Avenging last season’s loss, the U.S. Naval Academy beat Notre Dame College, 32-25, in Annapolis, Md. Utilizing strong forward play and exemplary efforts from eightman Connor McNerney and scrumhalf Gardy Lebon, the Midshipmen were able to limit possession to NDC’s dynamic backline. Situational and tactical kicking was invaluable to Navy and its defense stood stout in the second half to protect... Read More
NSCRO Powered by Penn Mutual, like the other college divisions are coming down to the wire in some conferences while others are just getting under way.
The most notable game may have come from Iowa Central. Although it was not a conference game, the community college defeated Lindenwood-Belleville, a DIAA team, 27-18. Iowa Central has been winning by large amounts and should contend for a title... Read More
There was very little movement in the rankings this week. Only a handful of ranked teams were on tap with several playing each other. In all those cases, all of the higher ranked teams won.
The biggest mover of the weekend was Davenport. The Panthers lost to unranked Notre Dame and as a result drop three spots. Their pedigree and earlier results prevent them from a larger fall.
Army defeated Iona... Read More
There was not very much movement in the DII rankings. Nearly all of the ranked teams won with the exception of a couple of ranked schools that lossed to higher ranked opponents.
However, Montana State got the best of Western State in the Rocky Mountain. Those two teams swap places at eight and 13 respectively.
The other big result saw RPI outlast Sacred Heart 27-21 in the Tri-State. Sacred Heart... Read More
The fall DIAA is winding down and the playoff picture is becoming clearer. Meanwhile, fall-spring campaigns are getting underway and giving us an idea of who will contend in DIAA.
Several independents took on DIA teams and lost. Both AIC and NEC lost to Notre Dame College. AIC was competitive trailing 26-24 at one point but ultimately lost 36-24. NEC struggled, falling 58-5 to the... Read More
(Bob Phillips, Dartmouth '60, contirbuted to this article.)
College rugby has held few surprises with high quality sides winning year after year, especially in fifteens where, for example, U. Cal-Berkeley, BYU, Life, St. Mary’s, Navy, Army, Penn State, and Arkansas State, etc. have dominated play.
In the first Collegiate Rugby Sevens Championship (CRC) held in Columbus, Ohio, in 2010, the finale... Read More
With less than four weeks remaining in the D1A Big Ten and Rocky Mountain Conferences, teams are separating themselves from the competition. Wisconsin and Ohio State dominated their opponents in the Big Ten, while Michigan State and Michigan had to work a bit harder for their victories. In the Rockies, Air Force, Colorado State, and Utah State crushed all challengers by a combined score of 174-28... Read More
Most DII Conferences are winding down conference play and getting ready to start conference playoffs. These games will be crucial in determining who will make the final 16 of the USA Rugby playoffs.
An all-exciting matchup in the Rocky Mountain took place and the game did not disappoint. Montana State edged the higher ranked Western State 20-12 and will take home the conference regular season... Read More
With every Rugby East club playing this weekend, only two in-conference matches were on the docket. Penn State remained undefeated with a 75-45 cracking of Wheeling Jesuit and St. Bonaventure locked up its second win with a 24-13 victory over Buffalo.
In non-conference tests, Kutztown passed the century mark against Delaware, Notre Dame College swept its New England swing by beating AIC and NEC,... Read More
With Iona playing Army on Saturday, Cortland and Northeastern took center stage in the D1A Liberty Conference this weekend and they didn’t disappoint. The Wolfpack blanked Colgate and the Huskies rocked Fairfield to keep their unbeaten streaks alive. UMass, Albany, and Stony Brook each picked wins in the remaining matchups.
Colgate at Cortland
Cortland has been the surprise squad of Liberty after... Read More