The University of San Diego won the San Diego City Championship this
weekend, defeating San Diego State, UC San Diego, and Point Loma Nazarene
in a round-robin tournament.
USD upset San Diego State 21-7, and then defeated UCSD and Point Loma by
identical scores of 17-7.
“I don’t know the last time USD won the City Championships but I am so
proud of the effort by everyone,” said... Read More
UW-Whitewater beat Northern Illinois 31-18 Sunday to claim its third*
Midwest title in as many years. With the win, the Warhawks take the
territory’s top seed to the Sweet 16 where they’ll face the West’s second
seed. Northern Illinois gets the Midwest’s second seed and will face the
West champion in the Huskies’ first-ever nationals appearance.
Whitewater and Northern Illinois... Read More
Salisbury's Tony Groves snatches
a lineout. JP Perez photo
Salisbury coach Doc Davis with
captain Zach Hayes. JP Perez photo
Salisbury beat Towson 18-10 Saturday in a fiercely competitive game,
embroiled in controversy and disciplinary issues, to win the Potomac title
and take the LAU’s top seed to the Mid-... Read More
Despite losing some key seniors from last season, Winona State had some
reason to believe they might, finally, win the Midwest women’s DII college
For co-captain and No. 8, that realization that they might have something
special came early, during the All Minnesota tournament.
“Watching how our forwards hit the rucks and how our backline came
together, and seeing... Read More
Five teams have booked their spots into the USA Rugby DII Women's College
playoffs with their performances this weekend.
Winona State defeated Pittsburgh 31-10 to win the Midwest. Both teams now
advance to the national playoffs as Midwest #1 and Midwest #2.
Meanwhile, in the Northeast, Norwich dominated the playoffs, winning their
semifinal over Bowdoin 58-0 and the final 46-0... Read More
Bentley won the Rugby Northeast championship match 30-8 over
Providence College Saturday.
Providence jumped out to an early 8-0 lead and kept that lead through the
first 30 minutes.
But as time went on Bentley began to take control, especially at set piece.
The solid platform from the forwards allowed the Bentley backs to star
running, and wing Forest Detwhiler capped off a... Read More
American International College thrashed St. Michael’s 47-0 to claim
the Rugby Northeast women’s college title.
The game was a virtual carbon copy of the October 28 game between the two,
won by AIC 44-0.
“I feel pretty good,” said AIC Head Coach Josh Macy. “It seems no one ever
plays their best in a final. We did our best to keep the girls relaxed but
nerves were a factor... Read More
And then there were two.
Top-ranked UW-Whitewater and No. 6 Northern Illinois staved off upsets in
the Midwest semifinals Saturday to advance to Sunday’s final.
Whitewater avenged a slow start against UW-Milwaukee earlier in the season
by racing out to a 33-5 halftime lead over the Panthers Saturday. The
defending national champion Warhawks held serve in the set pieces and... Read More
Midwest DII women’s college playoffs are down to two after two very close
semifinals Saturday. Pittsburgh defeated UW-La Crosse in overtime, while
Minnesota’s Winona State edged Grand Valley State in an exciting match,
Winona scored early in that match before GVSU replied to lead 7-5. Grand
Valley scored again to lead 12-5, but neither team was going to break free... Read More
Sunday’s women’s DI college final promises to be a barnburner as two
high-powered offenses in Ohio State and Northern Iowa will face off.
UNI hammered Michigan 51-8, their second straight 50+ playoff outing.
Meanwhile OSU beat Minnesota 33-13.
For the Buckeyes it’s a return to the lofty heights of territorial playoffs
after a couple of years of struggle.
“We have a very young... Read More