Team preview: St. Bonaventure

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 19, 2004, 6:03 PM ET
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Second-year St. Bonaventure coach Anthony Solomon has never kidded himself about the enormity of the rebuilding task he has on his hands. When he took over, the Bonnies were the brunt of a number of late-night talk-show jokes for using an ineligible player (junior college transfer Jamil Terrell) with a welding certificate and then refusing to finish their 2002-03 regular season after punishment was handed down by the Atlantic 10.

No wonder Solomon calls the challenge of restoring the lost honor to the school's basketball program "battling the monster."