CHICAGO — Arkansas State University defeated Notre Dame, 32-17, this weekend in men’s college rugby.
“Notre Dame is a very good team,” said A-State head coach Blake White. “Their players challenged us physically throughout the match, particularly with their big forwards. The first half was some of the best rugby we’ve played all year, but we just didn’t capitalize enough.”
The University of Oregon Ducks visited Bellingham, Wash. for an important match up with the 3-0 WWU Vikings. They went home on the wrong end of a 66-7 score.
On a high after beating Oregon State, UO has thoughts of moving up in the NCRC, but Western continues to improve.
Army shut out Air Force 42-0 Friday night to take the lead in the Commander-in-Chief Trophy series among the three military academies.
West Point's win capped off a remarkably successful fall, during which the Black Knights went 9-0 and won the Rugby East.
Zac Tavenner is our Young Sevens Player Of The Month for a special reason.
Really, it's about what you need in a sevens player. Tavenner is quick, elusive, powerful, intelligent, and works hard. He covers almost all the bases. The one base he doesn't cover? Height. He's about 5-7, but that's not a detriment for the Cal wing.
This past weekend saw William Paterson University Men defeat USMMA, Kings Point Men convincingly 69-5 in a semifinal match-up. The home team earned a place in the final this year and will face Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Men who defeated Marist College Men 36-24 in the other conference final 4 match-up.
Why is Vermont the #1-ranked DII team in the country?
Because UVM is shutting teams out. Scoring a ton of points is difficult, to be sure, but blanking opponents is way, way harder, and if you are successful, then you only need to score once to win a game.
Give up two or three tries and you rely more on your offense.
The University of Mary Washington had to battle for it, but came away with a four-try bonus point and a 22-12 victory over Virginia Tech in the Chesapeake Conference.
it was a muddy affair in Blacksburg, Va,, but it was enough for the Mothers to almost clinch the Chesapeake. UMW just has to garner a single bonus point from its final two league games to secure 1st place.
Here are scores and matchups from men's D2 college.
Big news as Illinois State was upended by UW-Milwaukee in the Great MW playoffs.
Major NEWCRC game on tap.
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The Rugby East Conference comes down to this weekend, with West Point taking on Penn State.
Both teams are undefeated, with Army sitting at 5-0 and Penn State at 3-0. Army is coming off a 58-27 defeat of Notre Dame College that head coach Matt Sherman called one of his team's best performances to date.
St. Joseph's clinched 1st in the Mid-Atlantic D1AA with a tight win over West Chester.
The result doesn't really change much, as those two finish 1st and 2nd and will play in the conference championship game anyway.
St. Joe's held on 41-35, with West Chester on attack at the end of the game when the Hawks finished them off.
The Men's College DII rankings have seen some big movement of late with the emergence of teams such as Vermont, Villanova, Marquette, East Carolina, and Iowa Centra CC.