The Colorado School of Mines is in to the national Round of 16 after beating Winona State out of the Northern Lights Conference 54-22.
This is the latest impressive result from the Orediggers, which moved back up to DII from the Small College competition this year, and ran the table in the Rocky Mountain Conference.
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Lindenwood-Belleville will face off for the WILL Conference Championship Sunday after both teams won their semifinal games in this highly-competitive men’s DII college league.
In a wild and dramatic game that delivered all you'd expect of an in-conference game between the #10 and #11 teams, Lindenwood-Belleville held off Northern Iowa 35-33 to win a crucial WIIL South game.
So the WIIL South comes down to Friday night. The Lindenwood-Belleville Lynx, a team with no history until this year, play host to University of Northern Iowa, a team that has been around the DII landscape for a while and boasts among their alumni one of the USA’s greatest players, Paul Emerick.
The WIIL Men’s DII college conference gets back on the field this weekend with six games involving five teams ranked in the Goff Rugby Report top 45.
National #2 UW-Whitewater hosts UW-Stout in a game that, a year ago, would have been a division decider. But Stout is struggling this year, and it’s some newcomers and some upstarts who are hoping to chase the Warhawks.