St. John’s was rocked over the weekend with a crushing defeat to Robert Morris on the football field 6-43. Robert Morris, coached by former Jet Head Coach Joe Walton, has had one of the best Division IA teams for several years. The Storm is now 2-3.
Men’s soccer, just given the number 3 ranking in the country, tied American University 1-1 and lost to St. Louis 0-1 in the Rutgers tourney. St. John’s is now 8-2-2 on the season.
Women’s soccer took a 0-6 loss to UConn.
Volleyball continues to sparkle with 3-1 victories over Providence and Boston College.
The golf team won the Temple Owl Invitational.
Are you ready for basketball? Midnight madness (without the madness) is the official start of the season on Sunday, October 15th.
Former Redman great, Chris Mullin returns to his original team, Golden State, as a free agent. No room at Madison Square Garden?
Last year’s Red Storm basketball star, Lavor Postell, has finally signed with the Knicks. No money information.
Sportstalk: The bubble burst for the Jets this past weekend. Vinny Testaverde went down again in the first series of the game. “Old” Vinny is getting brittle. Ray Lucas was not sharp and the Jets went down to defeat 6-20. The defense wasn’t itself either. Vinny should be back this weekend.
Alonzo Mourning is out with kidney disease, possibly associated with excessive use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Athletes pop this stuff like M and M’s. Blame the team doctors and trainers.
Do you believe what Mets’ pitchers did to the high output Giants. Mets pitched first four starters, and Mike Hampton number one, gave up the most. Remarkable. I thought Bobby Valentine was wrong in not going with lefty Glen Rusch; so Bobby Jones pitches a one-hitter and retires the Giants 1-2-3 in eight of nine innings. Just an “if” to think about. If Robin Ventura was playing one step deeper, he would have caught Jeff Kent’s hit (which tipped off his glove), and we would have had a no-hitter. I like the Mets pitching against La Russa’s Cards. My pick—Mets in six.
The Yanks did it again.
If we have both New York teams make it to the World Series, at least two generations will find out what it used to be like in the 1940’s and 1950’s. What wonderful memories.
Some parting thoughts about the Olympics; 2000 may have been the most entertaining ever. I still feel the little girls in gymnastics are being abused. These kids look like 12-year-olds, even when 16-17 years old. The games should split the competition into above and below the age of 17.
Keyshawn isn’t very happy down in Tampa. He’ll have to wait while quarterback Sean King grows up—say, this whole season. He still has his money, mouth and yes, his talent. He did leave a hole in the Jets offense.
Teaser Answer: The four NFL quarterbacks who have passed for over 40,000 yards in their career are Dan Marino, Fran Tarkenton, Dan Fouts and Johnny Unitis.
Teaser Question: What four nations are the only ones to participate in every Olympics