DIAA College Rugby News
The Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference has confirmed that it will not hold a fall season.
The MARC will not be able to operate due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The MARC will not sanction competitive collegiate rugby for the Fall of 2020. No conference play, no playoffs.
Most college conferences that normally compete in 15s in the fall have announced that they will suspend their seasons.
The Big Ten and Liberty conferences haven't officially-officially made that announcement, but we're fairly confident that they will.
Most college rugby programs will be idle or mostly idle this fall, but a few are active, and they all have to adjust to the COVID world we live in.
"With no contact we're working a lot on skills that don't require contact," said Lindenwood Men's Head Coach Josh Macy. "We'll probably be a lot better on ball skills and skills not related to contact."
This is a weird time for college recruiting as the COVID-19 pandemic has led schools to shift to online learning, or to shut down or curtail sports; meanwhile, reports are that college enrollment, expected to be down this year, is likely holding steady or may even be up at some institutions.
Goff Rugby Report is having a closer look now at what collegiate rugby conferences are canceling play for the fall.