Holy Cross: 5 observations from the Crusaders’ spring game

April 10, 2022

WORCESTER – To say the Holy Cross spring game on Saturday was far more entertaining than any spring game has the right to be would be a huge understatement. Hard hits, big plays and two straight hours of hard-nosed competition punctuated a successful spring season for the Crusaders. Here are five things that stood out in what turned out to be an eventful afternoon: 1.) Quarterbacks look good Whether it…


Holy Cross: Spring game turns into a wild, memorable day for the Crusaders & fans

April 10, 2022

WORCESTER – One of the main reasons the Holy Cross football program has become a true contender for an FCS national title is because of head coach Bob Chesney’s ability to have his team prepared for anything and everything. There is no greater example than the way the team handled a lightning delay against Fordham last year before winning a third straight Patriot League title. For players, coaches, fans and…


Holy Cross: Four things we’ll be watching closely during Saturday’s spring game

April 8, 2022

It’s hard to believe, but after Saturday, Holy Cross won’t be on the field in a team setting until training camp starts in a few months. That’s because Saturday is the Crusaders’ spring game, marking the end of the pre-camp, month-long session that has absolutely flown by. Holy Cross will kick off around 3 P.M. following the mens lacrosse team’s senior day game against Lafayette at noon. Here are four…


Holy Cross: Sights and sounds from an energetic practice as Crusaders prepare for spring game next week

April 1, 2022

WORCESTER – For an hour and a half on Friday afternoon and into the early evening, the St. Ignatius Indoor Practice Facility on the campus of Holy Cross sounded like a packed Fitton Field in September. The Crusaders brought their own noise before and during drills, hooting and hollering seemingly the entire time. There was also cranked up crowed noise at times to make life difficult on the offense, all…


College: 5 things to watch for as the Holy Cross Crusaders kick off spring ball

March 19, 2022

The Holy Cross Crusaders kicked off spring practice on Friday. The defending three time Patriot League champions return several key contributors from the team that lost to Villanova in the second round of the FCS playoffs. Getting back after it 💪#GoCrossGo pic.twitter.com/TCYyrlf5GA — Holy Cross Football (@HCrossFB) March 19, 2022 Also returning is head coach Bob Chesney who signed a five year extension in February. The extension keeps Chesney in…


High School: MHSFCA Coaches Clinic hosted by the Patriots a huge success

March 13, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – The game of football will be better off in 2022 and beyond because of the coaches that spent hours upon hours at Gillette Stadium this weekend. The Patriots hosted the annual MHSFCA Coaches Clinic Friday and Saturday, with 38 presentations from college and high school coaches and a phenomenal keynote speech from UMass head coach Don Brown on Friday night. Beyond the 38 presentations, everywhere you turned there…


Holy Cross: Chesney gets contract extension as the Crusaders’ surge towards national championship contention ramps up

February 8, 2022

The Holy Cross football program is going to be problem for its opponents for years to come. On Tuesday morning, Holy Cross announced head coach Bob Chesney would be sticking around through the 2026 season with a new five-year contract extension after three-peating as Patriot League champions and winning the program’s first playoff game in history in 2021. “I could not be happier with this process and the opportunity to…


Holy Cross: Crusaders welcome ten new players in the Class of 2022

February 3, 2022

Holy Cross coach Bob Chesney and his staff have it rolling on multiple fronts right now. The Crusaders are coming off their third straight Patriot League championship, and they followed up the last one with a FCS playoff win. The loss was a close game to a very good Villanova program. And it is obvious that Chesney and Co. are recruiting well. Freshmen and sophomores are finding their way on…


Holy Cross: Strength & conditioning coach Chris Grautski’s leaping pregame ritual is just a small glimpse of what he and other coaches mean to the program

November 29, 2021

If you’ve ever seen the Holy Cross football team take the field, there’s one pregame ritual you can’t really believe until you see. As the Crusaders form a pack, lock arms and slowly begin rocking back and forth, coach Chesney will have a few final words for his team. That’s not anything new for a head coach, but what comes next is truly a sight to behold. As a player…


Holy Cross: Crusaders make history with thrilling playoff win over Sacred Heart

November 28, 2021

WORCESTER – Fitton Field has been around since 1908 and seen its share of special moments. None of them can compare to the one the Crusaders gave the 4,163 brave fans who sat in frigid, windy weather on Saturday to be a part of the first home playoff game since 1983. Trailing by four in the final seconds, sophomore quarterback Matt Sluka heaved a ball 35-yards to the front left…