DIA Rugby News
What's going on in the Big 10?
It's still completely up in the air.
Wisconsin started really well with wins over Michigan State and Minnesota, but the Badgers were surprised this past weekend by Illinois, 17-15.
This past weekend we brought back our predictions for each week's games.
This is always a bit of a crapshoot, especially when not a lot of teams have common opponents. Of the 16 games played, we were right on 11 and wrong on five. That's not a great percentage. We were right on the margin of victory (or at least in the neighborhood) on seven.
Penn State is now atop the Rugby East after beating St. Bonaventure 43-20 Saturday.
The Nittany Lions put in a solid performance up front with Anthony Adamcheck setting the tone at tighthead prop, and Will Lyke have a strong game at No. 8.
The Rocky Mountain Conference kind of comes down to BYU at Colorado State.
We talked to Ben Pinkelman, Eagle 7s and 15s impresario who trained with his old team (CSU) in the summer.
Who stood out in DIA and DIAA action this weekend? Here's a list of scorers, defenders, and leaders from the games around the nation.
Our Gamebreakders for September 28-29.
Manny Bravo, Western Michigan
Bravo is the WMU hooker was superb on defense and led the forwards in a 24-17 defeat fo Bowling Green.
This is how we're voting on the D1A rankings.
Everyone who votes on the official D1A rankings ranks them 1 through 68. We do that too, but we're listing just 50 at the moment.
The US Naval Academy and Davenport opened up the Mid-South Conference season with Davenport traveling to Annapolis this weekend.
The Mid-South plays most of its season in the spring, but with the snows slow to melt in Michigan, Davenport likes to log a couple of league games in the fall, and this was one of them.
Iona and Syracuse are looking strong in the Liberty Conference after both beat key rivals this weekend.
Iona got two tries from Watson Filikitonga and from Mike Hay in a 79-10 dismissal of Fordham. Nine other Iona players touched down—Conor Byrne, Andrew Aglione, Phil Raviele, John Powers, Connor Buckley, Cam DiGiorgio, Doug Price, Tyler Ringwood, and Omar Mtarfi.
Check back for scores. Major clashes this week with Indiana vs Ohio State, Wisconsin vs Minnesota, Davenport vs Navy, Bowling Green vs Western Michigan, West Chester vs Rowan, and Dartmouth vs Penn State all turning heads.
Indiana held off a late Ohio State charge to win Game 1 of the two-game Battle For The Mitten challenge in Lansing, Mich. Friday night.
The game was part of a doubleheader that also included Michigan vs Michigan State. Both games were held at the baseball stadium for the Lansing Lugnuts minor league team.
Some of the big standouts from DIA and DIAA games this past weekend.
For some reason, No. 8 had more standouts than usual.
Is it time to get excited about St. Bonaventure?
Was this past weekend's 32-12 defeat of Notre Dame College enough for us to call SBU a contender in the Rugby East?
Head Coach Tui Osborne isn't quite sure we should go that far, but he's happy.