National Small College Rugby Organization LLC: Latest News: NSCRO 15s UPDATE: Final 4 Small Colleges are on the Road to the National Championship at Infinity Park

Monday, April 7
NSCRO 15s UPDATE: Final 4 Small Colleges are on the Road to the National Championship at Infinity Park

NSCRO is thrilled that its Spring schedule for its Men's 15s National Playoffs is taking shape. Latest news below.

Many of the 216 men's small college rugby clubs started last September with a "carrot" of a national championship held up as a goal. The remainder of the clubs are starting their run this month. The pathway to tho reach this is the Road to Infinity Park, the finest rugby venue in the country.

NSCRO is pleased to hold its championship event there for the 3rd consecutive year. All matches will be live streamed on the web for those who cannot attend in person....as over 10,000 fans have watched the championship on line in each of the past 2 years. NSCRO has sponsorship opportunities available for this great event...contact Steve Cohen ASAP to find out more.

LATEST NEWS:
PacWest Region
April 5 Semis
  Santa Rosa 35 - John Brown 10 
  Denver 60 - Pepperdine 10

April 6
 3rd Place: John Brown 51 - Pepperdine 0  
 Final: Denver 33 - Santa Rosa 15

Denver qualifies for the National Championship.

The current NSCRO Playoff Brackets are linked below.

NSCRO National Championship
April 26-27 at Infinity Park, Glendale, CO - Rugbytown, USA
Website: http://infinityparkatglendale.com/

The pathway to Infinity Park is as follows:
Region 1 - Northeast => Complete and Champion is heading to Infinity Park. New England College (Henniker, NH) is the "repeat" Champion in this Region having won in 2012 in their first year of league competition after the club was re-formed in 2011. NEC finished 3rd in the 2013 National Championship and is looking to improve on last year's performance. A remarkable success story indeed.

Region 2 - Mid-Atlantic South => 4 participating teams determined as follows:
Nov. 16 - East Penn RU Champion is Widener University (Chester, PA)
Nov. 23 - MAS Qualifier #1 => Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ) 29 - Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, PA) 7
Mar. 1 - MAS Qualifier #2 =>
  Mount St. Mary's University (Emmittsburg, MD) 49 - Lord Fairfax CC (Middletown, VA) 17
Mar. 15-16 - South Cup Qualifier. Hosted by the University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL.
  4 teams. Valdosta State (Georgia), Loyola University (Deep South), Sewanee University (Dixie) and Ave Maria (Florida).
  Semis: Valdosta State 36 - Ave Maria 16; Loyola 14 - Sewanee 10
  Final: Loyola 19 - Valdosta State 15
March 29-30 => Mid-Atlantic South Championship. Hosted by the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
  4 teams. Widener University, Montclair State University, Mt. St. Mary's University and Loyola University (New Orleans, LA).
  Semifinals: Mt. St. Mary's 20 - Widener 10
                    Loyola 43 - Montclair St. 13
  3rd Place:  Montclair State 12 - Widener 10
  Final:         Mt. St. Mary's 24 - Loyola 23
  UNF Host Contact = Alex Mross, alexjmross@gmail.com

Mount St. Mary's qualifies for the National Championship.

Region 3 - Central => Complete and Champion is heading to Infinity Park. St. John's University (Collegeville, MN) is the "repeat" Champion in this Region having won in 2012 in their first year of NSCRO competition. SJU went on to win the 2013 National Championship and is looking to defend its title.

Region 4 - PacWest => 4 participating teams determined as follows:
Pacific Northwest Union Champion is Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)
Mid-America GU Champion is John Brown University (Siloam Springs, AR)
Mar. 22-23 - Cowboy Cup Qualifier: Hosted by St. Edward's University, Austin, TX
  The top 2 finishers from both the Eastern Rockies RFU and Lonestar Conference.
  Semifinals: St. Edward's University (Austin, TX) 49 - New Mexico Highlands University (Las Vegas, NM) 17
                    University of Denver (Denver, CO) 55 - University of Texas-Dallas (Dallas, TX) 12
  3rd Place: NM Highlands 36 - UT-Dallas 17
  Final: Denver 27 - St. Edward's 23 
  SEU Host Contact = Brannen Ellyson, brannenellyson@yahoo.com
Mar. 16 - Pacific Coast Cup Qualifier Play-In =>
  Occidental College (Gold Coast Conference #2) 27 - Sonoma State University (NorCal Conference #2) 19
Mar. 22-23 - Pacific Coast Cup Qualifier. Hosted by California Maritime Academy, Vallejo, CA.
  Semifinals: Santa Rosa JC (Santa Rosa, CA) 57 - Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA) 12 
                    Pepperdine University (Los Angeles, CA) 32 - Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA) 20
  3rd Place: Gonzaga over Occidental by forfeit
  Final: Santa Rosa 17 - Pepperdine 12
  CMA Host Contact = Steve Hiatt, stevenhiatt@sbcglobal.net
April 5-6 => PacWest Championship. Hosted by Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
  4 teams. John Brown University, University of Denver, Santa Rosa JC, Pepperdine University 
  Semifinals: Denver 60 - Pepperdine 10
                   Santa Rosa 35 - John Brown 10 
   3rd Place: John Brown 51 - Pepperdine 0
   Final: Denver 33 - Santa Rosa 15
   Occidental Host Contact = Dallen Stanford, dallenstanford13@yahoo.com

Denver qualifies for the National Championship


Handout: 2013-14 NSCRO Men's National Playoffs Bracket