Is there a third team to be reckoned with in the Midwest? Wisconsin and
Minnesota are the usual contenders, but Iowa has quietly won its way to a
Both wins have come by a thin margin, 26-24 against Iowa State Sept. 10 and
18-10 against UW-Stout Saturday.
“Well, they were pretty close wins,” said Iowa coach Jim Lloyd. “We’re
going to have to be competing. I would say... Read More
Is the Italian team looking past the USA?
Comments from their outstanding captain and No. 8 Sergio Parisse,
perhaps prompted by questions by the press, indicate they might be.
Parisse spent much of today’s press briefing talking not about Tuesday’s
clash with the Eagles (live on Universal Tuesday, Sept 25 2:15am Eastern,
and on Monday, Sept 26 11:15pm Pacific – please note... Read More
After finishing 4-4 in the MetNY Men's DI club league in 2010, Monmouth is
off to an superb start this fall, beating the Village Lions 34-5 and Long
Island 36-19 to start 2-0.
"It's always a pleasure to run with Long Island, who has been the class of
our union for years, and plays the game hard and cleanly every time out,"
said club president and scrumhalf Rob Morello. "The word... Read More
The DII College season is well underway in the Midwest, West, Mid-Atlantic,
New England, Met NY and NY State areas, but until now the playoff structure
for DII was unknown.
Though the college restructure laid out by USA Rugby doesn’t call for DII
teams to join a conference until the 2012/2013 competitive cycle (which we
should probably just call season, while we’re Americanizing... Read More
After outscoring opponents 121-7 in the four games leading into the final
of the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference Olympic 7s, the University
of Tennessee found themselves facing an obstacle.
with a determined Florida squad that had battled throughout the day, the
Volunteers were hit with a yellow card and, predictably, a try soon after.
Tie ballgame, 14-14. Florida... Read More
St. Bonvanture remains atop the NY State Premier college division after
shutting out Brockport 48-0 Saturday. Binghamton, also shutout winners
34-0, join Bonnies at 2-0.
Despite starting relatively slowly against Brockport, St. Bonaventure put
in a solid effort, said Head Coach Clarence Picard. The slow start was in
part due to Brockport's physicality in the breakdown and in their... Read More
Canada have a superb chance to secure an automatic bid to the 2015 World
Cup with a victory over Japan on Tuesday in Napier.
with a win over Tonga and standing at 1-1, Canada hope to claim their
second victory when they take on Japan, a team that has already lost to
Canada Head Coach Kieran Crowley doesn’t want to get caught up in the idea
that they should... Read More
On a muggy humid day, the Rutgers women's team ran out to an early lead and
held off a sterling Vassar comeback to win 24-22 Saturday.
Rutgers sucked Vassar into a wide game the Brewers weren't prepared to
play, and led 12-5 at halftime after falling behind 5-0..
In the second half the Vassar forwards tried to exert control. They scored
three tries, including Margaret Kwateng's... Read More
Tuesday brings the most important USA match of the year, and possibly one
of the most important in the history of American rugby.
That’s a bold statement, and indeed one that’s difficult to quantify. The
USA’s World Cup qualifier series against Canada were the most important
games, until they lost the series on points difference and had to play
Uruguay. Then that series was the... Read More
Midwest season began as expected, with Bowling Green and Miami (OH) scoring
big wins over Purdue and Michigan State, respectively.
However, in both cases, the winning coach
was less than thrilled about his team’s performance. For Miami, that’s
because the Reds led 26-7 at halftime and allowed the Spartans to
score three tries in the second half.
“I’m frustrated,” Miami... Read More