The DIAA Fall Playoffs took place over the weekend with St. Joe’s and Mary Washington claiming berths in the National Championship on December 3 at Furman University.
St. Joe’s slugged it out against Tennessee on Saturday to earn a berth in the semifinals. The game was sloppy due to an all out downpour and the Hawks managed to outlast the Volunteers 13-10.
"It was a good game by both teams given... Read More
Even with rain in the forecast, the D1A Liberty Challenge was a resounding success. The seven matches showcased the talent and ability of the conference bringing 14 teams to Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn.
With the first match starting at 9 am, exciting rugby was on display all day with Tufts versus Delaware to start and Northeastern against Cortland to finish. Strong defensive efforts... Read More
The DI Rankings had very little movement this week. Only a couple of ranked teams played and the better-ranked teams won.
St. Mary's played its first game of the year, putting up 157 points. The Gaels are back and remain at number two.
Life got off to a good start with a pair of wins over a couple days on a tour of Penn State and Navy. The Running Eagles won 51-34 and 30-0 respectively. They move... Read More
The DII Rankings saw some movement after the play in games this weekend. Several lowered ranked teams won and move up as a result.
Oswego handily defeated Southern Connecticut 67-12. The upstate New York school has been ranked towards the bottom half of the rankings all season but the impressive win moves them to the top 10. With the win, Geneseo also moves into the rankings after a close... Read More
Two games were on the docket for the D1A Liberty Conference as the fall season came to a close. Rhode Island surprised Fordham on Saturday with a 49-12 domination and Binghamton blasted Rutgers, 43-10. Fortunately, there is one week of postseason fun left.
On Saturday, the Liberty Challenge Bowl Series descends on Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn. Thirteen teams from Liberty plus AIC will... Read More
The DIAA Fall playoff bracket has finally been revealed. The four conference winners and respective second place finishers all made the playoffs. Each team was ranked 1-8 based on the strength of the conference and their overall performance.
The eight teams will play quarterfinal games on November 18 and the winners will progress to the semifinals the following day. Four of the teams will head to... Read More
In a break-neck Big Ten Championship at Moose Rugby Grounds in Elkhart, Ind., the final between Indiana and Ohio State came down to the final minute. After exchanging blows all game, the Hoosiers survived by outscoring the Buckeyes, 38-36, to win their fifth straight conference title.
After a first half where OSU led 14-12, the second half was action packed with whoever had the ball had a good... Read More
The NSCRO Champions Cup playoffs continued around the country this weekend, narrowing the field in three regions. There were only a handful of games but those bore important results.
There were four games in this region.
The Tri State took on Upstate New York. The upstate conference got the better of the Tri State in both games with Alfred dispatching Suny-Maritime 46-17 and Paul Smith... Read More
This day, November 13, 2017 marks the 142nd anniversary of the memorable 1875 Harvard versus Yale rugby game that gave birth to the sport's short-lived autumn ascendancy in America. By 1882, less than a decade in time, the conversion from rugby to gridiron football had begun as eastern colleges followed the rules’ changes and opted for the new version of the contact sport.
A year earlier in May... Read More
The DII men’s college bracket is down to 16 teams. All 16 will head to one of four regional brackets for a weekend of back-to-back games that will yield the final four participants.
There were five play in games held this weekend to fill out the 16 teams.
In the northeast region, Oswego impressively defeated Southern Connecticut 67-12 to make its first final 16 since 2015. Additionally... Read More