Norman aka Pico

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A/k/a Norman. Manager/ editor/ writer and occasional rabble rouser at Rumble in the Garden, trying hard to use fewer numbers to describe everything.

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Marc-Antoine Bourgault signs with Lille in France

Bourgault moves back to his native France, looking to start a solid professional career on the hardwood.

Lavin recruiting 2014 Bosnian forward Alibegovic

St. John's is looking at a stretch forward for next year's team.

NCAA stops asking athletes to sign away permission to use their likeness


With a federal judge deliberating about how to rule in a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA concerning the use of college athletes' names and likenesses, the association has eliminated a much-debated name-and-likeness release from the set of forms Division I athletes sign annually....

USA Today: NCAA removes name-likeness release from student-athlete forms

Big East hires NBA vet Stu Jackson


Stu Jackson, the name often associated with NBA discipline, comes to the Big East to oversee men's basketball operations.

Changes to this year's preseason NIT?


St. John's will participate, whether the NIT Season Tip-Off format changes or not, but some changes may be coming.

July evaluation period schedule


The coaches will spend the rest of July traveling to the biggest events featuring high school level players in the country, looking for talent. A list of the big events we'll be keeping an eye on.

Sampson, Sanchez go undrafted; what's next?


The NBA Summer League has a slot for Sampson; Sanchez will continue to look for opportunities.

SJU no longer pursuing Dominic Artis


St. John's is backing off the recruitment of the guard, kicked out of Oregon after disturbing allegations.

NBA Draft profile: Jakarr Sampson


It's going to take hard work for Jakarr to get into the NBA.

SJU looking at maligned Oregon transfer Artis


Dominic Artis was a talented, top-100 player. He also was kicked out of Oregon for participation in a sexual assault.

SJU schedule update/ dates - a busy December


Catching up on the schedule, opponents, and dates.

USA vs Ghana/ World Cup open thread


Let's talk soccer - because it's the offseason!

What could have been: a Big East/ Big 12 merger


What if... St. John's was part of a megaconference with Kansas? Oliver Luck talked about the possibility at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) convention.

Is SJU hoops done recruiting in 2014?

An offseason that started with so much change is nearing an equilibrium. Is it a good equilibrium?

Sampson works out for Suns; Sanchez to Eurocamp


Catching up on two St. John's players with professional prospects.

The Rumble is looking for writers


Want to write for Rumble in the Garden? Have something to say? Interested in journalism? We should have a chat!

Jakarr Sampson works out at NBA mini-combine

Sampson gets a chance to show what he can do with a number of other likely second-round and undrafted US college players.

Familiar names on ESPN "hot seat" post

Names you probably guessed are on the ESPN list of coaches who need to make a run to keep their job. Kudos to Jeff Goodman for not calling it a "hot seat" post.

SJU Baseball puts eight on All-Big East teams


The Johnnies impressed the coaches in the league. The list of players who won recognition. The Red Storm prepare for the four-team Big East Championship starting this Thursday.

On NY Post Profile of recruit Keith Thomas


Have you read the profile? Get to know the incoming Thomas.

SJU interested in transferring big Robert Carter


Carter was a top-30 recruit two years ago out of Georgia, but is looking for a program to accelerate his development.

False alarm: no Jermaine Lawrence at SJU


The forward and St. John's decide not to pursue the transfer.

Transfer Jermaine Lawrence on St. John's radar


There is stiff local competition; and can Lawrence be an impact player for the Johnnies?

Forecasting the future of college sports, if O'Bannon beats the NCAA -


Good take on what could change in college sports if players are owed compensation.

No Sampson at NBA Combine; hoops roundup


A new 2015 recruit of interest, a 2015 recruit goes to a rival, and catching up with Sampson's trek towards the pro ranks.

Sampson to participate in NBA Draft Combine


Good luck to the forward, who needs to prove his potential among the best to increase NBA interest.

Recruiting updates: Faust, Martin, Diallo update


The Johnnies might be looking at a transfer from an ACC school; Cheick Diallo snags a big-time offer; JUCO forward Ryan Martin will look elsewhere.

SJU alum Mark Jackson fired at Golden State


Jackson led the Warriors to two 50-win records in three years.

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