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Busy Weekend in Men's DII College Rugby

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Busy Weekend in Men's DII College Rugby

Marquette hosts UW Whitewater this weekend.

About 40 games are slated for this week in Men's DII college rugby, and while we expect some to be postponed or canceled because teams are struggling to bounce back from COVID shutdowns, we expect to see some good games, too.

As many as one-third of the games from last week didn't get played, but here's hoping it's better for this week.

Some games to keep an eye on:

All of New England-Wide College Rugby Conference. There are many very solid teams within this conference, and we expect there to be spirited competition. Can Sacred Heart regain their form of 2015-2019? If so, they can show it against Norwich. UMass-Lowell vs Bentley is also a good one to watch.

The Gateway teams (some of them) are struggling, so we'll see how they hang on this weekend. 

Certainly in the Great Lakes, Central Michigan (who we just profiled) against Adrian (who we saw last week) is a top-of-the-rankings clash.

Same goes for the Great Midwest, which kicks off with Whitewater at Marquette and Northern Iowa at Illinois State.

Notable—word is that Loyola of Chicago's administration is requiring masks for all players during games, which is advice that flies in the face of the evidence of how COVID spreads ... but that's Chicago for you. UPDATE: no masks for players but pretty much everyone else needs to be masked.

In Tri-State, we're interested in how the Merchant Marina Academy and RPI match up. These are two teams we think can still contend for the conference title.

(You might remember we reported that the teams in Minnesota are going through a sort of testing process to see if they can handle a 15s season. That's ongoing and the schedule will be set soon, likely after this weekend.)

Check back for score.

(NOTE: We finally pieced together the MARC schedule Hopefully accurately.)

9/25 Sacred Heart 0-69 Norwich NEWCRC
9/25 Coast Guard 15-11 Boston University NEWCRC
9/25 Providence 55-10 Quinnipiac NEWCRC
9/25 UMass Lowell 25-0 Bentley NEWCRC
9/25 UNH 3-25 UVM NEWCRC
9/25 Auburn at Georgia Tech SCRC
9/25 MTSU 27-17 Ole Miss SCRC
9/25 Wake Forest 55-5 Campbell Southern Challenge
9/25 UNC Greensboro 0-28 Western Carolina Southern Challenge
9/25 College of Charleston 28-0 Wingate Southern Challenge
9/25 Appalachian State 10-48 Furman Southern Prem.
9/25 Lander 5-32 UNC Charlotte Southern Prem.
9/25 Coastal Carolina 5-60 UNC Chapel Hill Southern Prem.
9/25 John Brown 19-62 Central Missouri Gateway
9/25 Maryville 0-28 SLU Gateway
9/25 Washington University 45-0 SIU Gateway
9/25 East Stroudsburg 7-35 Villanova MARC
9/25 Lehigh at Drexel MARC
9/25 Moravian at TCNJ MARC
9/25 York 14-28 Bloomsburg MARC
9/25 Susquehanna 15-47 Bucknell MARC
9/25 Scranton 44-10 Shippensburg MARC
9/25 Pitt State W-L UMKC Gateway
9/25 UMS&T 28-0 Washburn University Gateway
9/25 Ferris State 27-10 Oakland Great Lakes
9/25 Saginaw Valley State 42-14 Calvin College Great Lakes
9/25 Central Michigan 19-59 Adrian College Great Lakes
9/25 Eastern Michigan Fft L-W Grand Valley State Great Lakes
9/25 West Virginia 0-48 IUP Allegheny
9/25 George Mason at Old Dominion Cardinals
9/25 Washington & Lee 0-88 Virginia Crossover
9/25 VCU 14-49 Emory & Henry Crossover
9/24 Thomas More 56-0 Eastern Kentucky MCRC
9/25 Xavier 38-0 Marshall MCRC
9/25 Western Kentucky 12-89 Southern Indiana MCRC
9/25 Marian Ccld Ball State MCRC
9/25 Northern Iowa 34-17 Illinois State GMW
9/25 UIC 5-65 Loyola GMW
9/25 UW-Whitewater 31-36 Marquette GMW
9/25 Northern Michigan 7-24 UW-Platteville GMW
9/25 UW-Eau Claire  0-5 Michigan Tech GMW Small
9/25 MSOE 0-17 UW-Stevens Point GMW Small
9/26 UNC Wilmington 15-17 East Carolina Southern Prem.
9/26 Marist Fft W-L Seton Hall Tri-State
9/26 RPI 8-19 USMMA Tri-State
9/26 Monroe at William Paterson Tri-State