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Collegiate Men’s DI-AA & DII Playoff Brackets Released

BOULDER, Colo. – The 16 best Men’s DI-AA and DII college rugby teams in the country are set for the 2012 Emirates Airline USA Rugby Playoffs that get underway on Saturday April 28 2012.  Sixteen teams from each division will be divided amongst four locations around the country. 

The four locations are: Brophy Field on Dartmouth’s campus in Hanover, N.H.; Tennessee Rugby Park in Knoxville, Tenn.; Wisconsin Rugby Sports Complex in Cottage Grove, Wis.; and Steuber Rugby Stadium on Stanford’s campus in Stanford, Calif. 

The teams that go undefeated on day one will advance to the round of eight (quarterfinals) and the winners from that round will be bound for the semifinals in Sandy, Utah (just outside Salt Lake City) on Friday May 18, 2012.   The National Championship game for both Division I-AA and Division II will be held the day after the semifinals, Saturday May 19, 2012, at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy.

DI-AA AT-LARGE TEAMS

On Sunday (April 15, 2012), the USA Rugby Men’s College Competition Committee confirmed the three At-Large teams that will play in the DI-AA playoffs: the University of California – Santa Barbara (UCSB), Tennessee, and Santa Clara.  All three teams have accepted the bids.

Men’s College Competition Committee Chair, Kevin Battle, recused himself from the selection process, as he is also the head coach of UCSB.  

Emirates Airline USA Rugby Men’s Division I-AA and II PlayoffsSchedule by Location

Hanover, N.H.

Emirates Airline USA Rugby Men’s DI-AA & DII College Round of 16

Saturday April 28 | Brophy Field

Colgate v. Bentley | DII Men’s College Playoff | 9 a.m. EasternBoston University v. Towson| DII Men’s College Playoff | 11 a.m. Eastern Dartmouth v. Shippensburg | DI-AA Men’s College Playoff | 1 p.m. Eastern Northeastern v. Stony Brook | DI-AA Men’s College Playoff | 3 p.m.

Emirates Airline USA Rugby Men’s DI-AA & DII College Round of Eight

Sunday April 29 | Brophy Field DII

Men’s College Consolation (losers from day one) | 9 a.m. EasternDII Men’s College National Quarterfinal (winners from day one) | 11 a.m. EasternDI-AA Men’s College Consolation (losers from day one) | 1 p.m. EasternDI-AA Men’s College National Quarterfinal (winners from day one) | 3 p.m. Eastern

Knoxville, Tenn.

Emirates Airline USA Rugby Men’s DI-AA & DII College Round of 16

Saturday April 28 | Tennessee Rugby Park

Salisbury v. Sewanee | DII Men’s College Playoff | 10 a.m. EasternEast Carolina v. UNC-Wilmington | DII Men’s College Playoff | Noon EasternFlorida v. Florida State | DI-AA Men’s College Playoff | 2 p.m. EasternMaryland v. Tennessee | DI-AA Men’s College Playoff| 4 p.m. Eastern

Emirates Airline USA Rugby Men’s DI-AA & DII College Round of Eight

Sunday April 29 | Tennessee Rugby Park

DII Men’s College Consolation (losers from day one) | 9 a.m. EasternDII Men’s College National Quarterfinal (winners from day one) | 11 a.m. EasternDI-AA Men’s College Consolation (losers from day one) | 1 p.m. EasternDI-AA Men’s College National Quarterfinal (winners from day one) | 3 p.m. Eastern

Cottage Grove, Wis.

Emirates Airline USA Rugby Men’s DI-AA & DII College Round of 16

Saturday April 28 | Wisconsin Rugby Club Sports Complex

UW – Whitewater v. Texas Tech | DII Men’s College Playoff | 10 a.m. CentralLindenwood v. UW-Milwaukee | DII Men’s College Playoff | Noon CentralWisconsin v. Missouri | DI-AA Men’s College Playoff | 2 p.m. Central
Davenport v. Texas | DI-AA Men’s College Playoff | 4 p.m. Central
 
Emirates Airline USA Rugby Men’s DI-AA & DII College Round of Eight

Sunday April 29 | Wisconsin Rugby Club Sports Complex

DII Men’s College Consolation (losers from day one) | 9 a.m. CentralDII Men’s College National Quarterfinal (winners from day one) | 11 a.m. Central DI-AA Men’s College Consolation (losers from day one) | 1 p.m. Central DI-AA Men’s College National Quarterfinal (winners from day one) | 3 p.m. Central

Stanford, Calif.

Emirates Airline USA Rugby Men’s DI-AA & DII College Round of 16

Saturday April 28 / Steuber Rugby Stadium

Sierra v. CSU-Long Beach | DII Men’s College Playoff | 10 a.m. PacificSanta Rosa Junior College v. Utah Valley | DII Men’s College Playoff | Noon PacificSan Diego State v. Santa Clara | DI-AA Men’s College Playoff | 2 p.m. PacificUCSB v. Oregon State | DI-AA Men’s College Playoff | 4 p.m. Pacific

Emirates Airline USA Rugby Men’s DI-AA & DII College Round of Eight

Sunday April 29 / Steuber Rugby Stadium

Men’s DII College Consolation (losers from day one) | 9 a.m. PacificDII Men’s College National Quarterfinal (winners from day one) | 11 a.m. PacificDI-AA Men’s College Consolation (losers from day one)  | 1 p.m. PacificDI-AA Men’s National Quarterfinal (winners from day one) | 3 p.m. Pacific

2 comments on “Collegiate Men’s DI-AA & DII Playoff Brackets Released

  1. Shaun Shepard
    May 16, 2012

    Ok I know this is off topic… but no one in the rugby community appears to have seen this but me. As Union fan this press release has me very concerned..

    GPE EXPANDS & ACQUIRES AMERICAN NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE

    (GPE) Grand Prix Entertainment, formally
    (GPR) Grand Prix Rugby.

    http://www.grandprixentertainment.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=77:gpe-expands-acquires-american-national-rugby-league&catid=25:featured&Itemid=280

    I’ve been expecting one of the rugby sites, specifically this one to post this to get some feedback going. But alas, I think their timing on the release was perfect with everything that is going on in Rugby Union right now.

  2. RugbyAmerica
    May 24, 2012

    Shaun,

    Yes, very interesting release and it has been noticed for sure. I don’t have the venomous distaste for league that many have, but I’m also not that interested in it either. Union is far more interesting to me. If I wanted to see two teams bash into each other, reset, and do it again for four downs we have this thing called football that is far more entertaining.

    I don’t see how this helps Union one iota here in the USA, not that GPE ever had any intention of supporting Union other than their 7’s committments. If anything, it will continue to confuse matters. I know the Rugby league people in the USA have been trying to co-op the 7’s movement since it was put in the Olympics and this will certainly help their efforts.

    I have plenty thoughts on the subject, but I’m in the middle of giant move. I’ve been trying to put aside some time to get something together, but time is limited. I don’t expect to be back writing until July at the earliest.

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