As Loyola-Chicago prepares for its big moment on the big stage, the New York Times published a must-read article on the deep connection between college basketball and Catholic universities. Because I am the son of Catholic college hoops school grad ("Go Bonnies"), I knew about many of the ties and reasons basketball thrived in the Catholic setting. For those who might not be as familiar, it touches on geography, demographics and even old CYO leagues.
BC is only mentioned as being one of two Catholic schools that still plays big-time football. For that reason, I think we will always be a Football school first, but our Catholic identity and history, combined with our ACC basketball ties and football cash, should lead to hoops success soon.