Gene Keady Named Special Advisor

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In 1988, a coaching veteran gave an aspiring young colleague a chance with a position at Purdue University. Now, 23 seasons later, that one-time Boilermaker graduate assistant, Steve Lavin, called upon his former boss to join him in his new endeavor at St. John’s University in an advisory role. One of the most respected coaches in the history of college basketball, Gene Keady, who spent 27 seasons at the helm of the Purdue and Western Kentucky programs and won 550 NCAA Division I games – with more than 800 career wins at all levels – joins the Red Storm as Special Assistant/Advisor to the Head Coach. Though Keady’s role will not involve any on-court coaching, his keen eye and feel for the game will aid the St. John’s coaching … [Read more...]

ESPN Names Talent For Tip-Off

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New head men’s coach Steve Lavin, head women’s coach Kim Barnes Arico and the Red Storm men’s and women’s basketball teams invite all St. John’s fans to the 2010 Red Storm Tip-Off, a season-opening celebration scheduled for Friday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at Carnesecca Arena. ADMISSION IS FREE BUT SPACE IS LIMITED. This year’s Red Storm Tip-Off is open to the public, with free tickets available for pickup beginning at 2 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Carnesecca Arena Ticket Office. Free pizza will be available for the first 2,000 students through the doors at 7 p.m., and attendance at the event earns St. John’s students +3 MVP points. ESPN SportsCenter anchor John Anderson will serve as the event’s host while New York City’s own D.J. S&S – the … [Read more...]

St. John’s TV Schedule Announced

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The BIG EAST Conference released the St. John’s University men’s basketball team’s finalized schedule, complete with game times and television broadcast information, on Friday night. A total of 24 St. John’s regular season matchups will appear on television, excluding broadcast information that may be added for the 2010 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout, as well as the Red Storm’s visit to Fordham’s historic Rose Hill Gym on Saturday, Dec. 11. The Red Storm will appear in 11 nationally-televised games during the regular season, including late January/early February matchups with Duke and UCLA on CBS and nine additional games on the ESPN family of national networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU). In addition, STJ will make 13 appearances on New … [Read more...]

Tipping Off With Kenny the Jet Smith

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The St. John's men's basketball program invites all fans to its Annual Gala Tip-Off Dinner, to be held on Thursday, Oct. 21, at New York City's Metropolitan Club. Alumni, fans, friends and supporters of St. John's basketball are invited to join new head coach Steve Lavin, Director of Athletics Chris Monasch, Hall of Fame Coach Lou Carnesecca and NBA legend Kenny “The Jet” Smith for the evening of celebration. "This year’s Tip-Off Dinner will have an extra element of excitement as we officially begin the Steve Lavin Era," said Monasch. "We greatly appreciate Kenny Smith’s attendance, as well as the terrific support we always receive at this event. The contributions made assist us in compete in the best basketball conference in … [Read more...]

2010 Tip-Off To Air On ESPNU

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New head men’s coach Steve Lavin, head women’s coach Kim Barnes Arico and the Red Storm men’s and women’s basketball teams invite all St. John’s fans to the 2010 Red Storm Tip-Off, a season-opening celebration scheduled for Friday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at Carnesecca Arena. ADMISSION IS FREE BUT SPACE IS LIMITED. This year’s Red Storm Tip-Off is open to the public, with free tickets available for pickup beginning at 2 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Carnesecca Arena Ticket Office. Free pizza will be available for the first 2,000 students through the doors at 7 p.m., and attendance at the event earns St. John’s students +3 MVP points. ESPN SportsCenter anchor John Anderson will serve as the event’s host while New York City’s own D.J. S&S – the … [Read more...]

St. John’s Legend Enters Hall of Fame

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2010 New York Basketball Hall of Fame Photo Gallery QUEENS, N.Y. (Sept. 24, 2010) – Hardwood legend George Johnson became the 30th member of the St. John’s family to be inducted into the New York Basketball Hall of Fame at the New York Athletic Club’s annual event on Thursday night. New St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin, Director of Athletics Chris Monasch and Purdue Hall of Fame mentor Gene Keady joined the eight honorees and a host of New York City basketball royalty as part of the celebration. Johnson still ranks sixth on St. John's all-time scoring list with 1,763 career points, but his claim to fame is as the greatest rebounder in school history with 1,240 career boards. Johnson played from 1974 through 1978, and along with … [Read more...]

New Season Ticket Holders Select Seats At Carnesecca

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QUEENS, N.Y. (Aug. 24, 2010) – More than 100 new St. John’s men’s basketball season ticket holders were able to meet head men’s basketball coach Steve Lavin and select seat locations for the 2010-11 campaign on Tuesday night at Carnesecca Arena. The St. John's University Department of Athletics hosted its first annual "Select Your Seat Day," where new season ticket subscribers were able to choose from available seating sections in Carnesecca Arena and Madison Square Garden for the upcoming year. As a bonus, those in attendance were able to get up close and personal with the Red Storm’s new bench boss and his staff. Assistant coaches Tony Chiles and Rico Hines, Director of Operations Moe Hicks and Assistant to the Head Coach Derrick … [Read more...]

New Season Ticket Holders To Select Seats At Carnesecca

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QUEENS, N.Y. (Aug. 17, 2010) – The St. John's University Department of Athletics will be hosting "Select Your Seat Day" on Tuesday, Aug. 24 for all new men's basketball season ticket subscribers. Fans will have the opportunity to visit Carnesecca Arena between 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to check seating availability in person and choose their seat locations for the 2010-11 season. Fans also have the chance to meet members of the new men’s basketball staff. Assistant coaches Tony Chiles and Rico Hines, Director of Operations Moe Hicks and Assistant to the Head Coach Derrick Wrobel will all be in attendance to greet season subscribers. Johnny the Thunderbird is slated to be part of Tuesday’s event as well. In addition to claiming … [Read more...]

St. John’s To Open At Saint Mary’s As Part Of 24-Hour ESPN Marathon

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QUEENS, N.Y. (Aug. 16, 2010) – St. John’s new head coach Steve Lavin is giving fans a reason to wake up in the early morning hours on Nov. 16 – his Red Storm coaching debut on national television. ESPN revealed the schedule for its third annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon for Tuesday, Nov. 16, and Lavin’s new squad is a part of it. St. John’s will take on 2010 NCAA Tournament participant Saint Mary’s (Calif.) at the Gaels’ home in Moraga, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 2 a.m. E.T. The matchup is the second game slated as part of the 12 live college basketball games in 24 consecutive hours on ESPN. With four participating teams, the BIG EAST is the most-represented conference in the marathon. “Opening our season at St. Mary’s in a … [Read more...]

Paris In Paris: Horne Wraps Up European Trip With East Coast All-Stars

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QUEENS, N.Y. (Aug. 15, 2010) – St. John’s rising senior guard Paris Horne continued his European Tour last week with the East Coast All-Stars, leading the squad to a split in its final two games on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, Aug. 12, Horne contributed 11 points, three assists and three steals during a 100-73 victory against a talented Paris Select Club, marking the East Coast All-Star team’s first win during its Aug. 6-15 tour. In another matchup with the Tunisian National team Friday, the squad fell 111-85. Horne reportedly “continued to play well,” but his game statistics were not immediately available. While in Paris, the team has also enjoyed the sights and has taken in some of the world-class cultural opportunities. The … [Read more...]