The College Restructuring Plan approved recently by the USA Board of
Directors is a huge document that will change the domestic rugby landscape as
it’s currently known. The two aspects of the plan that resonate loudest are
the creation of conferences and the forcing of programs to play at a level on
par with their school’s varsity sports.
The first effectively takes the college game completely... Read More
True league play won’t start in Florida until late January, but this fall
DI and DII colleges combined to create the Florida Cup competition, which
culminated this weekend with both the semifinal and final rounds.
The semis saw two ranked DII teams butt heads with two ranked DI teams,
with both DI squads coming out on top. On one half of the bracket, #9
Florida defeated USF (#12... Read More
Fifth-ranked Arkansas repeated as Heart of America Champions Saturday
with a thrilling 25-16 victory over Central Missouri. The Razorbacks owned
the scoreline in the first half, but not necessarily possession.
UCM employed a forward-centric attack early and often, rarely going
outside the flyhalf. The Warriors game plan resulted in a lot of go-forward
ball, but constant pressure from the... Read More
#11 Missouri held on to upset #6 Saint Louis 20-15 Saturday in what
almost became a miraculous comeback. The Tigers got up early via a
pair of penalty kicks from Mark Menne and a breakaway try from fullback
Aaron Lewis. Saint Louis did manage to get on the board in the first half
with a penalty kick, but the momentum was undoubtedly in Mizzou's favor.
The Tigers opened the second half scoring as... Read More
Saturday’s match between #6 Saint Louis and #11 Missouri isn’t technically an
elimination match, but it might as well be considered the first half of
Both SLU and Mizzou enter the contest with 4-0 records and extremely high
point differentials. SLU has outscored its opponents 274-12 so far and Mizzou
180-19, proving the disparity within the Missouri Union, so the league title
and its sole... Read More
The Warriors and Razorbacks have done this before. Last season, both won
their respective divisions convincingly and met in the Heart of America
Title Match, an 18-14 Arkansas victory in Fayetteville, Ark. Other than a
slip up at Kansas earlier this fall by Central Missouri, both programs have
again been dominant in divisional play. Saturday they’ll square off once
more for the... Read More
Top-ranked DII college men’s team UW-Whitewater puts its undefeated record on
the line this weekend in the Midwest final four.
They take on #9 St. John’s for the right to play the winner of #25
Michigan State and unranked Grand Valley State. Looking at the rankings, you
might think UW-Whitewater is heavily favored. They are, but that doesn’t make
coach Pat O’Connor any more relaxed.
“We’ve been... Read More
The UCSB rugby program is basking
in the glory somewhat of their victory at the Long Beach Tournament this past
Head Coach Kevin Battle took a
mixed group of UCSB players and those from his Santa Barbara Rugby Academy
and fielded three sides at the tournament.
“The Academy is going really
well,” Battle said. “They kids have really responded and we’re getting some
Some of... Read More