(An outsiders musings about goings on at Boston College, aka The Heights)
The exit polls from around the country were not encouraging. In Hartford, Ct., the Boston College women’s basketball team opened its 2016-17 season against an America East team, Hartford, with a 65-56 loss.
In Chestnut Hill, the Boston College men’s basketball team opened its season against a Southland Conference team, Nicholls State, with a 79-73 loss.
In Tallahassee, Florida, the Boston College football team was again struggling in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 45-7 loss to Florida State.
The question must be raised: Is it time for BC to do more than shrug off an athletic embarrassment and do something about it, which would be a switch from what seems to be the university stance: If it’s broke, don’t fix it (or at least not right away)?
If these were one game speed bumps, the margin of error factor in any long season could be included.
But this is Boston College. Every season these days is a long one in the so called revenue producing sports.
But there is more, much more. Revenue is down, interest level is even lower–in a true evaluation statement of the state of the men’s basketball programs, neither the Boston Globe nor the Boston Herald staffed the Eagles loss to Nicholls State, neither paper gave the game more than a few paragraphs of space.
And NO ONE–or very few people outside of a small core group of loyalists–seems to care. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.