October 31, 2015 |
Phil Martelli has won more basketball games at St. Joseph's than any other coach. On Thursday, St. Joe's demonstrated that it wants him to continue his winning ways there, signing him a multiyear contract extension. Terms of the deal were not released. "My successes are directly related to the quality of people who have played for me. To each of them, I am forever grateful," Martelli said. "Our players, staff, and administrators are wonderful people who care for the program and the university.
October 31, 2015 |
Vandevere's instincts and solid tackling at inside linebacker have helped the Hawks go 5-2 overall and 2-0 in Catholic League Class AAAA games. The 6-foot, 220-pound senior registered 13 tackles, including six solos, as the Prep rallied with four fourth-quarter touchdowns to turn back Father Judge, 35-13, in a league contest last Saturday night. Two weeks earlier, Vandevere was involved in nine stops, with five solos, in a 28-5 nonleague romp over North Jersey power St. Joseph Regional.
October 22, 2015 |
NEW YORK - Saint Joseph's (seventh) and La Salle (ninth) were picked in the middle of the 14-team Atlantic 10 pack by the league's coaches and media covering the league. If, however, you are looking for reasons to be optimistic about the Hawks and Explorers this season, look no further than the preseason first-team all-league team, with SJU's DeAndre' Bembry and La Salle's Jordan Price. One player can change fortunes more in basketball than in any other sport. That two of an almost always solid conference's best reside in the city is cause for hope, as is the shaky history of preseason team prognostications, perfectly exemplified by eventual regular-season champ Davidson's 12th-place tout a year ago. Price is a stone scorer.
October 21, 2015 |
The Eagles were already down seven points after Eli Manning and the Giants opened the game with an 80-yard drive that was met with little resistance from the defense. Then, after a 30-second, three-and-out possession by the Eagles, New York was on the move again. It was first and 10 for the Giants at the Eagles 23 and another score was going to test the patience of the Lincoln Financial Field faithful. That's when the Eagles' defensive leader - Mufasa he is called by coach Chip Kelly - exerted his strength.
September 6, 2015
DEFENDING Atlantic 10 champion Virginia Commonwealth will open Saint Joseph's basketball's home conference season on Jan. 5, as the Hawks have announced their full schedule for the 2015-16 season. The Hawks open A-10 play on Jan. 2 with a visit to Richmond that will be nationall televised on NBC Sports Network. Other highlights of the conference schedule include St. Joe's first visit to Davidson, which just joined the A-10 last season. Previously announced games for the Hawks include participation in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off, which an opening game in that early-season event against visiting Niagara on Nov. 15 and Buffalo on Nov. 18. They continue play in that event against Florida at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on Nov. 21, followed by a matchup against Purdue or Old Dominion the next night.
August 18, 2015 |
Jason Richardson hopes to extend his career as a member of the Atlanta Hawks. The 76ers free agent will sign a non-guaranteed deal with the Hawks on Monday. He was open to re-signing with the Sixers. The 34-year-old shooting guard looks to provide veteran leadership to one of the league's premier teams. He returned to the court Feb. 20 for the first time in more than two years after suffering a cartilage tear the size of a quarter on the right side of his left kneecap in January 2013.
August 14, 2015 |
MALIK ROSE, a former standout at Drexel who has been the TV analyst for Sixers games since 2011, is leaving the organization to join the front office of the Atlanta Hawks, according to a report. Chris Vivlamore, the Hawks' beat writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, tweeted last night, "The Hawks have hired Malik Rose to a front-office position. " On the website, he wrote that Rose was expected to work in the basketball operations department and that a person familiar with the hire said the Hawks are "very excited.
July 22, 2015
SAINT JOSEPH'S annual Holy War with Villanova moves back to Hawk Hill this season, and that Dec. 1 matchup highlights SJU's nonconference schedule, which was released yesterday. The Hawks will open by hosting Drexel on Friday, Nov. 13, play two of their four Hall of Fame Tip-Off games at home, and see visits from Princeton, Illinois State and Maryland-Eastern Shore before the new year. All that is in additon to their matchup with Penn in half of the Big 5 Palestra doubleleader (with Temple-La Salle)
May 30, 2015 |
As a 6-foot-3, 175-pound freshman, Colin Scanlon needed a few games to adjust to junior varsity baseball at St. Joseph's Prep. The lefthander was only 15 years old and most of his friends played on the freshman team. "At first it was a little intimidating playing with the older kids," said Scanlon, now a sophomore for the Hawks. "But we got in the swing of it and it was fine after a few games. " In the District 12 Class AAAA title game Thursday against Olney, Scanlon was the king of cool on a sweltering day, striking out 11 en route to an 11-1 Prep victory at Ashburn Field.
May 22, 2015 |
In just a few seconds, the turf field at Neumann University was strewn with gloves, helmets and sticks. The equipment had been thrown into the air by the St. Joseph's Prep lacrosse team. The Hawks had just heard the final buzzer, cementing them as Catholic League champions. "It's been a while since we've done this," junior midfielder Kyle Scheuerle said. "It feels great. " St. Joseph's Prep defeated La Salle, 12-10, on Wednesday for its first title since 2011. The Hawks' largest lead was three goals, and the majority of the game was played with the score either tied or with a one-goal difference.