Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: September 2009

Welcome to the Holy Cross Newsstand, a daily listing with links to stories from around the country on the Crusaders. Here are the stories from September of 2009.

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Crossed-out season
September 25, 2009 * By John Powers * Boston Globe
What they remember most 40 years later is how quickly it all ended. One day, the Holy Cross football team was preparing for a road game with Colgate. The next day, the season was over and the players were quarantined. . .

UNLV, St. Joe's, GW, NC State highlight schedule
September 24, 2009 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
The Holy Cross men's basketball team will open its first season under coach Sean Kearney Nov. 13 against Harvard at the Hart Center. The Crusaders released their 2009-10 schedule today, and among their nonconference opponents are UNLV, North Carolina State, UMass and George Washington. . .

Crusader makes grand Stand
September 23, 2009 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
It was just before halftime of a Holy Cross women's soccer game against Army three years ago when Shelby Stand, then an HC freshman, slipped and fell, had her hand stepped on and took a knee to the back of her head. . .

Fanning follows in father's footsteps
September 19, 2009 * By Lenny Megliola * MetroWest Daily News
Leo Fanning had it all worked out. He knew his son, Matt, wanted to play football. Heck, Leo was a football guy himself, a college coach. "I was a soccer player growing up," says Matt. . .

Expect a fight to the finish
September 19, 2009 * By Craig Larson * Boston Globe
Holy Cross quarterback Dominic Randolph's 40-yard scoring toss to Thomas Harrison with 19 seconds remaining two years ago stunned Harvard, 31-28, resulting in a silent bus trip back to Cambridge. A year ago, Harvard's 19-point fourth-quarter blitz, and 25-24 win, scarred Holy Cross for more than a few days. . .

Holy Cross takes on Sacred Heart
September 12, 2009 * By John Connolly * Boston Herald
Fans can expect an air show at Fitton Field in Worcester today (1 p.m.) when No. 25 Holy Cross plays host to Sacred Heart in a nonleague game that features Crusaders record-setting senior quarterback Dominic Randolph and Sacred Heart's up-and-coming junior Dale Fink. . .

Kearney enjoying whirlwind
September 8, 2009 * By Tom Noie * South Bend Tribune
His day done but the work so far from complete, former Notre Dame associate men's basketball coach Sean Kearney turned out the lights of his new office recently and stepped into a late summer's night. Now the first-year coach at the College of the Holy Cross, Kearney's new place of work, the Hart Center, sits atop a hill overlooking the city of Worcester, Mass. . .

Purple on first mission
September 4, 2009 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Holy Cross is the favorite to win the Patriot League this season, and Georgetown coach Kevin Kelly is among those who believe that, yes, the Crusaders are the team to beat in 2009. . .

Fouracre: Randolph is the best
September 4, 2009 * By Bill Doyle * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Dominic Randolph is the best college quarterback in New England at any level. So says veteran Holy Cross radio voice Bob Fouracre. Yes, Fouracre believes the fifth-year senior from Amelia, Ohio, could start for Boston College ahead of the four inexperienced quarterbacks fighting for that job. . .

Inside College Hockey A-Z: Jay Silvia
September 1, 2009 * By Ken McMillan * Inside College Hockey
Silvia finished off a strong rookie season with 14 points after New Year's Day and posted a pair of two-goal efforts in a three-game playoff series loss to Rochester Institute of Technology. . .

Crusaders ready to roll
September 1, 2009 * By John Connolly * Boston Herald
Record-setting quarterback Dominic Randolph was succinct when assessing Holy Cross' chances in 2009. "We've been knocking on the door way too much," said the fifth-year senior, who could close his career as the most prolific passer in New England college football history. . .

Dominic Randolph among elite company
September 1, 2009 * By John Connolly * Boston Herald
Holy Cross quarterback Dominic Randolph has a chance to become the most prolific passer in New England college football history if he comes close to matching his totals from last year. Randolph, a fifth-year senior from Amelia, Ohio, completed 340-of-520 passes for 3,838 yards and 34 touchdowns a year ago. . .

He's on a Crusade
September 1, 2009 * By Ben Collins * Boston Globe
Dominic Randolph is 80 yards away from earning more yards in total offense than anyone in the history of the Patriot League, and he's 140 yards away from setting the league record for passing yards. The Holy Cross senior quarterback also has more touchdowns and completions in his three years in the league than anyone else. . .