College: Holy Cross wins their second straight Patriot League title, crushing Bucknell 33-10

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April 18, 2021

Freshmen quarterback Matthew Sluka powered the Crusaders to a Patriot League title for the second straight season. For the second straight year, Holy Cross is Patriot League champions and heading to the FCS playoffs. Freshmen quarterback Matt Sluka started in place of senior Conor Degenhardt and completed 8-11 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown pass. Sluka did most of his damage on the ground rushing for 61 yards on…

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College: Holy Cross set to make history in Patriot League title game Saturday

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April 13, 2021

Win or lose, the Holy Cross football program will make history this weekend. The Crusaders – despite having the better record – will travel to face Bucknell in the first Patriot League championship game Saturday afternoon at 2 P.M. On Tuesday, head coach Robert Chesney met with the media to discuss the preparations and a few other things as well. Here’s what stood out: CHESNEY ON JUST GETTING TO THIS…

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College: UNH and URI look towards the future, opt out of remaining 2021 spring schedule

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April 8, 2021

At least they tried, right? The New Hampshire and Rhode Island football programs had full intention of treating this shortened spring season like any other one. While it obviously wasn’t going to be like any other season, both squads had their eyes set on winning a CAA championship no matter what it looked like. That pursuit came to an end this week when both the Wildcats and Rams announced they…

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College: Maine, URI, UNH set for big weekend in the CAA

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April 2, 2021

It’s hard to believe, but this short spring season for FCS teams is already entering its final weeks. After so much discussion, uncertainty and pure chaos trying to get this season up and running, FCS teams are now just a few weeks away from seeing this unprecedented schedule come to an end. While there has consistently been an eye towards preparing for the “real” season that’s set to start in…

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College: Holy Cross beats Fordham in first home game since 2019

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March 28, 2021

Saturday afternoon was a long time coming for many of the older players on the Holy Cross football team who had waited over a year to play a game at Fitton Field again. Ironically, it was the freshman & sophomores who hadn’t had to wait that long for a home game that carried the Crusaders to a 34-24 win over Fordham in the first game at Fitton since Nov. 23,…

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College: Crusaders make long awaited return to Fitton Field on Saturday

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March 25, 2021

He’ll probably never admit it, but Holy Cross head coach Bob Chesney must’ve had quite a few George Costanza “serenity now” moments last week. In a sign of the times, Chesney and his staff at Holy Cross prepared for three different teams at one point last week as this spring schedule continued changing with various teams dealing with Covid protocols. Ultimately, the Crusaders found out that their long awaited home…

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College: Maine wins second straight with impressive second half

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March 21, 2021

It’s safe to say the 37-point loss the Maine football team suffered at the hands of Delaware to open this strange spring season a few weeks ago may have been an aberration. After winning a shootout over Albany last week, the Black Bears held Stony Brook to six points in the second half en route to a 35-19 win on Saturday in New York. Perhaps the most stunning part of…

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College: Rhode Island stuns Albany for second straight overtime win

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March 21, 2021

Well, that didn’t take long, did it? Rhode Island matched its entire win total from a year ago on Saturday afternoon when the Rams stunned No. 18 Albany 17-10 in overtime. The win was a historic one for the program, marking just the second time in the Rams’ history they’ve beaten ranked teams in back-to-back weeks after winning an overtime thriller over Villanova last weekend. Rhode Island (2-0) head coach…

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College: Holy Cross has next two games postponed, Crusaders turning it into a positive

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March 18, 2021

What’s another couple of weeks after waiting over a year, right? Holy Cross was supposed to play at Fitton Field for the first time since 2019 this Saturday when Fordham was scheduled to visit, but Covid protocols within the Rams’ program caused that game to be postponed. If having to wait for the home opener a bit longer wasn’t bad enough, Holy Cross then found out that its March 27…

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College: Rhode Island’s upset over Villanova could be start of something special

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March 16, 2021

After going 2-10 in 2019, it wasn’t a surprise when expectations started out low for the URI football program entering this unprecdented spring season. When the Rams traveled to Villanova to take on the sixth-ranked Wildcats in Pennsylvania, no one expected Rhode Island to have a chance. As it turns out, the Rams had more than just a chance, stunning one of the top teams in FCS with a 40-37…

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