Tuesday, November 28, 2017

St. john's Keeps Momentum Going In Advocare Invitational

St. John's Head Coach Chris Mullin.

St. John’s came away with a 46-43 victory over UCF in the third-place game of the Advocare Invitational on Sunday, leaving Florida  with a pair of wins.

The Red Storm improved to 6-1 with the victory, while UCF, who was picked to finish third in the American Athletic Conference, fell to 4-2.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Books: The Man Who Made The Movies

The Man Who Made The Movies: The Meteoric Rise And Tragic Fall Of William Fox
By Vanda Krefft
Harper Collins, on sale November 28th, $40.00

The FOX movie studio and its offspring, the FOX television network and its sports and news coverage, can trace its origins back to the early 1900s and its founder, William Fox.

Fox was a fascinating, flawed, and brilliant man who risked everything to realize his bold dream of a Hollywood empire.
Fox has largely been overlooked by history compared to other media moguls like Louis Mayer or Jack Warner.

St. John's Stays Undefeated, Mauls Molloy

The student section at Carnesecca Arena. Photo by Jason Schott.

St. John's rolled past Molloy 71-43 on Monday night at Carnesecca Arena to improve to 4-0 on the season.

Shamorie Ponds and Bashir Ahmed had 14 points each to lead the Red Storm.

Ponds shot just 5-13, and 2-7 on threes, with six rebounds, an assist, a steal, and a block. Ahmed shot 5-11, with five rebounds and two steals.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Red Bulls 2017 Season Awards

Bradley Wright-Phillips after scoring a goal this season. @NewYorkRedBulls.

The Red Bulls announced their 2017 team awards, led by Bradley Wright-Phillips being named the team's MVP.

Aaron Long was honored as the Defender of the Year honors, Michael Amir Murillo received Newcomer of the Year, and Luis Robles was redognized for his charity work with the Humanitarian of the Year award.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Providence Routs Saint Louis To Win 2K Classic

Providence taking on Saint Louis. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Providence Friars rolled to a 90-63 victory over the Saint Louis Billikens to win the 2K Classic on Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

They beat Washington on Thursday night, 77-70, in the semifinal to reach the championship game.

Providence was led by Rodney Bullock, who had 15 points on 4-6 from the field, including two threes, with three rebounds and three assists.

Friday, November 17, 2017

St. John's Gets Statement Win

Chris Mullin and his Red Storm celebrate. @StJohnsBBall.

St. John’s got a statement win early in this young season as they routed Nebraska, 79-56, on Thursday night in The Gavitt Tipoff Games at Carnesecca Arena.

The Red Storm improved to 3-0 for the second time in three years. The Huskers suffered their first loss of the year and dropped to 2-1.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

St. John's Crushes Central Connecticut

Chris Mullin imparts wisdom to Justin Simon. Photo by Jason Schott.

St. John's improved to 2-0 on Tuesday night with a dominant 80-55 win over Central Connecticut State at Carnesecca Arena.

Shamorie Ponds led the Red Storm with 21 points, including 5-11 from the field, 1-5 on three-pointers, and 10-12 from the free-throw line, with nine rebounds and four assists.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Books: Belichick And Brady And How They Revolutionized Football

Belichick And Brady: Two Men, the Patriots, and How They Revolutionized Football - Championship Edition

By Michael Holley

Hachette Books

The New England Patriots have become the gold standard in terms of how a sports organization should operate, and they have the hardware to prove it.

Their head coach, Bill Belichick, and quarterback, Tom Brady, have combined to win five Super Bowls, a record for a coach-quarterback duo.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Marsch: "There's something really special happening here"

Red Bulls Head Coach Jesse Marsch and Sporting Director Denis Hamlett on Wednesday morning at Red Bull Arena. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Red Bulls had a largely successful season, reaching the U.S. Open Cup Final, CONCACAF Champions League semifinals, and reached the MLS playoffs for the eighth straight season.

The fact it didn't end with any hardware would seem disappointing, especially since the MetroStars/Red Bulls franchise has never won a trophy. The only banners that hang at Red Bull Arena are for two Supporters Shields, earned for having the best regular season record.

St. John's Strong In Opening Win Over New Orleans

Justin Simon takes a free throw with St. John's fans showing support. Photo by Jason Schott.

St. John's opened the new season in style on Friday night, with a dominant 77-61 win over New Orleans at Carnesecca Arena.

Sophomore guard Marcus LoVett picked up right where he left off, as he poured in 23 points on 7-14 from the field, including five three-pointers. He also had four steals and three assists.

His fellow sophomore stand-out, guard Shamorie Ponds, had a nice night, with 12 points (5-15 FG, 2-9 on threes), seven rebounds and six assists.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Yankees, USO Team Up For Veterans Day

David Cone, former Yankee pitcher and current announcer, on Friday morning at Yankee Stadium. Photos by Jason Schott.

The Yankees and the USO hosted over 250 volunteers on Friday morning at Yankee Stadium’s Great Hall to help assemble more than 5,000 USO Care Packages for active duty service members.

Yankees front office employees and veterans were on hand to help prepare care packages in support of Holidays for Heroes.

Mullin: "Our big focus is defense"

St. John's Head Coach Chris Mullin. Photo by Jason Schott.

St. John’s opens their season on Friday night against New Orleans at Carnesecca Arena.

St. John's Head Coach Chris Mullin said of the mindset of the team heading into the season, “Every day is important. Every film session, practice, shoot around, and if you approach it that way you can just go out there and play. Each and every day is important, that’s why we practice.”

St. John's To Host Red Storm Rallies This Season

St. John's Head Coach Chris Mullin addressing his team. Photo by Jason Schott.

With the start of the 2017-18 season on Friday night, St. John’s Athletics has announced the dates for five Red Storm Rallies to take place inside Taffner Field House on basketball game days.

The first of these events will coincide with the men’s and women’s basketball season-opening doubleheader on Friday, taking place from 3:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in Taffner Field House, located just steps away from the on-campus home of the Johnnies. 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

BrooklynFans Of Books: A Look At Movie Titans "Warner Bros"

Warner Bros: The Making Of An American Movie Studio 
By David Thomson
Yale University Press

Esteemed film critic David Thomson examines the lives of the famed movie family, the Warner Brothers, who arrived in America as unschooled Jewish immigrants.

Warner Bros is part of Yale  Uniersity Press' Jewish Lives series, and it chronicles how Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack (Moses, Aaron, Szmul, and Jacob) founded a studio that became the smartest, toughest, and most radical in all of Hollywood.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

NYCFC, Red Bulls Come Up One Goal Short Of Moving On

NYCFC's Jack Harrison gains position on Columbus' Hector Jimenez. USA Today Sports.

New York City Football Club and the Red Bulls came up one goal short of advancing in their Eastern Conference Semifinal second legs on Sunday.

NYCFC lost to Columbus 4-1 last Tuesday night, and they won on Sunday at Yankee Stadium 2-0. Columbus won on aggregate 4-3.

The Red Bulls lost 2-1 to Toronto FC last Monday at home, and won 1-0 on Sunday in Toronto to even the aggregate at 2-2. Toronto moves on by virtue of the road goal rule, as they had two road goals in the first leg. Bradley Wright-Phillips scored the Red Bulls' goal on Sunday in the 53rd minute.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Columbus 'Crew'ses by NYCFC In Playoff Opener

Justin Meram scored on Tuesday night. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Columbus Crew took advantage of being at home and rolled to a 4-1 win over New York City Football Club on Tuesday night in the first leg of their Eastern Conference Semifinal playoff.

The second leg of the playoff will be held Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

Since they got a road goal from David Villa in the 78th minute, NYCFC can win 3-0 on Sunday and that would tie the aggregate at 4-4, with the road goal as the tiebreaker. If Columbus gets a road goal, NYCFC would have to win by four goals to avoid overtime and a shootout.