There is already turmoil in DIAA with the announcement that the fall and spring champions will not meet to determine a true national champion. However, there is still plenty of great rugby to be played in both seasons. Here is the breakdown of the current conferences and division shifts.
The fall features six conferences and a pair of independent teams.
The Chesapeake remains... Read More
The DIAA Fall Playoffs took place over the weekend with St. Joe’s and Mary Washington claiming berths in the National Championship on December 3 at Furman University.
St. Joe’s slugged it out against Tennessee on Saturday to earn a berth in the semifinals. The game was sloppy due to an all out downpour and the Hawks managed to outlast the Volunteers 13-10.
"It was a good game by both teams given... Read More
The DIAA Fall playoff bracket has finally been revealed. The four conference winners and respective second place finishers all made the playoffs. Each team was ranked 1-8 based on the strength of the conference and their overall performance.
The eight teams will play quarterfinal games on November 18 and the winners will progress to the semifinals the following day. Four of the teams will head to... Read More
UC-Davis is one step closer to claiming its third consecutive DIAA national title after winning the spring championship 60-3 over Florida State. The Aggies will meet the fall champions, Notre Dame College, in what will be a rematch of last year’s title bout.
After two close wins in the west regional, the Aggies came out clinical against upstart FSU. The California side put up two tries very... Read More
What started in August on college campuses across the nation was finished at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. on Sunday as Notre Dame College defeated Bowling Green State University, 39-17, to win the DIAA Fall National Championship. NDC capitalized on BGSU’s mistakes early to take a 24-3 lead at halftime and kept up the intensity in the second half to preserve the victory. This is NDC’s... Read More
The 2016 DIAA Fall Championship is set for December 3rd at Furman University after both qualifying teams came back from deficits to advance to the title game. At Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky. for the Midwest Regional, Bowling Green State defeated Lindenwood-Belleville by scoring 24 answered points to win 24-12. In adverse weather and field conditions at Founders Field in Pittsburgh... Read More
In the quarterfinal round of the 2016 DI-AA Fall National Championships, Bowling Green State, Lindenwood-Belleville, Notre Dame College, and Cincinnati have each advanced to the semifinals on Sunday. For the right to play in the title game on December 3rd at Furman University, BGSU is set to play Lindenwood-Belleville and NDC takes on Cincinnati.
At Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky., #... 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 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
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