GRR: Southern Rugby Conference
The key game for Furman University this season was the Southern Conference final.
Going into that game Head Coach John Roberts - after whom the college’s rugby field is named - acknowledged the massive importance of that matchup with UNC-Charlotte. Lose and you still make the national playoffs, but win … and you’re at home for the entire playoff run.
The Men's DII College schedule for this weekend is suddenly far, far smaller than it has been the previous weeks.
Now that we're into the national playoffs, we've got nine games this weekend, all involving ranked teams, and most involving two ranked teams.
Furman University has won the Southern Conference and in doing so the Paladins put themselves in excellent position for a good national playoff run.
With the victory Furman takes the #1 seed out of the Southern, and will play in the bracket at their home fields in Greenville, SC. Should they win and make the final four, the Paladins host that final weekend, also.
Conferences are a step closer to deciding their champions in Men's DII College - here's a rundown of Saturday's action:
New England Wide. The much-anticipated clash between Coast Guard and Hartford didn't happen, as Hartford apparently conceded the conference to the US Coast Guard Academy. So Coast Guard moves on to the national playoffs.
It will be UNC-Charlotte against Furman next week for the Southern Conference championship after both won convincing victories in the semifinals on Saturday.
Furman slammed Coastal Carolina 47-0 behind a very solid defensive display. Despite playing 60 minutes down a man after lock