D1A Weekend Preview
Alex Solomon | October 10, 2014
There may not be many D1A matchups this weekend involving two teams at or near the top of their conference’s standings, but there are plenty of teams that currently sit in the middle of the pack and need wins to get into a conference championship conversation.
Conference title up for grabs in the wild West
Alex Solomon | September 26, 2014
Last season witnessed the West send three teams – Colorado, Colorado State and Wyoming – into the D1A Playoffs, with Colorado reaching its second consecutive National Quarterfinal. This year, there is no reason to believe the West does not have the talent to match last year’s number of three playoff teams.
College rugby’s recruitment heats up
Alex Solomon | July 1, 2014
The number of colleges offering scholarships for rugby players continues to rise. With the increase of schools gaining financial support from its administrations, coaches’ responsibilities to recruit high-performance athletes eager to train in a varsity setting grows.
Home teams hold supremacy in first round
Alex Solomon | April 21, 2014
D1A’s opening round of the 2014 playoffs saw each of the four home teams hold home pitch advantage and advance to next Saturday’s Quarterfinals.
First Round playoff preview
Alex Solomon | April 18, 2014
Teams seeded five through eight for the 2014 D1A Playoffs will all be on the pitch this Saturday to determine who will move on the National Quarterfinals.
2014 D1A Playoffs set, kickoff April 19
Alex Solomon | April 14, 2014
Twelve teams have battled through their conference schedules, tested themselves in non-conference matches, and have now earned the right to play for a National Championship.
Week 18: Weekend Wrap
Alex Solomon | March 31, 2014
Oklahoma prevailed against Texas Tech and won the Allied Rugby Conference title in the process. In the Mid-South, Life and Arkansas State both won, but only by a combined 10 points. San Diego State was Saint Mary’s latest victim, as the Gaels won its third straight match by at least 90 points.
Week 18 Preview
Alex Solomon | March 28, 2014
An automatic spot in the D1A playoffs will be on the line when Oklahoma and Texas Tech battle Saturday. Elsewhere, Lindenwood gets another crack at Life, and Saint Mary’s will not find a pushover when it ventures to southern California to face San Diego State.
Week 15: Weekend Wrap
Alex Solomon | March 10, 2014
In an extremely competitive weekend of D1A Rugby, six conference matches were played in total, all of which were decided by six points or less.
West Conference Preview
Alex Solomon | February 27, 2014
The West Conference is comprised of four colleges that reside in the Eastern Rockies: Air Force, Colorado State, University of Colorado and University of Wyoming. The four programs have a history of battling one another on the pitch dating back to 1972.