(An outsiders musings about BC, aka The Heights)

It has been a quiet winter at The Heights. The Boston College football team is getting ready to start spring practice, with a sense of optimism generated by the end of the season three game winning streak and bowl victory.

The basketball team is again mired in the depths of the ACC standings, headed to another losing season, with the only positive vibes generated because the Eagles’ have been more competitive in a losing streak, which is now at 10 games and counting. This all but guarantees the Eagles will  be again done with their season by the Ides of March.

Even the Eagles’ gold standard, Coach Jerry York’s men’s hockey team, has dropped into second tier status as a national hockey power.

This is not to suggest that there is tranquility at BC. The questions of direction for the athletic department remain. Athletic Director Brad Bates continues to operate in what almost everyone thinks are his final months as the Eagles’ AD, working from the shadows, quietly doing his job. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.