Boston College Goes Winless in Conference Play in Football and Basketball

Joe PantornoFeatured ColumnistMarch 5, 2016

LOUISVILLE, KY - FEBRUARY 6:  Head coach Jim Christian of the Boston College Eagles watches the action during the second half against the Louisville Cardinals at KFC Yum! Center on February 6, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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With a 66-50 loss against Clemson on Saturday, Boston College became the first major program to not register a win in basketball and football since World War II, per SportsCenter

ESPN broke the news that the Eagles were the first ACC team to accomplish the ignominious feat:

Boston College's hoops squad finished 0-18 in conference play, which it began with a loss to Duke on Jan. 2. The team's last win against an ACC squad came against Georgia Tech in the conference tournament on March 10, 2015.

The Eagles came agonizingly close to their first win of the conference season on March 2, but they lost 73-72 to North Carolina State on a buzzer-beat, as NC State Athletics shared:

Three of Boston College's conference games were decided by five points or fewer, including a 68-65 home loss to No. 9 North Carolina on Feb. 9.

During football season, the Eagles were 3-9 overall, but they lost all eight of their conference matchups. Boston College did, however, hold No. 9 Florida State to just 14 points. The problem was it couldn't score—something the Eagles also experienced three weeks later in a 3-0 loss to Wake Forest. Boston College also lost to Duke 9-7, Louisville 17-14 and Syracuse 20-17, with the Orange winning on a field goal as time expired.

While the Eagles couldn't have asked for a worse year, there is nowhere to go but up in 2016-17.  


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