Saint John's (NY)

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Location: Queens, New York, New York
Division: NCAA Division I
Conference (men's basketball): Big East Conference
Arena: Madison Square Garden and Carnesecca Arena
Conference (women's basketball): Big East Conference
Arena: Carnesecca Arena

The Saint John's University Red Storm compete as members of the Big East Conference in NCAA Division I basketball. The school has not sponsored football since 2002. Saint John's is a private Catholic (Vincentian) institution located in the New York City borough of Queens. The school has an undergraduate enrollment of around 15,000.

The campus is nestled between Union Turnpike and the Grand Central Parkway, between 168th Street and Utopia Parkway. Exits 17 (westbound) and 18 (eastbound) off the Grand Central dump out right at campus. Carnesecca Arena (5,500), the home of the women's basketball team and site of some early-season non-conference men's contests, is on-campus at 175th Street and Union Turnpike. Storied Madison Square Garden (20,000), 12 miles from campus at 32nd Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan, hosts the remainder of the men's schedule.

The primary rivals for the Red Storm are Georgetown and Seton Hall. Lesser rivalries exist with many of the other teams within New York City, but these conference rivalries eclipse them all.

Only eight Saint John's alumni have reached the NFL, none with much impact. There have, on the other hand, been 48 players to move on to the NBA or ABA, including Mark Jackson, Billy Paultz, Leroy Ellis, Ron Artest, Kevin Loughery, and Hall of Famers Chris Mullin and Dick McGuire.

Conference Affiliations

Football

no team 2003-present
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference NCAA I FCS 2002
Northeast Conference NCAA I FCS 2000-2001
NCAA Division I FCS Independents NCAA I FCS 1999
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference NCAA I FCS 1993-1998
Liberty Football League NCAA III 1984-1992
Liberty Football League NCAA III 1979-1984
NCAA Division III Independents NCAA III 1978
club team NCFA 1965-1977
no team 1932-1964
Metropolitan Little Three Conference NCAA 1929-1931
NCAA Independents NCAA 1910-1928
Pre-NCAA Independents Independent 1894-1909

Basketball

Big East Conference NCAA I 1979-present
New York/New Jersey 7 Conference
ECAC Metro (tournament eligibility)
NCAA I 1976-1979
NCAA Division I Independents
ECAC Metro (tournament eligibility)
NCAA I 1974-1976
NCAA Division I Independents NCAA I 1973-1974
NCAA University Division Independents NCAA University 1966-1973
Metropolitan New York Conference NCAA University 1956-1966
Metropolitan New York Conference NCAA 1933-1956
NCAA Independents NCAA 1910-1933
Pre-NCAA Independents independent 1907-1910

Post-Season Appearances

Football

ECAC I-AA Championship Game 1994
ECAC South Championship Game 1989
ECAC NY-NY Championship Game 1983

Basketball

NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament Championship Game 1952
NCAA Division I Men's Tournament 1951, 1952, 1961, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002†, 2011
National Invitation Tournament Championship Game 1943, 1944, 1953, 1959, 1962, 1965, 1970, 1989, 2003†, 2014
National Invitation Tournament 1939, 1940, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1981, 1989, 1995, 2003†, 2010, 2013

† - Saint John's was forced to vacate 46 games from 2000-2004 due to impermissible benefits being given to Abe Keita. As a result, their NCAA Tournament appearance in 2002 and their NIT Championship in 2003 were stricken from the record.

Championships

Football

ECAC I-AA Champions 1994
Liberty Football League Champions 1989, 1991
Metro-Intercollegiate Conference Champions 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
Metropolitan Little Three Conference Champions 1929, 1930

Basketball

NCAA Division I Tournament West Region Champions 1985
NCAA Division I Tournament East Region Champions 1952
National Invitation Tournament Champions 1943, 1944, 1959, 1965, 1989, 2003
Big East Conference Tournament Champions 1983, 1986, 2000
Big East Conference Regular Season Champions 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1992
ECAC Metro Tournament Champions 1977, 1978
New York/New Jersey 7 Conference Regular Season Champions 1978
Metropolitan New York Conference Regular Season Champions 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1958, 1961, 1962

† - Saint John's was forced to vacate 46 games from 2000-2004 due to impermissible benefits being given to Abe Keita. As a result, their their NIT Championship in 2003 was stricken from the record.

National Individual Awards

Football

NCAA Division III Football First-Team All-Americans 1983: Todd Jamison (QB)

Basketball

National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006: Lou Carnesecca (coach)
2006: Frank McGuire (coach)
2006: Dick McGuire (G)
2006: Harry Fisher (contributor)
2011: Chris Mullin (F/G)
John R. Wooden College Player of the Year Award 1985: Chris Mullin (F/G)
1986: Walter Berry (F)
Adolph Rupp Trophy 1986: Walter Berry (F)
AP College Basketball Player of the Year Award 1986: Walter Berry (F)
NABC Division I Player of the Year (men) 1986: Walter Berry (F)
Oscar Robertson Trophy 1985: Chris Mullin (F/G)
1986: Walter Berry (F)
Sporting News Men's College Basketball Player of the Year 1986: Walter Berry (F)
UPI College Basketball Player of the Year 1985: Chris Mullin (F/G)
1986: Walter Berry (F)
Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award 1976: Frank Alagia (G)
1990: Greg "Boo" Harvey (G)
Henry Iba Award 1983: Lou Carnesecca
1985: Lou Carnesecca
NABC Division I Coach of the Year 1983: Lou Carnesecca
UPI College Basketball Coach of the Year 1985: Lou Carnesecca
NCAA Division I Consensus All-Americans 1911: John Keenan (?)
1943: Harry Boykoff (C)
1985: Chris Mullin (F/G)
1986: Walter Berry (F)

External Links

Saint John's University Athletics