East Carolina put in a bit of a speed bump for The Citadel in the Southern Rugby Conference this past weekend, winning a key clash 24-5.
On a hot fall afternoon the Citadel Bulldogs came into Cape Fear to play UNCW and came away with an impressive 45-24 victory.
UNCW flanker Tom McCrimmon started the scoring, pouncing on a loose ball for a 5-0 lead. But Citadel's Daniel Smith took a 45-meter run after being set up by Aaron Moore. Ellison Rourke converted to put the Bulldogs up 7-5.
The Citadel finally opened up the season after tropical depressions and Hurricane Irma delayed the first two matches.
The Backyard Brawl took place for the Holy City Cup. The annual event when the Citadel takes on cross town rivals the College of Charleston.
The Men's DII college leagues begin the march to a national championship in December with this weekend, and everyone will have a tough time catching up with the defending champion Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks.
It was a bit of a soft opening for DII men's college teams Labor Day Weekend, but some teams have already kicked off.
Missouri S&T was really strong two years ago in the Gateway, and made a statement a week ago with a big victory over Principia. The Miners were tough and physical and that saw them through.
The Southern Conference is all set for the conference final 7s tournament at Furman on the 22nd after last Saturday’s final leg.
The Southern Conference held its second leg of its three part series at Wake Forest this past Saturday, with UNC Charlotte again walking away with the Cup.
Goff Rugby Report has selected its top 50 backs for the fall of 2016.
Goff Rugby Report has named its top 50 forwards in men's DII rugby for the fall of 2016.
This list is drawn from teams all throughout the Division 2 landscape. We will follow up with top 50 backs, and also top players from DIAA and DIA.
Look also for our end-of-the-fall awards.
Men's DII Semifinal: Furman v Minnesota-Duluth
This is the final Men's DII rankings for the 2016-17 season.