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Hawks buzz has already begun at Saint Joseph's
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It's becoming more and more quaint in modern, football-driven college athletics, but there's still such a thing as a basketball school. Saint Joseph's University, up on Philadelphia's Main Line, with a rich hardwood tradition that has translated well into modern times, most certainly is one.

Early fall is different at basketball schools. Unencumbered by the immediate, overwhelming pull of football, there is room to breathe. Basketball ultimately takes its place, but anticipation typically builds like a slow boil. When school begins, there's more than a month to go until official practice, two until the season actually tips. The sport starts more as discussion point than passion play, unless something special is in the air;

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