Saturday will name the quarterfinalists for the USA Rugby Women’s DI College Fall Championship, hosted by ACRA. In the Midwest region, there’s a contrast of Round of 16 games. In one corner, there’s a David vs.
The word challenge gets thrown around quite a bit in rugby circles, especially when a coach is looking for a difficult opponent to test his players.
One of the biggest problems for good teams at any level is to find games that aren’t blowouts. Lindenwood Head Coach JD Stephenson certainly has been looking for those games, and searched far afield to find them.
Davenport defeated Lindenwood 7-3 Saturday in a non-conference game that finished off a difficult fall for Lindenwood.
Last weekend, Lindenwood rugby player Charles Labry was struck and killed by a car. The native of Beaune, France was a popular member of the team and the game this Saturday was played in his honor.
Lindenwood University made it three major men's clubs in a row as they beat the Glendale Raptors Saturday in St. Charles, Mo.
Three major University teams have made an informal agreement to limit the number of non-USA-eligible players they use in any given game.
The Lindenwood University women's team is in the mist of the change. The DI program is NOT moving to DII (contrary to a previous report) but has welcomed a new full-time coach – Billy Nicholas from the Bronx – who only accepted the position two weeks ago. The Missouri side has good infrastructure, however, and Director of Rugby JD Stephenson has been leading the transition.
If you research where most top American rugby players come from you will start to see some states mentioned repeatedly; one you won’t see often is Kentucky.
But Wes Parker is looking to be one of those rare Kentuckians that makes it big in rugby, and perhaps boosts the sport in the Bluegrass State in the process.
The top two teams from the 2013 season of the Big Ten were in action this weekend against varsity teams, with mixed results.
Michigan, thanks to tries from Jared Bosma, Zach Burns, and Cole Van Harn, defeated Wheeling Jesuit 24-15. WJU did take the 2nd-side game 39-0, but it was a solid effort from the Wolverines 1st side.