Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: March 2011

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 March of 2011.

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Ware's Don Prohovich recalls NIT glory days
March 26, 2011 * By Garry Brown * Springfield Republican
As we watch the “March Madness” of present-day NCAA Division I basketball, it might be difficult to believe that there was a time when another tournament had greater prestige. Those were the days when the National Invitation Tournament thrived as a basketball showcase in the country’s most glamorous arena – Madison Square Garden, New York City. . .

Holy Cross hoping to wing Air Force
March 18, 2011 * By Steve Kendall * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
When Holy Cross was in the midst of a 1-10-2 stretch — including an eight-game winless streak — from the end of November to the end of January, not many people were thinking about the Atlantic Hockey semifinals. But times have changed. . .

Atlantic Hockey Association Tournament a homecoming for two local players
March 18, 2011 * By Kevin Oklobzija * Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
The structured schedule and demands of team unity leave little time for socializing, but forwards Brandon Nunn and Shayne Stockton are nonetheless savoring their homecoming. Nunn, a sophomore from Fairport, and Stockton, a freshman from Greece, have returned to town with the Holy Cross hockey team for this weekend's Atlantic Hockey Association final four. . .

Four teams, one chance in Atlantic Hockey championship
March 17, 2011 * By Chris Lerch * U.S. College Hockey Online
The final four Atlantic Hockey teams will settle things this weekend, each on a different mission with the same goal in mind. “The teams here have different motivations,” said Rochester Institute of Technology coach Wayne Wilson. . .

Holy Cross, UConn in the hunt
March 16, 2011 * By Allen Lessels * New England Hockey Journal
The world of Atlantic Hockey is back on its axis. Sort of. The quarterfinal round of the league tournament went according to seed. The four highest seeded teams, the teams with home ice for the quarters, all won, unlike in the previous round when each of four underdogs prevailed. . .

Crusaders hoping to extend epic run
March 11, 2011 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Holy Cross hockey players are aware of the record-setting streak they’re on right now, but it’s not a topic that comes up at practice or in the locker room. “We just kind of go about our business,” Holy Cross senior defenseman Mark Znutas said. . .

Holy Cross builds on past success
March 11, 2011 * By John Connolly * Boston Herald
For a college more often associated with basketball or baseball renown, Holy Cross has enjoyed a rich hockey tradition. Among the notables are a stunning 4-3 overtime victory against Phil Kessel’s Minnesota Gophers in the 2006 NCAA West Regional, a potent 1980s scoring line comprised of Joe Lunny (219 points), Jerry DeLeo (218), Matt Muniz (207), or spawning NHL talent like Jim Stewart and Pat Rissmiller. . .

Bob Lindsay's lacrosse over-effect
March 9, 2011 * By David Carducci * Kent Record-Courier
Kent State fans have long recognized Bob Lindsay as the most successful women’s basketball coach in the Mid-American Conference. In 22 seasons, Lindsay has accumulated 411 career victories and 254 conference wins — by far the highest totals in league history. But what most KSU supporters may not know about Lindsay is he was a success coaching another gender in an entirely different sport before his arrival in Kent in 1989. . .

Former HC basketball star scored trip of lifetime with Oprah
March 9, 2011 * By Jay Gearan * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Amy O'Brien had her share of thrills during her Hall of Fame basketball career at the College of the Holy Cross — 2,075 points, Patriot League Player of the Year honors and three league championships in the late 1990s. But winning a spot to be in the studio audience for the first show of Oprah Winfrey's final season was right up there on her list of life's special moments. . .

Eddie Gill, Stoughton Baseball Player and WWI Veteran
March 5, 2011 * By David Allen Lambert * Stoughton Patch
Twenty-five years ago while a junior at Stoughton High School, I was amazed to find out that a member of the 1919 Washington Senators was living in my hometown.  Eddie Gill lived with his daughter and her family on Federico Circle since the early 1970’s. . .

Brown, Holy Cross look to make points
March 2, 2011 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
There are two things Devin Brown has in mind to give his mom for her birthday, which is today. First and foremost, Brown and his Holy Cross teammates want to wrap up a first-round Patriot League Tournament victory. Second, Brown would like to deliver his 1,000th career point with his mom watching from the Hart Center bleachers. . .

2011 Patriot League Tournament Preview
March 1, 2011 * By John Agovino * The Sports Network
The 21st annual Patriot League Tournament will tip off on Wednesday, March 2nd with Lehigh hoping to repeat as the event's champion. However, the Mountain Hawks will have some stiff competition from the likes of Bucknell and American University. . .

Lafayette plays at Holy Cross in Patriot League quarterfinals
March 1, 2011 * By Tom Hinkel * Easton Express-Times
The basketball gods have not been kind to the Lafayette College men's basketball team. Saturday's double overtime loss to American not only cost the Leopards a first-round home game in the Patriot League playoffs, it earned them a trip to one of their least favorite venues -- Holy Cross' Hart Center. . .