GRR: Gateway Conference
You ever notice that technical and engineering colleges seem to do well in rugby?
It’s noticeable. RPI made the conference playoffs in both men and women. RIT women made the national playoffs, and so did Colorado School of Mines.
NC State, which has a strong engineering program, and they along with Cal Poly and Texas A&M have all been successful in rugby.
Ten conferences have confirmed their Men's DII College conferences, with three more to go.
Here's a rundown of what has happened so far.
(Photos by Sara Hoener, Villanova Rugby, and Kelly Williams)
Missouri S&T scored four tries to defeat Pitt State 24-15 Saturday in nasty, wet conditions to take control of the Western Division of the Gateway Conference in Men's DII College action.
The win put Rolla at 3-0, dropping Pitt State to 2-1. Meanwhile Central Missouri got its first conference win with a 112-0 shutout of UMKC.
It was a bit of a soft opening for DII men's college teams Labor Day Weekend, but some teams have already kicked off.
Missouri S&T was really strong two years ago in the Gateway, and made a statement a week ago with a big victory over Principia. The Miners were tough and physical and that saw them through.
The Men's DII College schedule for this weekend is suddenly far, far smaller than it has been the previous weeks.
Now that we're into the national playoffs, we've got nine games this weekend, all involving ranked teams, and most involving two ranked teams.