Holy Cross Crusaders

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The Holy Cross Crusaders are the athletic teams representing the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. They primarily compete in NCAA Division I as members of the Patriot League. In ice hockey, a sport not sponsored by the Patriot League, the Crusaders are members of two other leagues, with men competing in the Atlantic Hockey Association and women in Hockey East. The men's rowing team is part of the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges. Of its 25 varsity teams, Holy Cross supports 12 men's and 13 women's sports, giving Holy Cross the largest ratio of teams-per-enrollment in the country. Holy Cross's athletic teams for both men and women are known as the Crusaders.


Holy Cross Crusaders college football
First Season
Team History
Holy Cross Crusaders (1891-present)
Patriot League (1986-present)
Fitton Field (1903-present)
Key People
Players • Coaches

Programs by season


Season/Date Opponent Venue
October 2 vs. Syracuse Fitton Field


Season/Date Opponent Venue
October 4 vs. Syracuse Fitton Field


Season/Date Opponent Venue
October 8 vs. Syracuse Fitton Field
November 11 at Syracuse Archbold Stadium


Season/Date Opponent Venue
November 13 at Rutgers Rutgers Stadium
Patriot League
Full members (all sports) Bucknell Bison • Colgate Raiders • Holy Cross Crusaders • Lafayette Leopards • Lehigh Mountain Hawks
Full members (except football) American Eagles • Army Black Knights • Boston University Terriers • Loyola Greyhounds • Navy Midshipmen
Associate members (football only) Fordham Rams • Georgetown Hoyas
Basketball Venues
Football Venues Fisher Stadium
FBS Conferences American Athletic Conference • Atlantic Coast Conference • Big 12 Conference • Big Ten Conference • Conference USA • Mid-American Conference • Mountain West Conference • Pac-12 Conference • Southeastern Conference • Sun Belt Conference
FCS Conferences Big Sky Conference • Big South Conference • Colonial Athletic Association • Ivy League • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference • Missouri Valley Football Conference • Northeast Conference • Ohio Valley Conference • Patriot League • Pioneer Football League • Southern Conference • Southland Conference • Southwestern Athletic Conference
Other Conferences Current: ASUN Conference • Big East Conference • West Coast Conference
Former: Big Eight Conference • Pacific Coast Conference • Southwest Conference