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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Game thread: St. John's vs Dartmouth

The Johnnies have a chance to break a five-game losing streak against the Ivy League visitors.


Photo Gallery: St. John's vs Providence

Photos from yesterday's game.

Johnnies fall in double OT to Providence 84-83

Another loss. The Johnnies were close, but couldn't get the road win in Queens.


Game thread, TV, announcers for SJU/ Providence

Can the Johnnies get their first Big East win?

Why St. John’s is off to brutal Big East start | New York Post

Great read - national analysts discuss St. John's rough start, reasons why the team hasn't put it together - including point guard play, talent and too large of a rotation.

St. John's loses to DePaul, 77-75

0-4 in the Big East, the Red Storm are at the bottom of the league, with a long, long way to go before dreaming of at-large NCAA hopes.


Game thread OPEN: St. John's vs DePaul

Will St. John's break their losing streak? Or will DePaul break their losing streak against St. John's?

Stat keys: how can the Johnnies knock off DePaul?

DePaul's identity is based on pressure and forcing turnovers. Besides protecting the ball, what else does St. John's have to do for the win?

Podcast: program building and turning points

This week's podcast looks at program building and turning points, using St. John's turning point - and disappointing season - as a jump off point, along with Rutgers' improvement.


Questions for tomorrow's Not Half Bad podcast?

Taking questions for the podcast, to be recorded on Sunday morning.

Johnnies fall in Big East home opener, 74-67

A good effort spoiled by the top-ten team on the other side.


Game thread: Villanova at St. John's

St. John's looks to get back into the win column in their Big East home opener. "We are in last place in the league," Sir`Dominic Pointer says, "so there is a sense of urgency right now that we need to get a win. "

Coach's Corner: Villanova's Jay Wright

Jay Wright on his team's development, the new Big East, and more.

Villanova pregame: Q & A with VU Hoops

Did you know that Villanova has even better interior defense than St. John's? That nugget and more in our Q and A with Brian of VU Hoops.

It's not that bleak, Johnnies. It's only January.

A look at the poor Big East start for the Johnnies, compared to the progression of the 2011 team.

Updated college hoops championship odds

Who does Vegas think will win the championship? Which team from the Big East is most likely to cut down the nets as of today?

Podcast episode 11: SJU struggles, + Nova's surge

We talk Villanova, St. John's recent problems on the court, take listener questions and more - come and listen.


Questions for tomorrow AM's Not Half Bad podcast?

Soliciting last-minute questions for the podcast!


Game thread OPEN: St. John's vs Georgetown

Saturday morning - let's get up and get commenting about St. John's.

Most active commenters on the Rumble, 2013

We thank everyone for their participation and give some kudos out...

6 questions on Georgetown w/ Casual Hoya

The big Hoyas host the Red Storm on Saturday. We talk lululemon, superheroes, sharknado and the Hoya defense.

Johnnies fall in Big East opener, 70-60

Tough interior defense forced interior struggles for the Red Storm.


Game thread: St. John's vs Xavier

Big East play is here, and St. John's kicks off the marathon.

Q & A: Banners on the Parkway on Xavier

Conference play starts tomorrow, and we invited Joel of Banners on the Parkway to talk about the Musketeer squad ST. John's faces tomorrow at noon.


Preview, tv info + game thread: SJU vs Columbia

The Johnnies return to Barclays for the Barclays Winter Classic, kicked off with St. John's/ Columbia.

5 Qs on Columbia with Big Apple Buckets

Be wary: these Lions have hung with the likes of Michigan State with their deliberate style and deep shooting.

Fox Sports showing Big East Classics today!

Watch a pair of classic St. John's games... and other teams as well.


Ugly sweater game: SJU vs Youngstown State

The ugliest and awesomest sweater is in this post.


St. John's back in action vs USF

The San Francisco Dons beat St. John's last season.

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