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The NCAA has made its presence felt again, punishing the University of Central Florida for what it deemed “lack of institutional control”.
In a published report released Tuesday, the NCAA cited UCF partly for impermissible recruiting actions take on by third parties who weren’t official representatives of the university.
Ken Caldwell, a man with connections to a sports agency who helped...Read more »
The Iona men’s basketball program suffered a devastating loss on Thursday when 2012-2013 recruit Michael Haynes was shot and killed.
The 6-7 forward from Chicago was shot while trying to break up a fight over a necklace, according to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times.
“The Iona family is devastated with the news on Michael’s passing,” Iona coach Tim Cluess said on the Iona website. “His...Read more »
The run of stellar point guard play in the St. John’s women’s program has the potential to be extended with the signing of New Jersey point guard Aliyyah Handford to a National Letter of Intent during the late signing period.
The Shabazz High School graduate, considered a top 100 recruit by several scouting services, led her squad in scoring all four of her years on the varsity team. She finished...Read more »
The opening round matchups of the 2012 Charleston Classic were released Thursday with St. John’s set to take on the host team the College of Charleston on Thursday, November 15 at 5 p.m.
The game will be televised on ESPNU. The Red Storm will face either Murray State or Auburn the next day on ESPN 3 at either 5:30 or 7:30.
Other teams in the classic are Baylor, Boston College, Colorado...Read more »
It’s time for people upset with Syracuse and Pittsburgh’s decision to leave the Big East for the ACC to face facts. The Big East is not the conference it used to be.
Sure, recent additions of Temple, Central Florida, Houston, SMU, Boise State (football only) and San Diego State (football only) will beef up the league’s football, but basketball has clearly taken a back seat. So it’s understandable...Read more »
Local hoops fans will have an abundance of opportunities to see St. John’s play in the region for the 2012-2013 season as the Red Storm has 19 home dates scheduled, including a game at the Barclays Center.
St. John’s released its non-conference schedule Wednesday, which features seven home dates versus Detroit (ESPN), Holy Cross, Florida Gulf Coast, South Carolina (ESPN2/ESPNU) in the Big...Read more »
Stony Brook will get an early-morning wake-up call when it travels to New Jersey to play at Rider at 6:00 a.m. as part of the ESPN Tip-Off Marathon. The Seawolves aren't the only local squad participating as St. John's will host Detroit at 2 p.m.
Stony Brook was part of the ESPN Tip-Off Marathon on November 16, 2010 when it played at Monmouth. The Seawolves prevailed, 51-40.
Midnight:...Read more »
St. John's coach Steve Lavin is practially salivating at the idea of having Our Savior New American shot-blocking whiz Chris Obekpa roaming the paint for the Red Storm this winter.
The 6-9, 220-pound defensive terror became an official member of the Red Storm on Thursday after signing his NLI.
Said Lavin: “Chris is one of the more unique talents I have recruited in my coaching...Read more »