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Brad Bates jumping right in at BC

When word got to Jerry York that his new boss wanted to be at Conte Forum to see Boston College’s ice hockey team raise its national championship banner before their season-opener, York wasn’t sure it was doable.

Brad Bates’s plate was full already. He was still getting his bearings in Boston after leaving Miami (Ohio) University to become the Eagles’ new athletic director. There were the endless meetings with students, faculty, administrators, alumni, donors, department heads.

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