GRR: College Men
The nominees for the 2023 Rudy Scholz Award have been announced.
Thomas More won the latest Big Rivers 7s on a last-minute try from Ta'Veon Veal to beat Principia.
That 21-15 result clinched the tournament for TMU and puts them in a good position to qualify for the CRC in May.
Who else has been doing well in men's college 7s this spring?
The D1A playoffs are fast approaching and, as everyone knows, the the rankings have a lot to do with how they get populated.
First off, a quick reminder: D1A is the organization under CRAA that runs what is the most high-level collegiate playoff in men's college rugby. NCR is separate and NCR runs their own D1 playoff in the fall. That playoff was won by Brown over Queens.
BYU defeated Central Washington 24-23 over the weekend to shake up the rankings and the D1A landscape.
After close losses to Life in the fall and Saint Mary's in the winter, the Cougars managed to hold off a CWU team that has beaten Saint Mary's and Army.
The University of Arizona has been creeping every closer to its rivals this year.
But that progress has been seen in competitive losses, one to BYU and one to Cal. March 4's very, very close win over UCLA also kind of his the Wildcats' progress. But this week, Arizona beat Colorado 56-12 in emphatic fashion.