DIAA games get underway this weekend with 12 (actually 15, we confirmed three more) conference games and a few crossovers, too.
Louisville, IUPUI, and Bowling Green all won convincing victories in the opening weekend of the Mid-American Conference in Men's DIAA rugby action.
Defending USA Rugby Fall DIAA champion Bowling Green cruised by Dayton, as expected, winning 67-5. Less expected, perhaps, was IUPUI's debut in the conference, a 38-0 shutout of Cincinnati.
DIAA college teams are on the field this weekend with the Mid-American and the Mid-Atlantic (MAC and MARC, respectively) opening up conference play.
Several other teams have non-conference games against DIA opposition.
IUPUI opened up its new DI season with a 19-13 defeat of Purdue this past weekend.
Head coach Joe Richards said it was a nice confidence-builder for the program, but not to read too much into the result.
The game was not particularly tidy and both teams looked like exactly what they were — athletic college players who had just returned to campus.
The Men’s Collegiate All American assembly this past weekend pulled in players from plenty of high-profile teams, but every now and then they bring in someone from a team that doesn’t get a lot of notice, and often those players impress; one such player was, and is, Larome White.