.
St. John's basketball Special Assistant/Advisor Gene Keady previews tonight's regular season finale at Rutgers from the floor of The RAC. The Red Storm and Scarlet Knights will tip off at 8 p.m. live on MSG in the New York area and nationally via ESPN3.
St. John's Special Assistant/Advisor Gene Keady previews tonight's BIG EAST basketball matchup against DePaul. Coach Keady discusses STJ's lone senior Boris Brakolav and the Blue Demons. The game will air live from Carnesecca Arena on ESPNU at 9 p.m.
On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Donald Taffner's life and legacy were honored on
court at Madison Square Garden. His son and daughter, Don Jr. and Karen,
were presented with a Red Storm basketball jersey with Don's initials.
St. John's men's basketball special assistant/advisor Gene Keady sits down with play-by-play announcer Mike Gleason to preview tonight's matchup against DePaul from the Allstate Arena floor. The Red Storm and Blue Demons tip off at 8:30 p.m. with pregame coverage beginning on SNY at 8 p.m.
Check out SNY's promotional video of tonight's BIG EAST Conference matchup featuring the Red Storm at the DePaul Blue Demons. St. John's and DePaul tip off at 8:30 p.m. with pregame coverage beginning on SNY at 8 p.m.
St. John's Men's Basketball Assistant Coach Mike Dunlap talks to Red Storm Sports from the Washington Duke Inn in Durham, N.C. and previews tomorrows match-up with No. 8/6 Duke at noon on ESPN in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
St. John's University (STJ) is partnering with the NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) for their "Ready New York" campaign. Pictured (left to right) is St. John's Director of Athletics, Chris Monasch and OEM Commissioner Joseph Bruno, who both filmed a PSA for the emergency initiative at St. John's Queens campus on Friday, January 20.
OEM and STJ partner for the second time this year at a Red Storm basketball contest to announce the "Ready New York" effort on Wednesday, Jan. 25 as St. John's takes on BIG EAST rival West Virginia at Madison Square Garden.
Back from the road, St. John's assistant coach
Tony Chiles previews tonight's matchup against West Virginia and
comments on the activities of head coach Steve Lavin. The Red Storm
take on the Mountaineers at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.
St. John's men's basketball assistant coach Rico Hines previews tonight's game at USF, and touches on closing out BIG EAST Conference games and freshman sharpshooter D'Angelo Harrison. The Red Storm and Bulls tip off at 7 p.m. on SNY.
St. John's men's basketball assistant coach Mike Dunlap previews Wednesday night's BIG EAST Conference matchup at USF from the team's "Ballroom". The Red Storm and Bulls tip off at the Tampa Bay Times Forum at 7 p.m. on SNY.
St. John's men's basketball assistant coach Rico Hines previews tonight's BIG EAST Conference matchup at No. 25/24 Marquette from the floor of the Bradley Center. The Red Storm and Golden Eagles will tip off at 7 p.m. ET on ESPNU and WatchESPN.com.
St. John's men's basketball Special Assistant/Advisor Gene Keady talks about Hall of Famer Dick Vitale, tonight's court dedication, and previews the matchup against Detroit. The Red Storm and Titans tip off at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
St. John's basketball head coach Steve Lavin previews Saturday's game against Northeastern, and discusses the St. Francis game, his health and the team's Thanksgiving. The Red Storm and Huskies tip off on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. at Carnesecca Arena.
St. John's freshman guard D'Angelo Harrison and both the men's and women's basketball teams invite you to participate in the inaugural 'Dribble For The Cure' this Saturday, Sept. 24, on the St. John's campus. Dribble For The Cure helps raise awareness and money for the battle against childhood cancer.
St. John's men's basketball Class of 2011 alum Justin Burrell will be among the host of former NCAA Division I players participating in the Malone Mulhall Benefit Game. Burrell previews the benefit in this video.
Dwight Hardy scored 24 points, Justin Brownlee had 21 points and the St. John's men's basketball team defeated Northwestern, 85-69, to win the 2010 Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival. Brownlee was the tournament MVP and Hardy earned all-tournament team honors.
St. John's 2010 Red Storm Tip-Off made me wish I had gone to a Division I school. The experience was a complete and utter display of school spirit. While actual games unite the team and fans behind a common opponent, a school's Midnight Madness has no opponent; it's just one big party.
It started with the introduction of the women's team, who displayed unity from the start. The girls came out dancing after their names were called, which immediately got the crowd rocking. Then, the team performed an impressive dance routine that only took them two days to put together.
Coach Kim Barnes Arico said to the crowd afterward, "We know these girls can dance, but the question is, 'Can they ball?'"
Oh, they balled. While the performance didn't include any high-flying dunks or acrobatic moves, the girls were fundamentally sound and displayed smooth shooting.
Senior guard Sky Lindsay, one of the sharpshooters, later said to me, "It was so much fun out there, but I can't wait for the guys to come out. Paris Horne and Justin Burrell, especially. They are the best dancers!"
The boys, however, were not quite as unrestrained as the girls. Though they were bashful about dancing, they let loose on the basketball court. The scrimmage became a complete dunk fest, highlighted by freshman Dwayne Polee's crowd-igniting windmill jam.
I interviewed senior star D.J. Kennedy after the scrimmage. He clearly wanted to watch the Slam Dunk contest much more than he wanted to be interviewed by me, but he was a good sport about it. His eyes kept straying toward the court where Polee, Horne, and Quincy Roberts were duking it out. I had to tap him and pull on his jersey a few times to get his attention directed back toward the camera.
I got done just in time to see Polee score a zero on his final dunk followed by Horne throwing down a between-the-legs, tomahawk jam that got the crowd on its feet.
Kennedy had picked his buddy Horne, a fellow senior, to win the contest instead of the freshman sensation Polee, who was everyone else's favorite. As it turned out, Kennedy was right. Call it experienced intuition.
Horne won by a wide margin. When I spoke to him afterward, he was all smiles as he told me that he had no plan to do the dunk. Really, he just took off and did it.
If that kind of spontaneity and luck is a sign of success to come for the Red Storm, then we're in for a wild and exciting ride.
The simple dream of a young child was this: to one day play in the NBA. What happened to that short Chinese girl with average hand-eye coordination when she realized her dream's unlikelihood? Why, she moved from the court to the sidelines, of course.
My love for this great game of basketball started as a five-year-old in College Station, Texas. Sitting on the couch with my dad, I watched a Kentucky vs. Indiana game flicker on TV. As my dad grunted and cheered in Chinese, I felt that I should be passionate, too. Blue was my favorite color so I then became a devoted member of Big Blue Nation.
But of course, in the coming years, I didn't just follow Kentucky basketball; I followed all basketball. Which brings me to 1999, the year I was introduced to St. John's basketball. That was the year that Ron Artest and Erick Barkley led the Red Storm to the Elite Eight against Ohio State and came within four points of advancing to the Final Four.
The Red Storm used a 2-3 zone to play stifling defense throughout the tournament in addition to shutting down Maryland's Steve Francis.
Barkley's cool confidence and toughness represented the essence of the New York City point guard. Just a freshman, his maturity in handling the ball made a lasting impression on me. St. John's made a lasting impression on me.
In the past year, fate brought me to the New York City area, and thus closer to St. John's. I couldn't be more excited to cover this team of heart, passion and rich tradition. Now, with Steve Lavin at the helm, I have the utmost confidence that the Red Storm will return to basketball prominence.
For a team that plays a portion of its games in the mecca of basketball, Madison Square Garden, a return to its rightful place atop the BIG EAST is imminent.
And me? I'll be on press row covering every second of the game I love. Readers can expect an insider's perspective into St. John's basketball from a female who knows the game and isn't afraid to speak the truth.
Because I am readily available through my website SusanShan.com, Twitter @Susan_Shan, and Facebook, readers can easily interact with me about their opinions and have certain questions answered about the team. I also welcome debates and different points of view.
Let's face it. The world is changing. You don't find the news anymore, the news finds you. Instead of waiting hours for breaking news from newspapers, I am just a click away from your answers on the web. I love chatting about basketball, all day, every day. It's going to be a great season!