Sunday, July 24, 2011

Countdown to Kickoff: 40 Days...2010 Building the Brand/Ring of Honor MUST SEE Video

Time flies. We are a mere 40 days away from making history when the 2011 Crusader Football team takes the field 'under the lights' vs the University of Massachusetts. 

Many people remain busy with preparations for the day and the induction of the second class of Crusader Legends into the Holy Cross Ring of Honor. Details of the game day festivities will be released within the next few weeks. 

To capture a sense of the awesome spirit embodied in the Ring of Honor program, I am happy to share a video clip captured and produced by the HCGLC of last year's Ring of Honor reception and ceremony. I firmly believe that anybody with an ounce of Purple blood will want to watch this video.  

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Countdown to Kickoff: 48 Days...The Legend of George Connor

George Connor

The Legend of George Connor 

NOVEMBER 28, 1942--A football game that every Holy Cross football fan should never forget. 

This game between the storied Jesuit rivals, the pagans (haha) from Boston College and the loyal sons from Holy Cross, was played at Fenway Park. While Fenway may now be home to Red Sox Nation, on this blustery day back in 1942 it was filled with college football fans from all over New England and far beyond that as well. The estimated attendance was 40,000 but as the years went by you would have thought every citizen in Worcester County witnessed "the greatest football game ever played." 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Countdown to Kickoff: 57 Days...Update and Story on Crusader Legend Jon Morris '64

With the Countdown to Kickoff a mere 57 days away.....

1. Ticket sales for the opening game "under the lights" remain at a very brisk pace. Thank you to those who have already purchased. If you have not done so yet, make sure you get on the horn first thing tomorrow at (508) 793-2573 and buy those tix...
!! ;-)

2. Alums and groups of alums will be coming in from far and wide including: California, Wyoming, Arizona, Chicago (a good sized contingent), Ohio, Missouri, Delaware, DC, PA, Jersey, New York, South Carolina, and points all over New England.(this is what I know of ...I am sure plenty more are coming from other points). Let us know if you are coming and from where by signing the Guest Book at the Fill Fitton Field site highlighted below. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Countdown to Kickoff: 63 Days...Rodney Deleaver '74 Writes of Joe Wilson '73

A little bit of a Friday Crusader 'fix'.....

Linda George in the Holy Cross Ticket Office has informed me that the 'phones are ringing off the hook' with people from both near and far purchasing tickets for the "event" on September 1st when our Crusaders take on UMass under the lights. 

Call 508-793-2573 and get involved so we can make sure we Fill Fitton Field. Spread the word. 

Holy Cross Football Tickets Now On Sale 

Our fellow 'sader from the Class of 1974, Rodney Deleaver, takes a walk down memory lane and writes with passion about his teammate Joe Wilson.