GRR: May Madness 7s
National Collegiate Rugby's May Madness CRC tournament welcomed 110 teams over three days in New Orleans, but that's just the beginning of the numbers as what NCR also really needed to attract was nationwide fan interest.
Lindenwood made it two tournament titles in two as the Lions women defeated Life University 19-7 to win the May Madness Women’s Premier championship.
Undisputed national champions, Lindenwood went 6-0 in Atlanta, outscoring opponents 211-7, and then 4-0 in New Orleans, outscoring opponents 117-7.
The Men's D1 and Premier divisions in the CRC will pick up speed on Sunday.
For the D1 Club, there are seven teams in action so everyone plays everyone else once over the first two days.
Sixteen teams remain in the Men's Small College division in the CRC, but some of the best teams are starting to put their hand up.
It was a contentious day in the Men's DII bracket of the CRC, but one in which the best teams showed themselves early.
There were four games decided by a try or less, but seven shutouts. Every team that shut out another made the quarterfinals.
Pool A was a tight one with IUP holding off a physical Minnesota-Duluth, and just getting by the Citadel by a conversion.