Michigan continued its winning ways over the weekend, conquering Illinois 52-12. This is the third consecutive win for the Wolverines, and it has given the team a good head of steam going into the final week of the season, in which the rival Ohio State Buckeyes loom.
The match against Illinois was set to be a tough one for Michigan. Playing on the road is never easy, but once the Wolverines got... Read More
Author's note: This column felt redundant. I've written many, many stories over the last five or so years about college rugby's awkward restructuring period, but seeing as college rugby changes with every fall freshman orientation and spring commencement, I figured I'd revisit it. Plus we know more now than we did one, two or five years ago. This story contains a short history lesson, some... Read More
Michigan built on last week’s win by getting another when Iowa came to play. The Wolverines ran up the score and left the offense of the Hawkeyes wanting, ending the match with a 78-14 win.
This victory was a result of Michigan’s ongoing efforts to improve performance each week. According to Brandon Sparks, head coach at Michigan, lessons learned from his team’s two losses earlier in the season... Read More
There was action in the MAC South division this weekend when Ohio took on Dayton. The Bobcats carried momentum from last weekend’s win into this match and came out with a close 24-17 decision.
Dayton dominated possession for the majority of the opening half and ate up territory with every offensive strike. The intensity didn’t allow the Bobcats to build any kind of attack in the opening 40, but... Read More
Purdue secured the team’s first Big Ten victory over the weekend. When Illinois came to West Lafayette, Ind. the hosts came away with a 27-22 win. After a series of wide-margin losses, the Boilermakers put together a performance that earned a victory. According to Purdue Head Coach Mark Behrens, his players had to overcome more than the Illini and have had a tough go of things throughout the... Read More
On Saturday, Davenport traveled south to play Notre Dame College in the Falcons’ last home match of the season. The Falcons boasted an unblemished record coming into the game, having beaten Buffalo, Notre Dame, Kentucky, West Virginia and James Madison so far. But the Panthers spoiled that, leaving suburban Cleveland with a 38-3 win.
For Davenport, the match showed improvement on offense.... Read More
Bowling Green State played Central Michigan to a 42-12 finish over the weekend. Despite the win, there are still improvements the Falcons need to make before the winter break.
According to Tony Mazzarella, BGSU head coach, his team got by on luck and the outstanding effort of a few players. On offense, the Falcons were unable to get a rhythm, going with ball in hand and didn’t show enough... Read More
Indiana had more success this weekend in Big Ten competition, thumping Iowa 123-10 win. The resounding results fortifies the Hoosiers' first-place standing in the conference.
For the Indiana players, speed and flow put pressure on Iowa’s defense and allowed players to break the line early and often. According to the head coach Sopa Enari, the majority of his team’s offensive effectiveness came... Read More
Cincinnati pulled out a big win over the weekend when team, beating Louisville 45-24. This weekend’s result is the second consecutive win for the club after a string of negative results, bringing Cincy’s record to 2-2 in the South Division of the MAC and 2-3 in overall MAC play. The weekend’s win is a result of the team tightening up a few lagging points in execution.
“We started off the season 0... Read More
Michigan faced Minnesota in Big Ten competition Saturday that ended with the Wolverines getting their second win of the season. After last weekend’s loss to Indiana, the Wolverines were able to bounce back and get a decisive 59-5 result.
Support was the name of the game on Saturday. Whether it was at the breakdown or when runners had the ball in hand, the Wolverines supported one another in order... Read More