The Hawk is the only mascot in the country who is considered a member of the team. Truly a symbolic icon throughout college basketball, I couldn’t imagine one of my teams taking the floor without being lead out by the Hawk.
“The Hawk Will Never Die!” isn’t a slogan; it is a way of life for all who have worn “Saint Joseph's” across their chest. On the road, many times, people will ask me about my team but more about the Hawk. The young men and women who have worn the costume with so much pride and class, have never once expressed an interest in being the Hawk because of the scholarship money involved, but rather because of desire to be part of something bigger than themselves.
The much-loved mascot, THE HAWK, has been a vital part of Big Five Basketball for years. The many stories contained in this book will endear
THE HAWK to you forever! It is Awesome Baby with a Capital A!
HAWK TALES is a must read for all basketball fans. Jim Brennan tells the story of the Saint Joseph's University Hawk, the most renowned of all college sports’ mascots, in a unique and fascinating manner, since he was himself the original Hawk.
After fifty years in television sports, I thought I had read everything. Wrong! After reading “HawkTales” my career is now complete!.
Jim Brennan had a vision…he breathed life into the Hawk mascot which has become legendary and the most decorated mascot in college sports. Its unique style and motion has captured the fascination of thousands around the world. This undying spirit (The Hawk Will Never Die) at Saint Joe’s is not just a slogan but a lifestyle! Hope you enjoy the stories of the men and women who have proudly represented the University for the past 57 years!
After reading “HawkTales” you will understand why “The Hawk Will Never Die!” This narration by the Original Hawk, Jim Brennan, shows why the school spirit at SJU is one of the strongest in the nation…May he flap forever.