Holy Cross: Patriots head coach Bill Belichick pulling for Crusaders on Saturday

December 9, 2022

The Patriots have a pretty important game to worry about this Monday night, but in the meantime, head coach Bill Belichick will be watching the Holy Cross playoff game on Saturday. Belichick’s daughter Amanda is of course the head women’s lacrosse coach, so the HC of the NEP has some pretty strong feelings about the school. Plus, head coach Bob Chesney and Belichick – among others on the staff –…


Recruiting: Carson Harwood commits to URI

December 6, 2022

Catholic Memorial running back Carson Harwood announced yesterday that he is committing to the University of Rhode Island. Harwood has been one of the state’s most prolific offensive player’s the past three years. Despite that, it took him awhile to accumulate offers but they started coming in after last season. Ultimately, Harwood chose to stay closer to home and he committed to Jim Fleming and the Rams. The decision for…


UNH: Despite disappointing end to the season, Wildcats have shown they’re back

December 5, 2022

For years, the UNH program was almost a lock to make the NCAA FCS playoffs either as an at-large team or as the CAA champs. ‘Perennial national championship contender’ was probably the best way to describe the team under Sean McDonnell. Those days faded for a while, but there was quite a resurgence in Durham during the 2022 season, led by new head coach Rick Santos. UNH saw its season…


UConn: Huskies officially going bowling, will meet Marshall in the Myrtle Beach Bowl

December 4, 2022

Image courtesy of @MBBowlGame From one win a year ago, to 6-6, to the Hall of Fame Silver Lanes bowling alley in East Hartford. It’s been quite a journey for the 2022 UConn football team. While players and coaches had a “bowl party” at the alley early on Sunday, the Huskies soon found out where the final stop on this incredible run would be; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. UConn will be taking…


Holy Cross: Crusaders remain unbeaten, reach NCAA quarterfinals for first time in 39 years

December 3, 2022

WORCESTER – If you remember the old NFL Films clips of cold, raw, wet, muddy playoff games from the 70’s and 80’s, you’ve got a pretty clear picture of what the NCAA FCS playoff game between UNH and Holy Cross was like on Saturday afternoon. A huge crowd braved the elements to watch the Crusaders continue their special season with a 35-19 win over the Wildcats in the second round…


FCS Playoff Four Down Preview: UNH Wildcats (9-3) @ No. 8 Holy Cross Crusaders (11-0)

December 3, 2022

Image courtesy of ESPN Kickoff: It’s an all-New England showdown in the second round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday when New Hampshire visits Holy Cross for what could be an epic day. UNH is riding high off a CAA title and a win over the Crusaders’ Patriot League rival Fordham in the first round last weekend. The eighth-seeded Holy Cross squad enjoyed a bye week during the first round…


UNH: Fordham game prepared Wildcats for bigger test against Holy Cross

December 1, 2022

Image courtesy of UNH Athletics It’s funny how things work out sometimes. Just a few weeks ago, Holy Cross had one of the craziest wins of the year in FCS when they beat Fordham in overtime on a two point conversion. Fast forward about a month, and UNH was facing that same Fordham team last weekend in the first round of the FCS playoffs. The Wildcats ultimately won a shootout…


Holy Cross: Crusaders ready for playoff showdown with UNH after bye week

November 29, 2022

Image courtesy of Holy Cross Athletics While UNH had to grind out a shootout victory over Fordham in the first round of the FCS playoffs a week ago, Holy Cross had the luxury of sitting back and watching the game unfold during its well-earned bye week. With so many fifth-year guys and guys that have helped build the program into what it is now, these bye weeks also provide a…


UNH: Playoff game in Worcester sets up unique opportunity for Espanet & Santos

November 28, 2022

Images courtesy of UNH Athletics It’s not hyperbole to say that Saturday afternoon’s FCS second round showdown between New Hampshire and Holy Cross could be one of the best games in the history of New England college football. Swagger, confidence, history, great coaching staffs, local recruiting implications, a berth in the NCAA quarterfinals on the line, an undefeated season at stake, literally every story line you could think of is…


College: Players with New England ties play key role in Michigan’s win over Ohio State

November 27, 2022

JUNFU HAN, DETROIT FREE PRESS Michigan stunned Ohio State once again yesterday, beating the Buckeyes 45-23 thanks to a huge second half in which they outscored them 28-3. Several New England high school stars played a pivotal role in the win. Former Brunswick star wide receiver and Greenwich, Connecticut native Cornelius Johnson made two big plays over the top to break the game open in the first half. Johnson finished…