Monday, May 22, 2017

New alums owe BC Sports a "thank you"

Another batch of Eagles went from students to alumni Monday. Congratulations to all for their hard work and dedication. One thing that gets overlooked in all of our BC sports debate is what an incredible service Boston College Athletics provides to our alums. It is and instant and constant connection back to the community. It can be a reason to gather, to stay in touch, to commiserate and provide a great form of pride.

I know plenty of graduates didn't care about BC Sports while they were students. I hope that changes as alumni. For all that is wrong with college sports, there is still plenty right. For as frustrating as being a BC fan can be, it also provides so many exciting moments. And while all recent graduates applied to an elite national university, I hope you remember that sports did play an important part in building that national reputation. So many of our Catholic and Jesuit peers don't have the same recognition nor endowment because they didn't have big time sports as and branding and fund raising tool.

To the Class of 2017, continue to excel and keep rooting for the Eagles.

7 comments:

bceagle91 said...

If they didn't care about BC sports while they were at the Heights (and a whole lot of them didn't), why would they care after they leave? Maybe when we get good at football or basketball again, the bandwagon fans may hop back on, but I'm not sure. When I was teaching while the teams were good, there was a lot more positive energy on campus. Now, people just shake their heads at 6-48 in the ACC in their last 3 years on campus.

Goberry said...

I transferred to BC from a school that didn't have big time sports. Aside from the W's and L's, it matters. From the scholarship softball player in your Orgo class to the random guy you met at Shea and kept seeing in the Eagles Nest between classes, BC students benefit from the school's athletic identity every day. Having spent three years at BC after one at a school where the only affiliation one had to was one's fraternity, I continue to be grateful.

Guido said...

Very insightful post Goberry - Thank you for sharing !!!

Anne Marie Gahring said...

Coach Gambino has baseball on right track. Considering the FORTUNE WASTED ON SPAZDAZIO
GIVE ONE/THIRD THAT WRETCHED LOSER GETS AND LET GAMBINO TAKE BASEBAll to top 5 of ACC on
a regular basis.
YOU SAID IT "EVER TO EXCEL " THAT DOESN'T MEAN BE LOUSY TO MEDIOCRE !!!!!!
IF YOU THINK SPAZDAZIO WILL EVER BE MORE TAN MEDIOCRE I HAVE SWAMP LAND TO SELL YOU.
AS TJ HURLEY '85 STATED LET'S MAKE THE ECHOS RING AGAIN"

Jeremy Brooks said...

Congratulations your whole post wasn't all CAPS.

rothana oum said...

I like sports because sports bring me with the good health and more power strong!!! thank you for your post!!!



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