GRR: Marian University
The great experiment in NCR is hitting its stride this weekend.
The Big Rivers Conference was created this year to accommodate the new influx of varsity and school-supported teams in men's college rugby. The result was some teams were bumped up from D2 to accomplish this, but that really mainly served to keep D2 more D2.
Thomas More's 45-14 defeat of Marian in the MCRC final was a result very few saw coming.
Saturday’s Men’s D1 and crossover games provided a few on-paper upsets and close surprises as teams started to get moving after a long layoff.
College Rugby got its kick off this past weekend with Marian University taking on the University of Kentucky in a preseason scrimmage.
While the final score was 52-7 for Kentucky, that scoreline is a little misleading.