April 4, 2011
PHILADELPHIA - The 56th Annual Men's Basketball Awards Banquet will be held on Sunday, April 10, in Hagan Arena. The brunch and awards program will begin at noon. Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel of St. Joseph at 11 a.m.
In addition to honoring the current 2010-11 Hawks, the 1980-81 Saint Joseph's team will be inducted into the SJU Men's Basketball Hall of Fame.
The 1980-81 squad went 25-8 and is most remembered for defeating top-ranked DePaul in the NCAA Tournament and reaching the Elite Eight. Jim Lynam, the head coach of that squad, will be in attendance at the banquet along with players Jeffery Clark, Tony Costner and John Smith, to name a few.
Tickets for the banquet are $30 and can be reserved by contacting Clare Ariano at 610-660-1706 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.