From the Desk of the AD: The Meaning of Postseason
Nov. 18, 2013
The weekend of November 15-17, 2013:
I often hear reporters ask students and coaches the meaning of earning a postseason invitation and the typical cliché response is: "It means everything!"
Everything? Doesn't that seem a bit dramatic and exaggerated?
Why is a postseason so important? Why do they say it means everything?
We compete to win! Through the process of learning how to win, students acquire a knowledge that will serve them forever. In the hands of a talented coach who develops an athletic curriculum and employs noble pedagogy, winning transcends experience in formational ways. That is why winning with integrity will always be a focal objective for BC Athletics - winning is developmental, and earning a postseason invitation is symbolic of a winning season.
Beyond student formation, winning also promotes the University, creates momentum for other programs, contributes to recruiting, generates media attention, and provides opportunities for Eagle nation to gather together and experience new regions and cultures. Ultimately, the postseason is a reward for a body of work over the course of a regular season that allows the privilege of representing the Boston College community.
But the postseason is merely the beginning of the second season. Enjoy the invitation but don't ever be satisfied! Now the fun starts.
Ever to Excel