Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: February 2010

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 February of 2010.

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Randolph armed, ready for NFL
February 23, 2010 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Holy Cross coach Tom Gilmore really does think Dominic Randolph has what it takes to play at the next level. "I honestly believe (an NFL team) is going to take a look at Dom," Gilmore said, "and see what everyone around here already knows - that he's very talented, very focused, and he's going to be successful in whatever he does. . .

For friends, rivalry is on ice
February 18, 2010 * By Marvin Pave * Boston Globe
Aside from playing on rival ECAC women’s college hockey teams, Holy Cross freshman Rebecca O’Quinn and New England College junior assistant captain Rachel White share much in common. Both were team captains at Arlington High, where their teammates included O’Quinn’s sister Katy. . .

Big honor for Holy Cross women’s hockey coach
February 17, 2010 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Holy Cross women’s hockey coach Peter Van Buskirk admitted he was a little surprised to find out he would be receiving this year’s John “Snooks” Kelley Founders Award from the American Hockey Coaches Association. “I thought you had to be retired to get that award,” Van Buskirk said. Not so.

The Inside Roll - Good Eats for the Upcoming NCAA Weekend
February 16, 2010 * By Adam Pascal * Inside Lacrosse
All my life there have been two loves, two constants that have been there through thick and thicker to keep me going. Lacrosse and food are the blocks upon which my foundation is built. I can remember having a catch with my brother on our snow-covered lawn waiting for the thaw, and the hotdogs, huge cokes and stiff wind at Army’s Michie Stadium when Hopkins was in town. . .

Former Oiler up for college hockey’s top award
February 10, 2010 * By Rick Northrop * Okotoks Western Wheel
Earn your third Hobey Baker Award nomination in three years and the shine begins to wear off somewhat. Still, one would think a congratulatory phone call from your brother would be appropriate. You know, third time is the charm and all that stuff. Not if you’re Everett Sheen, sophomore forward with the Holy Cross Crusaders. . .

UConn assistant coach George Blaney is the team's caretaker
February 10, 2010 * By Mike Waters * Syracuse Post-Standard
One of the many lessons that Jim Calhoun tries to teach his Connecticut basketball teams is how to overcome adversity. Like the absence of your head coach. “Jim always talks about picking yourself up and dealing with adversity,” UConn assistant coach George Blaney said. . .

O'Dell fights frustration
February 3, 2010 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
While sitting and talking in the Holy Cross women's basketball office Monday afternoon, Bethany O'Dell felt no pain, maybe just a little pressure, in her niggling lower legs. But more than a minute or two of running, jumping, climbing stairs or any other intense physical activity causes O'Dell's calves to cramp up and cry out. "It's like my calf muscle is going to explode through my leg," O'Dell said. . .