GRR: Air Force
The Men’s CRC 7s tournament has to have Lindenwood and Life as their favorites.
Both of these programs have performed very well on the national stage in 7s; Life was runner-up in the old CRC three times and the USA Rugby 7s championships once. They also won USA Rugby’s 7s championship in 2011.
Highly respected national collegiate champion coach Alan Osur has died.
The hoped-for fixture between the US Naval Academy and US Air Force Academy men will not happen.
Navy was due to travel to Colorado Springs, but was essentially unable to secure transportation to get there.
Air Force is still on track to travel to West Point for November 6.
The US Military Academy men’s teams do seem to be set for competition this fall, but there remains the caveat that it could all change in an instant.
Goff Rugby Report checked in with all three major service academy men’s teams to see what their plans were (and to confirm that their plans jibed with that of the other programs). Here’s what we can tell you:
The Rocky Mountain men’s D1A conference has officially delayed any rugby until the fall.
The conference, which includes Colorado, Colorado State, Utah Valley, Utah State, New Mexico, and Wyoming will look at what they can do in the spring. However, playing in the early spring is difficult for those schools because it can snow well into March, sometimes later.