St. John's Dec. 15 Basketball Symposium Moved To Bent Hall Auditorium|
Nov. 27, 2007
QUEENS, N.Y. - The St. John's University Department of Athletics invites all fans to the 100 Years of Basketball Symposium, a special event discussing a century's worth of success on the hardwood. The symposium will now take place on Saturday, Dec. 15 at noon at the Bent Hall Auditorium (Rooms 277 A and B), adjacent to Carnesecca Arena, on the Queens Campus.
Join fellow Red Storm alumni and supporters in commemorating the 100th anniversary of St. John's Basketball at this unique event. The symposium will include discussion of "The Early Days," "Classic Times" and "The Modern Era" moderated by Phil Pepe and featuring Hall of Fame coach Lou Carnesecca, AP sportswriter and STJ grad Jim O'Connell and former players Frank Alagia (1972-76), Carmine Calzonetti (1966-69), Mel Davis (1970-72), Gerry Houston (1962-65), George Johnson (1974-78), Gerry Lawrence (1953-56), Dick McGuire (1943-49), Bill Shea (1944-45), Tarik Turner (1994-98) and other special guests.
Admission is FREE, but please RSVP with Carolyn Young (email@example.com or 718-990-7906).
Please note that St. John's will host Niagara following the symposium. Game time is 4 p.m., and tickets may be purchased by calling 1-888-GO-STORM.
One of the storied programs in the history of men's collegiate basketball, St. John's entered the 2007-08 season as the seventh all-time winningest program in the NCAA Division I record book with 1,659 wins and 831 losses. The school's .666 winning percentage ranks ninth all-time in NCAA history, while St. John's 26 all-time NCAA Tournament appearances ties for 13th. The program's 26 NIT appearances and five titles are also unprecedented. Helms Foundation national champions following the 1910-11 season, St. John's appeared in NCAA Final Fours in 1952 and 1985. The program boasts 11 consensus All-Americans, 59 NBA Draft choices and 43 players that have scored 1,000 career points or more.