DIAA College Rugby News
Western Michigan looked very impressive in winning over Louisville, and Lindenwood-Belleville looked solid in a win over Iowa.
Salisbury beating Virginia Tech isn't quite enough to bump Salisbury to be ranked ahead of VT. Tech has been playing well and a two-point loss isn't always a reason to switch places. Salisbury is 2-1-1 in-conference and needs to show consistency.
The long weekend cuts back some of the games this week in DIAA, but there's a big one in the MAC with Louisville facing Western Michigan.
Dartmouth faces one of its toughest Ivy League rivals, while Iowa State has a key game against Oklahoma State.
Lindenwood-Belleville avenged an earlier loss to Iowa Central Community College, beating the Tritons Wednesday 33-16 and making something of a statement, or two.
The teams changed ends almost tied, with the Lynx leading the Tritons 18-16. Then Belleville shut out Iowa CCC 15-0 in the second half to pull away.
Ball-winners, try-scorers, tacklers, and leaders—here's our list of Gamebreakers from the past weekend of DIA and DIAA men's college action.
Kennesaw State is not going away, and proved it with a superb performance Saturday to defeat 2-0 Kentucky 24-5.
KSU’s defensive effort was impressive as Kentucky has scored 113 points in the Wildcats’ last two conference games.
“It was a pretty solid team performance,” said Head Coach Randall Joseph, who started the program in 2005 and returned a couple of years ago.
We've got some crossover games and plenty of important conference games in DIAA this weekend.
Kentucky vs Kennesaw State is a HUGE SCRC game in terms of deciding who will be #1. IN the Chesapeake, NC State is 21 and in first place, and Virginia Tech is 2-0; those two play, and that's a game that could decide who is tops in that league.
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.
Western Michigan defeated Bowling Green, Louisville rebounded from last week’s loss, and Cincinnati made it three in a row as the top of the MAC tightened up.
Western Michigan edged Bowling Green 24-17 in a game that lived up to the intense rivalry between these two teams.
WMU Head Coach chalked it all up to the early losses to Notre Dame College and Indiana.
St. Joseph's, Temple, and West Chester are now 3-0 in the Mid-Atlantic Rugby DIAA Conference after impressive wins this weekend.
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.
Some of the big standouts from DIA and DIAA games this past weekend.
For some reason, No. 8 had more standouts than usual.
Kentucky is looking for another conference title and took a big step forward this past weekend with a 40-12 defeat of Alabama.
But UK will get a good challenge in the DIAA SCRC from Tennessee, which defeated DIA Notre Dame 31-12, and who also beat Memphis on the same Saturday. But there’s another challenge lurking.