About

2013 SJU (23)Saint Joseph’s University has always been a school with a very strong basketball tradition.  54th Airbone was established in 2010 and its goal is to be the extra push of spirit and enthusiasm that will lead our Hawks to victory.  54th Airbone resides behind the basket in Hagan Arena during every single men’s and women’s basketball game.  No matter the outcome of the game, we never stop cheering on our Hawks, because The Hawk Will Never Die!

Men’s Basketball

Atlantic 10 Championships:  1981, 1982, 1986, 1997, 2014

NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2014

Final Four Appearances:  1961

Elite Eight Appearances:  1961, 1981, 2004

Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  1961, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1981, 1997, 2004

NIT Tournaments Appearances:  1956, 1958,1964, 1972, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2013

NIT Championship Appearances:  2005

Retired Numbers:

  • 4:  George Senesky, Jim Lynam, Paul Senesky, and Bill Oakes
  • 14:  Jameer Nelson
  • 30:  Cliff Anderson
  • 44:  Mike Bantom

Women’s Basketball

Atlantic 10 Championships:  1997, 1999, 2013

NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2013, 2014

 

NIT Tournaments Appearances:  1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012

Retired Numbers:

  • 10:  Susan Moran
  • 44:  Dale Hodges