Men DII College News
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.
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.
The lesson from the Men’s DII college final and semifinals is that the division is getting tighter.
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.
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.
It’s serious playoff time now in Men’s DII, and one wonders if anyone can catch Wisconsin Whitewater.
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.
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."
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.
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
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:
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.