Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: September 2012

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 2012.

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Jack Maliska doing it all for Holy Cross
September 28, 2012 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Injuries depleted Holy Cross’ offensive line during training camp — six players missed extensive time — so coach Tom Gilmore turned to senior Jack Maliska, an All-Patriot League defensive tackle in 2011, for reinforcement. Maliska, the Winchendon resident and former Murdock High star, was all for it.  “I said I’ll play wherever you need me — I’ll play safety if you want me to, but I probably won’t be the best at backpedaling,” the 6-foot-4, 300-pound Maliska said. . .

Football Takes On Holy Cross Under The Lights On Friday
September 28, 2012 * By Cordelia Mendez * Harvard Crimson
After a 45-31 victory over Brown last Saturday, the Harvard football team extended its winning streak to 11 games, the longest in the Football Championship Series. On Friday night under the lights at Harvard Stadium, the Crimson will look to push that streak to 12 against the team that it last fell to, the Holy Cross Crusaders. . .

Holy Cross radio sidekicks astute, emotional
September 21, 2012 * By Bill Doyle * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Bob Fouracre works with two different analysts on Holy Cross football radio broadcasts. Make that very different. Tom Kelleher and Gordie Lockbaum are former HC football stars and 1988 graduates and for the second year in a row they’re rotating as analysts alongside Fouracre’s play by play. HC football games can be heard on WTAG (580 AM) and (94.9 FM) and on goholycross.com. . .

Dartmouth seeks 2-0 start at Holy Cross
September 21, 2012 * By Noah Reichblum * The Dartmouth
The Dartmouth football team will take its four-game win streak on the road this Saturday, as the Big Green (1-0, 0-0 Ivy) will play the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. The Crusaders (0-2, 0-0 Patriot), who beat Dartmouth 25-17 last year, will have to face the young Big Green defense without their starting quarterback, Kevin Watson, who is out with a knee injury. . .

Opposing view: Holy Cross
September 20, 2012 * By Ed Miller * Norfolk Virginian-Pilot
Fifty days from the start of the regular season seems as good a time as any to begin whetting your appetite for ODU hoops. I caught up today with Holy Cross coach Milan Brown, in what I hope will be an occasional (and maybe even chronological) look at the Monarchs' 2012-13 opponents. You remember Brown. The Kecoughtan High graduate coached at ODU under Jeff Capel, took over for the legendary Jim Phelan at Mount St. Mary's and then moved on Holy Cross two years ago. . .

Maliska gets it done on both sides
September 20, 2012 * By Mark Bedics * NCAA.com
Holy Cross senior Jack Maliska earned second team All-Patriot League honors as a defensive tackle during the 2011 season, and was expected to once again be a force for the defense this year. But due to a number of injuries along the offensive line, Maliska has been needed by the Crusaders on both sides of the ball. During last week’s game against Brown, he started at defensive tackle, taking 30 total snaps and making one tackle. . .

Bruno to kick off season against Crusaders in Worcester
September 14, 2012 * By Jake Comer * Brown Daily Herald
The football team will travel to Worcester, Mass. tomorrow to kick off its season against a College of the Holy Cross squad that may still be reeling from its heartbreaking 20-13 loss at Brown Stadium last season. Bruno conquered the Crusaders last October with a 99-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter, and a demanding preseason this year has the Bears looking to rise to the occasion once more and set their campaign in motion. . .

Paul Morano star on diamond, gem in life
September 11, 2012 * By Bill Doyle * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Paul Morano no doubt would have been amazed by all the fuss made over his death last week. Humble throughout his 71 years, Morano would have been shocked by the hour and a half some waited in line at his wake at Mercadante Funeral Home on Friday, or that St. Stephen’s Church was crowded for his funeral the next morning. . .

Bob Cousy, Bill Sharman share memories
September 7, 2012 * By Bill Doyle * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Bob Cousy and Bill Sharman, former Celtics teammates and road roommates, embraced when they saw each other for the first time in five years yesterday at Worcester Country Club. When they played together for 10 years in the 1950s and early ’60s, they were both 6-foot-1, but age has forced the 86-year-old Sharman to stoop, so Cousy stood a few inches taller. . .

Holliston's Polanik coming to end of soccer career at Holy Cross
September 2, 2012 * By Paul Lazdowski * MetroWest Daily News
When the Holy Cross men’s soccer team fell 2-1 to Quinnipiac University at the Linda J. Smith Soccer Stadium on Thursday night, it marked the final season opener for senior goalkeeper Evan Polanik. It’s been a long journey for the Holliston native and Xaverian Brothers graduate, one that has tested his resolve, reinforced the importance of hard work, and helped him identify the manner in which he will pursue his post-college aspirations. . .