A third of the way through ACC play, BC is off to its best start since the 2010-11 season. So how similar are the Eagles to that 21-win Steve Donahue team?
BC had topped three No. 1 teams before Saturday, but never at home. By defeating Duke, it showed students, fans, and the world of college basketball that it can, not only hang with, but also beat any team in the nation.
BC’s annual IRS Form 990 shows that men’s basketball head coach Jim Christian received about the same as Steve Donahue, while Jerry York’s salary jumped over a million.
BC paid Steve Addazio 57 percent more than his predecessor, Frank Spaziani, in 2013. Brad Bates also received a salary increase in comparison to former AD Gene DiFilippo.
For men’s basketball, short term success is the focus, instead of a long term utopia.