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Week 11 of This Week in College Rugby saw the Red River Conference All-Conference team named.
Top forward Bailey Ogilvie and top back Jeremy Brown checked in with Tom Eschen, while Goff Rugby Report Editor Alex Goff talked about some of the players named in that list.
There are two polls for voting for the 2019-2020 Rudy Scholz Award—one is for team coaches and leaders, with one vote per college team, and the other is for anyone who is a fan of rugby in the USA to vote for a candidate.
The nominees for the 2019-2020 Rudy Scholz Award have been confirmed.
Following fan voting and nominations put forth by the Scholz Award Committee of coaches and experts, The list this year is larger than usual—18 players—and that is a function of the rugby shutdown halting playoffs, which is usually when certain players make an even stronger case for themselves.
The latest episode of This Week in College Rugby looks at how D1A has shut down the season.
Host Tom Eschen speaks with D1A Commissioner Kevin Battle about the decision to end the season because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Between last week's action and the shutdown, there was one game played, with Central Washington beating Army, and Eschen speaks with CWU Head Coach Todd Thornley.
Should USA Rugby, D1A, and NSCRO award college rugby players an additional year of eligibility because o the season has been shut down due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak?
Coaches and observers have already put forth that idea, some within hours of hearing that USA Rugby has shut down the season. And there's no gray area here—the college rugby season is over.