College: 10 takeaways from Holy Cross camp

August 13, 2022

NEFJ made its way out to Worcester on Friday for another Camp Visit, this time with the three-time defending Patriot League champs Holy Cross. With a bunch of returning starters and recognition flowing in nationally, this could arguably be the biggest season in program history. We’ve got 10 takeaways from the two hour session to kick off the weekend… 1. The staff is second to none: Holy Cross wouldn’t have…


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. Chesney would temper expectations…


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…


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: 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…


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…


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…


Holy Cross: Crusaders have plenty to be thankful for as accolades roll in ahead of first home playoff game in 38 years

November 24, 2021

Photo: @HCrossFB When the Holy Cross Crusaders heard and saw the news they’d been waiting for last Sunday, there was a little celebration that quickly turned to focus on the task at hand. Holy Cross watched the NCAA FCS Selection Show as a team and saw they would be hosting a playoff game at Fitton Field for the first time since 1983. The opponent will be Sacred Heart, but it…