It was blowouts galore in the D1A Rugby East as Army, Wheeling Jesuit, and Kutztown each scored over 50 points in their victories. Although Kutztown’s match was against a non-conference foe, the outcomes were positive for different reasons. Each team was encouraged by their offensive output, but celebrated their defensive prowess just the same.
St. Bonaventure at Army
After a difficult defeat... Read More
A sloppy first half made way for a dominant naval second as the Midshipmen beat Air Force, 46-7, in the sixth annual meeting for the Lt. Colonel Kevin M. Shea Memorial Cup. At the Prusmack Rugby Complex in Annapolis, Md., the match was close at halftime, but Navy exploded for four tries in the first 20 minutes of the second half. Navy’s imposing defense led the way for the victory to bring back... Read More
There was some movement in the DII Rankings as there were several surprise results. Three ranked teams failed to beat lesser opponents and ultimately knocked one of those teams out of the rankings.
Northern Michigan upset UW-Milwaukee 31-23 in WIIL play this weekend. UWM was previously ranked 11 but fall behind Northern Michigan at 19.
Southern Connecticut tied higher ranked Bentley. The schools... Read More
NSCRO teams across the country continue to progress in conference play while several divisions are just getting under way.
A couple of national contenders met in the Midwest. Last year's region three winner, Xavier took on perennial power Southern Indiana. Xavier came away with a 24-10 win over SIU.
Catholic University moved to 4-0 in the Potomac Conference with a win over American. CU is the... Read More
Penn State defeated Kutztown in the premier match of the weekend. The Nittany Lions continue to be the class of the Rugby East defeating the Bears comfortably 54-24. Penn State remains at six while Kutztown drops several spots to 15.
Indiana had another tight game with a division rival and after two consecutive weeks of close calls with unranked teams, drop one spot. Ohio State, despite the loss... Read More
DIAA featured 19 fixtures this weekend over five conferences and one independent bout. The Ivy, SCRC, Keystone and Chesapeake continued with conference play while Heart of America opened up with one game.
Dartmouth remained undefeated but it was an uncharacteristically close game with Penn. The Big Green were held to just 36 points. Dartmouth had been averaging 55 points a contest coming in... Read More
In a flip from last week, it was the away teams’ turn to win as the visitors went 6-0 this weekend in the D1A Liberty Conference. Iona, Syracuse, and Cortland remained undefeated in their divisions and Delaware (2-1), Binghamton (3-1), and Rhode Island (1-1) picked up wins. Most of the matches were not close as the winning teams outscored their opponents by a total of 168 points.
Iona at Fordham... Read More
Seven matches in the D1A Big Ten and Rocky Mountain highlighted this past weekend. Indiana, Michigan State, Wisconsin, and Michigan were the winners in the Big Ten while Air Force and Utah State were victorious in the Rocky Mountain. In non-conference play in the Rockies, Utah defeated Colorado State in its first match of the season.
Although not as dramatic as last week, Indiana needed... Read More
The DII College landscape is starting to stratify with the top teams in each conference staking their claims. A number of teams are on a collision course with division rivals as they progress deep into the season.
The Southern conference, northern division is down to two teams who have a realistic chance of winning the division. Furman continues to dominate racking up another 50-point margin. UNC... Read More
With three games on the slate in the D1A Rugby East, the schedule saw a slugfest between two powerhouses, a team pick up its first win, and a blowout in Buffalo. On Saturday, Penn State proved it is the team to beat in East with a 54-24 win over Kutztown, St. Bonaventure notched its first victory beating Wheeling Jesuit, and Notre Dame College clobbered Buffalo on the road.
Kutztown at Penn State... Read More