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The roundup: Weekly Rumble, 10-8

In case you missed a post or two...

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Preparing for the Red Storm Tip-Off, the Rumble will have some more looks back at the Red Storm men's team. And we're forward-looking as well.

This coming season, the Johnnies enjoy the benefits of a full roster, a returned Steve Lavin, a new member of the coaching staff, and the benefits of a year on the court for the youngsters.

The women's team loses some talent and welcomes a new head coach. But Joe Tartamella was already an assistant for the women's team, so continuity is expected as the 32-year old first-time head coach tries to break into the elite of the women's college game.

Recapping last week

St. John's finalized the times for the non-conference and conference games: St. John's finalizes all 2012-13 game times

Head coach Steve Lavin had the team visit downtown Manhattan and speak to FDNY Ladder Company 12: NYC'S Team embraces the true New York spirit

The Red Storm in Review series continued with:

* A look at Phil Greene, a player who loves the mid-range game: Phil Greene, monster of the mid-range

* Amir Garrett, the hard-hustling wing who spent his summer with baseball: In Review: Amir Garrett - Hustle and Motor

The picture-a-day teasers for Red Storm Tip-Off this Friday reveal a new walk-on, Khadim N`Diaye.

It's a year of change, all as the Big East learns about its fiscal destiny - Commissioner Mike Aresco and the Big East commissioner's office is working to negotiate a contract with ESPn during the exclusive negotiating window of two months; but no deal has been struck, and chances are that the Big East will soon be on the open bidding market.

As he works, Notre Dame announces that they will explore leaving the conference earlier than anticipated: Notre Dame in talks to jump from Big East in 2013

The Atlantic-10 - considered the next-best basketball-focused conference by many (though the Mountain West would take some issue with that), received a media rights deal with CBS that earns the conference more exposure, but still nets them less money than the Big East basketball schools CURRENTLY receive. Which is to say that a basketball-only conference is a pipe dream that will make the basketball-focused schools poorer than if they hang on for dear life with the football machine.

From Big East Coast Bias: Big East Basketball Schools Aren't Going Anywhere

In recruiting, we learn that forward Ishmail Wainright scheduled St. John's as his final visit. A good sign: Wainright schedules St. John's last

Keegan Bradley performed well at last week's Ryder Cup, even though the US team lost. More: St. John's golf alum: USA's brightest star

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