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: Patriots head coach Bill Belichick pulling for Crusaders on Saturday

December 9, 2022

The Patriots have a pretty important game to worry about this Monday night, but in the meantime, head coach Bill Belichick will be watching the Holy Cross playoff game on Saturday. Belichick’s daughter Amanda is of course the head women’s lacrosse coach, so the HC of the NEP has some pretty strong feelings about the school. Plus, head coach Bob Chesney and Belichick – among others on the staff –…


Holy Cross: Fifth-year Crusaders drawing from experience ahead of playoff showdown with South Dakota State

December 8, 2022

Image courtesy of David Eggen/Inertia April 24, 2021 may have been a turning point in the trajectory of the Holy Cross football program. That afternoon – after playing just three regular season games in the odd spring season – the Crusaders lost 31-3 to No. 1 South Dakota State in the first round of the FCS playoffs. The Jackrabbits went on to lose the national championship game to Sam Houston,…


Holy Cross: Crusaders ready for the national spotlight in NCAA quarterfinals

December 6, 2022

All year long, the question has been how long can Holy Cross keep this special season going as attention on the program grew and the climb up the national rankings continued? After a second round win over UNH at a muddy, windy and rainy Fitton Field on Saturday, the answer may very well be “all the way.” At 12-0, Holy Cross is now just two wins away from playing for…


FCS Playoff Four Down Preview: UNH Wildcats (9-3) @ No. 8 Holy Cross Crusaders (11-0)

December 3, 2022

Image courtesy of ESPN Kickoff: It’s an all-New England showdown in the second round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday when New Hampshire visits Holy Cross for what could be an epic day. UNH is riding high off a CAA title and a win over the Crusaders’ Patriot League rival Fordham in the first round last weekend. The eighth-seeded Holy Cross squad enjoyed a bye week during the first round…


UNH: Fordham game prepared Wildcats for bigger test against Holy Cross

December 1, 2022

Image courtesy of UNH Athletics It’s funny how things work out sometimes. Just a few weeks ago, Holy Cross had one of the craziest wins of the year in FCS when they beat Fordham in overtime on a two point conversion. Fast forward about a month, and UNH was facing that same Fordham team last weekend in the first round of the FCS playoffs. The Wildcats ultimately won a shootout…


Holy Cross: Crusaders ready for playoff showdown with UNH after bye week

November 29, 2022

Image courtesy of Holy Cross Athletics While UNH had to grind out a shootout victory over Fordham in the first round of the FCS playoffs a week ago, Holy Cross had the luxury of sitting back and watching the game unfold during its well-earned bye week. With so many fifth-year guys and guys that have helped build the program into what it is now, these bye weeks also provide a…


UNH: Wildcats get first playoff win since 2017 & set up showdown with Holy Cross

November 27, 2022

Image courtesy of UNH Athletics By Jake Klein NEFJ Correspondent In its 11-game regular season, Fordham lost twice. First to Ohio, which scored 59 points. Then to Holy Cross, which scored 53. The Rams’ season finished third in NCAA history in total offense. They’re only beat when they’re outpaced. And outpace them UNH did, pulling ahead early and staying in front en route to a 52-42 FCS Championship First Round…


College: Holy Cross, UNH playoff matchups set after FCS selection show

November 20, 2022

Image courtesy of NCAA_FCS After finishing off the first undefeated season for the program since 1991 on Sunday, Holy Cross learned it will be the No. 8 seed in the FCS playoffs during the ESPn selection show on Sunday. The Crusaders will be off next weekend before hosting a playoff game for just the second time in school history the first weekend of December. Last year, the Crusaders hosted a…


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…