GRR: Great Lakes
Sometimes the victory happens at kickoff.
After a series of forfeits Grand Valley State's young, inexperienced team finally got on the field and took on Calvin College.
The game was messy, imprecise, and just plain fun as Grand Valley State won 40-10. Head Coach John Mullett was just happy to play.
Central Michigan's victory over Grand Valley State last weekend was notable because it happened, but also because of the degree of the win.
CMU won 48-14.
The Great Lakes Conference has (mostly) settled its schedule for this fall.
While the specific dates aren't confirmed (games might be on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, but haven't been confirmed as to the specific day). Week 1 is the weekend of September 11, and then Week 2 is the weekend of September 18, and so on.
As expected the dominoes are quickly falling in men's college rugby this fall, with conferences that play their 15s season in the fall announcing (or at least making it very clear) that they will not be playing as normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It appears that Grand Valley State's place in the USA Rugby Men's DII playoffs will be taken by Great Lakes Conference #3 Central Michigan.
With GVSU unable to play because of a series of injuries and family issues that decimated their roster, and Bethel (the Great Lakes #2) not playing for some time and already hit hard with injuries, CMU has stepped in to fill the spot.