Rugby East Conference News
The University of Mary Washington is ready to make the move up to D1A and has confirmed it's schedule.
Notre Dame College has released its fall 2019 men's rugby schedule.
Kutztown University Rugby has released its fall schedule.
The Golden Bears open up their season on August 31 against the Schuylkill River men's club. The Bears then open up the Rugby East season with Mary Washington, Army, Navy, Virginia Tech, Wheeling Jesuit, Penn State, Note Dame College, and St. Bonaventure.
As usual it's a bit of a hedge maze to navigate the US DI college, but we've still got to navigate it.
Right now we have 70 teams in D1A, the most ever. They are split into the following conferences (or not conferences). We've got some links to more detailed articles if you want them.
The University at Buffalo Rugby Alumni Association is bringing in Santa Clara University Head Coach Paul Keeler as this year's guest coach at the University at Buffalo Rugby Club’s annual pre-season camp in August.
If you're wondering why there's no confirmation on what teams are in what DIA conference, it's because there are still some decisions to be made.
Perhaps the most physical rugby player in the Rugby East, Iona College center Mike Scarcella was Goff Rugby Report's MVP Back in DI rugby fot last fall, and he is now a Scholz Award finalist.
One of four players who are finalists for the Scholz Award for the top men's college player in the country, Scarcella started playing at Bishop Hendricken in Rhode Island.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (Penn State Press Release) – Penn State has selected James Willocks as head coach of the men’s rugby program. He will begin his duties on February 1.
Penn State University Men's Rugby Head Coach Blake Burdette has left the program.
The circumstances under which Burdette has left the team have not been confirmed by more than one source on-the-record source. But Burdette is out and the University is looking for a replacement.
Goff Rugby Report has named Chris Burian as the DIA MVP Forward for the Fall of 2016.
The Rugby East Conference has named its all-conference list.
Heading up the awards is Penn State loose forward Chris Burian, who was named the conference MVP. Rob Irimescu (Penn State) got forward of the year, and Mike Scarcella (Iona) back of the Year.
Here's the full list:
The Rugby East is almost done, and Penn State is completely done, having run the table 8-0.
The Nittany Lions had already clinched the conference before they faced Kutztown on Saturday, but the game had plenty of importance, anyway. Kutztown wanted revenge for last year’s 24-15 loss to Penn State, a game that failed to deny KU the conference title, but one that stung nonetheless.