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10 Reasons to Be Excited for the Ram-Crusader Cup in New York City

November 1st, 2016 by 

The longstanding football rivalry between the Holy Cross Crusaders and the Fordham Rams will come to a head this year on Nov. 12, 2016 on the biggest stage the Ram-Crusader Cup has ever seen: Yankee Stadium.

In addition to the much anticipated game, Holy Cross alumni, students, and friends will descend upon New York City for an event-filled weekend.

There are many reasons to be excited for the 2016 Ram-Crusader Cup, but here are the top 10:

  1. New York, New York!

    Explore the Big Apple: whether visiting museums or catching a Broadway show, attending the annual Veteran’s Day parade or dining at the Rainbow Room, there is plenty to see and do in NYC!

  2. Tours

    Crusaders will get the inside scoop on historic sites and landmarks through a walking tour of the multi-ethnic lower east side led by Edward O’Donnell ’86, associate professor of history, and a private tour of famous Carnegie Hall.

  3. Today Show

    Represent Sader Nation on the Today Show plaza! Bring a poster to show your pride, find a spot in the front row, and stand by for a chance to be seen live from Studio 1A.

  4. Family Day at the Bronx Zoo

    With unlimited access to premium seasonal exhibits and activities, including the 4D theater, Jungle World, and the Bug Carousel, this family outing is the total experience.

  5. Cross + Connect

    Meet members of the Holy Cross community at a regional career event designed to bring alumni together for networking and career development, and hear from the event’s speaker, Carol Donovan Juel ’95, executive vice president and chief information officer of Synchrony Financial.

  6. Oh What A Night (Before)!

    Revel in purple pride as Crusaders relax, catch up, and celebrate the night before the big game.

  7. Pregame

    It’s the place to be! Holy Cross fans have exclusive access to pregame parties within Yankee stadium. Enjoy the Crusader camaraderie and begin the countdown to kickoff.

  8. Holy Cross and Fordham Service Project

    Together Holy Cross and Fordham alumni will help The Church of St. Paul the Apostle prepare for their annual Thanksgiving Banquet, an event which provides a warm meal to several hundred homeless in New York.

  9. Mass at The Church of St. Paul the Apostle

    Alumni and friends will join the community at The Church of St. Paul the Apostle for Mass celebrated by Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College of the Holy Cross.

  10. 2016 Ram-Crusader Cup

    For the first time in College history, show your purple pride and cheer on Holy Cross football at iconic Yankee Stadium.


Hail a cab in Times Square, catch a train at Grand Central Station, walk through Central Park and join Holy Cross in NYC for one unforgettable weekend.


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