The women’s college rugby post-season ends for certain competitions this weekend, and narrows in all others. The following is a composite schedule of all the playoff and title games, which begin on Friday.
The games begin on Friday, Nov. 18 with the National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) Division I quarterfinals, which take place in Reading, Pa., and St. Louis, Mo. After a day of rest, the semifinals occur on Sunday, Nov. 20, and the finalists will advance to the national championship on Dec. 4 in Houston.
The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) holds its three national championships on Saturday at Dartmouth. All games live-stream on ESPN+ (links to individual livestreams in schedule below).
Saturday is a big day for College Rugby Association of America (CRAA) at the Naval Academy. The DI Elite semifinals occur on Saturday, as do the DI fall semifinals, and the second DII fall playoff round. On Sunday, the game to watch is the DII fall semifinal play-in match. The winner will advance to the Dec. 3-4 Fall Classic with fellow semifinalists Vassar, Coast Guard and Colorado School of Mines. As for live-stream, the Navy vs. Northeastern game is being shown on the Navy Athletics YouTube channel, but not sure if all games in Annapolis will feature on this channel.
COLLEGE RUGBY PLAYOFFS
|FRI NOV 18|
|12 p.m. CT||NCR DI||St. Louis, MO||Quarterfinals||
Northern Iowa vs. Southern Nazarene
|2 p.m. CT||NCR DI||St. Louis, MO||Quarterfinals||Michigan vs. Iowa State (link)|
|4 p.m. ET||NCR DI||Reading, PA||Quarterfinals||Notre Dame vs. Clemson|
|6 p.m. ET||NCR DI||Reading, PA||Quarterfinals||Colgate vs. Iowa|
|SAT NOV 19|
|10 a.m. ET||CRAA DI Elite||Annapolis, MD||Semifinals||Penn St fft to Lindenwood|
|11 a.m. ET||CRAA DI Elite||Annapolis, MD||Semifinals||Field 2: Life vs. Central Washington (link)|
|12 p.m. ET||NIRA D3||Hanover, NH||Championship||Bowdoin vs. New England (link)|
|12 p.m. ET||CRAA D2 Fall||Annapolis, MD||Playoff||Field 1: Providence vs. Fairfield|
|1 p.m. ET||CRAA D2 Fall||Annapolis, MD||Playoff||Field 2: Temple vs. CO Mesa St|
|3 p.m. ET||CRAA D1 Fall||Annapolis, MD||Semifinals||Field 1: Northeastern vs. Navy (link)|
|2:15 p.m. ET||NIRA D2||Hanover, NH||Championship||Davenport vs. Queens (link)|
|3 p.m. ET||CRAA D1 Fall||Annapolis, MD||Semifinals||Field 2: Utah State v UCONN|
|4:30 p.m. ET||NIRA D1||Hanover, NH||Championship||Dartmouth vs. Harvard (link)|
|SUN NOV 20|
|11 a.m. ET||NCR DI||Reading, PA||Semifinal|
|12 p.m. ET||CRAA D2 Fall||Annapolis, MD||SF Play-in|
|2 p.m. ET||CRAA D1 Fall||Annapolis, MD||3rd Place|
|2 p.m. CT||NCR DI||St. Louis, MO||Semifinal|