March 4, 2008
PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's greats Dr. Jack Ramsay and Mike Bantom will be among the special guests at the "Fieldhouse Finale" on Thursday evening prior to the Hawks' game vs. 8th-ranked Xavier.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early to be in their seats by the start of the 7:30 p.m. ceremony, and to also received a free commemorative item.
The events surrounding the game will celebrate the storied history of Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse and the final regular-season game before the Fieldhouse undergoes the renovation and expansion project.
Ramsay and Bantom are two of the featured speakers for the ceremony, which begins at 7:30 p.m.
Other former Hawks representing the five decades of Saint Joseph's basketball in Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse will be in attendance. They will partake in a special halftime ceremony.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for the evening. It is also "Senior Night" when the current Hawks' senior players and managers will be honored prior to the game.
The Hawks will then take on Xavier in a crucial Atlantic 10 battle beginning at 9 p.m. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.