St. Joseph's Hawks Basketball Schedule
College basketball is a big deal in Philadelphia, perhaps more so than in
any other city in the United States due to the numerous universities in the city who have long standing rivalries with one
another. Every year rabid St. Joseph Hawks fans eagerly anticipate the start of the college hoops season so they can head
out to Michael J. Hagan Arena to watch the team battle their way through the Atlantic 10. Last year the Hawks finished tied
for third in the A-10 and they will surely be looking to do even better this season.
This year the Hawks will once again
be going up against the best that the A-10 has to offer including the St. Louis Billikens, the George Washington Colonials,
the VCU Rams, the La Salle Explorers, and more. Making it through the tough A-10 schedule is a daunting task but it appears
that St. Joe's will once again be up for the challenge and should score some big time wins in conference. Tickets to see the
Hawks play at Michael J. Hagan Arena alwasy sell quickly so be sure to get yours from StubHub as soon as possible.
St. Joseph's Hawks Basketball History
The St. Joseph's Hawks have been a fixture on the college basketball scene,
and in the NCAA Tournament, since the 1950's and have made the Tournament twenty times, most recently at the end of the 2013-2014
season when they lost to the eventual champs UCONN in the second round. The biggest rival of St. Joe's is the Villanova Wildcats,
but the Hawks also have long-standing rivalries with the other Big 5 teams, the La Salle Explorers, the Temple Owls, and the
Penn Quakers. Be sure to catch all of the Hawks basketball action as they look to make a second straight trip to the Big Dance.
St. Joseph's Hawks Basketball Conference
The St. Joseph's Hawks are members of the Atlantic 10 which has long
been one of the truly great conferences in the country. The A-10 had often been underrated by those not very familiar with
college basketball but with its addition of some new great teams in recent years it has become a conference that is impossible
to overlook. There are fourteen universities who participate in Atlantic 10 basketball: St. Louis, Virginia Commonwealth,
George Washington, Saint Joseph's, Massachusetts, Dayton, Richmond, La Salle, St. Bonaventure, Rhode Island, Duquesne, George
Mason, Davidson, and Fordham. There are several classic rivalries within the conference including the cross-town rivalry between
La Salle and Saint Joe's who are both former Big 5 members, the in-state rivalry between VCU and Richmond, and the "Battle
of the Rams" between Rhode Island and Fordham. With the recent additions of teams like Davidson, Virginia Commonwealth, and
Saint Louis look for new rivalries to develop within the conference as these teams continually to face off against one another
several times a year during A-10 play. If you are looking to see some top notch college basketball action, the Atlantic 10
is the place to be. As the conference continues to grow and gain more and more national attention every team in the conference
will improve and not only make a mark on the conference but the national college hoops landscape.
a top college basketball game is one of the best experiences to be found in sports. Many of the top student athletes in the
world take the court in college basketball, when this is combined with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports there
is an atmosphere in the arena that cannot be found anywhere else. When you set foot in Michael J. Hagan Arena for a St. Joseph's
Hawks home basketball game this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening jump ball the fans get on their feet and
loudly cheer for their alma mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of end to end action, big time shots, and
clutch defensive stops. All of a sudden the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet
another tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team
lets loose a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Hawks'
side erupts after another big win and their fans exit of the arena in jubilation. The moment you leave Michael J. Hagan Arena
you will want to immediately start planning your next trip to the venue to cheer on the Hawks.
2003 Sports Illustrated named "The Hawks Will Never Die," the student section's chant at Michael J. Hagan Arena, the "most
defiant chant in all of college sports" and listed taking part in it as one of the "100 Things You Gotta Do Before You Graduate
(Whatever the Cost)."