Men DII College News
Top-ranked DII team IUP defeated in-conference rival Miami of Ohio in fairly convincing fashion Friday night, taking the game 54-17.
IUP's vaunted defense was a little humbled early on as some shifty running and quick ball put Miami over for a converted try before seven minutes were up.
We went into some details on what's up in the NEWCRC, which is, along with the Great Midwest, probably the most robust conference in the category.
Depth and Defense Drives Strong UVM Start
Turning heads this past week in Men's DII college rugby was University of Vermont, which dismissed a very capable UMass Lowell side 38-0.
No one doubts that the New England Wide Collegiate Rugby Conference is a difficult conference, so to win a game by that margin (the two teams tied in their match last year) is definitely worth a closer look.
Loyola of Chicago improved to 2-0 with yet another fairly comfortable win, beating Illinois State 50-15.
DII conferences have close to 50 games this weekend.
Matchups to watch: Villanova vs Bucknell is certainly a big one in the MARC. The Great Midwest has four games with Loyola at Illinois State and Marquette at Nothern Iowa both games with plenty on the line.