Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: December 2010

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 December of 2010.

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Football Runs Through the Veins of the DiMichele Family
December 30, 2010 * By Jack Wilson * Bleacher Report
It was late September 2003. The No. 5-ranked Sto-Rox Vikings were playing host to the Burgettstown Blue Devils in a Black Hills Conference football game. Sto-Rox senior quarterback Adam DiMichele had already established himself as one of the best athletes in the state. . .

December 23, 2010 * By David Moltz * Inside Higher Ed
Asked last week to decide whether their institutions should break with tradition and finally award athletic scholarships to football players, the presidents of the Patriot League decided to punt. And while an official decision has been put off for at least two more years, simmering disagreement among the academically strong Northeastern colleges that belong to the league has stoked fears that the conference, long considered a sister group to the prestigious and scholarship-free Ivy League, could break apart. . .

Brown hopes win is first of many for HC
December 22, 2010 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Milan Brown’s first win as Holy Cross men’s basketball coach didn’t happen as quickly as he would have liked, but he hopes Sunday’s 75-57 victory at Marist will be the impetus his team needs to get its season on track. “It’s good after all the hard work they’ve put in to see them experience success,” Brown said.  . .

Marist set for tough game with winless Holy Cross
December 19, 2010 * By Mike Benischek * Poughkeepsie Journal
After the last 14 months, nobody understands what the Holy Cross men's basketball team is going through better than Chuck Martin. Mostly, the Marist College head coach understands the Crusaders' 0-8 record is deceiving. . .

Patriot League defers decision on scholarships
December 15, 2010 * By Craig Haley * Sports Network
The Patriot League's anticipated decision about potentially adding scholarships for football has been tabled by the league's council of presidents for the next two years. The league allows athletic scholarship in all sports except football, which since its inception in 1986 has been considered a separate entity. . .

Former glory fading, but Holy Cross sees opportunity
December 13, 2010 * By Daver Karnosky * USCHO.com
The Crusaders are five seasons removed from an improbable NCAA tournament upset, and they’re still looking for their first winning record since. . .

Patriot League Set to Vote on Football Scholarships
December 13, 2010 * By Joe Drape * New York Times
Sometime this week, the presidents of the universities that compete in the Patriot League will emerge from an undisclosed location and announce whether its football teams will be allowed to offer scholarships. . .