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"The many stories contained

in this book will endear

THE HAWK to you forever!

It is AWESOME BABY

...with a Capital A!"

—Dick Vitale

Renowned ESPN Sportscaster

THE BOOK


Starting with Jim Brennan who came up with the idea for a real feathered "Hawk" in 1954...Jim had come to college after his duty in the U.S. Marines and brought his gung-ho spirit to the student body of Saint Joe's...his first Hawk costume was a $120 dollar concoction crafted by the dressmaker to the stars of burlesque in Philadelphia!!

With contributions from ALL THE  HAWKS —35 in all—who provided stories, photos and personal memorabilia from their days as "The Hawk"...they were up close and personal with every team over the last 50+ years, were team members, traveled with and shared the locker-room with the players. Stories of victories, defeats, pranks & Hawk spirit. Stories

THE HAWKS

50 years of inside stories from "Hawk Hill" and beyond...a FULL-COLOR, HARDCOVER BOOK

that will be treasured by any hawk fan...CHECK OUT "THE BIG DEAL" AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE!

Basketball at Saint Joseph's University used to be a religion not taught by Jesuit priests but one adhered to by the fanatic majority of the student body! Games were anticipated with a fervor that few religions could match..."The Hawk Will Never Die" was a battle cry that brought fear to those mere mortals who had to face the never-say-die men of teams coached by such giants as Jack Ramsay who later took his formidable talents to the NBA and won the hearts and minds of players there as well as the  "Crown" when he coached Portland's Trailblazers to the NBA Title.

     Stories of older (more innocent?) days are told with relish by those who recall them and by those closest to the team, THOSE WHO WERE TEAM MEMBERS: The Saint Joe's "HAWKS"...fearless, non-stop flappers whose services were unparalleled.

     All 35 "Hawks" appear in HawkTales —their “inside” stories are a treat — like Kevin Quirk (Hawk #11) pictured below being hoisted on the shoulders of delirious fans who have just witnessed the 1980 SJU 60 - Villanova 59  City Championship winning game!

HawkTales

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Packed with stories and pictures from every "Hawk" since 1958.  From the "Ramsay Years" when the small-school team was credited with an "unfair" 6th man on the court (the rabid fans) to the current "Martelli Years" including the "magical" unbeaten season and #1 in the NCAA...this book will make a PERFECT GIFT for ALL HAWK FANS,

ALL PROFITS TO SCULPT A HAWK

Become a part of Hawk History and help the author, Jim "Original Hawk" Brennan who has committed his royalties and profits for the construction of a Hawk Sculpture to be placed nearby and welcoming visitors to the Hagan Arena & Ramsay Basketball Ctr.

They might test your "HawkFactoids" on "Jeopardy"...be prepared!
The original "Hawk" costume had a few thousand feathers and cost $120.
Today's Hawk carries 141,680 feathers and costs closer to $10,000!  (ref: page 49 of "HawkTales")

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