Thirteen BC teams were recognized for their APR success. All of them deserve congratulations but for better or worse football's continued APR success is the most important. Not only is the team our largest and under the most scrutiny, but it also gives BC credibility nationally. Change is coming among the NCAA schools. Paying player, a split among the BCS-level programs and the smaller schools, or an entirely new organizing body are all ideas in play. The ACC is secure, so that helps us. Boston is a big TV market and that never hurts. And BC keeps graduating its football players. If a split happens and the leaders of the movement want to keep the concept of the student athlete alive, they will need programs like BC to come along, as we are in the minority in our ability to groom players on and off the field.
BC's last hope at a Big Man for this basketball recruiting class seems to be Swedish F/C Bill Magarity. His sister played a year at BC before transferring, so he has some familiarity with the school. I don't think Magarity is program changer but he is a nice insurance policy for our thin front line.
Phil Steele put Spiffy Evans on his preseason All America team as a Punt Returner.
ESPN thinks the ACC Network is a few years off at the earliest.