Episode 19: Are You Afraid of the Bonnies?
SBUnfurled and Friends is back after a week full of mayhem on and off the court. Lil Bona X and SBUnfurled break down the Holmes and Adaway show that was the Bonnies win over St. Joe's that was played at an awkward time (3:14). Then, George Washington superfan Ryan Puleo joins the guys to explain himself as to why the Colonials only took a 48-hour pause to cancel their trip to Olean (10:26). He also talks about who has the most mayhem in the Atlantic 10 and why GW's head coach has unusual PPE. The guys also get you ready for the Fordham and Duquesne games this week after those two played a very bad game against each other over the weekend (18:21). Finally, with the NFL showing a playoff game on Nickelodeon, they talk about what A10 basketball would look like on Nick (32:07). This is especially for the 90s kids, as they also talk about who in the A10 reminds them of Nick characters.
January 11, 2021
Episode 18: Bonnies Scoop the Spiders
SBUnfurled and Friends is back after a Christmas break for the first episode of 2021! SBUnfurled and Lil Bona X talk about if Mark Schmidt will go to Boston College and a certain jump shot hit by Kyle Lofton at Richmond (1:53). They also talk about how Justin Winston's departure has affected the Bonnies, including the loss at Rhode Island, as well as how other players have stepped up since then (14:32). The guys are joined by Noah Goldberg from the Spider Scoop podcast on ESPN Richmond (25:23). They get his instant reaction to the crushing defeat for his Spiders, don't worry, no tears were shed. They also talk about what the first game could show about the return matchup at the Reilly Center in a few weeks and where both teams stand in the early part of the Atlantic 10 season. Finally, SBUnfurled and Lil Bona X preview the Bonnies games against St. Joseph's and George Washington (48:27). They may seem like easy home wins at first, but there could be a couple tricky matchups.
January 04, 2021
Episode 17: Airing of Grievances About SUNY-Amherst
SBUnfurled and Friends is back after the first two Bonnies games were not only successfully played, but ended in two Bona wins! Lil Bona X and SBUnfurled have a complete breakdown of the Bonnies' wins over Akron and Hofstra (2:42). They also talk about what it felt like watching the first Reilly Center basketball game without fans (20:17). The guys the shift to the final (?) game of the nonconference schedule against the SUNY-Amherst Bulls (20:17). They give you a preview of how the Bonnies match up with them and debate if this has become a rivalry (26:01). Finally, we take your questions about the growth of some of the new players on the team (40:44).
December 21, 2020
Episode 16: SBUnfurled's Christmas Vacation
SBUnfurled and Friends is back with what we hope is finally our first pregame preview podcast of the 2020-21 Bonnies season! Lil Bona X and SBUnfurled break down how the Bonnies matchup with the St. Francis (PA) Red Flash (5:48). They also discuss what's expected to be a huge showdown at point guard between the Bonnies and Akron Zips. The guys also talk about what it will be like in the Reilly Center with only virtual or cardboard fans (26:01). They also take some of your hard-hitting questions (32:46). Finally, it's the first Final Forecast of the season and it's a warm one (37:13)!
December 10, 2020
Episode 15: Office Hours with The Professor
SBUnfurled and Friends is back after COVID-19 forces the Bonnies to pause their season. Lil Bona X and SBUnfurled react to the cancelation of the Bonnies' trip to Mohegan Sun and what games they could end up playing in December (1:44). Bonnies legend Andrew Nicholson joins the guys to talk about his time at Bonaventure, the NBA and China (11:26). Drew also talks about making great TikTok videos in quarantine and the 2012 Atlantic 10 title run (24:52). They also talk about possibly playing on The Brown and White TBT squad and how he's getting ready to resume playing basketball in China (36:10).
November 24, 2020
Episode 14: A Schedule for Captain Beer's Birthday
We finally have an Atlantic 10 schedule and with only 2 weeks to spare before the season begins! Lil Bona X and SBUnfurled talk about how Mark Schmidt drops some Woj bombs of his own by revealing some nonconference opponents at A10 Media Day (3:23). Then, the guys go through some of the good and the bad in the Bonnies' conference schedule (10:40). The guys also talk about fans being locked out of the Reilly Center for the foreseeable future and who we most want to have as a cutout in the stands (20:24). That's when Captain Beer makes his return for a sequel to talk about campus life in the Bona Bubble and how he'll cope with not going to games (25:09). He also tells us what he's looking forward to seeing out of the Brown and White this season, as well as how his 21st birthday celebration went (31:34). Finally, some breaking news about new Bonnies uniforms (35:53).
November 12, 2020
Episode 13: Now Boarding Flight 33
SBUnfurled and Friends is excited that we finally have a Bonnies basketball schedule! Ok, we only know 3 games, but it's something! The guys talk about SBU's opponents in Bubbleville. They also talk turkey and how the Bonnies will play their first game on Thanksgiving Day in program history. (15:34) The guys are joined by Jalen Adaway, who's getting ready to finally play for the Brown and White after a redshirt season. (18:27) Adaway talks about his awesome sideline celebrations and his playing style. (23:41) Adaway and the guys also talk about why he chose St. Bonaventure when transferring and his passion for designing clothes (27:30). Finally, SBUnfurled and Lil Bona X talk about the Bonnies changes of winning... the election? (34:04)
November 02, 2020
Episode 12: Joe Lunardi Enters the Bona Bubble
SBUnfurled and Friends is back from summer vacation/quarantine/unrest/whatever you want to call it and ready for the 2020-21 Bonnies basketball season! We are joined by Joe Lunardi, a St. Joseph's Hawk who invented Bracketology. SBUnfurled and Lil Bona X discuss the limited hints of what the Bonnies' schedule will look like (2:29). We also answer some fan questions about yetis and conspiracy theories. (7:55) Joe Lunardi joins us to talk about the infamous 2016 snub and OUAnon (12:19). Lunardi also discusses what scheduling, seeding and tournament resumes will look like during a pandemic-altered season (20:54). Lunardi also talks about new NCAA transfer rules, his most memorable trip to the Reilly Center, golfing with Mark Schmidt and his outlook for the Bonnies this season (26:34). The guys then talk about which Bonnies would make the best WWE characters (46:00). Finally, some inside information into what the SBU depth chart could look like on opening night (49:26).
October 22, 2020
Episode 11: Shoon's Secret Stuff
SBUnfurled and Friends is back with someone who needs no introduction, Bonnies center Osun Osunniyi! We start off by breaking down the awesome 2021 Charleston Classic that SBU will play in (2:34). Osun joins us to talk about how he has developed his game since the coronavirus lockdowns and what it was like to have the Atlantic 10 tournament canceled hours before SBU's first game (8:16). He also discusses why he chose Bonaventure and how he's joined by players from his prep school of Putnam Science Academy (16:07). Osun also shares his feelings in the wake of the George Floyd protests (21:13), as well as what he learned from meeting the 1970 Final Four team. Finally, he talks about what it's like living at Bona's, which player messes with coach Schmidt the most and what he learns from Schmidt (29:03). SBUnfurled also breaks down the coronavirus changes to The Basketball Tournament and the Bona alumni team's chances of making the field (36:32). We also announce how you can see Bonnies teams from several different eras compete against each other this summer (51:19).
June 09, 2020
Episode 10: Quarantined with SBU's Director of Basketball Operations
SBUnfurled and Friends is back in quarantine with Matt Pappano, who's the director of basketball operations for St. Bonaventure, to reflect on parts of last season, along with the future of the Bonnies. On this episode, we discuss a potentially exciting nonconference home game against Yale, along with how last year's Toronto game against Rutgers happened (1:36). We also talk about the Bonnies will (hopefully) go to the U.S. Virgin Islands in November for the Paradise Jam Tournament (9:13). We also ask Pappano about how the Bonnies would be affected if the Atlantic 10 follows other conferences and has a 20-game schedule (13:36). We also discuss Gannonfest and how everyone's favorite D1 vs. D2 game happened (18:02). Pappano also talks about how coach Schmidt's recruiting has changed over the years and some future impacts from proposed transfer rules (22:46). We also reflect on the awesome 100th anniversary celebration against Hofstra (30:26). There's also some jersey talk, including some news about old and new jerseys for SBU (35:06). We also talk about the future of the Canisius and Niagara rivalries, along with the Bonnies future in the new Atlantic 10-Mountain West Challenge (39:12). Finally, we think of some creative ways a team live St. Bonaventure can fill a nonconference schedule in today's college basketball landscape (46:50).
May 05, 2020
Episode 9: Coronaventure Emergency
We didn't want to have to put this out on the Friday of A10s, but here we are... We guide you through why this happens, what this means for the A10 and what NBC Sports will show in the A10's absence...
March 13, 2020
Episode 8: Atlantic 10 Tournament Extravaganza Pt. 2
We finish up our Atlantic 10 Tournament extravaganza with plenty of great guests to get you ready for Brooklyn! BonaCommenter, SBUnfurled and WestEndStench debate best places to eat on the way to NYC, as well as if George Mason or St. Joseph's will be a tougher Thursday opponent (2:20). Zac Miller from Saint Louis returns with an awesome story about the not-so-awesome Billikens 2019 A10 title (7:14). Ryan Puleo from George Washington somehow brings even more mayhem to our podcast (14:30). Tyler from 3 Bid League helps us talk Fordham, St. Joe's, VCU and why the Bonnies are his Barclays dark horse (22:16). BonaCommenter and SBUnfurled rock the house with a musical performance in an post-apocalyptic, coronavirus-ravaged New York City (34:43). We actually found a La Salle fan! GipperGrove talks Explorers, Gritty and basketballs at La Salle's arena going into bathrooms (38:26). Curry Hicks Sage from UMass tells us about the Minutemen's bright future and a highly anticipated high-speed rail project (46:09). Sully from Dayton's Blackburn Review joins us to talk about the Flyers' inevitable domination, our Woj interview and if he'd rather face SLU or SBU (54:05). Finally, SBUnfurled lets you know how much the weather could change in Brooklyn and what effect that will have on the games inside the Barclays Center (1:05:14).
March 10, 2020
Episode 7: Atlantic 10 Tournament Extravaganza Pt. 1
We have a two-part extravaganza to get you ready for the 2020 Atlantic 10 Tournament! We'll have representatives from all 13 other A10 teams! BonaCommenter and SBUnfurled discuss the Bonnies' loss at St. Louis that cost SBU the double-bye, as well as their chances in Brooklyn (2:45). We're joined by several fellow A10 podcasters and fans, including Petey Buckets from George Mason (11:43), our likely 2nd round opponent. Also on this episode are the guys from the Spider Scoop podcast from Richmond (21:58), The Bluff Blog from Duquesne (30:06), RhodyRampage from URI (46:29), and Grant Labedz from Davidson (53:01). We also hear from the Bona's NYC alumni chapter about the special pregame spot for Bonnies fans before our A10 games (40:59). The rest of the A10 will be coming up in part 2!
March 09, 2020
Episode 6: Gateway to the Double Bye
It's the last episode of SBUnfurled and Friends before the Atlantic 10 tournament! Mark Schmidt refuses to suspend the Bonnies campaign after a Super Tuesday surge (0:00). BonaCommenter and SBUnfurled talk about the differences between Bonaventure's loss at La Salle and win at home vs. St. Joe's (3:58). We answer some of your Twitter questions about the path to an at-large bid and which A10 coaches Schmidt could beat in arm wrestling (8:30). The guys are joined by Zac Miller from the St. Louis Billikens podcast called "The House That Rick Built." We discuss Tyler Relph's dominating 2008 performance at SLU (14:08). Miller talks about what makes the Billikens stand out in the matchup with the Bonnies (19:10). They also bond over injury woes and hatred for Duquesne (26:32). Finally, it seems like a mixed bag of weather across the A10 for the final weekend of the regular season (36:25).
March 05, 2020
Episode 5: It's Always Empty in Gola Arena
It's our fifth episode of SBUnfurled and Friends, and there are only three games left before Brooklyn. Bona Commenter and SBUnfurled talk about our chances to get a double-bye and 3-seed after a win against Richmond and loss to Duquesne. The guys also go into detail about what happened and went wrong against the Dukes (3:28). Differences between our performances against Richmond and Duquesne are explored, as well as some free throw shooting woes (14:47). We talk about 80's Weekend and Bona Commenter and Captain Beer quiz current Bona students on 80's trivia (19:53). A Banned Wagoner infiltrates our phone lines with a web link as we try to break down double bye scenarios (26:39), and we talk about how parts of the bracket could shake out in Brooklyn (31:39). We get into our next game against La Salle (34:20) and also have a TBT update, as well as our Final Fourcast for the weekend's A10 games (39:52).
February 27, 2020
Episode 4: 80s Weekend with Woj
For 80s Weekend, we're joined by Adrian Wojnarowski, the best NBA reporter in the world and St. Bonaventure class of 1991! BonaCommenter and SBUnfurled try to explain what exactly happened to the Bonnies in Davidson's huge blowout win in the Reilly Center (2:31). The guys ask Woj about his time at Bona's, watching basketball and going to downtown Allegany (8:42). He also talks about his favorite SBU basketball memory and breaks down the current team (14:18). Woj also talks about how he watches Bonnies basketball courtside at NBA game and lets everyone at ESPN know where he went to school (21:37). A surprise guest joins after Woj to talk about the "Fire Chris Mooney" billboards (33:09). The guys talk about the keys to shutting down Richmond (36:20). A caller joins in to defend Jon Rothstein in the "LESS with MORE" debate (45:39). Finally, an Unfinished Dreams sequel that's definitely worth losing your money over (51:08).
February 20, 2020
Episode 3: Dear Tooch, You Ain't Calling
We're joined by Atlantic 10 commentator Matt Martucci of Stadium and ESPN+ on this Valentine's Day edition. We'll hear some romantic advice from "Jon Rothstein" (0:00) and we break down the big Bonnies win at Duquesne (4:04). Martucci joins the guys for a great interview, starting with a breakdown of St. Bonaventure's win at St. Joe's (8:36). He also talks about the best places to hang in western New York and all over the A10 (14:10). Martucci talks about meeting his new on-air partner, former La Salle coach Dr. John Giannini (23:55). He also talks about getting a cool opportunity to call Muay Thai and powerlifting (36:45), as well as a great explanation of The Basketball Tournament (42:40). SBUnfurled and BonaCommenter preview the Friday night primetime game against Davidson (54:41) and we laugh at one A10 team, despite a frigid forecast for Olean (59:25).
February 13, 2020
Episode 2: Stone Cold Beer Hat Man
On the second episode of SBUnfurled and Friends, find out which 80s sitcom star looks like Duquesne coach Keith Dambrot. We break down two comfortable wins for the Bonnies (4:07). A caller claiming to have the coronavirus infiltrates the podcast (9:25). Beer Hat Man enters the ring and we interview the major face of the Wolfpack (11:27). We break down the big rivalry at Duquesne (20:53) and SBUnfurled uncovers some Super Bowl-style prop bets for it (26:04). We also talk next Tuesday's game at St. Joe's (31:53) and give you a weather forecast for indoor games (34:41).
February 06, 2020
Episode 1: Welch's Jungle Juice
On the debut episode of SBUnfurled and Friends, we discuss how the Bonnies somehow covered in an OT win at Fordham and we also ask if Duquesne fans are for real (6:14). The guys take a look back at the loss to Rhode Island and make observations about student sections (8:08). We also get ready for a couple games against Georges Mason and Washington, but really focus on how alumni weekend falls on Super Bowl weekend (15:05). Story time with SBUnfurled about parallels between The Joker and Seinfeld (23:05). We also take a few minutes to reflect on the death of Kobe and his daughter Gianna (30:55). SBUnfurled also has a forecast for a bunch of indoor basketball game (34:00). We also announce the newest player to commit to St. Bonaventure's TBT team (36:25).
January 30, 2020