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HC vs. UNH
UNDER THE LIGHTS!
Thursday, 7:30 pm, August 30th!
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NAD on WCHC
Our own Non Alumni Dave (NAD) was a special guest at
halftime on WCHC during HC's Senior Day win over Lehigh (Sader1970 photo)
Anyone have a transcript?(Sader1970 photo)
12 Essential Questions with . . . Coach Milan Brown
Coach Milan Brown
graciously agreed to respond to the 12 Questions submitted by Bill Cambria
'69 on behalf of all CROSSPORTS posters (and indeed all fans of Holy Cross
basketball). As you will see as you read through the questions and answers
below, Coach Brown has given us a mixture of intelligence and humor, a
pretty good dose of pride to be the custodian of our great basketball
tradition, and some insight into how he will guide the Holy Cross basketball
program into the future. Thank you, Coach Brown! Be assured that we will
be supporting you every step of the way!
The College of the Holy Cross: America's
Highest Ranked Catholic Liberal Arts College*
*Based on the Rankings of the U.S. News and
Link to Rankings
Ranked #8 Best Value of all colleges and
universities in the US by Kiplinger Magazine:
Link to Rankings
Top 10 Most Beautiful Campus in the United
Princeton Review Link
Holy Cross has National Championships in Basketball, Baseball
1947 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions
1954 NIT Champions
1952 NCAA Baseball Champions
HC Head Coach John Barry
HC's top three hurlers at Omaha: Ronnie Perry, Jim O'Neill
and Dick Bogdan
The 1952 NCAA Men's Division I College World Series (CWS) involved 8
schools playing in double-elimination play to determine the national
champion of men's NCAA Division I college baseball. It began on June 12, and
ended with the championship game on June 17. A total of 15 games were played
at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska.
The tournament participants were selected by the NCAA baseball committee,
with one team coming from each of the eight NCAA districts.
The College of the Holy Cross won the national championship with an 8-4
victory over the University of Missouri in front of 6,914 fans.
Senior pitcher Jim O'Neill of Holy Cross was named the CWS Most Outstanding
1987 NCAA 1-AA Football National Champions*
1987 Final NCAA football Poll:
1. Holy Cross
2. Appalachian St.
6. Ga. Southern
7. Eastern Ky.
8. James Madison
9. Jackson St.
10. Weber St.
11. Western Ky.
12. Arkansas St.
15. Youngstown St.
16. North Texas
19. Sam Houston St.
20. Delaware St.
*The Patriot League did not allow its members to
participate in the 1AA playoffs during its early years so the Crusaders were
prevented from their inevitable triumph in the playoffs. However, it was
clear to most that Holy Cross was the best 1AA football team in the Nation
in 1987. They finished first in the National polls; the Sporting News
declared them National Champions, Head Coach Mark Duffner was named the
Eddie Robinson Award National Coach of the Year and Holy Cross dominated
every team they played:
William & Mary
(Nationally Televised Thursday Night Football ESPN)
How many colleges have won the national championship in
basketball and baseball, and played in a major football bowl game (e.g.
Orange, Sugar, Cotton, & Rose)?
Michigan NIT:1984,1997,2004 / NCAA Basketball:1989 /
NCAA Baseball:1953, 1962 / Rose: & others
Ohio State – NIT: 1986 / NCAA Basketball: 1960 / NCAA Baseball: 1966/
Rose & others
Stanford – NIT:1991 / NCAA Basketball:1942 / NCAA Baseball:1987, 1988
/ Rose & others
California – NIT:1999 / NCAA Basketball: 1959 / NCAA Baseball:1947,
1957 / Rose & others
1980 Baseball, 1997 basketball, 1994 Fiesta
1959 Baseball, 1945-46 basketball, 2003 Cotton
LSU - NCAA
Basketball:1939, NCAA Baseball 1991,1993,1996,1997,2000,2009/ Sugar, Cotton,
Orange & others (Thanks to Delton D who sent CROSSPORTS this info on LSU)
And of course ...
Holy Cross – NIT:1954 / NCAA Basketball:1947 / NCAA Baseball:1952 /
If you wish to find old versions of CROSSPORTS going
back to 2002 go the the www.archives.org
"Wayback Machine" Here is a link:
Internet Archive Wayback Machine link
Ceremony to honor the first recipient of the Purple Crested
Non Alumni Dave is the first winner of the Purple Crested Blazer Award
for his many contributions to CROSSPORTS including his recent joining of the
Perry Millenium Club, his vocal support and his traditional, annual "Twas
the Night Before Christmas Holy Cross style." Here he is
wearing the hallowed jacket prior to the recent Men's basketball game versus
Bucknell. Here he is with Bob C. who generously donated the jacket.
Here NAD is being presented with the Blazer by Bob C. Of course, the
ever popular Mr. George Kennedy, a big CROSSPORTS fan, took part in
the ceremony. Here Mr. Kennedy is escorted by his host: Ray.
Dave was honored to receiver the award terming it "A tradition like no
Hornet Mom Photo
CROSSPORTS (also know as Hornet Mom, unofficial photographer of
Mansfield (MA) High School Football: Brett McDermott's High School) is in
the process of posting over 200 Photos of the Georgetown Game on the
Kodak Site. Here is a link:
Hornet Mom Photos
Annie Hussey, our former basketball
columnist has matriculated to Dominican in River
Forrest, Illinois where she is a manager of the Women's basketball Team.
Her travels with the team last January brought her to Duke where she posed
for this photo at the Heart of Blue Devel's nation and was kind enough to
share it with us.
Read Bill Cambria's latest interview
Milan Brown: Head Men's Basketball Coach:
Link to Brown Interview
HC Athletic Director Dick Regan:
Link to Regan Interview
Tom Gilmore: Head Football
Coach: Link to
Wally Carew (author of "A Farewell to
Glory," the history of the Holy Cross-Boston College Football rivalry):
Link to interview
Ralph Willard: Former Men's Basketball Coach:
Link to interview
Check out all Past interviews on our
12 Essential Questions Page
Link to Fan Photo
Holy Cross Equestrian
Team Schedule posted. See
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problems and is intermittently down. CROSSPORTS has developed a BACK
UP BOARD so that we can stay in touch during down times
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click on this link.
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