5 Observations from a spirited Holy Cross spring practice

March 26, 2023

WORCESTER – The St. Ignatius Indoor Facility on the campus of Holy Cross was full of energy on Saturday morning. In front of over 125 recruits lined around the field inside the beautiful facility, Holy Cross welcomed those recruits and families with Patriot League trophy photo ops and a true championship program feel during an intense practice. From the time stretching ended around 10:24 to the time head coach Bob…


Holy Cross program shines on & off the field at Pro Day

March 23, 2023

WORCESTER – Days like Thursday are becoming the norm at Holy Cross. NFL scouts, media members and coaches from other local schools were all on hand to watch Holy Cross, UNH, Bentley, Brown and New Haven athletes display their talents at the Crusaders’ Pro Day. Peter Oliver, Liam Anderson, John Smith and Derek Ng all had good days while head coach Bob Chesney watched on, smiling from ear-to-ear for virtually…


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…


On spring ball Eve, Holy Cross unveils 2023 schedule

March 15, 2023

Image courtesy of Holy Cross Athletics On Thursday evening, Holy Cross will be back on a field as a team for the first time since the soul-crushing defeat in the FCS playoffs. With guys like Matt Sluka and Jalen Coker back offense and some familiar faces on defense, there’s little reason to believe that HC can’t have another magical season and make another deep playoff run. Now, in fairness, going…


Holy Cross OC Chris Smith headed to the NFL

March 6, 2023

Whenever Holy Cross head coach Bob Chesney is asked about leaving the program for another job or having his staff members poached, he’s remained consistent with his response. If people weren’t interested in him or his staff, then he’s probably not doing a good job and the team probably isn’t winning. Well, when an NFL team comes calling for your offensive coordinator, something’s got to be going right. On Saturday,…


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…


Chesney talks about Holy Cross’ recruiting message & building for the future

February 6, 2023

Image courtesy of @HCrossFB Maintaining a program is one thing, but maintaining a championship caliber program in an era where kids can literally go wherever they want pretty much wherever they want is a whole different ballgame. With the news that head coach Bob Chesney restructured his deal to keep him in Worcester through 2028, all eyes in the fan base should have immediately turned to the recruiting class that…


Holy Cross uses early signing period & National Signing Day to reload

February 1, 2023

Image courtesy of @HCrossFB At this point, would anyone be surprised if the other Patriot League teams filed a petition or something to keep Holy Cross off the recruiting trail? Winners of four straight league titles and about one quarter away from playing in the FCS semifinals a year ago, Holy Cross added a bunch of new faces on NSD Wednesday. The Crusaders have Matt Sluka back at quarterback, which…


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,…