February 5, 2008

Holy Cross Announces Football Schedule For 2008 Season

Feb. 5, 2008

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WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross head football coach Tom Gilmore and athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr., have announced the 2008 schedule for the Crusaders. The slate features five home games, and six contests against schools which won at least seven games in 2007.

"We will be playing another exciting schedule in 2008," said Gilmore. "I like the fact that we are continuing to play a number of long-time New England rivals in our non-conference schedule. We will also challenge ourselves with some top-notch competition, which will prepare us for the tough opponents we will face in the Patriot League."

The Crusaders open the season on Sept. 6 at home against 2007 Colonial Athletic Association co-champion Massachusetts, which advanced to last year's NCAA quarterfinals. After an off week, Holy Cross will travel to 2007 Ivy League champion Harvard on Sept. 20. The Crusaders stay on the road to take on Georgetown in their Patriot League opener on Sept. 27, before heading to Yale on Oct. 4.

Holy Cross returns to Fitton Field to face Brown on Oct. 11, before traveling to Dartmouth on Oct. 18. The Crusaders then begin a three-game homestand against Lehigh, as part of Family Weekend on Oct. 25. Holy Cross next plays host to Bucknell on Nov. 1, before facing 2007 Patriot League champion Fordham on Nov. 8. The Crusaders conclude the 2008 season with a pair of road games, at Lafayette on Nov. 15, and at Colgate on Nov. 22.

The Crusaders are scheduled to open spring practice on Thursday, March 20. The annual spring game is set for Saturday, April 19.