BC knows it's in a pro market

Updated: June 24, 2011, 3:20 PM ET
By Jack McCluskey | Special to ESPNBoston.com

Gene DeFilippo suffers no delusions. The longtime Boston College athletic director knows his school's place in the Boston sports scene: securely in the middle ground, behind the city's popular and productive professional teams but ahead of the smaller college squads.

"When you have the Bruins playing for the Stanley Cup, and the Celtics have just won a championship several years ago, the Patriots have won three Super Bowls and the Red Sox have won two world championships in '04 and '07, ...

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