The two undefeated teams in the Mid-Atlantic Men’s DIAA conference meet up this weekend as St. Joseph’s faces West Chester.
This has developed into a very nice rivalry, as St. Joe’s Head Coach Dan Yarusso continues to build long-term success in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, Bjorn Haglid hasn’t been at West Chester as long, but his arrival has spurred West Chester to new heights.
It's been a weird season in the Rugby Northeast.
Norwich University hasn't exactly dominated in recent years, but the Cadets, despite some very competitive games, haven't lost since joining the conference. That is, until Week 1 of this seaw0n when Bentley overturned Norwich 11-10.
Big scores,leaders, and some clutch plays give us the DIA and DIAA college players who excelled this past weekend.Keyon McCloud, Kutztown
The hard-charging prop was massive against very accomplished opposition Saturday as he led the Golden Bears to a 34-24 defeat of Penn State.
Three weekends remain in the Big 10 Rugby Conference and the chase is well and truly on for the top two spots.
The teams finishing 1st and 2nd after November 2 will play-off in the conference final. The next two play for 3rd, and so on. So this weekend carries plenty of importance.
Here are the current standings:
One more weekend of regular season action is left in the Mid-Atlantic Men's DII college conference and and everyone is still chasing down a playoff spot.
Villanova is in excellent shape at 5-0, while Moravian (1-2-1) plays Lehigh in a game that could see Moravian move up to 3rd.
The Mid-Atlantic is coming down to the final three weeks before the playoffs and five teams are still strongly in the hunt for a conference title.
Texas A&M scored on the final play of the game to beat Baylor 26-19 in the championship match of the Red River 7s over the weekend.
Tha tournament, hosted by the Houston SaberCats MLR team, was the official qualifier and championship for the DIA conference.
The long weekend cut back some of the activity in Men’s DII College, and unfortunately a few of those games scheduled were forfeits as some teams struggle for numbers … but …
We also had some key games, especially in the Great Lakes, Great Midwest, Rugby Northeast, and MARC.
Western Michigan looked very impressive in winning over Louisville, and Lindenwood-Belleville looked solid in a win over Iowa.
Salisbury beating Virginia Tech isn't quite enough to bump Salisbury to be ranked ahead of VT. Tech has been playing well and a two-point loss isn't always a reason to switch places. Salisbury is 2-1-1 in-conference and needs to show consistency.
The big question as we vote on the DIA rankings is what we do about St. Bonaventure losing to Notre Dame.
The Lindenwood University Lions traveled to West Point Saturday and won the program's opening first-side game of the season 27-10.
Army has struggled through some tough close losses, but Head Coach Matt Sherman said the team was getting better.
Endicott upset Roger Williams 52-14 Sunday in the Colonial Coast Conference in NSCRO.
With the result Roger Williams drops to 3-1 and Endicott improves to 2-2. Endicott, which lost an earlier game in somewhat controversial fashion to Bridgewater State, finally was able to put together its best performance, and the result put them in the playoff conversation.