Two undefeated teams in Liberty Empire faced each other this weekend, but only Syracuse finished the game with that record in tack. Like last weekend, the Hammerheads started strong, with Dermot Heavey touching down a loose ball on three minutes.
For its first Liberty Conference game, the Binghamton Men’s Rugby was hosting Colgate University, on a bright and sunny day ideal for rugby but with the heat as a potential factor impacting players on both sides.
A new three-division conference is being formed for the 2017-18 DIA college season, with an eye toward localizing certain competitions and keeping teams that want to play only in the fall together.
So let’s get this straight: you’ve got a prop who is, if we’re being charitable, almost 5-10, who takes care of the scrum and battles in tight, but is also one of his college team’s best runners, passes from the lineout like a scrumhalf (because the scrumhalf is throwing into said lineout), and is the co-captain of the team.
SUNY Binghamton won the Empire Conference, but school schedules precluded a trip to the DIAA playoffs - no matter, there’s a Bowl Series game to be won, instead.
The Rugby Bowl Series schedule has been set, with 12 college rugby teams facing off this coming weekend at Iona College.
The top six teams in the Empire Conference are playing the top six teams in the ECRC Saturday in Saratoga Springs, NY.
SUNY Binghamton is the Empire Conference champion after scoring late to overcome Syracuse 21-20 in a game that encapsulated the conference’s tight, competitive nature.
Well is it settled after the regular season is over? Quite possibly.
The Empire Conference season ended with three games this weekend, and still most of the league with hope of making the conference final. League-leaders Binghamton lost, but got bonus points for four tries and a close loss, and that was enough to keep Binghamton in front.
Binghamton University hasn't clinched a top-two spot in the Empire Conference, but they are as close as possible.
Binghamton University can basically wrap up a top-two spot in the Empire Conference with a bonus-point win over Brockport Saturday, but that doesn't mean it's a done deal.
Head Coach Kevin Dublin knows it's going to be a difficult proposition.