Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: September 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 September of 2010.

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Opportunity Knocks
September 29, 2010 * By Padraic Duffy * Rapid City Journal
Katie Falkowski doesn’t choose to dwell on the fact that she’s coaching a sport she’s never played. Instead, she concentrates on the similarities between her new role as a member of the St. Thomas More football team and the lessons she learned growing up playing ice hockey in Massachusetts. . .

Tommy Heinsohn, true renaissance man
September 28, 2010 * New England Cable News
Tommy Heinsohn, the colorful analyst for Comcast SportNet New England's coverage of the Boston Celtics, earlier this week displayed his life outside basketball. Heinsohn's paintings were part of an art show from which a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Helen J. Weiss Heinsohn Scholarship fund. Named for Heinsohn's late wife, the fund supports and encourages art education for children and young adults. . .

Family ties bond Misi and coach who gives him strength
September 25, 2010 * By Mike Berardino * Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
They had no idea of their connection. Not a single clue. Not before the NFL Draft, when the Miami Dolphins were preparing to take Koa Misi in the second round as Jason Taylor's successor. Not during rookie minicamp, when the Utah product showed up and began in earnest the process of reshaping his body to outside linebacker standards in a 3-4 NFL defense. . .

Hard work paying off for Haidon
September 24, 2010 * By Matthew Ondesko * MetroWNY.com
Injuries are always part of the game. Holy Cross senior defensive back Pat Haidon sure knows a thing or two about injuries. Haidon tore his left ACL during his sophomore season and seven months later tore the exact same ACL. . .

Holy Cross hopes to learn from mistakes
September 17, 2010 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Tom Gilmore is an ultra-competitive person who hates losing, so no Holy Cross defeat sits well with him. But Saturday’s 31-7 setback at UMass was particularly upsetting and it wasn’t just because of the final score. “When you go out and compete there’s always the possibility of losing,” Gilmore said.

Crusader comeback
September 11, 2010 * By Craig Larson * Boston Globe
For a split second, there was a pause. Sean Lamkin was breathing it all in last Saturday at Fitton Field, awaiting the whistle and the first snap of the season. A moment, he says, that was “pretty surreal.’’ Then the Holy Cross fifth-year senior, with nearly a year’s worth of aggression and anticipation penned up in his 6-foot-1-inch, 225-pound frame, unleashed a hit on Howard back Jarren Brown. . .

Confident UMass has Cross to bear
September 11, 2010 * By John Connolly * Boston Herald
oly Cross and UMass may be playing under the lights tonight at McGuirk Stadium in Amherst but you can be sure Minutemen coach Kevin Morris is wary of the glare and danger in overconfidence that any big win can bring. UMass, which was picked to finish eighth in the Colonial Athletic Association, stunned then-No. 4 William & Mary, 27-23, in its season opener last week. The win vaulted UMass to No. 18 in the FCS top 25. . .

UMass offense looks to run wild against Crusaders
September 11, 2010 * By Matt Vautour * Daily Hampshire Gazette
Among the encouraging things for the University of Massachusetts football team from last week's 27-23 upset of then No. 4 William & Mary, was how efficient the offense looked despite having so many new faces in the lineup. Particularly sharp was the play of the Minutemen's no-huddle offense. UMass has used the hurry-up approach in other seasons, but not as regularly as it did Saturday. William & Mary seemed caught of guard by it. . .

Griffin, UMass to test Holy Cross
September 10, 2010 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Holy Cross coach Tom Gilmore thought John Griffin was a good player last year when the Crusaders saw him at Northeastern. Griffin, the former Oakmont Regional High running back who is now at UMass, will present the Crusaders’ defense with a whole new challenge tomorrow night at McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Amherst. . .

Schaghticoke native wins chance to perform at Saks Fifth Avenue tonight
September 10, 2010 * By Katie Nowak * Troy Record
It’s a long way from Schaghticoke to Saks Fifth Avenue, but singer Nikki Dessingue has made it. The Rensselaer County native, a member of the Boston-based band Stereo Telescope, will take the stage tonight at the Boston satellite of the New York shopping institution for its Fashion’s Night Out celebration, an event honoring the beginning of New York Fashion Week. . .

Fresh off upset, UMass football hosts Holy Cross
September 10, 2010 * By Matt Vautour * Daily Hampshire Gazette
University of Massachusetts football coach Kevin Morris was curious how his team would react this week preparing for Saturday's 6 p.m. game against Holy Cross at McGuirk Stadium. Not only was it coming off of Saturday's upset of then No. 4 William & Mary, but the student body returned to campus and classes started. On top of that the much anticipated Michigan game looms on Sept. 18, presenting ample potential for loss of focus. But the Minuteman coach was pleased with what he saw. . .

UMass football team seeks to make it two straight Saturday against Holy Cross
September 9, 2010 * By Ron Chimelis * Springfield Republican
Anthony Nelson always admired the winning football tradition at the University of Massachusetts. Now he's committed to maintaining it. "They were successful, year in and year out,'' said Nelson, a senior wide receiver who came to UMass this year after his previous school, Hofstra, dropped football. . .

Minutemen look for second-straight win against Crusaders in night clash
September 8, 2010 * By Jay Asser * Massachusetts Daily Collegian
Coming off an impressive come-from-behind victory in its opening game, the Massachusetts football team hosts Holy Cross at McGuirk Stadium on Saturday night before its ballyhooed trip to Ann Arbor to face storied Michigan. . .

Lamkin returns ready for Holy Cross
September 3, 2010 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Opposing offenses better be ready, because Holy Cross senior linebacker Sean Lamkin plans on making up for lost time this season. Lamkin tore the anterior crucial ligament in his left knee in the first quarter of HC's third game of 2009 and missed the rest of the season. Almost 12 months later, Lamkin, an All-Patriot League selection in 2008, is back to lead the Holy Cross defense. . .

New leaders at Holy Cross
September 3, 2010 * By Robert Mays * Boston Globe
Practice is over on this hot August evening, and Holy Cross’s trio of quarterbacks walks across the field. They’ve been told that someone wants to ask them some questions, and they already know the subject matter. Dominic Randolph, the most prolific passer in Holy Cross history, is gone. . .

43 years with the Sox... and counting
September 3, 2010 * By Marvin Pave * Boston Globe
Sitting behind home plate at LeLacheur Park on a sultry late-summer evening, Dick Berardino does not need a computer, or a radar gun, to evaluate the fielding prowess or base-running habits of the hometown Spinners. His instincts and experience as a minor league manager for 21 seasons — including 1997 and 1998 in Lowell — and as a player in the Yankees system for eight more are all he needs. . .

Holy Cross may be lacking in sound
September 3, 2010 * By Bill Doyle * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Holy Cross football returns to WTAG (580 AM) tomorrow after appearing on WWFX (100.1 FM, The Pike) the past two seasons, but Crusaders basketball may not be broadcast on noncampus radio for the first time in nearly 60 years. . .

5 questions facing the Crusaders
September 1, 2010 * By John Connolly * Boston Herald
Coming off a 9-3 season, a trip to the NCAA postseason playoffs, and its first Patriot League title since 1991, Holy Cross football must now learn about life without quarterback Dominic Randolph. The talented Randolph took career totals of 1,131-of-1,786 passes for 13,455 yards and 117 touchdowns, to preseason with the New York Giants, leaving behind a gaping hole. HC senior Ryan Taggart is heir apparent following a preseason camp battle with juniors Mark Tolzien, and Kevin Watson. . .