Senior Nate Rolling scored three tries on Senior Day to lead the Norwich University men's rugby team to a 42-24 victory over previously unbeaten UMass Lowell in the Rugby Northeast regular season finale.
Cal and Arizona looked in control Saturday in the West Coast 7s, winning all three of their pool games and not allowing a single point against.
UCLA and Cal Poly also won their pools. UCLA allowed just the one try, while Cal Poly was pushed the hardest, taking victories 24-12 over CCAC, 26-7 over USC, and 24-10 over a stubborn Utah side.
Ohio State defeated Illinois 38-17 to stay atop the Big Ten Conference with a 4-1 record, and Indiana also logged a victory to put those two on the inside track for the conference championship game.
IU got tries from Will Chevalier and Mike Nettleton in the first five minutes, and flanker Max Ney was over a few minutes later.
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Oh Yes, It's Big: Norwich Hosts UMass Lowell
All Very Tight In MARC DII
BYU just throttled Utah State by the credulity-straining score of 167-0 Saturday to improve to 4-0 in the Rocky Mountain Conference.
In a result no one wants to see, the Cougars got three tries from scrumhalf Dylan Parry and 30 points from fullback Connor Parry with ten conversions and two tries.
DIAA games and picks for the weekend of October 19.
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Massive MARC Clash As St. Joe's Visits West Chester
Playoffs Loom For MAC
In our picks last week we were 13-4, which isn't especially good.
Those four losses include one tie, as wel didn't say "pick 'em" or anything like that about Michigan State vs Minnesota. But then, we also picked Northeastern by 20 and they won by a single point, so that's a win, but barely.
This week there's a lot going on in the Big Ten.
It's the battle of scary Irish mascots as Iona takes on Notre Dame at Iona Saturday.
It's the Gaels vs the Fighting Irish, which, if you look at their logos, seems to be the same thing.
It's mid-October, and in a month we'll have DII college rugby teams in playoffs already,
USA Rugby Confirms Fall College Playoff Venues
College sevens hasn't become massive in the fall, but it has its moments, and this weekend is one of them.
The West Coast 7s, PAC 7s, Boise State 7s, and recently-completed Red River 7s are all part of the fall calendar, and this weekend the West Coast 7s reigns.
The two undefeated teams in the Mid-Atlantic Men’s DIAA conference meet up this weekend as St. Joseph’s faces West Chester.
This has developed into a very nice rivalry, as St. Joe’s Head Coach Dan Yarusso continues to build long-term success in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, Bjorn Haglid hasn’t been at West Chester as long, but his arrival has spurred West Chester to new heights.
It's been a weird season in the Rugby Northeast.
Norwich University hasn't exactly dominated in recent years, but the Cadets, despite some very competitive games, haven't lost since joining the conference. That is, until Week 1 of this seaw0n when Bentley overturned Norwich 11-10.
The Los Angeles Invitational tournament has released some additional details for the event that serves as a satellite tournament to the LA SEVENS HSBC Sevens World Series event Feb 29-March 1 2019.
More than two dozen brackets will be part of the LAI, which will be held at two venues with professionally-managed grass fields in the Los Angeles area.
Big scores,leaders, and some clutch plays give us the DIA and DIAA college players who excelled this past weekend.Keyon McCloud, Kutztown
The hard-charging prop was massive against very accomplished opposition Saturday as he led the Golden Bears to a 34-24 defeat of Penn State.
Three weekends remain in the Big 10 Rugby Conference and the chase is well and truly on for the top two spots.
The teams finishing 1st and 2nd after November 2 will play-off in the conference final. The next two play for 3rd, and so on. So this weekend carries plenty of importance.
Here are the current standings:
One more weekend of regular season action is left in the Mid-Atlantic Men's DII college conference and and everyone is still chasing down a playoff spot.
Villanova is in excellent shape at 5-0, while Moravian (1-2-1) plays Lehigh in a game that could see Moravian move up to 3rd.
Rugby Indiana held its HS 7s this past weekend, crowning champions in Boys and Girls brackets.
In the Boys bracket, the Fishers-HSE team beat Noblesville 19-15 in the final.
Two Kentucky teams faced off in the final of the consolation bracket, with St. Xavier HS beating Bluegrass 31-14.
The Mid-Atlantic is coming down to the final three weeks before the playoffs and five teams are still strongly in the hunt for a conference title.
Texas A&M scored on the final play of the game to beat Baylor 26-19 in the championship match of the Red River 7s over the weekend.
Tha tournament, hosted by the Houston SaberCats MLR team, was the official qualifier and championship for the DIA conference.
The long weekend cut back some of the activity in Men’s DII College, and unfortunately a few of those games scheduled were forfeits as some teams struggle for numbers … but …
We also had some key games, especially in the Great Lakes, Great Midwest, Rugby Northeast, and MARC.