5 areas to watch as Holy Cross opens spring practice

March 17, 2023

The Holy Cross Crusaders kicked off spring ball on Thursday and there is plenty to talk about as the four time Patriot League champions under go some major changes this spring. There are a lot of familiar faces that were core contributors that are gone and need to be replaced. Replacing those players will not be easy but Bob Chesney and his staff have done such a good job in…


Holy Cross & Harvard taking rivalry to the baseball diamond

March 3, 2023

Image courtesy of Holy Cross Athletics The first two versions of the EBW Football Classic at Polar Park have been over at halftime. The two blowout victories have been a fantastic experience for those wearing purple and white, but in such a special setting, more competitive games are really what we should all be looking for. The first two games against Colgate and Bucknell at the home of the WooSox have…


Crusaders set to return soon as Holy Cross announces spring practice schedule

March 1, 2023

The Crusaders are back on the field. Well, soon. On Wednesday morning, Holy Cross announced its spring practice schedule and spring game date via social media. The first day of practice is March 16 and the Crusaders’ finale to the spring season will be on April 15. The four-time defending Patriot League champs have been lifting and doing some team bonding type stuff, but the official 14-practice slate is a…


Holy Cross restructures Chesney’s deal, keeping him in Worcester through 2028

January 26, 2023

Seemingly every single season now, Holy Cross fans are thrilled with the results, but then have to worry whether or not head coach Bob Chesney will be headed for a role with an FBS team somewhere. To Chesney’s credit, he’s never backed down from the conversation. In fact, he’s embraced it, often pointing out that if teams weren’t calling him about other jobs or asking him about his staff members,…


Holy Cross: On cusp of national championship, Crusaders already looking towards 2023

December 13, 2022

Holy Cross head coach Bob Chesney was supposed to meet with the media one final time in 2022 over Zoom at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday. That soon turned into 11:30. Chesney had to push things back because of prior recruiting business he needed to take care of. Holy Cross just lost in the NCAA quarterfinals three days ago. That’s the life of a Division 1 program and after arguably the…


Holy Cross: Crusaders’ magical season ends in South Dakota

December 10, 2022

Image courtesy of Holy Cross Athletics All good things must come to an end eventually. This historic, remarkable, downright magical season for Holy Cross ended in Brookings, South Dakota on Saturday afternoon when the No. 1 team in the country beat the Crusaders 42-21. After winning 12 games for the first time in team history and reaching the NCAA FCS quarterfinals for the first time since 1983, Holy Cross’ 2022…


Holy Cross: Crusaders ready for the national spotlight in NCAA quarterfinals

December 6, 2022

All year long, the question has been how long can Holy Cross keep this special season going as attention on the program grew and the climb up the national rankings continued? After a second round win over UNH at a muddy, windy and rainy Fitton Field on Saturday, the answer may very well be “all the way.” At 12-0, Holy Cross is now just two wins away from playing for…


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: Holy Cross, UNH playoff matchups set after FCS selection show

November 20, 2022

Image courtesy of NCAA_FCS After finishing off the first undefeated season for the program since 1991 on Sunday, Holy Cross learned it will be the No. 8 seed in the FCS playoffs during the ESPn selection show on Sunday. The Crusaders will be off next weekend before hosting a playoff game for just the second time in school history the first weekend of December. Last year, the Crusaders hosted a…


Holy Cross: No. 5/6 Crusaders stay unbeaten with tough win over Bryant; Ng makes history

November 13, 2022

Image courtesy of Holy Cross Football 10 down, one to go. The last time Holy Cross finished a regular season unbeaten was 1991. After a tough 36-29 win over a scrappy Bryant team, the Crusaders one win away from changing that. At 10-0, the No. 5/6 Holy Cross program has continued to show it can win any type of game. Saturday was sloppy by HC standards, but it never felt…