The fall season is coming to a close and the DI rankings are getting confusing. A number of teams have logged quality wins but struggled against weaker opponents. It is showing the gaps within college rugby are getting smaller and making our jobs more difficult.
The biggest noise from the weekend came via Navy. The Midshipmen bested undefeated Penn State 38-29 and move up to sixth overall. The... Read More
The DIAA Conferences champions for the fall championship have now all been determined. All four-conference champions have earned a spot in the playoffs and we will wait to see who gets at large bids to the tournament. It looks like the top two from each division will make the final eight but the bracket has yet to be announced.
St. Joe's ran the table for the second consecutive year, winning... Read More
The NSCRO Champions Cup is getting into full gear, or at least the fall campaign. NSCRO still plays a spring championship so only a portion of the bracket is coming to fruition.
All eight teams in region one have been determined. The top two teams in both the Tri State and Upstate NY advanced to the playoffs.
In the Tri State, Vassar upended SUNY Maritime after losing to them earlier... Read More
The DII College playoff bracket has been unveiled by USA Rugby and almost all of the teams have been determined. The bracket consists of four regional sites with a handful of play in games to determine the final 16 teams.
The four locations for the regionals are the Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Md. Kutztown University, in Kutztown Pa, Chciago. Il and Cincinnati, Oh.These games will take place on... Read More
While most of the original six Major League Rugby franchises were announcing player signings left and right, Utah was taking the slow and steady approach. But shortly after unveiling the nickname, Warriors, and the hiring of Kiwi head coach Alf Daniels, Utah made arguably the biggest signing of them all in bringing BYU star-turned-Chicago Bear Paul Lasike back to the game of rugby.
Lasike first... Read More
The Big Ten Championship is set as Indiana finished an undefeated regular season and Ohio State took down Wisconsin. Blowouts riddled the scoreboard in the west where Colorado pounced on New Mexico and Utah rang up 79 points on Wyoming.
Indiana at Michigan
Indiana completed an undefeated regular season with a 40-0 road win over Michigan in Ann Arbor. Outside center Tyler Sousley got... Read More
Late fall D1A rugby gives you some intriguing matchups with some equally surprising results. On Saturday, two Rugby East squads ended their seasons with uplifting wins as St. Bonaventure nipped Davenport by a point, 33-32, and Notre Dame College defeated Kutztown, 44-38. In Mid-South prelims, Lindenwood slammed Lindenwood-Belleville, 71-5, and Arkansas State beat Arkansas, 31-19.
Davenport at St... Read More
Before the Liberty Bowl Series descends on Fairfield University on November 18th, it was a dual battle of the unbeaten at the top ranks of the conference. Based on the records, both games were expected to be close but ended in blowouts. I-95 Division’s Iona dispatched the Empire leader, Cortland, 57-18, and Northeastern dominated UConn, 53-5, to win the New England divsion. In the remaining games... Read More
Central Washington claimed the inaugural Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Fall Classic title Sunday at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. The Wildcats went 4-0 over two days to win the eight-team tournament. With a unique double elimination bracket in play, CWU had to dispatch Arizona twice along the way, the first time 15-0 and then again in the final, 15-14.
Setting the pace physically for Central... Read More
In Fort Collins, Colo. on Friday night, Army was too much for Air Force to handle. The Black Knights from West Point defeated Air Force’s Zoomies, 66-7. Air Force kept things close early, but Army closed the match on a 52-0 run.
Matthew Meehan put Army on the board two minutes in and Jayden Demmy followed at 11’. Jon Kim hit both conversions and it was 14-0 Army early. Air Force answered at 31’... Read More