LOTS of money being spent on hoops recruits in the SEC. That conference obviously has years of knowledge of how to skirt around NCAA rules (or just not care about them because they are clearly above the law) from shady football recruiting practices.Great points Dooley. Maybe spread a bunch of future NCAA bets on Bama and Clemson!
We’ve caught some big tuna in the past.LOTS of money being spent on hoops recruits in the SEC. That conference obviously has years of knowledge of how to skirt around NCAA rules (or just not care about them because they are clearly above the law) from shady football recruiting practices.
I'm actually kind of surprised that the Big 10 monsters - Michigan & OSU - aren't spending SEC money on recruits yet. Illinois has gotten into the game a bit. Actually now that I think about it, Rutgers would be a great school to funnel some of their mountain of cash to top hoops recruits.
I wish we'd catch more tuna. We still operate as if APR is more important than anything else. I guess that happens when we're the only school in the history of APR to be held accountable for it.We’ve caught some big tuna in the past.
But they only hopped on bored cuz they loved the campus and the metro Storrs area
I've got another thing that's good about it! AS much as we (UConn) have been damaged by the conference abominations, BC's timing arguably caused greater long-term damage. The fact that they joined the ACC & became irrelevant just as Boston's pro sports teams embarked on an unprecedented run of success has doomed fan interest for decades to come!The thing about BC's slide that has been good?
It may discourage further forays into NE...
The ACC should never have gone there...but, thanks to Dr. Shalala.
College hockey definitely has the most loyal, into-it followers of any college sport that Boston is otherwise oblivious to. But that's more hockey culture than anything else (not unique to Boston) and also, not incidentally due to the fact that hockey culture & practicality (practicality arguably part of hockey culture) enables immunity to the conference apocalypse virus.Except the Beanpot. That gets a passing mention on the day it happens.
And let's not forget their crowning Big East achievement on the way out...losing to a mediocre Syracuse team at home, when a win gives them the BCS bowl repping the conference. That was a truly pathetic choke job. The name Diamond Ferri will be forever regarded in Chestnut Hill with the same disdain as Gen. Sherman's name is in Georgia.Boston College was never really very relevant in the Big East.
BC, in football, never represented the conference in a bowl as champion...
...they ran up a string of 11 straight losses to Miami while in the BE...was 3-9 vs VT and 3-8 vs WVU.
For two years in the early 80's ('83-84) was when BC seemed to be relevant....culminating in their Flutie led Miracle in Miami in '84.
The Flutie legend made for great public conciousness...but Boston College was pretty much over by 1993 and the Big East.
A great hoops town and no NBA competition.There are a group of folks who think the Big East still has Syrecuse West Virginia Pitt and Louisville. Just not us. For them the St Johns job is obviously better. Then there is the group that thinks somehow that New York is a college sports town. They think St Johns is better. Then the guys who are just New York State of mind guys. The final group is the guys who didn’t realize it isn’t 1957 anymore. Everyone else gets that Cincinatti is a much better gig. Not even close. Accessible to Chicago and Indiana for recruiting. Big hoop town. Very nice city with lots of great institutions. Even a local rivalry.