PHILADELPHIA (12/30/03) - A brand new season of Phil Martelli's HawkTalk kicks off on New Year's Day. Named by The Sporting News as the best college basketball coaches' show in the nation for its off-beat style, HawkTalk assumes a regular time slot this season on Thursday nights at 7:00 PM on Comcast SportsNet. The program can also be seen nationally this year on College Sports Television. Eight in-season editions will air this year, beginning with the season preview on January 1. The show then airs seven straight weeks on January 22 and 29; February 5, 12, 19 and 26; and March 4. CSTV will air the first edition of Hawk Talk on tape delay and then follow SportsNet's local telecast at 7:30 PM. SportsNet will also air Courtside, Saint Joseph's Women's Basketball Show at 2:00 PM on two Saturdays during the season, January 3 and February 14, both following Atlantic 10 Television Network Broadcasts of Hawk men's games. Courtside will also be aired on later dates by CSTV. Both shows are produced by the Saint Joseph's Sports Network in conjunction with CCI Communications in West Chester, Pa.