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…


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: No. 5/6 Crusaders stay unbeaten with tough win over Bryant; Ng makes history

November 13, 2022

Image courtesy of Holy Cross Football 10 down, one to go. The last time Holy Cross finished a regular season unbeaten was 1991. After a tough 36-29 win over a scrappy Bryant team, the Crusaders one win away from changing that. At 10-0, the No. 5/6 Holy Cross program has continued to show it can win any type of game. Saturday was sloppy by HC standards, but it never felt…


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….


Holy Cross: No. 12 Crusaders keep it rolling with blowout win over Yale in NEFJ-Yolked Strong Game of the Week

September 17, 2022

WORCESTER – Are you paying attention yet? Something special is brewing in Worcester. Holy Cross moved to 3-0 on Saturday with a dominating 38-14 win over Yale in the Yolked-New England Football Journal College Game of the Week. It was also the home opener for the Crusaders and Matt Sluka put on a show, throwing for 239 yards on 16 completions with two touchdowns and a rushing TD. Peter Oliver(121)…


College: No. 16 Holy Cross takes down Merrimack in NEFJ College Game of the Week

September 3, 2022

NORTH ANDOVER – On Friday night, No. 16 Holy Cross was well aware of the danger Merrimack presented in front of a raucous home crowd in the season opener for both teams. A year ago, Merrimack went into Fitton Field and beat Holy Cross, so the Crusaders weren’t going to be caught off guard again. Behind 502 yards of offense, two interceptions and a blocked punt for a safety, Holy…


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: Crusaders fight to the end in 21-16 loss to Villanova

December 5, 2021

The Holy Cross Crusaders went into Friday night’s second round match up with Villanova as a two touchdown underdog. The Crusaders proved however they weren’t your typical underdog losing 21-16 to the number two seed Wildcats. Holy Cross Head Coach Bob Chesney was proud of his team’s effort and resolve, especially after losing star linebacker Joshua Dobbs to injury. Bob Chesney talked about his team’s resolve despite losing one of…


Holy Cross: No reveling in three-peat for Crusaders with a potential home FCS playoff game on the line in regular season finale

November 18, 2021

PHOTO: @HCrossFB Last weekend, the Holy Cross football program was able to celebrate something that hadn’t been done in 30 years. With a 52-24 win that saw the Crusaders score 35 unanswered following a lightning delay that lasted over an hour, Bob Chesney, his staff and the players clinched a third straight Patriot League title, the first time the program had done that since winning back-to-back-to back league titles from…