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12.16.2017 - Alex Goff

Far be it for us to burden you with our problems, but our final Men's DII rankings are late, and in fact we missed a few weeks, and we're sorry.

12.16.2017 - GRR Contributor

The Coast Guard Academy Athletics Division has selected its first ever Director of Rugby and has selected longtime men's rugby Head Coach Crist Holveck.

12.06.2017 - Alex Goff

The lesson from the Men’s DII college final and semifinals is that the division is getting tighter.

12.02.2017 - Alex Goff

GREENVILLE, SC – The Men's DII semis went as expected in that VMI and Norwich were very. very closely aligned, and UW-Whitewater v North Dakota State a little more one-sided (but just a little).

VMI defeated Norwich University 41-36 in sudden-death, double-overtime Saturday on the campus of Furman University in Greenville, SC.

11.21.2017 - Alex Goff

We're down to four teams in the Men's DII College playoffs after this past weekend's two-game playoffs.

Here's the rundown.

11.17.2017 - Alex Goff

It’s serious playoff time now in Men’s DII, and one wonders if anyone can catch Wisconsin Whitewater.


11.15.2017 - Alex Goff

Did USA Rugby do it right after all?

Plenty of DII college rugby fans weren't happy with the choice of at-large teams.

USA Rugby collegiate jefe Rich Cortez said it was a tough choice, and acknowledged to Goff Rugby Report that maybe the MARC deserved a second seed, and perhaps there shouldn't be a #3 team in the playoffs.

11.12.2017 - Alex Goff

RPI defeated Sacred Heart 32-27 to win the Tri-State Conference for the second time in three years.

"We were able to prove what we thought, which is we're able to play at a top level for a full game," said hooker Ray Lanzillo, who led a strong forward effort, especially in the lineouts. "We always come out really hard, but in this game we played hard for a full 80 minutes."

11.11.2017 - Alex Goff

We're down to one more DII playoff spot to be decided.

Sunday, RPI hosts Sacred Heart in the Tri-State final.

Saturday, the play-ins were held, and the WIIL Conference came out of it pretty well.

#2 Illinois State edged the Midwest winner IUPUI 24-21. The WIIl #3, UW-Milwaukee, defeated Minnesota-Duluth 39-31 to halt Duluth's longtime run to the national final four.

11.05.2017 - Alex Goff

Men's DII College games this weekend.

All of these games are conference playoffs.


Tri-State Conference Semis

Sacred Heart 24 Marist 12

RPI 27 Siena 17


Tri-State will play its final November 11, RPI v Sacred Heart.



Cardinals Conference Semis

NC State 17 Northern Virginia Griffins 12

11.03.2017 - Alex Goff

USA Rugby has released its Men's DII College playoff bracket.

Here's how it looks:


For those who don't want to scroll around looking at the picture, here's the breakdown:

10.31.2017 - Alex Goff

The two strongest Upstate NY DII college teams are back facing off for the conference title this coming weekend - to no one's surprise.

This past weekend in the semifinals, #2 seed Geneseo shut out Fredonia 51-0, while Oswego handed Buffalo State a 42-5 defeat.