With the D1A season right around the corner, it is time to look at the current situation in the division. According to the leadership at D1A, some teams have switched conferences, a few teams have joined, and it is all broken down here.
Rugby East remains intact. It was rumored that Navy might be joining the conference but they elected to head to the Mid-South. The conference has seven teams with... Read More
Life captured the DIA National Championship with a convincing 60-5 win over Cal. It was the first time Life has ever beaten Cal in either 15s or 7s and it is the third national championship in school history.
Life got on the board first through Austin White. The Running Eagles chipped over the top and the winger sprinted on the ball for the early 7-0 lead.
Cal responded with a try after some... Read More
Life University defeated Penn State 69-14 and Cal bested Lindenwood 43-22 to head to the DIA finals next week at St. Mary’s in Moraga, Calif. Like the semifinals, the final will be broadcast on CBS Network.
In the first of the two games, Life jumped out to a strong first half lead and Penn State had no answer for the Running Eagles. Less than 20 minutes in the hosts were up 29-0 and Brian... Read More
The DIA Playoff did not disappoint over the weekend as all four games were competitive and two teams came away with surprising upset wins. In the end, Lindenwood, Penn State, Cal and Life survived to the final four.
Top seeded St. Mary’s had not lost a game in several seasons, but were thoroughly beaten at home by an impressive Lindenwood side. The Lions went up early 17-3 but had to weather a... Read More
The first round of the DIA playoffs took place over the weekend and all of the favorites picked up victories. Most of the games were blowouts, with the exception of Arkansas State giving BYU all it could handle at South Field.
Top seeded St. Mary’s got off to a slower than usual start but ultimately pulled away from conference foes Cal Poly. The Gaels led the entire way and ended up coming away... Read More
DIA featured a juicy slate of games this weekend that could have a large impact on the final playoff seedings. Twelve of the sixteen teams who are currently in the playoff picture played matches and a few others on the bubble are trying to work their way in.
The biggest statement game of the weekend came from Notre Dame College. The Falcons blitzed Indiana early to go up 28-0 at half ended up... Read More
The DIA post season is really starting to take shape with only a few weeks left to play but questions remain if the current format is the best scenario. It is arguably the best field ever in DI rugby but the playoff format poses some issues.
With the elimination of the Varsity Cup and the addition of several top teams back in the fold of DIA, the playoff bracket will be expanded to include 16... Read More
As college preseason’s begin across the country, it is time to take a look at the conference realignments that seam to take place every year. DIA saw an increase in teams once again this season jumping from roughly 50 to 70 teams. DIA Conferences are slated to take part in both the fall and the spring, with some playing some combination of the two. Below is a breakdown of what we know about the... 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
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