School, City Celebrate BGSU D1A Title

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Bowling Green State University's 2018 Fall D1AA championship run capped off a special season for the Falcons.

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It was the 50th anniversary of Bowling Green rugby, and as a result many alumni, some of whom might not have been following the team super closely in other years, were right there for this one.

The clinical nature of the victory was something for the coaches and players to savor. Bowling Green's hard work and discipline on defense won the final, but it was an overall team ethos that saw them take down #5-ranked Kentucky, #1-ranked Mary Washington and then #1 St. Joseph's in the playoffs.


The victory, led by a superb game from flanker Ryan Steinmetz (above, the one without much hair), also energized the town of Bowling Green, Ohio. Upon arriving back home, team director of rugby Roger Mazzarella was in a radio studio giving an interview.


The next day, head coach Tony Mazzarella was recognized by the city, where he met council members and Mayor Dick Edwards to received a presentation from the city.

And the victory was noticed on campus. It's a continual battle for non-varsity rugby programs to receive recognition from their schools, but this time the university president, Rodney Rogers, invited the team to his home. The school hastily trotted out an electronic sign to tout the victory.


This school support was evident even before BGSU won, as the university provided an official school bus for the team, a resource normally reserved for varsity teams, for the entire championship weekend. And as it turned out, members of the Alumni Foundation Board were present at the final, and that may signal some further support for the team going forward.


BGSU Rugby may be 50 years old, but this may only be the beginning.

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Eagles Make Squad Changes For Home ARC Games

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AUSTIN, T. - The USA Men’s Eagles have announced changes to the full squad for the final three rounds of the Americas Rugby Championship 2019 taking place on home soil. 

Lasike Suspension Reduced, Can Play Against Brazil

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USA center Paul Lasike has successfully appealed his initial sanction by World Rugby and has received a one-week suspension for the stamping incident in the USA vs Argentina XV game.

Dan Carter To Return To Racing 92

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PRP Roundup: League Tightens Up At Top

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Life West remains atop the Pacific Rugby Premiership after beating the Glendale Merlins Saturday, but the chase is on to catch the Gladiators.

Gaels Hammer Cougars In The Slop

Saint Mary's rode a strong defensive effort to defeat BYU 34-12 in a clash between two Top 10 D1A teams seen live on Florugby.

Laidlaw Leads Clermont To Top

Scotland scrumhalf Greig Laidlaw scored 20 points to help Clermont return to the number one spot in the Top 14 after thumping Bordeaux-Begles 40-15.

Life Holds Off Arkansas State

New USA Callup Duncan Van Schalkwyk

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Life University defeated Arkansas State 27-13 Saturday to move to 2-0 in the Mid-South D1A conference in a game seen live on FloRugby.

Massive D1A Weekend: Notes And Picks

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We've already made it plain that this is a pretty exciting weekend for D1A college rugby, and so it is. 

Front Row Power Key To Life-Arkansas State Clash

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Watch the scrum during Saturday's Arkansas State vs LIfe, because it could be where the game is won and lost.

15 Games And A Live Show To Watch This Weekend

FloRugby will show 15 live games plus a live show this weekend for rugby fans.