There was significant movement in the DII Rankings this week. One top 10 team lost and a few others played tight games against conference opponents.
UNC-Charlotte made tremendous noise this weekend by knocking off perennial conference foe Furman 29-16. The Paladins were ranked number two prior to this week and drop to number five as a result of the loss. The 49ers have been steadily improving... Read More
Nearly all of the top 10 was idle this past weekend and with unsurprising results elsewhere there was not much movement in the DI rankings.
The biggest game saw Navy get its first run out under head coach Gavin Hickie. The Midshipmen were in a tight contest with Air Force early on, but ran away in the second half. Navy impressed and moves up to 13.
The rest of the ranked teams all on comfortably... Read More
The NSCRO score report features more games than in the past couple of weeks because a number of conferences got underway. The Northwest, Frontier, Deep South, Mid America and Dixie all started play this week.
Things are getting interesting in the Tri State. New Paltz took down Maritime and now there are four teams who currently sit at 4-1. The top four make the playoffs in this division and are... Read More
Zack Forro should be on campus preparing for Notre Dame College’s next rugby match, but instead he is in the Caribbean with the Ohio National Guard for ongoing hurricane disaster relief. Juggling school, rugby, and service is difficult, but for Zack, it’s another day in the life.
Like many US players, Forro picked up rugby late, starting his senior year at Mentor High School outside of... Read More
The DIAA fall competition is coming into the home stretch, with the Chesapeake, SCRC, MARC and MAC getting ready for conference playoffs. Meanwhile, the Ivy and some of the other spring DIAA conferences are starting to unfold.
The two remaining undefeated teams met in the Ivy League this weekend and the matchup went the way of Dartmouth. The Big Green held Yale without a try, earning a solid... Read More
In the early start of the fall season in the D1A Big Ten and Rocky Mountain, the competition is already getting fierce. For the Big Ten, Michigan State remained undefeated, Wisconsin and Illinois improved to 2-1 and Minnesota picked up their first win. In non-conference play, Indiana dominated Notre Dame, 50-17. Out west in the Rocky Mountain Conference, it was Colorado State and Utah State... Read More
The DII College scene saw a bit of a shakeup this weekend with a number of high profile teams either losing or playing closer than expected games.
The biggest game of the week was in the Southern Conference. Furman took on UNC-Charlotte midweek and the 49ers got the better of the defending national runner-ups. Charlotte took down Paladins 29-16 and has clinched the top spot in the western... Read More
Only four teams remain undefeated after five weeks of play in the D1A Liberty Conference. Iona, Cortland, and UConn continued to be perfect with Northeastern winning its non-conference match against Boston College, 20-17. With no conference championship or playoffs this season, many teams will need to make their push quickly to call themselves division winners with only five weeks left.
Iona at... Read More
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