D1AA action has been slowed somewhat by a snowstorm in the Pacific Northwest that has basically halted all play.
The location for USA Rugby's 2019 Collegiate 7s National Championships have been finalized, with Tucson's Kino Sports complex playing host on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26.
Arizona State pulled off a huge victory over Utah to signal, perhaps, the beginning of its comeback to prominence in D1A.
At the center of that effort was Kyson Jester. The outside center scored three tries to lead the Sun Devils.
Arizona State is back. The college program opened up its PAC Rugby Conference season with a 32-27 defeat of Utah Saturday, signalling perhaps a return to the level the Sun Devils enjoyed before a program suspension suffered a couple of years ago.
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Loudonville, NY – Siena College has hired Greg Matthew of Loudonville, NY as rugby coordinator, a new position specifically created to recruit students to Siena.
The Western Washington Vikings won two games of the weekend, beating the University of Victoria U21s 39-14 while also taking care of the University of Washington 53-31 in the B-side game.
This was the first outing for WWU since the victory over Oregon State on November 17 and the rust was evident.
The Central Washington University men's rugby team scored 36 unanswered points twice en route to a 72-14 victory over UC Davis.
The Rudy Scholz Award is given annually by the Washington Athletic Club of Seattle to the best men's college rugby player in the country.
West Point, no surprise, led the way in the Rugby East All-Conference picks this year.
The MVP, however, was from St. Bonaventure - scrumhalf Eamonn Matthews taking those honors as SBU enjoyed a solid season.
Here are the historical men's college champions of major playoffs in the USA.
As of December 3, 2018
The Rocky Mountain men's D2 college conference has named its all-conference selections:
Please see the conference's inaugural all-conference selections for publications. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Rocky Mountain Collegiate Rugby Division II Men All-Conference Team
Enzo Santos, 8, Colorado Mesa
St. Bonaventure held off a a determined comeback from Iona to win a Challenge Series match between the two.
St. Bonaventure led 31-15 only to see Iona come back to lead by five at 43-38. But Bonnies stormed back to score and convert to take the 45-43 lead, and then regained the restart to kick to touch and win the game.