Both Titans of the Atlantic Coast Rugby League flexed their muscles this week, but in slightly different fashions. Clemson played a hard-nosed 27-20 game in Blacksburg, Va. with the ever-improving Virginia Tech, and Maryland thrashed Virginia to the tune of 66-5.
In Blacksburg, for the first 16 minutes the Tigers and Hokies traded penalties. Jimmy Rippert gave Clemson the lead with a short-range... Read More
Games are being played, teams are winning and losing, but there's still little movement in our Top 25. Why? Our ranked teams aren't losing very often, and when they do lose, it's to a team ranked higher than them already. With the ACRC bowl weekend and a few more compelling non-conference games in the coming weeks, there will be plenty of chance for our rankings to prove themselves accurate, or... Read More
In a battle of two undefeated teams, AIC traveled to Chestnut Hill and upended Boston College 31-17 to take control of the ECRC. With the win, AIC moves to 4-0 while Boston College drops to 3-1 in league play.
In addition to home field advantage, Boston College got a fortuitous bounce from Mother Nature. Prior to the game and well through the first half AIC’s excellent passing and use of hands... Read More
For Kings Point’s homecoming, one of the top two clubs in the Empire Rugby Conference would leave with its first loss of the season. The Stony Brook Seawolves traveled to Kings Point for a Friday night fight on the pitch. Each team came into the match with 4-0 records looking to earn the top seed in the conference tournament. Behind a strong team performance and excellent kicking, Stony Brook... Read More
South Carolina moved to 3-0 in SEC play after defeating Alabama 26-15 in Columbia, SC Saturday. The game did not kick off on time because the Alabama bus arrived late. The Crimson Tide seemed to feel the effects of a late bus arrival as they yielded two tries in the first 15 minutes.
“I think they were a little flat-footed coming off the bus,” South Carolina coach Mark Morris told Rugby Today.... Read More
South Carolina traveled to Gainesville, Fla. Saturday and came away with a 40-22 defeat of Florida. The win pushed the Gamecocks to 2-0 in Southeastern play, and it drops the Gators to 2-2.
Carolina took first possession on the first kickoff, though mismanaged the play, giving Florida excellent field position. After some unsuccessful forward play, the Gators got it out quick to the backs,... Read More
West Virginia at Millersville
West Virginia University has been on a roll this season, averaging 65 points a game and blanking its first two opponents of the season. The Mountaineers continued their command over the west division in a landslide victory against Millersville University, 62-7.
“We expected a challenging battle and we got it. In the first 10 minutes, Millersville really took it to us... Read More
The Potomac Exiles brought their unblemished record to Philadelphia to battle divisional power, the Schuylkill River Exiles. A beautiful fall day turned into a war where Potomac pulled out a five-point victory, 22-17.
Potomac struck first getting tries from flanker Ben Wiedemer and flyhalf Conor Mannix in the 11th and 16th minutes, respectively. Scrumhalf Matt Quigley converted both of his... Read More
There's literally just one move to be made this week, with Air Force knocking out previously-No. 25 Colorado State. The Rams spent just one week in the rankings after clobbering rival Colorado, but the Zoomies took commanding control of the West by hanging 66 points on CSU Saturday. The win makes Air Force look formidable, and we should find out just how formidable this weekend, when the Zoomies... Read More