In a break-neck Big Ten Championship at Moose Rugby Grounds in Elkhart, Ind., the final between Indiana and Ohio State came down to the final minute. After exchanging blows all game, the Hoosiers survived by outscoring the Buckeyes, 38-36, to win their fifth straight conference title.
After a first half where OSU led 14-12, the second half was action packed with whoever had the ball had a good... Read More
The NSCRO Champions Cup playoffs continued around the country this weekend, narrowing the field in three regions. There were only a handful of games but those bore important results.
There were four games in this region.
The Tri State took on Upstate New York. The upstate conference got the better of the Tri State in both games with Alfred dispatching Suny-Maritime 46-17 and Paul Smith... Read More
This day, November 13, 2017 marks the 142nd anniversary of the memorable 1875 Harvard versus Yale rugby game that gave birth to the sport's short-lived autumn ascendancy in America. By 1882, less than a decade in time, the conversion from rugby to gridiron football had begun as eastern colleges followed the rules’ changes and opted for the new version of the contact sport.
A year earlier in May... Read More
The DII men’s college bracket is down to 16 teams. All 16 will head to one of four regional brackets for a weekend of back-to-back games that will yield the final four participants.
There were five play in games held this weekend to fill out the 16 teams.
In the northeast region, Oswego impressively defeated Southern Connecticut 67-12 to make its first final 16 since 2015. Additionally... Read More
Life University’s fall Mid-Atlantic road trip was a resounding success as the Running Eagles swept Penn State and Navy this weekend. On Thursday night, Life found itself in a 51-34 dogfight with the Nittany Lions. 48 hours later, Life traveled south to Annapolis, Md. for a bout with the Midshipmen. In a game where the scoreboard didn’t reflect how close the match was, the Running Eagles blanked... Read More
Division II is reaching playoff time. Our rankings give some consideration to winning your conference but some teams who are ranked higher than others will miss out on the playoffs because they play tougher competition.
The WIIL has four teams in the top 25. The conference is one of the strongest and has three playoff teams. Whitewater has been the consensus number one all season.
A couple of... Read More
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