GRR: Cardinals Conference
The National Small College Rugby Organization (soon to be renamed NCRO), has announced that the Cardinals Collegiate Rugby Conference (CCRC) has joined the organization.
We're running down the playoff picture on Men's DII college conferences and now it's time to look at the South, with the Southern, SCRC, and Cardinals conferences.
Men DII College Playoff Picture: The Northeast
We're down to one more DII playoff spot to be decided.
Sunday, RPI hosts Sacred Heart in the Tri-State final.
Saturday, the play-ins were held, and the WIIL Conference came out of it pretty well.
#2 Illinois State edged the Midwest winner IUPUI 24-21. The WIIl #3, UW-Milwaukee, defeated Minnesota-Duluth 39-31 to halt Duluth's longtime run to the national final four.
Men's DII College games this weekend.
All of these games are conference playoffs.
Tri-State Conference Semis
Sacred Heart 24 Marist 12
RPI 27 Siena 17
Tri-State will play its final November 11, RPI v Sacred Heart.
Cardinals Conference Semis
NC State 17 Northern Virginia Griffins 12
In a meeting of two of the very top teams in the Cardinals Conference men's DII college competition, North Carolina State defeated Virginia Military Institute 34-29.
Both teams have high expectations in the league, and so it was no surprise the game was that close.
For VMI, flyhalf Thomas Mitchell was a standout, and No. 8 Cory Atkins led the forwards and scored.