Two undefeated teams met up in the Southern Men’s DII college conference, and the result was something of a surprise.
It wasn’t that UNC-Charlotte won that was the surprise, but that they beat Appalachian State - historically a very strong team in the conference - by the score of 48-0.
Furman and UNC-Wilmington lead the Southern Rugby Conference after both won games against former DI opposition.
(Austin Willis) - Furman University hammered Elon 62-15 to improve to 2-0 in the Southern Collegiate Conference this weekend.
Over 70 DII college teams are in action this week as conferences start and some get up to speed.
(Written by Austin Willis) - The Furman Paladins Rugby Club will be looking to exact revenge on their Southern Conference rivals after the unfortunate endings to the last two seasons.
The Furman University Rugby Club has announced it has formed a rugby alumni foundation that will work to provide long-term financial stability for the program, mentor and provide career advice to players, and champion Furman’s rugby experience to the University and prospective students.
The Southern DII Men’s College Conference starts up this weekend in what is a hugely competitive competition.
The Citadel won the Southern Conference 7s Championship Sunday, wading through a tough knockout round to do so.
Early on in the season, the Southern Conference Commissioner's Cabinet had predicted an exciting 7s series as several teams had continued to get better. They were right.
The Citadel opened up the spring half of the rugby year by hosting DIAA Ohio University on a warm and sunny pitch on the Citadel Campus.
Senior Captian Alex McDonald led the Bulldogs in the last 15s match of the season, opening the scoring on a 50-meter break, scoring again off a loose ball from a ruck midway in the first half, and then again in the second half from 15 meters out.
Greenville, NC welcomes a weird men’s DII bracket because in many eye it’s three conference champions and the favorite - but we’ll see.
Salisbury University is through to the national men’s DII Round of 16 after a touch 27-21 victory over Coastal Carolina in a play-in match between the two conference runners-up.
It was a game of two contrasting styles as Coastal attempted to keep the ball in tight and punch it up the middle, and Salisbury tried to use ball movement and their kick game to stretch the Coastal defense.