St. Bonaventure Bonnies Schedule
As the college basketball season heats up there is arguably no more exciting place
to be than inside Reilly Center, the home of the St. Bonaventure Bonnies basketball team. The Bonnies will be looking to improve
upon a middle of the pack finish in the Atlantic 10 last season that saw them finish 6-10 in conference play. Each year die
hard brown and white clad fans fill up Reilly Center to help cheer on the Bonnies to some big wins as they try to compile
a resume that will be good enough to earn them a return trip to the NCAA Tournament on Selection Sunday.
This year the
St. Bonaventure Bonnies will once again be facing off against all of the best teams in the A-10 at Reilly Center, including
the Virginia Commonwealth Rams, the La Salle Explorers, the St. Louis Billikens, the St. Joseph's Hawks, and more. Life in
the A-10 is never easy, and it has only grown more difficult with the addition of more quality teams in recent years, but
the Bonnies appear top have the talent to make some serious noise once conference play gets underway. Tickets to see the Bonnies
play at Reilly Center tend to sell quickly so be sure to get yours from StubHub as soon as possible.
The Bonnies have been playing intercollegiate basketball since 1902 and have made six trips to the
NCAA Tournament, most recently in 2012 when they were the A-10 Tournament champions. Last season the Bonnies struggled a bit,
finishing with a 6-10 A-10 record and an 18-156 overall record. They showed improvement over the s4ason and made it to the
A-10 Tournament semifinals before falling to Saint Joseph's. There is a lot of optimism heading into the 2014-2015 season
and this could well be the year that St. Bonaventure makes their return to the Big Dance.
St. Bonaventure Bonnies
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are members of the Atlantic 10 which has long been one of the truly
great conferences in the country. The A-10 had often been underrated by those not very familiar with college basketball but
with its addition of some new great teams in recent years it has become a conference that is impossible to overlook. There
are fourteen universities who participate in Atlantic 10 basketball: St. Louis, Virginia Commonwealth, George Washington,
Saint Joseph's, Massachusetts, Dayton, Richmond, La Salle, St. Bonaventure, Rhode Island, Duquesne, George Mason, Davidson,
and Fordham. There are several classic rivalries within the conference including the cross-town rivalry between La Salle and
Saint Joe's who are both former Big 5 members, the in-state rivalry between VCU and Richmond, and the "Battle of the Rams"
between Rhode Island and Fordham. With the recent additions of teams like Davidson, Virginia Commonwealth, and Saint Louis
look for new rivalries to develop within the conference as these teams continually to face off against one another several
times a year during A-10 play. If you are looking to see some top notch college basketball action, the Atlantic 10 is the
place to be. As the conference continues to grow and gain more and more national attention every team in the conference will
improve and not only make a mark on the conference but the national college hoops landscape.
a top college basketball game is one of the best experiences to be found in sports. Many of the top student athletes in the
world take the court in college basketball, when this is combined with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports there
is an atmosphere in the arena that cannot be found anywhere else. When you set foot in Reilly Center for a St. Bonaventure
Bonnies home basketball game this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening jump ball the fans get on their feet
and loudly cheer for their alma mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of end to end action, big time shots,
and clutch defensive stops. All of a sudden the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up
in yet another tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from your favorite
team lets loose a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the
Bonnies' side erupts after another big win and their fans exit of the arena in jubilation. The moment you leave Reilly Center
you will want to immediately start planning your next trip to the venue to cheer on the Bonnies.
their six trips to the NCAA Tournament the St. Bonaventure Bonnies have made it to the Sweet Sixteen three times, in 1961,
1968, and 1970. The 1970 St. Bonaventure team was the most successful team of all time in the NCAA Tournament and is so far
the only team in school history to make it to the Elite Eight and the Final Four.