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Disparity remains in NCAA basketball revenue distribution

Billy Scott April 24, 2024

College basketball has always been a captivating product for sports fans. The fans are passionate, there’s a nostalgic feel to it and the fan bases are electric. Some would argue that March Madness...

Photo of Junior Mackenzie Smith attacks Villanova defender Bella Runyan during the 2024 Women’s Basketball Invitation Tournament Quarterfinals, March 28.

Women’s basketball is ready to build off record-breaking season

Mia Messina April 10, 2024

All good things must come to an end, but the ending came a little sooner than the St. Joe’s women’s basketball team had hoped for, with a 67-59 loss at Big 5 rival Villanova March 28 in the quarterfinals...

Junior guard Mackenzie Smith looks for an open teammate against Dayton, Feb. 14.

Mackenzie Smith joins the 1,000-point club

Mia Messina February 21, 2024

There have been no shortage of milestones for St. Joe’s this season, and junior Mackenzie Smith added to the list Feb. 14 when she scored her 1,000th career point. Smith entered the game against...

Sophomore forward Laura Ziegler scans for an open teammate against Utah Dec. 7.

Women’s basketball seeks Top 25 considerations

Mia Messina February 14, 2024

St. Joe’s and George Mason entered their Thursday-night matchup in Fairfax, Va., with the same goal: extend their eight-game winning streak to nine. The Hawks entered into the game 11-0 on the road,...

Junior forward Talya Brugler looks for an open teammate against Utah, Dec. 7.

Talya Brugler leads St. Joe’s through its record start

Mia Messina February 7, 2024

When Talya Brugler committed to St. Joe’s in May 2020, the Hawks were coming off a losing season, having gone 9-20 (3-13 Atlantic 10). Brugler saw an opportunity that Head Coach Cindy Griffin said...

The Hawks huddle during a timeout against Duquesne Feb. 25.

Previewing the women’s basketball 2023-24 season

Mia Messina November 1, 2023

A season after earning its first postseason berth since 2017-18, the St. Joe’s women’s basketball team is gearing up for their 2023-24 campaign. With a roster full of veterans — as well as some...


Youth area girls’ basketball players learn from Big 5 college athletes

Mia Messina October 4, 2023

Angie Johnson found out about the Philly Girls Got Game basketball clinic Friday, the day before the event. She made a last-minute decision to sign up her daughter, Kennedy, because of the life lessons...

From left to right, Alayna Gribble, Alexis Santarelli and Olivia Ramil. PHOTOS COURTESY OF SJU ATHLETICS

New grad transfers join women’s basketball

Aaron Tully November 17, 2020

Experience and grit. That is what the graduate transfers want to bring to the St. Joe’s women’s basketball team.  Graduate transfer Olivia Ramil played at Georgetown University from 2016-17 and Binghamton...

St. Joes womens basketball head coach Cindy Griffin (left) next to Notre Dame womens basketball head coach Muffet McGraw when the Hawks hosted the Irish in 2015 (Photo by Sideline Photos LLC).

A winning mentality

Luke Malanga April 9, 2018

St. Joe’s alumna Muffet McGraw earns NCAA Championship On Easter Sunday, the University of Notre Dame women’s basketball team took the court against Mississippi State University in the 2018 NCAA Women’s...

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