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Bonablog’s Spring/Summer Break

Thanks for visiting us this year, we hope to see everyone (and more folks) back here in the fall for year two.

After chronicling every game, every high and low from the 2015-2016 season we are officially ready to move into “off-season” mode here at the Bona Blog.

Like the team this season, we had a great year. We hit record numbers in terms of visitors, views and Twitter followers. We shattered our figures from a year ago and there’s no doubt the team’s success helped fuel that change. We got up more posts than ever before and generated more users comments and feedback than we’ve ever seen. We got to watch a lot of great games, saw the team win their first ever share of an A10 title and then ultimately have their hearts broken (along with their fans) on Selection Sunday.

It was certainly a season that saw the highest of highs and the lowest of lows in terms of emotions. Either way, it was a season no Bonnies fan will ever forget. We will greatly miss seniors Dion Wright and Marcus Posley, and will have incredible memories of the “Big 3” and forever recall how they outperformed nearly everyone’s expectations this season. Despite the gut-wrenching end of the season this ride was a great one from start to finish. The guys played their hearts out and they made all of us proud as hell.

We enjoyed every recap, preview, stat take, podcast, photo and news story we broke. I think my favorite “blog” memory from this year will certainly be Vinny’s tremendous article on Greg Sanders and pushing for his jersey to be hung in the rafters of the RC. We are very hopeful that Mr. G’s #53 will be raised next fall; we hope to be there and maybe to meet him. 

So what does the off-season mean to us, and to you the reader?

It means we will have limited, and sporadic coverage of the team from now until the fall. We will have some more wrap up posts, maybe a podcast every now and then and will cover any recruiting or transfer news (we hope none of that). Should Mark Schmidt’s name continue to be brought up in coaching openings we will cover that as well.

Essentially, we’ll still be here (and be sure to follow us on Twitter for more quick hitting context/news @bonablog) but we won’t be posting every day, or even every week; rather when news breaks or when the mood strikes us. As much as we love blogging about the team we need to recharge the batteries and that means stepping back. 

We hope that you have enjoyed reading our content this season and feel that we’ve made strides since last year. We will continue to think of ways to improve in order to deliver you all the best Bonaventure basketball content on the internet. We appreciate all of the support and continue to ask that you spread the name of our site to fellow fans and alums.

Finally, one of our biggest offseason goals is to secure our first bit of advertising money. If you think you could assist us in anyway please email Shane directly at [email protected] We are hoping to generate some money in order to improve the site and our coverage heading into 2016-2017. Additionally, we are always considering adding writers to the mix, and will likely need another student contributor or two next season. Anyone who has a deep interest in recruiting would also be a welcome addition. Please email me at [email protected] for any of those inquiries. 

Thanks again for all your support and as always, Go Bonnies!

Thanks for the season guys.

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A member of the class of 2008, Nolan spent four years as a student assistant with the program. He has written professionally for such outlets as espn.com/insider, Athlon Sports Magazines, Cox Sports Online and Blue Ribbon Previews. Ian was named one of the “140 Personalities to Follow in College Basketball” on twitter by The Sporting News.