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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.

09.21.2019 - Alex Goff

Scores from around Men's DII college rugby.

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09.21.2019 - Alex Goff

 

Scores from around DIA and DIAA Rugby September 21-22.

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09.20.2019 - Alex Goff

Preseason warmups are just about done and DIA teams are deep into conference play, for the most part.

Kutztown, having defeated Army, goes against the US Naval Academy this time, albeit in a non-conference game.

Minnesota, having logged a key win over Purdue now looks to Michigan.

The Liberty is still a dogfight.

09.20.2019 - Alex Goff

This is a huge weekend in DIA and DIAA college rugby with most of the active conferences getting underway, if they haven't already.

Some relatively idle teams with rankings aspirations, such as James Madison, Brown, Salisbury, and Arkansas have games this weekend.

09.19.2019 - Alex Goff

It’s that time again as the Michigan State Spartans host the University of Michigan Wolverines in the Battle For The Mitten.

A classic rivalry match between these two colleges, the event has been built up into something more under the leadership of Michigan State player Josh Ressio. He has spearheaded this idea into a rugby event that draws thousands of fans.

09.19.2019 - Alex Goff

The Atlantis Rugby Corporation will host an Individual Testing and Open Rugby Sevens Camp for High School Boys/Girls and Women from the EPRU, on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.). The camp will be valuable for novice and experienced players alike and is open to any male or female player registered with USA Rugby.

09.19.2019 - Alex Goff

The Atlantis Rugby Corporation will host an Individual Testing and Open Rugby Sevens Camp for High School Boys/Girls and Women from the EPRU, on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.). The camp will be valuable for novice and experienced players alike and is open to any male or female player registered with USA Rugby.

09.19.2019 - Alex Goff

The Gamebreakers column is back with a vengeance—here are our Men's DI college standouts for the weekend of September 13-14.

It's a front-row kind of weekend, but we've got some backs in there, too.

09.19.2019 - GRR Staff

Rugby Americas North is fielding a North American U21 team at the Aspen Ruggerfest this coming weekend.

The team is designed to fill the gap between U19/HS select sides and professional or international rugby, and gives players some higher-level experience under top coaching.

09.18.2019 - Alex Goff

The Gamebreakers column is back! We look at players who had a special impact over the weekend. This is the Men's DII college list for September 13-14.

Let us know who else should get recognition through the Contact Us link.

Chris Werder, The Citadel

Werder scored both of The Citadel’s tries in a tight 12-5 victory over East Carolina in a crucial conference game.

09.17.2019 - Alex Goff

It's early days in the Great Midwest Conference and everyone is still in it, mostly, but some teams have logged early results with noting.

Struggling right now is Northern Michigan, which had a tough opening two weeks against Minnesota Duluth and Marquette, both losses. There's time for NMU to rebound, however, and they are perfectly capable of it.

09.17.2019 - Alex Goff

St. Augustine Prep in New Jersey is hosting a tournament as part of the Rugby New Jersey Fall 7s HS season.

The fall 7s has started to become a bigger part of the high school rugby calendar in the Garden State, and this year teams such as St. Augustine, Christian Brothers, St. Peter's Prep, Union Mudturtes, Morris, and New York Rugby.

09.16.2019 - Alex Goff

This is how GoffRugbyReport will vote in this week's DIA rankings.

There are some teams that moved up but who didn't make the top 40, such as Syracuse, Boston College, and Northeastern. Illinois moved up thanks to a very close loss, while your biggest movers are Utah State (crushed Wyoming), and Minnesota (beat Purdue).

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