A new champion was crowned in the Empire Rugby Conference as Binghamton came from behind to beat the defending champion, Syracuse, 21-20. The Devils overcame some initial nerves to use fast-paced play to secure the narrow victory.
The first half was a rough one for Binghamton. Nerves had players uptight and resulted in errors at the breakdown. Syracuse capitalized on the penalties and produced... Read More
After all the dust settled from the conference championships concluded Saturday, USA Rugby released the 2016 DIAA Fall National Playoffs Bracket to the participating teams. On November 19th and 20th, the first two rounds will be played at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky. and at Founders Field in Pittsburgh, Pa.
In the East Regional at Eastern Kentucky University, #2 Bowling Green... Read More
In the next to last Saturday of the fall season in the Rugby East, Penn State, Wheeling Jesuit, and Iona closed out their year with wins and Buffalo grabbed its second win over West Virginia, 45-24. The Nittany Lions completed their undefeated record with a 41-34 win against Kutztown, Wheeling Jesuit blasted Delaware, 65-12, for its sixth victory, and Iona edged St. Bonaventure, 17-12, in its... Read More
In the penultimate weekend of the Chesapeake fall season, James Madison wrapped up the conference championship with a 33-14 victory over Virginia Tech. With no conference playoffs, standing points determined the champion with the Dukes earning 36 points narrowly edging out Mount St. Mary’s (35 points) for the title.
Although the Mount tied JMU with its seventh win of the season following a 98-12... Read More
In the late season match between two top 20 ranked service academies, the #13 Army came out hard and fast against #16 Air Force in West Point, N.Y. to win 62-19. The Black Knights dominated the first half scoring 43 straight points before the Zoomies could dot down a try at the whistle. Air Force played inspired rugby in the second half, but the first half onslaught was too much to recover from.... Read More
The Mid-American Conference championships are set after the final regular season games were completed this past weekend. With Cincinnati’s 56-12 victory over Miami, the Bearcats are the #1 seed in the MAC South Division and will face Dayton, who edged Louisville, 13-12, in the conference semifinals. Following a Kent State forfeiture in the final match, the North Division champ, Bowling Green... Read More
With only two weeks remaining in the Rugby East season, Penn State, Army, Iona, and St. Bonventure concluded Week Nine with wins. The Nittany Lions remained undefeated with a 66-5 victory over Wheeling Jesuit on Friday night, while Army ended its conference schedule with a 38-19 defeat of Kutztown. Iona took out Buffalo, 31-14, and St. Bonaventure outlasted Delaware, 39-24.
Penn State completed... Read More
With at least two DIAA postseason berths on the line in the Chesapeake, it’s a three-team race to the National Playoffs. All three clubs emerged with wins this weekend as Mount St. Mary’s came back to beat Towson, 22-19, James Madison blanked Virginia, 97-0, and Virginia Tech blasted Salisbury, 48-29. Additionally, Mary Washington solidified fourth place with a 33-30 win over Georgetown.
Mount St... Read More
With no conference playoffs this season in the Chesapeake, every win is immensely significant. Only ten games are left over a three-week period and the top five teams are all jockeying for the final push to be champion. An automatic bid to the D1-AA National Playoffs are up for grabs with plenty of rugby left to be played.
This past Saturday, Mount St. Mary’s, James Madison, and Virginia Tech... Read More
In a non-conference match between #13 Davenport and Mid-American Conference leader, Bowling Green State, the Panthers survived a second half assault by the Falcons to win 29-20. After racing out to a 24-3 lead at halftime, Davenport surrendered three straight tries to cut the lead to four points with 15 minutes to go. Davenport’s Dominique Bailey’s eightman pick to the corner in the last minutes... Read More