As March is around the corner there’s the little matter of figuring out who will be in the Men’s DIAA playoffs.
The DIAA championship is starting to garner some interest around the nation, and programs realize this is a good post-season for smaller DI programs, clubs, and up-and-coming quasi-varsity teams.
The Citadel opened up the spring half of the rugby year by hosting DIAA Ohio University on a warm and sunny pitch on the Citadel Campus.
Senior Captian Alex McDonald led the Bulldogs in the last 15s match of the season, opening the scoring on a 50-meter break, scoring again off a loose ball from a ruck midway in the first half, and then again in the second half from 15 meters out.
It’s been a difficult season for Bowling Green.
The Falcons don’t normally lose games in their conference, and yet they lost twice to conference opponents, including a contentious 33-29 decision against Western Michigan, and a 51-29 loss to Cincinnati two weeks ago.
So going into this weekend’s semifinals and final, BGSU had some work to do to get back on top.
As if they needed any confirmation, Western Michigan put their stamp on their MAC season with a 35-14 defeat of Central Michigan to finish league standings play 4-0.
WMU is the #1 team from the MAC North, and will play the MAC South #2, which is still to be determined. With the loss, Central Michigan cannot pass Bowling Green for second in the MAC North.