Arkansas State and Clemson will be playing against Mid-South DIA opponents this coming 2016-17 season, but it won't be a full five-team conference just yet.
Lindenwood University has posted its job vacancy for Head Coach of the Men's Rugby Team.
This comes on the heels of previous Head Coach JD Stephenson stepping down to pursue other projects.
Life University capped off an undefeated run in the Mid-South DIA season with a 34-0 shutout of Davenport in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Life University clinched 1st in the Mid-South Saturday, but it wasn’t exactly easy.
Playing their first conference game on the road, the Running Eagles needed some last-second heroics to score in the final seconds to win the game.
Davenport and Lindenwood met up Saturday for the Labry Memorial Shield game between the two teams.
The Mid-South may be just three teams, but those teams are usually very close.
In 2014 (when Arkansas State was also part of the conference), for example, seven of the 12 games were decided by a try or less. Last year, in six games, five were decided by a try or less.
The tiny yet massive Mid-South kicks off this weekend as Goff Rugby Report #5 Lindenwood faces #4 Life University in Marietta, Ga.
Life is coming off a series of big blowouts of good programs such as South Carolina, Clemson, and Air Force. But the Running Eagles coaching staff will likely be more interested in how the team handled a much closer clash with Navy.
Life University will visit Charlotte this coming weekend to take on Air Force and Navy coming off two games where the Running Eagles scored 195 points.
Head Coach Scott Lawrence is pleased with the opening of the 2016 portion of the season, and while those two blowouts were against well-regarded South Carolina and Clemson, Lawrence dismissed the significance.
Lindenwood travels to Texas to take on Arizona this weekend in a non-conference clash of two DIA hopefuls.
Marietta, Ga., (Life U. Release) – Life University Rugby has announced that it will conduct a search for a new Men's Rugby Head Coach after the news that current Head Coach Andrew “Tui” Osborne informed Life U officials today that he and his family will be relocating at the end of October.