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From the Court to Your Screen: Get Ready for the Top New Jersey College Basketball Teams

Are you a basketball fan looking for some exciting college action? Look no further than the top New Jersey college basketball teams. These teams are gearing up for an unforgettable season filled with high-flying dunks, buzzer-beating shots, and intense rivalries. From the Seton Hall Pirates to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, you won't want to miss a single game. Get ready to cheer on your favorite team and witness their journey to the top. Join the conversation on social media, share your predictions, and get ready for a season full of heart-pumping moments. Meanwhile, do not forget to go through the... Read more →

CNB News Guest Opinion: Dems Vote Down 2 Pro-Life Initiatives

Bill Donahue | CNBNews Guest Columnist The passion that Democrats have for abortion rights can never be exaggerated—it even extends to declaring war on abortion alternatives. On January 11, all but two congressional Democrats voted against a bill that would mandate medical care for infants born alive following a botched abortion (one voted with the Republicans and one voted present). Nine month old baby fully formed source priestforlife The Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act says that an infant born alive following an abortion is a “legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States,” and as such must... Read more →

CNB Guest Opinion: Parents Give Disney A Wake-Up Call

November 29, 2022 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Disney’s latest box office failure: The most common word used by reviewers of Disney’s new film, “Strange World,” was “bombs.” Disney expected to bring in $30 to $40 million over Thanksgiving weekend but netted only $18.6 million. That’s pretty bad considering it cost $180 million to make the flick. It is expected to cost Disney $100 million when the final numbers are posted. The Wrap called it “one of Disney’s biggest failures ever,” saying it was the “biggest animated bomb in 20 years.” What happened? Those who live inside the... Read more →

Gloucester City’s AFC Will Be Hosting Football Fans After 13 Years In Meadow Park

Hempsted, Gloucester--Gloucester City AFC is about to hold the FA Youth Cup tie after 13 years on Meadow Park. The next generation Gloucestershire footballers are taking to the ground after the home ground was submerged in the 2007 floods. This new Meadow Park has 350 seater stands that are two in number and a newly raised artificial pitch. Meadow Park, Hempstead, Gloucester/ Gloucester City AFC Manager Paul Groves announced that the 13 years after the flood that rose to the crossbar of the old Meadow Park, the fans this year will be able to cheers the Tigers from the T-end.... Read more →

Archbishop of Rome Writes President Trump on the Forces at Work in the US Riots

source Anglican Link The former papal nuncio to the US writes to President Trump on the spiritual Archbishop Carlo Vigano forces at work in the US riots. They are not spontaneous protests he argues, but part of a deeper plan to subvert Western Christian civilization. “[T]he attack to which you were subjected after your visit to the National Shrine of Saint John Paul II is part of the orchestrated media narrative which seeks not to fight racism and bring social order, but to aggravate dispositions; not to bring justice, but to legitimize violence and crime; not to serve the truth,... Read more →


Has your child heard you tell any of these “harmless” fibs? Experts say you may be teaching your child that lying is okay. by: Charity Ferreira | I already gave to your organization. It’s no trouble at all to feed your cat while you’re on vacation. We have plans that weekend. I won’t have time to stop by this afternoon. That last one was said during a phone call with my dad, and generously speaking, I was stretching the truth. I had time. I just didn’t want to spend it stopping by my dad’s. When I noticed my son... Read more →

Students Explore Philadelphia Literary Culture in PhillyX Course

PHILADELPHIA PA (October 29, 2019)--From libraries and local bookstores to community gatherings and readings, there is a vibrant literary culture in Philadelphia. Ursinus students are tapping into that culture in “Philly Word,” a Philadelphia Experience (PhillyX) course taught by Nzadi Keita, associate professor of English and coordinator of African American/Africana studies. In PhillyX, Ursinus students live, work and study in Philadelphia. Philly Word is all about individual experience and how each student can document those experiences in creative ways. Throughout the semester, students are soaking in Philadelphia culture by attending inspiring sites and literary events; taking a trip to the... Read more →

Wildcats Travel to Philadelphia Friday for Temple Invite

PHILADELPHIA, PA --After winning four flights last week at the Saint Joseph's Invitational, the Wildcats are traveling to Philadelphia on Friday for the Temple Invite. Last weekend's highlights included a doubles flight win from senior Kaylan Rotman and junior Claudia Althans, as well as three single flight wins from senior Carina Burdick, freshman Caitlin Fisher and freshman Taylor Gould. The team is looking to carry over that success into this weekend. Teams competing at the Temple Invite include La Salle, Mount St. Mary's and The University of the Sciences. This weekend will again be a flighted event with 1 singles... Read more →


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on proposed changes by a Virginia school board district: The Fairfax County school board will vote June 14 on a series of proposed changes to the sex education curriculum. Elites in the Northern Virginia suburban community are weighing policy changes that are deeply disturbing, both from a moral and a pedagogical perspective. The Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee is the body making the proposals. The list of changes reads like a page out of the gay rights agenda, so thoroughly out of touch with reality are they. Before assessing them, the most pressing... Read more →

POLICE REPORT: Body of missing St. Joseph's freshman found in Bermuda

PHILADELPHIA — A St. Joseph's University freshman missing in Bermuda since early Sunday has been found dead, police said Monday afternoon. "It is with sadness that we the police service can now confirm the death of 19-year-old Mark Dombroski," Acting Assistant Commissioner James Howard said at a news conference. "We the police service extend our heartfelt… Read more →

Guest Opinion: Showtime Gets Nasty

Bill Donohue | The Catholic League January 9, 2017 Bill Donohue comments on "The Nasty Show Volume II": "Comedian Brad Williams hosts some of the most deranged minds in comedy." That is the way Showtime plugs "The Nasty Show Volume II." Deranged is actually too kind a word to describe the show that aired on January 6. Mike Ward, one of the deranged comedians, made a crack about a deaf kid wishing to sing for the pope. He says that because the kid is deaf, "maybe he hadn't heard what the Catholics do with little kids." It is not clear... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Transgender Politics Unmasked

January 6, 2016 Bill Donohue | CNBNewsnet Bill Donohue comments on a woman who sued a Catholic hospital for refusing to change her sex: The mainstream media are floating a fake news story. They are saying that a "man filed suit against a Catholic hospital in New Jersey on Thursday for refusing to allow a surgeon to perform a hysterectomy on him at the facility." But a man cannot have a hysterectomy—only those with a womb can. They are called women. I was slightly dishonest. The sentence I quoted, from an AP story, began by saying "A transgender man...." The... Read more →

Guest Opinion: "Bad Santa 2" is a Cultural Marker

November 23, 2016 Bill Donohue comments on "Bad Santa 2": It's a hard call which is worse: "Bad Santa 2" or its juvenile fans. By any measure, the movie, and its reception in many quarters, is proof positive that American culture is witnessing a race to the bottom. When the first "Bad Santa" was released in 2003, I described Santa as a "chain-smoking, drunken, foul-mouthed, suicidal, sexual predator. He is shown soiling himself in Santa's chair, vomiting in alleys, having sex with a woman bartender in a car, and performing anal sex on a huge woman in a dressing room."... Read more →

Guest Commentary: The Philadelphia Catholic Women's Conference

by Archbishop Charles Caput Archdiocese of Philadelphia This week’s column is a simple, frank and wholehearted commercial for one of the best gatherings on our archdiocesan calendar this year. The Philadelphia Catholic Women’s Conference is the brainchild of 30 local Catholic women. They approached me a few years ago with a request to start an annual event that would address those feminine gifts most threatened today in an increasingly fractured and hypersexualized American culture. As a response, the Archdiocese now offers this wonderful gathering to provide women with mutual support in living their Catholic faith, an immersion in the truth... Read more →

Cadet Julian Ford of Clementon Honored with Scottish Rite Award

English: Statue of Saint Joseph at Saint Joseph's University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PHILADELPHIA, PA (05/26/2016)-- The Air Force ROTC Detachment 750, hosted at Saint Joseph's University, celebrated its annual commissioning and awards ceremony on Friday, May, 20. Second lieutenants Andrew Cheatle '16 and Donald Engwall '16 were commissioned at the event and awards were presented to several ROTC students. Cadet Julian Ford of Clemeton, New Jersey (08021), Saint Joseph's University class of 2018, was honored with the Scottish Rite Award; American Legion Scholastic Excellence Award. One of 145 detachments across the country that directly commissions cadets to active duty, det.... Read more →

Diocese: Catholic School Teachers Have Duty to Be ‘Moral Exemplars’

May 5, 2016, at 11:00 AM | By Justin Petrisek | Fort Wayne – South Bend Bishop Kevin Rhoades’ pre-contract document to his diocesan school teachers deserves high praise for emphasizing adherence to Catholic moral teachings both inside and outside the classroom, said Dr. Denise Donohue, deputy director of The Cardinal Newman Society’s K-12 education programs. Donohue added that the well-cited and detailed document is important for the protection of Catholic identity in the diocese’s schools. The document states that faculty and staff of Catholic schools are not to publicly reject the moral teachings and laws of the Church. And... Read more →

What does a priest do on Monday through Friday?

Posted on October 22, 2015 Posted By: Maria What does a priest do on Monday through Friday? Do they sleep in the church? Are they ever allowed to be out of uniform? Back in June, I began my pastoral year at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Gibbsboro. A pastoral year has been described as a “year of internship.” While I’ve had many of these questions answered for me already, seeing the day to day life of a priest first hand has helped me to have a more in-depth answer to some of these questions. When I started my pastoral... Read more →

Bishop Sullivan's Message: "A new moment for Catholic schools in the diocese,

By Bishop Dennis Sullivan We are at a new moment for Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Camden, one shared by the Church here in the United States and throughout the world. This October we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Christian Education, Gravissimum Educationis. This document states that “the Church’s role is especially evident in the Catholic School.” Catholic schools are a vital ministry of the Church and I would add a vital ministry for every parish in this diocese. The bishops of the United States in the 19th century, at the Council... Read more →


Courtesy of SJU Athletic Communications Aug. 29, 2013 PHILADELPHIA – After taking home a third-place finish in 2011 and the silver medal in 2012, the 2013 Saint Joseph’s men’s cross country team, picked to finish second at the Atlantic 10 Championship on November 3, has its eyes on the A-10 title. Under the direction of head coach Mike Glavin, the squad returns 14 dedicated letterwinners and adds seven new faces to open up the 2013 season. The Hawks will look toward the experience of their 11 upperclassmen veterans, led by a trio of captains in Aaron Leskow, Mike Rankin, andSean... Read more →

HAWKS SOCCER OPENS 2013 SEASON ON FRIDAY...Face Loyola (Md.) see video

Courtesy SJU Athletic Communications ___________________________________________________________________________________ PHILADELPHIA - Coming off of a 2012 season in which the Saint Joseph’s men’s soccer team won more games than in its previous three seasons combined, the 2013 Hawks will kick off their season on Friday, August 30. Start time against the Greyhounds of Loyola (Md.) is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Sweeney Field. With the return of 10 starters from the 2012 squad, the experience of 16 seniors and juniors, and the spark of 11 newcomers, fourth-year head coach Don D’Ambra expects to continue SJU’s momentum and success into 2013. “We have very high... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA - The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) honored 190 student-athletes from 68 different institutions with inclusion in the 2013 Academic Honor Roll. All student-athletes were nominated by their schools and have achieved at least junior status academically. Graduate student Meghan McDevitt and current seniors Brittany Hanrahan and Val Paolucci have been selected for their dedication and commitment to academic excellence. McDevitt, a graduate student working toward her masters degree in education to become a reading specialist, makes her second consecutive appearance on the IWLCA honor roll having also been selected in 2012. The Lancaster, Pa. native recorded a... Read more →

Saint Joseph's Cross Country Track News

SAINT JOSEPH’S MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY PICKED SECOND OVERALL Aug. 19, 2013 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Saint Joseph’s men’s cross country team has been picked to finish second at the 2013 Atlantic 10 Men’s Cross Country Championship, according to the conference’s preseason poll released on Monday. Finishing second only to La Salle in the poll, Saint Joseph’s, the 2012 Atlantic 10 runner-up, has set its sights on their its first conference championship since 2009 after posting consecutive top three championship finishes. Junior Logan Mohn (Shillington, Pa./Governor Mifflin), one of two returning 2012 top 10 finishers, returns to lead the Hawks... Read more →

Obama offends Catholics in the UK, says religious schools are divisive - BizPac Review

The Catholic media is up in arms over comments President Obama made during a speech while in Northern Ireland for the G8 summit. Obama made what is described as “an alarming call for an end to Catholic education,” in spite of the fact that it is considered “a critical component of the Church.” In front of an audience of about 2,000 young people, including many Catholics, Obama claimed that Catholic education divides people and blocks peace, according to the Scottish Catholic Observer. “If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see... Read more →


Junior Righthander Chosen By Baltimore With 399th Overall Selection SECAUCUS, N.J. – Saint Joseph’s junior pitcher Jimmy Yacabonis (Matawan, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) was selected in the 13th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Saturday afternoon. The Baltimore Orioles chose Yacabonis with the 399th overall selection. Yacabonis earned Second Team All-Atlantic 10 and All-Philadelphia Baseball Big 5 honors after shattering the school record for saves in a season with 10. He posted a 1-2 record with a 2.02 earned run average in 35.2 innings over 26 appearances. He appeared in over half of SJU’s conference games,... Read more →


Mullen Earns Third All-Big 5 Honor; O’Keefe Tabbed for Second Straight Season PHILADELPHIA – Five members of the Saint Joseph’s baseball team have earned spots on the 2013 All-Philadelphia Big 5 Baseball Team, it was announced on Monday. Seniors Anthony Cirillo (Freehold, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) and Kyle Mullen (Berwyn, Pa./St. Joseph’s Prep), juniors Chris Hueth (Spring Lake, N.J./St. Rose) and Jimmy Yacabonis (Matawan, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy), and sophomore Brian O’Keefe (Albany, N.Y./South Colonie) were named to the All-Big 5 Team, while junior Jordan Carter (Collegeville, Pa./Methacton) was tabbed for the Big 5 All-Academic Team. Mullen earned his third consecutive All-Big... Read more →


Distance Standout Will Be First Male Hawk in 27 Years to Compete at NCAA Championships Jun. 3, 2013 PHILADELPHIA - Graduate student Kevin McDonnell (Moorestown, N.J./Camden Catholic) will represent Saint Joseph's men's track in the 10,000m at the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships this weekend. Hosted by the University of Oregon, the meet will take place at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. from June 5-8. McDonnell will compete this Thursday, June 6 at 7:15 p.m. PT (10:15 p.m. ET), and his race will be covered by ESPN3. "I'm looking at it as another meet," said McDonnell... Read more →


May 24, 2013 GREENSBORO, N.C. - For the first time in 27 years, Saint Joseph's will be represented at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships as graduate student distance standout Kevin McDonnell (Moorestown, N.J./Camden Catholic) took sixth place out of 48 runners in the 10,000m on Thursday evening at the 2013 NCAA Division I Track and Field East Regional Preliminary Round at Irwin Belk Track inside of Aggie Stadium, hosted by North Carolina A&T State University. In a time of 29:59.82, McDonnell becomes one of 12 finalists to advance to the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track... Read more →

Four Hawks Named to Atlantic 10-All Conference Baseball Second Team

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Four Saint Joseph’s baseball student-athletes were named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team on Tuesday afternoon. Senior shortstop Anthony Cirillo (Freehold, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy), junior outfielder Chris Hueth (Spring Lake, N.J./St. Rose), junior relief pitcher Jimmy Yacabonis (Matawan, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy), and sophomore catcher Brian O’Keefe (Albany, N.Y./South Colonie) were selected to the squad in a vote of the league’s head coaches. Cirillo started every game this season and led the team in batting average and on-base percentage. He tied a school record, getting hit by a pitch 16 times, to lead the team in... Read more →


press release May 16 PHILADELPHIA - For the third consecutive year, graduate student Kevin McDonnell (Moorestown, N.J./Camden Catholic) will represent Saint Joseph's in the 10,000m at the 2013 NCAA Division I Track and Field East Regional Preliminary Round, hosted by North Carolina A&T State University from Thursday, May 23 through Saturday, May 25 in Greensboro, N.C. Joining McDonnell in his first collegiate regional appearance will be 3000m-steeplechase standout, sophomore Logan Mohn (Shillington, Pa./Governor Mifflin). The three days of competition will take place at Irwin Belk Track inside of Aggie Stadium and features the top athletes in the world east of... Read more →


May 14, 2013 PHILADELPHIA – Saint Joseph’s senior righthander Kyle Mullen (Berwyn, Pa/St. Joseph’s Prep) has been named the Philadelphia Big 5 Baseball Pitcher of the Week. Mullen tied the school record for wins in a season on Friday night while the Hawks set a new team record for wins with their 26th of the year. Mullen allowed one run and scattered eight hits while striking out eight in SJU’s 3-2 win at Saint Louis on Friday. He improved to 8-3 on the year, tying the Saint Joseph’s record for pitching victories in a season held by John Butz (1965)... Read more →


IN 400H AT ECAC CHAMPIONSHIPS Hayward, James, 4x400m Relay Represent Hawks May 12, 2013 PRINCETON, N.J. - Continuing her record-breaking rookie campaign, freshman standout Dannah Hayward (Wilkes Barre, Pa,/James M. Coughlin) once again broke her own school record in the 400H to lead the women's track and field team at the ECAC Outdoor Championships this weekend. The Hawks competed at Princeton University's Weaver Stadium from May 10-12. Hayward ran a 1:00.11 in the preliminaries to post the second-fastest performance in her heat before taking a seventh-place finish in the finals (1:01.55) to earn the Hawks' only two points on the... Read more →


AT IC4A CHAMPIONSHIPS McBride, 4x800m Relay Represent Hawks May 12, 2013 PRINCETON, N.J. - In his final collegiate race, graduate student James McBride (Wrightsville, Pa./Eastern York) took home the silver medal in the 10,000m to lead the men's track and field team at the IC4A Outdoor Championships this weekend. The Hawks competed at Princeton University's Weaver Stadium from May 10-12 and took 28th place out of 47 teams. McBride posted a time of 30:26.30 en route to his second-place finish in the 10,000m as he picked up eight of SJU's 11 total points on the weekend. He edged out George... Read more →


May. 10 Mullen Ties Single-Season Record with Eighth Win; Yacabonis Notches 10th Save ST. LOUIS – The Saint Joseph’s baseball set a new school record on Friday night, winning its 26th game of the season as the Hawks held on for a 3-2 win over Saint Louis at the Billiken Sports Center. Senior Kyle Mullen (Berwyn, Pa./St. Joseph's Prep) also tied a school record with his eighth victory of the season. The previous school record for team victories was 25, set in 1995 and matched last season. Mullen pulled into a tie with John Butz and Jed Johnson, who won... Read more →

Atlantic 10 Accepts Davidson College Application

May 8, 2013 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. –The Atlantic 10 Conference Council of Presidents has unanimously voted to formally accept an application for membership from Davidson College the league announced Wednesday. A prestigious private institution in Davidson, N.C., the Wildcat athletic program sponsors 19 of the Atlantic 10’s 21 championship sports. Davidson will join the A-10 on July 1, 2014 and begin competition in the 2014-15 academic year. Located just north of Charlotte within the Atlantic 10 footprint, the Wildcats have a tradition of excellence in intercollegiate athletics led by men’s basketball, a successful women’s basketball program and strong Olympic sports... Read more →


Mullen Notches 20th Career Win; Yacabonis Sets New Single-Season Saves Record MERION STATION, Pa. – Saint Joseph’s senior Kyle Mullen (Berwyn, Pa./St. Joseph’s Prep) set a new school record for wins in a career and junior Jimmy Yacabonis (Matawan, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) notched his single-season record eighth save of the season as the SJU baseball team topped Xavier, 2-1, at Smithson Field on Friday afternoon. Mullen notched the 20th win of his career, breaking a tie with Jed Johnson, who won 19 games between 1993 and 1996. He also broke the Saint Joseph’s record for innings pitched in a career,... Read more →


press release April 30 Stover Earns First Career Win LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – Freshman lefthander Jack Stover (Hershey, Pa./Hershey) tossed six strong innings to earn the first victory of his collegiate career as the Saint Joseph’s baseball team jumped out to a big lead in the middle innings and held it for a 6-3 win over Rider at Sonny Pittaro Field on Tuesday afternoon. Stover allowed just two hits and two walks while striking out seven in six shutout innings. After allowing a one-out hit in the first inning, he retired 10 straight batters. Saint Joseph’s (23-20) took the lead in... Read more →


WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK Freshman Earns Rookie of the Week Accolades for Second Time Apr. 29, 2013 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - For the second consecutive week, freshman sensation Dannah Hayward (Wilkes Barre, Pa./James M. Coughlin) has been named the Atlantic 10 Women's Track and Field Rookie of the Week, the league office announced today. Hayward has been selected for meets competed Apr. 22-28 after once again breaking her own school record in the 400 meter hurdles at the 2013 Penn Relays this past weekend. In the midst of a remarkable freshman campaign, Hayward entered the... Read more →


IN 10,000M AT BISON OUTDOOR CLASSIC Szulewski Wins 5000m; Szulewski, Mohn, and McDonnell Qualify for IC4As Apr. 14, 2013 LEWISBURG, Pa. - Graduate student Kevin McDonnell (Moorestown, N.J./Camden Catholic) shattered Saint Joseph's 31-year-old school record in the 10,000m with a time of 29:16.01 at Bucknell's Bison Outdoor Classic this Saturday. McDonnell improved upon the original school-record time (29:43.50), set by John Crooke in 1982, by 27.49 seconds. The time earned McDonnell a second-place finish out of 56 total competitors. McDonnell qualified for the 2012 NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round last season with a 29:48.80 at the 2012 Bison Outdoor... Read more →

Five-Run Fifth Lifts La Salle to 7-4 Series-Clinching Victory At Saint Joseph's

Box Score Box Score (PDF) MERION STATION, Pa. – La Salle's bats remained hot on Sunday afternoon, banging out 11 hits while hanging a seven spot in the run column in a 7-4 Atlantic 10 series clinching win over Saint Joseph's at John Smithson Field. Senior Dan Klem paced the Explorer offense with a 3-for-4 showing at the plate while sophomore Kevin Conroy posted a 2-for-5 line while driving in two runs and scoring two more. Sophomore Shane Hollman earned his second victory on the season, twirling 5.1 innings of three run ball. The Blue and Gold improve to 14-19... Read more →

College Baseball: LaSalle10-2 Win at St.Joseph's, SC Aiken Squeezes Past Lander, Div. III Rankings

LaSalle Tallies Season-High 21 Hits MERION STATION, Pa. – After notching only four hits the day before, the La Salle baseball team tallied a season- high 21 base knocks in a 10-2 victory over Saint Joseph's on Saturday afternoon at John Smithson Field. Freshman Joey Ravert (4-5, 2 RBI, run) and sophomore Kevin Baron (4-5, RBI, run) paced the Explorer offense with four hits apiece while junior Shawn O'Neill picked up his third win of the season after tossing 6.2 innings of two-run ball. With the win, the Blue and Gold improve to 13-19 (7-4 A-10) on the season while... Read more →


April 5, 2013 Mullen Gets Fifth Win; O’Keefe Drives in Three MERION STATION, Pa. – Senior righthander Kyle Mullen (Berwyn, Pa./St. Joseph’s Prep)tossed seven solid innings and sophomore catcher Brian O’Keefe (Albany, N.Y./South Colonie)had two hits and three runs batted in as the Saint Joseph’s baseball team topped St. Bonaventure, 8-4, at Smithson Field on Friday afternoon. Mullen allowed three runs on seven hits, walking two and striking out seven to earn the win. He allowed just one runner past first base over the final four innings of his outing. O’Keefe’s eighth-inning bases-clearing double to left center broke open a... Read more →


MARCH 29, 2013 Mullen Tosses Six; Hueth, O’Keefe Add Two RBI MERION STATION, Pa. – Chris Hueth and Brian O’Keefe had two runs batted in apiece as the Saint Joseph’s baseball team dug out of an early hole to top Fordham, 6-2, at Smithson Field on Friday afternoon. Kyle Mullen tossed six innings of five-hit ball, while Steven Schuler and Jimmy Yacabonis combined for three perfect innings of relief. Fordham (10-14 overall, 0-5 Atlantic 10) took an early 2-0 lead on a pair of unearned runs. Joseph Runco reached on an error to start the game, and he and Tim... Read more →


Hawks Open Conference Slate with Win for Fifth Straight Season AMBLER, Pa. – Senior righthander Kyle Mullen (Berwyn, Pa./St. Joseph’s Prep) broke the Saint Joseph’s record for career strikeouts on Friday afternoon as the SJU baseball team kicked off its Atlantic 10 slate with an 8-3 win over Temple at Skip Wilson Field. Mullen fanned five on the day, and his career total now stands at 216. Mullen eclipsed the record of 212, which had been held by Saint Joseph’s Athletics Hall of Famer John Butz for 47 years, when he caught Tyler Elko looking to end the bottom of... Read more →

St. Joseph's Baseball Takes Two From Wagner

MERION STATION, Pa. - The Saint Joseph's baseball team earned a pair of victories on Sunday, finishing off Saturday's suspended game with a 14-5 win over Wagner before taking the nightcap, 6-5, over the Seahawks at Smithson Field. Anthony Cirillo scored four runs and drove in three over the course of the two games, while Quinn Renner and Stefan Kancylarz had four RBI apiece. In the resumption of Saturday's game, the Saint Joseph's bats exploded for 10 runs over the course of the fifth and sixth innings as the Hawks cruised to a 14-5 win. Kancylarz was 3-for-4 with a... Read more →


Hawks Take First Conference Crown Since 1999; Earn First NCAA Berth Since 2000 BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Trailing by as many as 12 early in the game, the Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team roared back to earn a 47-46 victory over Fordham in the final of the 2013 Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championship at the Barclays Center on Saturday night. The win gives the Hawks their first Atlantic 10 title since 1999, and punches SJU’s ticket to the NCAA Tournament. Natasha Cloud was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Championship, while Chatilla van Grinsven joined her on the All-Championship Team.... Read more →

Baker Leads Women's Basketball Past Fordham in Atlantic 10 Championship Opener, 63-52

(By Nikki Philpot) PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's A-10 All-Conference Second Team selection Michelle Baker led all scorers with 20 points on 10-of-16 shooting to lead #5 Saint Joseph's over #12 Fordham, 63-52, in the opening round of the 2012 Buick Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Championship on Friday afternoon at Hagan Arena. With the win, Saint Joseph's (20-9) advances to the quarterfinals to face off against fourth-seeded Richmond Saturday afternoon. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:30pm. Baker led four Hawks in double digits as junior guard Ashley Prim added 13 points for Saint Joseph's and senior guardKatie Kuester and sophomore forward Ashley... Read more →

CNBNEWS COLLEGE SPORTS For Saturday: Rowan Wins, Hawks/Wagner Cancel, Rutgers Offense Hot, Lions Shine in Florida, Ducks Split

update 8PM ROWAN BASEBALL EDGES NUMBER ONE RANKED CORTLAND, 5-4 LEESBURG, FL – The Rowan University baseball team edged number one ranked SUNY Cortland, 5-4 on Saturday at Lake Sumter Community College. It was Rowan’s second game at the RussMatt Tournament during spring break. The Profs are 7-2 overall while the Red Dragons are 10-4 on the season. On Friday, Rowan lost 12-8 against Cortland. Right-hander Jeff White (sr. Medford, NJ/Sterling) earned the win on the mound. White (1-0) went six innings and gave up six hits and four earned runs. He struck out four batters. Righty Nick Henderson (jr.... Read more →


Chatilla van Grinsven Named Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week PHILADELPHIA – Coming off its monumental upset of #5 Maryland on Saturday, the Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team has garnered weekly recognition by national media outlets, while redshirt senior Chatilla van Grinsven (Helmond, Netherlands/Dr. Knippenberg) earned individual accolades for her performance. As a team, the Hawks were named “Team of the Weekend” by ESPN’s Graham Hays and were selected Pickin’ Splinters’ “Performance of the Week.” Pouring in a game-high 18 points in Saturday’s win over the Terps, van Grinsven earned A-10 Co-Player of the Week honors and was named College... Read more →

Lady Hawks Upset Maryland 50-49 | cnbnews

Nov. 17, 2012 Box Score PHILADELPHIA - Career win 250 was a memorable one for Saint Joseph's women's basketball head coach Cindy Griffin as her Hawks upset #5 Maryland, 50-49, Saturday afternoon at Hagan Arena. Backed by a game-high 18 point performance from redshirt senior Chatilla van Grinsven, the Hawks posted their first win over a nationally ranked team since the 2007-08 season and their highest victory over a ranked squad since they topped #3 Montclair State, 68-67, on March 11, 1977. Coming off a thrilling last second win at Drexel on Wednesday, the Hawks (2-1) and Terps battled down... Read more →

Bill Donohue: Some Thoughts on the Catholic Vote

November 9, 2012 Bill Donohue comments on the Catholic vote: Catholics are a quarter of the electorate, and they voted for Obama over Romney by the same margin as the total electorate, 50%-48%. Contrary to what many pundits are saying, this suggests that the bishops’ campaign for religious liberty, waged against the Health and Human Services mandate, actually paid off: Obama got 54% of the Catholic vote in 2008 to McCain’s 45%. Some commentators talk about the Catholic vote as if it were monolithic, and others say it doesn’t exist. It would be more accurate to say there are four... Read more →