Spring 15s are winding down all across the country with playoff rugby in full swing. A quick rundown: the D1A National Championship is set for this Saturday with Life versus Cal, Iowa Central Community College took no prisoners during the weekend to win the NSCRO Champions Cup, OMBAC and Belmont Shore advanced to the PRP Final, Norfolk and Rocky Gorge in the Mid-Atlantic final, the Chicago Lions... Read More
The NSCRO Men's Champions Cup powered by Penn Mutual is slated for this weekend and all four teams that are headed for the Friday Sunday season finale all took different paths to get there.
Salve Regina booked its ticket to the final four in the fall after winning the Colonial Coast convincingly. With the structure of the playoffs, they had the disadvantage and in some respects... Read More
The NSCRO Champions Cup playoffs continued around the country this weekend, narrowing the field in three regions. There were only a handful of games but those bore important results.
There were four games in this region.
The Tri State took on Upstate New York. The upstate conference got the better of the Tri State in both games with Alfred dispatching Suny-Maritime 46-17 and Paul Smith... Read More
The NSCRO Champions Cup is getting into full gear, or at least the fall campaign. NSCRO still plays a spring championship so only a portion of the bracket is coming to fruition.
All eight teams in region one have been determined. The top two teams in both the Tri State and Upstate NY advanced to the playoffs.
In the Tri State, Vassar upended SUNY Maritime after losing to them earlier... Read More
NSCRO conferences across the country are coming into full gear. Over 100 teams were in action as teams begin to jockey for early playoff position.
Last year’s Challenge Cup runners up, Iowa Central, had a strong start to this season. The tritons reached the century mark for the second time this season with a 102-0 win over St. John’s.
The Tri State Conference has seen some early parity. Monroe... Read More
The quest for an NSCRO national championship began in the recent weeks with teams from all across the country opening conference play. The division is broken up into four regions and runs across the fall and spring, culminating in two national championships held in April.
NSCRO features a Champions Cup for established NSCRO programs and a Challenge Cup for new and less experienced clubs.
Due to... Read More
Christendom College captured the NSCRO 7s National Championship held at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship this weekend. The smallest school in NSCRO came back from a halftime deficit to defeat St. Mary’s College of Maryland 24-19 in overtime.
The Crusaders went 2-1 in pool play but thanks to a three team tie earned the top spot. Christendom defeated Colby and Wisconsin-Stevens Point... Read More
The Claremont Colleges captured the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO powered by Penn Mutual) Champions Cup with an emphatic 65-0 victory over Tufts. After falling in the national title game last year, a seasoned Lions squad came in determined to get over the hump.
“We knew we wanted to get back there,” Claremont Colleges Director of Rugby Jeremy Ognall said of returning to the... Read More
Wayne State College has won a Penn Mutual National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) 15 or 7s title every year for the past five years, and 2016 continued the trend. With their low-score, high-intensity victory over Colgate, 11-0, on Sunday, the Wildcats add another women’s rugby fall championship to its impressive program accolades.
“The team that beat us last year won the national title... Read More
The newest varsity program is a little different. It’s the first of its kind, really. While well-funded programs have cropped up at the likes of Mount Saint Mary’s, Louisiana State-Alexandria, and St. Bonaventure’s club team has gone varsity, Iowa Central Community College was becoming the first ever two-year varsity program in the nation.
Like many of its predecessors, the impetus for ICC is an... Read More