Holy Cross announced the addition of the Northern Illinois Huskies and Rhode Island Rams to their 2024 and 2025 schedules.
The Crusaders will travel to Northern Illinois for the 2025 season on Saturday, August 30. This contest will mark the first meeting between the two football programs.
The Crusaders also added FCS opponent Rhode Island for a home-and-home series in the 2024 and 2025. Holy Cross will play at Rhode Island on Saturday, August 31, 2024. The Crusaders will host the Rams on Saturday, September 27, 2025.
Holy Cross and Rhode Island have met 10 times on the football field since 1917. Holy Cross has dominated the series winning 9 games including the latest contest in 1988 by a score of 49-7. The home team has won all ten meetings.
Holy Cross will take on three FBS opponents over the next four seasons. They face Boston College (2020 and 2023), Connecticut (2021), and Buffalo (2022).
Holy Cross is tentatively scheduled to start the 2020 season at Merrimack on Saturday, September 5. Coincidentally, Rhode Island is scheduled to kickoff the 2020 season at Northern Illinois on September 5 as well.