St. John's part of Super Saturday twin bill

It's official -- St. John's will be part of one of the best sports weekends the Big Apple has ever had.

A day before Super Bowl XLVIII is played across the Hudson River at MetLife Stadium, St. John's will play in a special Saturday afternoon doubleheader at Madison Square Garden.

The Red Storm will battle Big East foe Marquette at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2014, followed by an intriguing nonconference matchup between Georgetown and Michigan State at 3 p.m.

To top it all off, the Knicks host the Heat at the Garden that night, at 8:30.

Tickets to the doubleheader will go on sale to the general public in November, but can be obtained now by purchasing a St. John's full season-ticket package.

The Red Storm will be making an exhibition trip to Europe later this month, and will open up the 2013-14 regular season Friday Nov. 8, against Wisconsin, in Sioux Falls, S.D.