The quarterfinals for the Men's College 7s bracket at the Las Vegas Invitational, and we know the four teams who will compete in the semis Saturday, looking for a chance to play in the main stadium later that day.
In making AIC the #1 DI men’s college team in the fall I had to make a few assumptions, because AIC didn’t play everyone in the country; I had to make assumptions based on the style of play, and the athleticism, and the type of players other teams have.
American International College shocked Clemson 54-21 in a game that showcased the depth and athleticism of the program.
American International College slammed Boston College 72-21 to win the ECRC Conference Saturday.
AIC scored an early try busting the ball up the middle with the forwards, and quickly added tries out in the backs to lead 19-0. But after that, things settled down. Boston College scored a try, and seemed to clamp down on the Yellow Jackets through much of the first half.
The ECRC Conference has come down to this weekend with 7-0 AIC facing off with 7-0 Boston College.
AIC was expected to be in this situation, showcasing a speedy, exciting team that can bring the grit up front. In fact, it might be the tight five of AIC that has impressed the most this season.
The #2-ranked AIC Yellow Jackets defeated UMass 41-11 Friday night to move to 7-0 in the ECRC.
AIC had to really work to break through a tenacious UMass defense, but ultimately the Minutemen were beaten by a patient and very quick Yellow Jackets squad.
I got to spend some time with the American International College men’s rugby program this past week, and it was an interesting experience.
After year of wishing and hoping that colleges would truly embrace rugby as a sport that can help recruit students, and keep students in school, there is this little-known, 140-year-old school that has done just that.
American International College played a rare Thursday night game ahead of their Homecoming Weekend, and defeated ECRC rivals UConn 87-16.
The game was AIC’s because they were stronger in the scrum, stole a large percentage of the UConn’s lineouts, and were just too darned fast.
The ACRC Bowl Series has confirmed that Kutztown will play Indiana in a high-level clash November 21 at the Rugby Athletic Center in Charlotte, NC.
It's still AIC and Boston College at the top of the ECRC after both the Yellow Jackets and the Eagles won Saturday.
AIC slammed Middlebury 88-0, paced by three tries from Jihad Khabir and 26 points from Lui Sitama with eight conversions and two tries. No. 8 Matt Jones was a big part of AIC's go-forward, and captain Skyler Adams added two tries.
In what has become the standard, the Army (4-2) vs. American International College (2-3) game came down to single digits. Saturday’s game was the tightest contest to date, as the Black Knights went ahead 19-17 in the 70th minute and held on for the win.
Boston College moved to 4-0 in the ECRC Sunday with a 27-16 defeat of previously 3-1 New England College, putting the Eagles on equal footing with undefeated AIC.
BC actually gave up their first points of their conference season in this game, having logged three straight shutouts. Still, the Eagles were pleased to have dispatched the Lions.