announced it. It brought back so many
memories of my gym, of where I spent so
many of my best times."
erally the final nail in the coffin, burying
forever the shame of the scandal.
the rear-view mirror," Helper said. "They
all paved the way so that none of the
kids going forward will have to hear
about it. It's now a memory."
media relations at St. Bonaventure.)
be revealed, and the Predators' home,
Bridgestone Arena, was a host site.
Of course, his 8-to-1 long shot came in.
Helper said from the pre-game party at
Bridgestone he helped organize for St.
Bonaventure, which had more fans in the
building than Florida State, a school 15 times
bigger. Bonnies' paraphernalia sold out in the
arena long before that of any other team.
doesn't exist at a lot of other schools," Helper
stop of their remarkable road trip -- all by car -- that also took them to four other tourney sites: Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Nashville and
Tallahassee. They live in suburban Baltimore. "I had so much faith in the Bonaventure tradition, I knew we'd be back," Stocker said.
Bridgestone or at Bailey's Pub at any given
moment. When the women were being
humbled by Notre Dame, that didn't stop
400 fans from serenading the team with
"We love Bona's" with 2 minutes to play.
doesn't matter that others don't get it.
We get it."
Helper realized the Women's Selection
Show was starting in a few minutes. He
opened the gobonnies.com web stream.