It is not often that student-athletes have the opportunity to play together throughout both high school and college. But three senior members of the Holy Cross football team – safety and co-captain Luke Ford, offensive lineman James Murray and quarterback and co-captain Peter Pujals – have been teammates for what will soon be eight years. They played together at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill., for four years before coming to Holy Cross.
Defensive lineman Dewayne Cameron had two seasons, 2012 and 2014, of really tough luck at Holy Cross. In the second game of his freshman year, he suffered a torn meniscus when he was high-lowed by a pair of Brown blockers.
As the Holy Cross football team prepares to begin the 2016 campaign, the Crusaders look to be in prime position to contend for the Patriot League title. Holy Cross went 6-5 overall last season (3-3 Patriot League), good for its eighth winning record in the last 11 years. The Crusaders played particularly well down the stretch, winning four of their last five contests, and outscored their opponents by 102 points on the season.
Holy Cross took a short break from football training camp on Friday morning, with the Crusaders holding their annual photo and media day at Fitton Field. Student-athletes and coaches spent the morning posing for photos and meeting with members of the media to discuss the upcoming season.
Former Holy Cross wide receiver Kalif Raymond (Class of 2016) is currently taking part in training camp with the Denver Broncos. Signed as an undrafted free agent in April, Raymond has been highlighted by numerous media outlets as he attempts to earn a spot on the Broncos' opening week roster.
Today it was announced that College of the Holy Cross Director of Athletics Nathan Pine and Fordham University Head Football Coach Andrew Breiner will throw out the ceremonial first pitches prior to Monday's 7:05 p.m. Yankees-Blue Jays game at Yankee Stadium.
Football season will be here before you know it, and the Holy Cross Crusaders will soon be back on the gridiron looking to bring the Patriot League title home to Worcester! Make your way to Fitton Field this fall to experience an incredible atmosphere with fun for the whole family.
The Holy Cross football team has returned to campus to begin its preparations for the 2016 season, and held its first practice session at Kuzniewski Field on the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 8. The Crusaders took the field with gusto for two hours as they began to hone their plays and solidify the lineup that will kick off the season on Sept. 3 at Morgan State.
Mike Galantini really misses his dog, Tucker. He craves Gatorade and any hometown pizza, and can't wait to see his family and girlfriend, Kelsey Christensen. But being away from man's best friend, a Whippet-Pointer-Setter combination he rescued from Alabama two years ago, is tugging at his heart.
During the 2016 season, iconic Yankee Stadium will serve as the coliseum for the Ram-Crusader Cup football game, with Holy Cross squaring off against long-time rival Fordham. To celebrate this event, Holy Cross director of athletics Nathan Pine, head football coach Tom Gilmore and Iggy (the Crusader mascot) will take part in a ceremonial first pitch on Monday, Aug. 15, at 7:05 p.m.
Holy Cross has been ranked as one of the top 100 football programs of all-time by the Associated Press. The Crusaders check in at No. 85 on the list of the best programs of all-time, good for the fourth best ranking of teams which currently compete in the Football Championship Subdivision. Only Pennsylvania (No. 66), Cornell (No. 72) and Fordham (No. 83) placed higher among schools now in the FCS.
Holy Cross head football coach Tom Gilmore headed to the Green Pond Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa., on Tuesday to take part in Patriot League Football Media Day. Gilmore was joined by a pair of student-athletes, in senior wide receiver Brendan Flaherty and senior quarterback Peter Pujals.