College Of The Holy Cross Crusaders
The College of the Crusaders and the University of Notre Dame The combative Irish face their bitter rivals on Saturday for the first time since 1986. The Holy Catholic Church of St. John the Evangelist in the last game of their two-part series.
The Holy Cross Hockey Program has won Atlantic Hockey (MAAC) and made two NCAA appearances. Although the sport is not sponsored by the Patriot League or any gender, the Crusaders are members of two other leagues, with the men competing in the Atlantic Ice Hockey Association and the women's hockey in the Atlantic Collegiate Hockey League.
The two-time Patriot League champions are also the men's and women's basketball teams and the football team. All Holy Cross sports teams compete in NCAA Division I FCS football, with the men's hockey team competing in an Athlantic Hockey Conference and the women's hockey team competing in the Hockey East.
Holy Cross supports 12 men's and 13 women's sports, making it the largest number of team entries in the country. Holy Cross sports teams with an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, which gives it one of the highest levels of students - athlete participation in NCAA Division I.
The 14 teams that received public recognition placed in the top 10 in Division I. The NCAA also received its first College of the Year award for the men's and women's basketball teams in 2016.
As a whole, the College of the Holy Cross has had and has a long history of excellence in academic excellence, student development, athlete development and community service. As a result, we have had a positive impact on the lives of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, students and alumni.
Members and friends of the Holy Cross Community are encouraged to use this form to examine the appropriateness or inappropriateness of both the Crusader and the Mascot in the light of our mission, values and identity as a college. In addition to asking members of your community to consider the appropriate use of Crusaders as our mascot, it would also be useful to review the mission statement of the College that can be found here.
Thirdly, to throw the crusader overboard strictly on ideological grounds would be a betrayal of the values of our community, our mission and our university identity. Community traditions are particularly important to the Holy Cross, but we should not allow them to dictate our Catholic identity. If the College took such a drastic step, only to win the approval of those who would never make peace with our Catholic identity anyway, we would not be able to break with the tradition of communion and tradition, as well as our own values and mission. Thirdly, apart from removing the crusaders from our mascot, the only possible solution to this problem would have been for us to "throw crusaders overboard" in a strictly ideological line.
The Holy Cross does not have to approve of everything the Crusader stands for, but as long as this symbol exists, it is a symbol of the ideals and traditions of Western Christianity, which should at least be heard and not rejected from the outset. If this is no longer desirable or causes more embarrassment than pride, then we should join him in the fight for freedom of expression and expression.
It is also a competitive advantage for the Holy Cross to stay away from the orthodoxy that permeates so many of today's colleges and universities. The fundamental question facing us, not only in the United States but also in Europe, is what kind of college we should be. No university, no university, no university, not even the most prestigious, can take on the Holy Cross, which is committed to freedom of expression.
The Crusader can also be seen as the embodiment of the same kind of warrior ethos that has led many professional sports teams in schools to name their brave, cavaliers, vikings and knights. Either way, I think that the crusader's name and mascot are an appropriate and inappropriate representation of the college, given our mission, values and identity.
The Crusades were often brutal on both sides, and the Crusaders were not considered unusual medieval warriors at the time. But the name "Crusader" links the Holy Cross to the past of Catholicism and connects us to a time when Christians were fought, surrounded and fought.
In such an atmosphere, it is no surprise that some have taken the slur and proudly proclaimed: "Crusaders fought for the Irish. This small Catholic college affirms that our students, athletes and graduates will continue to know that the Crusaders fought for social justice not only in the Middle East but also in America.
Holy Cross is a founding member of the Patriot League and has a long history of participating in its diverse sports programs. Coach Judd Lattimore has also led the men's and women's basketball teams of the Holy Cross and the football team to two Patriot League tournaments. Holy Cross has won three national championships and two national titles in the American Athletics Conference (AAAC) and one national championship in NCAA Division II, as well as two NCAA tournament titles and four NCAA regional championships.