Saturday’s tournament victory for Ohio State was a huge step forward as the Buckeyes look to a challenging 7s season.
For Captain Aaron Thomas, this was the first step toward qualifying the Buckeyes for a major end-of-season 7s team. And going unbeaten on a sox-game tournament day at the Mooseman 7s was an impressive start.
Saint Mary's hasn't officially clinched the California Conference, but the Gaels' 94-7 win over a pretty good Cal Poly team reminds everyone that SMCC knows what they're doing.
The University of Maryland won the 2nd Chesapeake Collegiate Conference tournament this past weekend, defeating tournament hosts James Madison in the final.
Bayor University clinched 1st in the Red River North Saturday with a 42-15 win over Texas Tech
The University of Arizona moved to 2-1 in the PAC Rugby Conference and took the Dave Blank Trophy as the Wildcats defeated the Arizona State Sun Devils 35-25 Saturday.
Ohio State University defeated Lindenwood-Belleville to take the Mooseman 7s at Middle Tennessee State University Saturday.
Life University and Clemson claimed victories in Mid-South DIA action this weekend.
Here are the games this weekend in Men's DI college rugby.
Cal Poly can make a statement in the California Conference, even if the Mustangs lose to Saint Mary's (which is what most would expect). If they are competitive, then that's a sign that what we at Goff Rugby Report suspect - the California is a competitive conference throughout, not just at the top - is true.
Three college 7s tournaments are set for this weekend, and perhaps the interesting thing to note is that it wasn't that long ago that these sorts of tournaments were begging teams to show ... now they're packed.
Everyone loves a rivalry, and this week there's a good one on tap as Arizona State and Arizona face off at ASU in PAC Rugby Conference action.
While the biggest news out of the NCRC may well be how a football player feels about rugby, there is more going on in the Pacific Northwest.