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09.29.2019 - Alex Goff

Several important DII college games line up this weekend.

We're tracking them.

Check back for scores.

09.29.2019 - Alex Goff

USA Men's 15s Head Coach has named his squad to face Paris on Wednesday in Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium.

09.28.2019 - GRR Contributor

The US Naval Academy and Davenport opened up the Mid-South Conference season with Davenport traveling to Annapolis this weekend.

The Mid-South plays most of its season in the spring, but with the snows slow to melt in Michigan, Davenport likes to log a couple of league games in the fall, and this was one of them.

09.28.2019 - Alex Goff

Iona and Syracuse are looking strong in the Liberty Conference after both beat key rivals this weekend.

Iona got two tries from Watson Filikitonga and from Mike Hay in a 79-10 dismissal of Fordham. Nine other Iona players touched down—Conor Byrne, Andrew Aglione, Phil Raviele, John Powers, Connor Buckley, Cam DiGiorgio, Doug Price, Tyler Ringwood, and Omar Mtarfi.

09.28.2019 - GRR Contributor

The USA Women’s National Team 7s will open their Olympic season at home with the HSBC USA Women’s Sevens Glendale. As the opening round of the World Rugby Sevens Series 2019-20, the tournament takes place from Oct 5-6 with all matches broadcast LIVE on NBC Sports Gold. Tickets are available at usawomens7sglendale.com.

09.28.2019 - Alex Goff

Check back for scores. Major clashes this week with Indiana vs Ohio State, Wisconsin vs Minnesota, Davenport vs Navy, Bowling Green vs Western Michigan, West Chester vs Rowan, and Dartmouth vs Penn State all turning heads.

 

 

09.27.2019 - Alex Goff

Indiana held off a late Ohio State charge to win Game 1 of the two-game Battle For The Mitten challenge in Lansing, Mich. Friday night.

The game was part of a doubleheader that also included Michigan vs Michigan State. Both games were held at the baseball stadium for the Lansing Lugnuts minor league team.

09.27.2019 - Alex Goff

Some of the big standouts from DIA and DIAA games this past weekend.

For some reason, No. 8 had more standouts than usual.

 

09.26.2019 - Alex Goff

Utah Youth Rugby's fall HS 7s season comes down to this weekend and there's plenty on the line.

United Boys won the opening tournament, beating Herriman 28-24 in the final. Herriman responded last week, beating United 24-21 in the final.

So this week's tournament decides who's on top.

09.26.2019 - Alex Goff

Utah Youth Rugby's fall HS 7s season comes down to this weekend and there's plenty on the line.

United Boys won the opening tournament, beating Herriman 28-24 in the final. Herriman responded last week, beating United 24-21 in the final.

So this week's tournament decides who's on top.

09.26.2019 - Alex Goff

Some impressive performances from players all over the DII spectrum get some recognition from GRR.

Gamebreakers for the weekend of September 21.

 

Levi Van Lanen, UW Whitewater

The Warhawks have a fairly young backline but the experienced and talented Van Lanen has them working nicely together, and he sparked a 57-17 defeat of Minnesota-Duluth.

 

09.25.2019 - Alex Goff

Wisconsin-Whitewater reminded us all that the Warhawks are still able to fly, beating Minnesota-Duluth 57-17 and putting paid to any notions that the Bulldogs might chase the Warhawks down.

09.24.2019 - Alex Goff

Is it time to get excited about St. Bonaventure? 

Was this past weekend's 32-12 defeat of Notre Dame College enough for us to call SBU a contender in the Rugby East?

Head Coach Tui Osborne isn't quite sure we should go that far, but he's happy.

09.24.2019 - Alex Goff

Kentucky is looking for another conference title and took a big step forward this past weekend with a 40-12 defeat of Alabama.

But UK will get a good challenge in the DIAA SCRC from Tennessee, which defeated DIA Notre Dame 31-12, and who also beat Memphis on the same Saturday. But there’s another challenge lurking.

09.23.2019 - Alex Goff

Here's how Goff Rugby Report is voting in this week's D1A rankings. We have no changes in the Top 10. St. Bonaventure did very well, but so did everyone else. You could argue that Kutztown should drop down due to a loss, but that was a last-second loss against the team ranked one spot above—seems like the right spot, for now.

09.23.2019 - Alex Goff

Here's how Goff Rugby Report is voting in this week's D1A rankings. We have no changes in the Top 10. St. Bonaventure did very well, but so did everyone else. You could argue that Kutztown should drop down due to a loss, but that was a last-second loss against the team ranked one spot above—seems like the right spot, for now.

09.22.2019 - Alex Goff

Rugby Northeast is already looking to be very tight all the way through, as Norwich rebounded from a somewhat surprising loss last week to win, and UMass Lowell puts it hand up.

The Men’s DII league this week saw UMass Lowell hold off Middlebury 22-12 in a game that was probably even closer than the score indicates.

09.22.2019 - Alex Goff

Lindenwood-Belleville added another victory to what is likely the program's final season with a fairly comprehensive 39-7 victory over Arkansas.

09.22.2019 - Alex Goff

Penn State backed up its close win over Notre Dame College last week with a nifty little shutout of Mary Washington.

It was a hard-nosed effort by UMW, a team that has just joined the Rugby East. But the Mothers were on defense way too much and Penn State’s work in the breakdown mean Mary Washington’s attacking movements weren’t easily sustained.

09.22.2019 - Alex Goff

Navy held off a determined Kutztown University team 26-22 Saturday in a DIA inter-conference meeting.

Given that both teams were ranked in the top 10 by both Goff Rugby Report and D1A Rugby overall, both with Navy slightly ahead, this was expected to be a close one. Despite losing, Kutztown did much to justify its high ranking.

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