Once again many BC teams had perfect APRs and overall the Athletic Department remains committed to graduating their athletes. I admire those athletes. Most are out of the spotlight and have huge time and travel commitments. They are all more disciplined and hard working than I was at the Heights. I also remain proud that throughout different administrations, BC remains committed to graduating its athletes. What bothers me about trumpeting our APR score is how hollow it is nation wide.
You have a program in UNC that created fake courses and grades -- yet were never punished -- talking up their APR. Florida State seemingly doesn't even try to graduate their players. I don't know whether to shake my head at them or admire that at least they are not pretending that Florida State football is anything other than a minor league.
I will keep standing on my soap box, but college sports needs to change and I want BC to lead the change. Graduating Boston College athletes is noble. But we also need to give them real compensation for the revenue they bring in. We can't just rest on the value of a diploma when so many of our opponents devalue the educational experience and are not even trying to educate these kids.