There’s a full slate of DI-AA matches this weekend, with eight conferences
in action. There’s also a mighty big non-conference game happening Friday
That non-conference game is between No. 7 Florida and No. 21 Florida State.
It’s implications could loom large when it comes time for the College
Competitions Committee to hand out its three at-large bids to the Sweet... Read More
Colorado and Colorado State open their DI-A season Saturday at 4pm PST at
Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo.
The game’s big because it’s an in-state rivalry game. It’s big because it’s
being played at Infinity Park. It’s big because the league opener. And it’s
big because the Buffs will be trying to duplicate their 39-13 fall victory
over the Rams, and CSU will be trying to... Read More
Texas A&M opened its season with a 71-20 loss at Arkansas State last
month. It looked as though the Aggies might have taken a step back after
losing a trio of really good players: Connor Bertrand, Hunter Leland and
Then A&M walloped Oklahoma 85-0 last Saturday in College Station,
Texas. That win, and the impressive winning margin, raised the antennae... Read More
Both Notre Dame and Oklahoma are looking for their first win of the DI-A
season Saturday in Norman, Okla. The Sooners are 0-2 after extremely
lopsided losses to Life and Texas A&M, and Notre Dame is 0-1 after
losing 99-0 to Arkansas State.
Judging by the 85-0 throttling Texas A&M handed Oklahoma last week, it
appears the best chance for the Fighting Irish and... Read More
There are lots of questions to answer when the Air Force Academy (#14)
rolls into Tucson to take on #9 Arizona in the D1-A opener for both teams.
Arizona has come very close at times to breaking past the higher-profile
teams, but with the loss of Peter Tiberio, their most dangerous back, can
they still keep pushing higher?
Air Force, for their part... Read More
Just three years after returning to its Austin, Texas campus following a
hiatus, St. Edward’s rugby is in the midst of its second-straight
undefeated regular season and just a few wins away from a Sweet 16 berth.
Two seasons ago, St. Edward’s didn’t win a single game. Last season, they
won every regular season game and finished fifth in the country in the
National Small College... Read More
The University of California travels to Salt Lake City this weekend to face
Pac-12 rival Utah on Saturday. Kickoff is 1pm at Rio Tinto Stadium.
The match is a big day on Cal’s schedule, with the Bears having pulled out
of D1-A, they see every game as a test of their standing in the rugby
world, and, more importantly, the Pac-12.
Utah has the D1-A... Read More
The Santa Barbara Rugby Academy is no longer just UCSB’s
B-side. Coached by the same staff and run through the same rigorous
training sessions as the Gauchos, Santa Barbara City College now has a
full-fledged team playing in Southern California‘s DII league, and it’s
pretty darned good.
“We’ve expanded. We have 28 guys as part of the team. About 24 of those
guys are guys that... Read More
Megan Bonny led the Washington State women to a 42-0 victory over
Washington last Saturday, scoring four tries to lead her team with 20
points. The win puts WSU atop the Pacific Northwest’s women’s DII college
standings, going 4-0 with only Central Washington left on the schedule. WSU
defeated their toughest opponent, Western Washington, 17-14 during the fall
portion of the league... Read More
(Update: the original run of this article said there was one independent
team competing in DI-AA this season. That's incorrect, as New Mexico has
been playing DII. Additionally, the author didn't originally consider the
Southeastern playoff structure. Four teams advance to the SCRC playoffs in
Three teams will receive at-large bids to the USA Rugby DI-AA playoffs this... Read More