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…


Local talent looks to shine in the Hula Bowl

January 14, 2023

The Pre-Draft All-Star circuit kicks off this afternoon with the Hula Bowl in Orlando. Six players from Division One programs in New England have committed to playing in the game as far as we know. Ed Lee, WR, URI Caleb Warren, TE, URI Jordan Jones, CB, URI Liam Anderson, LB, Holy Cross Jaiden Woodbey, S, B.C Brandon Bouyer-Randle, LB, UConn The game is an opportunity for these young men to…


Holy Cross: Chesney wins Patriot League COTY; Crusaders get 18 All-Patriot League selections

November 22, 2022

Image courtesy of @HCrossFB The list continues to grow. Holy Cross has racked up awards and national recognition all year long, but on Tuesday the list grew exponentially as Bob Chesney and the rest of the program enjoy a well-earned bye week before hosting a second round FCS playoff game at Fitton Field on December 3. The team earned a ridiculous 18 All-Patriot League selections for the 2022 season while…


Holy Cross: No. 13 Crusaders open Patriot League play with blowout win against Colgate

September 24, 2022

Photo – @HCrossFB Another week, another statement made by the Crusaders. This wasn’t the offensive explosion we’re used to seeing from Holy Cross, but there was very little doubt in Hamilton, NY as the Crusaders rolled over Colgate 35-10. Now at 4-0 (1-0 Patriot League), Holy Cross continues to show that they are a true FCS title contender, despite the disrespect shown by the poll voters last week following the…


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. https://twitter.com/hcrossfb/status/1555336530742362116?s=21&t=adIT29VzgmNlPPA_LMO8Cg Chesney would temper expectations…


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: 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 dominate Colgate in historic game at Polar Park

October 23, 2021

WORCESTER – October 23, 2021 is a day Holy Cross players, coaches, fans and alumni won’t soon forget. Playing in the first ever football game at the brand new home of the Woo Sox in Worcester Polar Park, Holy Cross waltzed to a 42-10 victory over Colgate. As much as it was a special day full of photo ops and a chance to create memories with family and friends, the…