New Book Release From No Frills Buffalo Focuses On St. Bonaventure Basketball | News
“SNUBBED: A Basketball Season of Triumph, Crisis and Despair at St. Bonaventure University,” written by veteran journalist Brian Toolan, is the latest release from the No Frills Buffalo publishing company.
Toolan is a veteran journalist who worked for 43 years as a reporter and a ranking editor in the newspaper industry. Positions he has held include sports editor and managing editor of the Philadelphia Daily News, business editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, editor and senior vice president of the Hartford Courant and national editor of the Associated Press. He was editor of the Courant when it won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of a murderous rampage at the headquarters of the Connecticut Lottery. Toolan also directed coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings and the Minneapolis bridge collapse while at the Associated Press. He currently resides in New Hope, Pa.
On almost any city street or in a bar or waiting for your flight to be called, mention St. Bonaventure University and someone will likely say basketball. For 96 seasons, men’s basketball has been an ambassador for the tiny Franciscan school tucked away in an inconvenient place called Olean. The university is so much more than basketball, but the game, and the Bonnies’ storied history, has been the school’s gilt-edged calling card. Much of that was threatened as the 2015-16 season approached. Slumping enrollment created a financial crisis. Difficult decisions had to be made. Dropping the athletics program to the small-college level was a possibility. “SNUBBED: A Basketball Season of Triumph, Crisis and Despair at St. Bonaventure University,” is a chronicle of challenges, soaring performances, high hopes and crushed dreams. It is an account of daring to be great bookended by an existential threat and NCAA big-footers. It is a basketball story, and more.
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