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…


Merrimack solidifies strong class on National Signing Day

February 1, 2023

Just one win away from a Northeast Conference title a year ago, Merrimack is all-in on an FCS playoff push in 2023. The Warriors are now eligible for the postseason after having to sit it out following the move. Now, head coach Dan Curran, his staff and the rest of the Warriors are welcoming a new bunch of talent into the fold. Below is a list of guys Merrimack has…


College: St. Francis (PA) 52, Merrimack 23; Warriors fall in NEC title game

November 19, 2022

By Jacob Hamilton NEFJ Correspondent NORTH ANDOVER – Entering the NEC Championship game on Saturday, St. Francis University led the conference in scoring, averaging north of 39 points per game.  Despite its best efforts, Merrimack College’s defense could not keep up, nor could the offense keep pace with the Red Flash all day in a 52-23 season ending loss. With a healthy balance of running the football and well-designed run-pass-options,…


Harvard: Crimson survive scare from Merrimack with comeback overtime win

September 17, 2022

By Ryan Barry NEFJ Correspondent ALLSTON – The backdrop of Harvard Stadium is seldom beaten with the Boston skyline protruding just above its east stand. On Friday night in Allston as the sun set down, the Harvard Crimson complemented the picturesque setting with a thrilling 28-21 come from behind win over Merrimack.  Despite being separated by just 30 miles this was the first time these programs met on the field,…


College: Merrimack Warriors (1-1) @ Harvard Crimson (0-0) Four Down Preview

September 16, 2022

Photo – ESPN By Ryan Barry NEFJ Correspondent Kickoff: Harvard opens up their season Friday evening with their first ever matchup against Merrimack. With the rest of the Ivy League kicking off their seasons tomorrow, the Crimson will be on full display against the Warriors who look to build off a 45-17 win over Division II Assumption last week. Harvard Head Coach Tim Murphy certainly won’t overlook the Warriors who…


College: 10 Takeaways from Merrimack camp

August 10, 2022

With most of campus still quiet, the music and yelling coming from Duane Stadium on the campus of Merrimack Wednesday morning probably startled those few families walking around on tours or getting their freshman son or daughter adjusted to college life. The football team could be heard from the parking lot at 9:30 as another day of camp got started and the energy remained consistent for 2:40 of practice. The…


College: 3 things to watch for as Merrimack kicks off camp

August 8, 2022

Dan Curran’s squad was up and down at times last season but there is no denying that the Warriors were one of the most talented teams in the NEC. Merrimack must replace key pieces like Westin Elliott, Shawn Page, Clay Legault and Caleb Holden but the cupboard is well stocked in Andover thanks to some great recruiting and the transfer portal. Despite so many key pieces departing, the Warriors have…


Merrimack: Three observations from the Warriors’ practice on Saturday

April 24, 2022

NORTH ANDOVER – Spring ball season is officially winding down over these next two weeks and Merrimack is putting final touches on a very productive couple of months. After finishing 5-6 a year ago (2-5 NEC, good for 6th place) there is reason for optimism in North Andover. Head coach Dan Curran has continued to establish a gritty culture at Merrimack while also producing some NFL-caliber talent. There should be…


NFL Draft: Along with quarterback Westin Elliott, trio from Merrimack hopes to make an impact at the next level

February 28, 2022

Merrimack QB Westin Elliott made quite a name for himself this year, but there is another trio of Warriors that could hear their names called on draft weekend as well. Head coach Dan Curran – entering his ninth year at the helm of the program – has put North Andover on the map at the Division 1 FCS level and the NFL-caliber talent coming through the program is a big…


College: Merrimack gets a commitment from former UConn quarterback Jack Zergiotis

December 24, 2021

Former UConn quarterback Jack Zergiotis has committed to Merrimack after entering the transfer portal at the end of last season. Excited to announce the addition of a proven FBS gunslinger to our Quarterback room! #AirRaid #MackTough pic.twitter.com/F7STjAfRJh — Merrimack Football (@Merrimack_FB) December 22, 2021 The Montreal, Quebec native has two years of eligibility remaining. He played in ten games in 2019 completing 150 of 260 pass attempts for 1,782, 9…