Towson University will be joining the MARC in the fall of 2019 and competing in the MARC's D1AA division.
Towson was for years an accomplished DII team until it combined with other DII, DI, and NSCRO teams to form the Chesapeake Conference three years ago. The Chesapeake was a huge success, but meanwhile, the MARC has been moving a bit further South in the teams that compete.
The University of Scranton rebounded from a difficult 15-14 loss in the opening weekend of the Mid-Altantic Rugby Conference to down Millersville 33-19 Saturday.
It was a key result for a Scranton team that has some big dreams.
Rowan University won the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference championship with a 32-17 defeat of York Sunday.
York pulled off a slight upset on Saturday in the semis, defeated IUP 39-22. It was a bit of a shocker to IUP given that Indiana had won the earlier meeting of the two teams 29-22. But York got up early and kept the pressure on. Rowan, meanwhile, took care of Scranton 50-7.
Conferences are a step closer to deciding their champions in Men's DII College - here's a rundown of Saturday's action:
New England Wide. The much-anticipated clash between Coast Guard and Hartford didn't happen, as Hartford apparently conceded the conference to the US Coast Guard Academy. So Coast Guard moves on to the national playoffs.
The Men's DII College season is heading into playoff time, so here's a look at where everyone is, and who remains in the hunt.
To see the conference standings, go to: Men DII College Standings Fall 2016
Indiana University of Pennsylvania is now 4-0 in the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference after beating previously undefeated York 29-22 Saturday.
For IUP, this was a big victory as they look to unseat Rowan as conference champs.
Head Coach Tony Chappie said it wasn’t a perfect game - both teams made errors, but his team did enough to win.
Over 70 DII college teams are in action this week as conferences start and some get up to speed.
The Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference (MARC) is always a tight one and it looks to be much the same this year as Week #1 kicks off.
Well, that could have been very different. Towson University is in the national DII semifinals, after beating Rowan, but it almost frittered away in the final moments, as Rowan scored two late tries to make it 44-41.
Maybe a lithe bit of a surprise team, UMass-Lowell enters the Men’s DII College Round of 16 on a tear.
In one of several outcomes that necessitates a DII rankings shift, Bloomsburg defeated Kutztown 76-8 in the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference (MARC) final. The titleholder had defeated Delaware 66-26 in Saturday’s semifinal, while Kutztown bettered East Stroudsburg 35-5 for the berth to the final.