The long weekend cuts back some of the games this week in DIAA, but there's a big one in the MAC with Louisville facing Western Michigan.
Dartmouth faces one of its toughest Ivy League rivals, while Iowa State has a key game against Oklahoma State.
DIAA games get underway this weekend with 12 (actually 15, we confirmed three more) conference games and a few crossovers, too.
Towson opened their inaugural season in the Mid Atlantic Rugby Conference (MARC) with a trip to the University of Delaware and a nicely-taken victory.
Towson struck first when junior scrumhalfH Jake Commodari picked off an errant pass at the Delaware 10-meter-line and darted to the tryline carrying a defender to score in the corner.
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.
The Men's DII college season gets well and truly underway this weekend with four conferences in action in some form or other.
Heading the list is a Great Midwest clash between Northern Illinois and Northern Iowa, a game that will go a long way to letting us know who is a challenger in the GMW South.
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.