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Boston College sets a record in futility

Jim Christian, Ervin Meznieks

Boston College coach Jim Christian talks with forward Ervins Meznieks during the first half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)


Boston College made history on Saturday afternoon, as they become the first major conference team in more than 70 years to lose every league game in both football and basketball with a 66-50 loss to Clemson.

The last time that happened was Georgia during the 1943-44 season, and even then it was a result of an abbreviated schedule due to World War II.

This about sums it up:

The Eagles actually came pretty close to winning a pair of games during the basketball season. They nearly picked off North Carolina in Chestnut Hill in January, and just last week, they were up by one on N.C. State with 1.1 seconds left when they decided not to guard Maverick Rowan:

Was that as bad as this loss that the football team took? I’m not so sure:

So remember, sports fans, no matter how bad things are going for your team, at least you’re not a BC fan.

And for all you BC fans out there ... you’re welcome.