John Smallwood has been on our staff since 1994. He began as the beat writer for Villanova University basketball and was promoted to columnist in 1995. He has won several awards while covering the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals, Final Four, World Cup and Olympics.

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Penn State hockey collapses for a 4-4 tie with Princeton

Penn State led by three goals late in the second period, but the Tigers fought back to get the draw.

Villanova’s Mary Gedaka is making a smooth transition from valuable sixth woman to valuable starter

Last season's Big East Sixth Woman of the Year is now starting and leading the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding.

Jared Bynum not considered a freshman by Saint Joseph’s

The first-year point guard is starting and thriving for the Hawks. "The sky is really the limit for him,” one teammate says.

Kimble scores 22 as St. Joe’s rolls past Princeton, 92-82

Fresh Kimble was scoreless in the first half. He heated up in a hurry.

La Salle loses 92-79 to Bucknell and remains winless for the season

After nine games, Explorers coach Ashley Howard is still looking for his first win.

How Temple’s December Big 5 win could matter a lot in March

A big second half leads the Owls to a comeback victory.

Matt Guokas Jr. has finally retired after a lifetime in basketball | Where are they now?

The former St. Joe's and 76ers player went on to be a TV analyst, a head coach in the NBA, and most recently a high school coach in Florida.

Leading, not scoring, is what Lamarr Kimble does best for St. Joe’s

The captain's job is to figure out and then get the Hawks to do what is necessary to win the game.

Phil Martelli gets emotional about final Big 5 matchup against Fran Dunphy

The longtime coaches likely will conclude their Big 5 rivalry Saturday at St. Joe's.

Fresh Kimble scores a career-high 31 to lead St. Joseph’s past UIC

The Hawks ended a three-game losing streak with a win over the Flames.