Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: February 2013

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 2013.

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50 years after retirement, Bob Cousy's legend grows
February 24, 2013 * By Bill Doyle * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"We love ya, Cooz." It could be the most famous phrase ever uttered in Celtics history. Bob Cousy was so choked up with emotion that he had trouble speaking while addressing the crowd at his retirement ceremony during his final regular-season game as a Celtic. Finally, a fan broke the tension by shouting, “We love ya, Cooz.” Cousy sobbed while the crowd gave its beloved point guard a rousing ovation. . .

6 Questions With Alex Smith
February 8, 2013 * By John Barone * Go Local Worcester
Alex Smith picked up her second career Patriot League player of the week honor on Monday. The junior guard averaged 19 points, 3.5 assists and three rebounds in helping the Holy Cross women’s basketball team to a pair of victories from Jan. 28-Feb. 3. A native of Delran, N.J., Smith leads the Crusaders in scoring at 15 points per game. She netted her 1,000th career point on Jan. 19, becoming the 29th player in program history to reach that plateau. . .

Reppucci nominated for national humanitarian award
February 6, 2013 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Holy Cross junior Jeffrey Reppucci didn’t spend much time outside the campus gates or below the pinnacle of Mount St. James during his first two years of college, but last summer, when he returned from a 25-day stay in Suzdal, Russia, galvanized by the good his Playing for Peace project did in the isolated town, he was eager to explore, excited to expand his nonprofit organization Students Helping Children Across Borders, and wanted to know how he could help Worcester. . .

2013 Patriot League Preview
February 6, 2013 * By Jim Shonerd * Baseball America
Since 2006, five of the six Patriot schools have won at least one conference tournament title and gone on to regionals. Only Holy Cross hasn't been able to break through. The Crusaders haven't ventured to the NCAA tournament since 1978, but they set a school record with 33 wins last season, and they were the only Patriot team that won any games against Army, splitting the teams' four-game regular-season series and pushing Army to three games in the Patriot League title series. . .

Scholarships all the difference in Patriot
February 4, 2013 * By Craig Haley * Sports Network
It was always one thing for Patriot League football programs to lose a high school recruit to a scholarship school. Coaches at the Patriot schools could rationalize they didn't stand a realistic chance because they couldn't offer football scholarships. But it was another thing to recruit an interested student-athlete and then come to learn several months later there was never a chance of getting him in the first place. . .