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…


Holy Cross: Chesney wins Patriot League COTY; Crusaders get 18 All-Patriot League selections

November 22, 2022

Image courtesy of @HCrossFB The list continues to grow. Holy Cross has racked up awards and national recognition all year long, but on Tuesday the list grew exponentially as Bob Chesney and the rest of the program enjoy a well-earned bye week before hosting a second round FCS playoff game at Fitton Field on December 3. The team earned a ridiculous 18 All-Patriot League selections for the 2022 season while…


Holy Cross: One win from first undefeated regular season since 1991, Crusaders prepare for stiff road test & delicate balancing act

November 16, 2022

Image courtesy of Holy Cross Athletics It feels like we were just talking about the prospect of Holy Cross having a special season during training camp. Well, ranked in the top five in the country and sitting at 10-0, it’s hard to believe that the regular season will be over after this weekend for every FCS school. The Crusaders are one win away from having the program’s first unbeaten regular…


Holy Cross: After impressive opening win, Crusaders set sights on dangerous FBS opponent

September 6, 2022

After putting up 500 yards of offense, blocking a punt for a safety and turning the football over on defense, it was hard for Holy Cross Bob Chesney to find much wrong with his team’s performance last Friday night. Even after re-watching a game where his team had multiple personal foul calls (among others), Chesney was more forgiving than you’d think as Holy Cross pursues a special season. Life is…


College: No. 16 Holy Cross takes down Merrimack in NEFJ College Game of the Week

September 3, 2022

NORTH ANDOVER – On Friday night, No. 16 Holy Cross was well aware of the danger Merrimack presented in front of a raucous home crowd in the season opener for both teams. A year ago, Merrimack went into Fitton Field and beat Holy Cross, so the Crusaders weren’t going to be caught off guard again. Behind 502 yards of offense, two interceptions and a blocked punt for a safety, Holy…


College: Holy Cross & Merrimack set for opening night in the New England Football Journal College Game of the Week

August 30, 2022

t’s very possible that we have a New England Football Journal Game of the Year candidate on our hands this weekend and it’s only Week 1. Merrimack hosts Holy Cross under the lights in North Andover on Friday night and while to the casual fan both schools may not muster up much interest, the fact of the matter is this matchup could be a lot closer and a lot more…


College: 10 takeaways from Holy Cross camp

August 13, 2022

NEFJ made its way out to Worcester on Friday for another Camp Visit, this time with the three-time defending Patriot League champs Holy Cross. With a bunch of returning starters and recognition flowing in nationally, this could arguably be the biggest season in program history. We’ve got 10 takeaways from the two hour session to kick off the weekend… 1. The staff is second to none: Holy Cross wouldn’t have…


College: 3 things to watch for as Holy Cross kicks off camp

August 5, 2022

The Holy Cross Crusaders opened up fall camp today and expectations are as high as they have ever been in program history. Head Coach Bob Chesney has led the Crusaders to three straight Patriot League titles and a playoff victory last season over Sacred Heart. Now the expectation is that this team can not only win the league but compete for a national title possibly. Day 1 thoughts from @CoachBobChesney…


Holy Cross: Crusaders ready to roll as Dobbs, Asante & Chesney take part in Patriot League Media Day

July 27, 2022

On September 2 under the lights at Merrimack College, Holy Cross will officially kick off its push for a national title. No, not just a four-peat in the Patriot League, but a national title. When you’ve done what the Crusaders have done over the last few seasons, expectations change and nationally, Holy Cross enters the 2022 season as a Top 15 team in FCS. Not only are the boys in…