The sport of basketball has held a firm place among America's most beloved pastimes ever since it spun off from the popular breakfast spread NBA Jam. Spread your friends across a row of seats with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets to a Holy Cross men’s or women’s basketball game at Hart Recreation Center (a $20 value). Choose one of the following games:
- Men's basketball against St. Joseph's on December 28 at 7 p.m.
- Men's basketball against Yale on January 5, 2011, at 7 p.m.
- Men's basketball against Lafayette on January 8, 2011, at 3:30 p.m.
- Women's basketball against Army on January 12, 2011, at 7 p.m.
- Women's basketball against Bucknell on January 15, 2011, at 3 p.m.
Join a throbbing throng of hoops fanatics in the intimate but imposing Hart Center, where the men's team has won more than 70% of its basket-aiming contests and the women's team has won more than 80%. Basketball novices and avid three-point-percentage analysts can marvel at the mechanics of second-team All-Patriot League selection Andrew Keister when the men's team, which returned four starters from last year’s squad, squares off against the St. Joseph's Hawks, the Yale Bulldogs, and the Lafayette Investment Bankers. Fans can also don a concoction of Crusader purple and catch the competitive women's team, which has won 10 of the last 18 Patriot League titles, as the ladies lace up to play Army and Bucknell.
College of the Holy Cross Crusaders
Of the 27 varsity teams that comprise the Holy Cross Crusaders, five have been competing at the college level for more than a century. During that time, the men's basketball and baseball teams have taken home NCAA championships, while the football squad has been a mainstay in the Patriot League for more than 20 years. Boasting a 98% graduation rate among all student-athletes, the Crusaders keep fans and students engaged with a variety of sports, as teams in everything from ice hockey to lacrosse try to topple the Division I headquarters' wall of impenetrable brackets.