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…


Recruiting: Crusaders strong month in recruiting continues with commitments from Clerveaux and Warren

July 20, 2022

Bob Chesney and his staff have had a great month in recruiting. First they landed offensive lineman Bennett Nunnally out of All Saints Episcopal High in Fort Worth Texas and William Janis out of the Brunswick School in Connecticut. Both committed to the school in a two day span. The Crusaders followed that up this week by picking up commitments from former Everett and Williston running back Jayden Clerveaux and…


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…


NFL Draft: Pro days were front and center this past week as local prospects workout for a shot to play in the NFL

March 28, 2022

The NFL Draft is a little less than a month away and teams across the league are hitting the road, attending pro days throughout the country. Over the course of the past week, there were seven pro days in New England and all seven featured legitimate NFL talent. Scouts, coaches and front executives all walked away impressed with the amount of talent that plays in the region. It is not…


NFL Draft: Local talent on display for NFL scouts at Holy Cross Pro Day

March 23, 2022

WORCESTER – The talent pool in New England is deeper than ever before. If you need proof, it was on the campus of Holy Cross Tuesday afternoon. A group of 13 players from Brown, Harvard, Bridgewater State, Assumption, Anna Maria, Framingham State and the host Crusaders went through the vertical jump, bench press, broad jump, three-cone, short shuttle and 40-yard dash, as well as some individual drills at the Holy…


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 — 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…