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Podcast: Inside the Training Room of Bona's Basketball

April 4, 2018

In our April 4 podcast, TAPinto Greater Olean reporter Keely Fresh speaks with Seth Tisdale, the St. Bonaventure University men’s basketball team athletic trainer. They discuss his responsibilities, typical training room practices and the behind-the-scenes of keeping Bona’s basketball out on the floor. 

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Former Oiler and SBU Baseball Player Offers Inside View of Spring Training

What is it like to be a player at spring training?

Spring training is a time when players from all 30 MLB organizations come to fight for spots on rosters and potentially a chance at fulfilling their dream of playing in the big leagues.  One of these players who received this opportunity is former Olean Oiler and St. Bonaventure University pitcher Aaron Phillips.

His first spring ...

Former Olean Oilers Peterson and Phillips Prepare for Regular Season After First Spring Training

Former Olean Oilers Aaron Phillips and Cole Peterson hope to take their play to the next level in the upcoming season baseball season. 

The two athletes, both former St. Bonaventure University baseball players, are wrapping up their first spring training seasons as professional  ballplayers. 

Peterson, a shortstop, got his chance to suit up in Major ...

Congressman Lauds Bonnies for Historic Basketball Season

Rep. Tom Reed gave praise Tuesday to the St. Bonaventure Bonnies and other teams from Upstate New York for their accomplishments in the NCAA Tournament.

“Kudos to the St. Bonaventure team as well as the University of Buffalo and Syracuse," Reed said during his weekly media call with reporters.

Reed, who represents the Greater Olean area in Congress, ...

Bonnies Return to Campus After NCAA Tournament

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY -- Fans braved the cold Friday night to welcome the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team home.

The Bonnies and the team's traveling party arrived at Buffalo-Niagara International Airport at abot 7:30 p.m. and traveled to campus in two busses, which left them to behind the Reilly Center.

St. Bonaventure, which finished the season with a record 26 ...

Bonnies Fall to Florida, Ending Historic Season

DALLAS – There’s a reason it’s called March Madness. In the past six days, the Bonnies traveled from St. Bonaventure to Washington D.C., to Dayton, Ohio, and finally, to Dallas, Texas, all while playing four games.

On Tuesday night in Dayton, the team earned its first NCAA tournament win in 48 years. The Bonnies, however, were not as successful on the court during ...

Bonnies, Gators Rematch During 2018 March Madness Round of 64 in Dallas

DALLAS – They say everything is bigger in Texas. In terms of what tonight’s game means for the St. Bonaventure Bonnies, this saying couldn’t be any truer.

Coming off Tuesday night’s 65-58 victory over UCLA, the Bonnies earned their first NCAA tournament win since 1970 and punched their ticket to Dallas.

With a loser-goes-home situation eminent, the Bonnies look to ...

It's Bona's vs. UCLA, But How Do the Cities of Olean and Los Angeles Match Up?

As the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team prepares to square off against the University of California at Los Angeles in the opening games of the NCAA Tournament, the TAPinto Greater Olean staff has compiled a list of off-the-court comparisons between the Greater Olean area and the city of angels:

The City of Los Angeles has a population of nearly 4 million. The City of ...

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Mary Wilson, Widow of Late Buffalo Bills Founding Owner to Keynote Women and Girls in Sports Day Celebration at St. Bonaventure

April 16, 2018

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Philanthropist and former tennis coach Mary Wilson will be the keynote speaker at St. Bonaventure University’s Women and Girls in Sports Day on April 26. 

The widow of Buffalo Bills founding owner Ralph Wilson Jr., Wilson will discuss “Leading the Way” with girls from 21 high schools across the region who will attend the annual event that ...