Men DII College News
Talk has been drifting around the college rugby arena about a make-up year of eligibility because of COVID-19; we’re here to tell you that it’s not going to happen.
OK, maybe not completely “no.” The NCAA is giving an extra season to athletes, and that will apply to student-athletes in NIRA, as well. But elsewhere? Probably not.
In a major move in college rugby, the University of Memphis has signed former Arkansas State University Head Coach Blake White to be the Tigers' new Head Coach.
White was named Head Coach for Arkansas State in August of 2017 on an interim basis before being made the long-term head guy. He lead the Red Wolves for three seasons before stepping down this summer.
The Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference has confirmed that it will not hold a fall season.
The MARC will not be able to operate due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The MARC will not sanction competitive collegiate rugby for the Fall of 2020. No conference play, no playoffs.
Most college conferences that normally compete in 15s in the fall have announced that they will suspend their seasons.
The Big Ten and Liberty conferences haven't officially-officially made that announcement, but we're fairly confident that they will.
National Collegiate Rugby’s new Director of Men’s Rugby, Steve Hiatt, has some choppy waters to navigate, appropriate for the Head Coach at Cal Maritime Academy.