Spring game caps off special day for Holy Cross

April 15, 2023

WORCESTER – With an unforgettable 2022 in the rearview mirror the last few weeks during spring ball, Holy Cross had been solely focused on what’s ahead. But, there was still one more special moment to cap the historic campaign a year ago, which fittingly took place just before the unofficial kickoff to 2023 and the spring game at Fitton Field on Saturday. In the morning, the Crusaders got their fourth…


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…


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…


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…


Holy Cross: Crusaders’ magical season ends in South Dakota

December 10, 2022

Image courtesy of Holy Cross Athletics All good things must come to an end eventually. This historic, remarkable, downright magical season for Holy Cross ended in Brookings, South Dakota on Saturday afternoon when the No. 1 team in the country beat the Crusaders 42-21. After winning 12 games for the first time in team history and reaching the NCAA FCS quarterfinals for the first time since 1983, Holy Cross’ 2022…


Holy Cross: Crusaders remain unbeaten, reach NCAA quarterfinals for first time in 39 years

December 3, 2022

WORCESTER – If you remember the old NFL Films clips of cold, raw, wet, muddy playoff games from the 70’s and 80’s, you’ve got a pretty clear picture of what the NCAA FCS playoff game between UNH and Holy Cross was like on Saturday afternoon. A huge crowd braved the elements to watch the Crusaders continue their special season with a 35-19 win over the Wildcats in the second round…


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: Crusaders leave no doubt with blowout over Georgetown, clinching first unbeaten season since 1991

November 19, 2022

Image courtesy of Holy Cross Athletics All year long, Holy Cross head coach Bob Chesney was always looking forward, never back. The Crusaders followed their coach week in and week out, quickly turning the page after each win. On Saturday afternoon, Holy Cross could finally stop to smell the roses a bit before the second season begins thanks to a 47-10 beatdown of Georgetown. The No. 6 Crusaders finish the…


Holy Cross: Crusaders remain unbeaten & win fourth straight Patriot League title

November 5, 2022

WORCESTER –  As the final seconds of a 42-14 win over Lehigh ticked down on Saturday afternoon, Holy Cross head coach Bob Chesney was doused with red Gatorade as the sideline jubilantly spilled onto the field. All year long, Chesney has had his team focused on the day-to-day process that would get them back to the FCS playoffs. Well, that box was checked with a remarkable fourth straight Patriot League…


Holy Cross: Crusaders win shootout over Fordham in overtime to remain unbeaten

October 29, 2022

Image courtesy of Holy Cross Athletics By Tony Catalina NEFJ Correspondent WORCESTER – An instant classic took place at Fitton Field on Saturday afternoon. In front of a packed crowd and against one of their biggest threats to a fourth straight Patriot League title, Bob Chesney and his Holy Cross Crusaders pull out trickery in overtime to win 53-52 over Fordham and elevate to 8-0 on the season. “A battle….