It was the best of times (once).

It was the worst of times (now).

It isn’t even the Ides of March, nor Selection Sunday and the basketball seasons at Boston College and the University of Massachusetts are over.

The Eagles were a woeful 9-23, while the Minutemen were a more respectable, but still not acceptable 14-18. Over the past two seasons, the combined conference records of the two programs was 12-60.

Clearly, both programs, which had seen far better times in the not too distant past, are pointed in the wrong direction.
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