Robert D'Anniballe Rugby Ruckus

Robert D'Anniballe Rugby Ruckus

The Robert D'Anniballe Rugby Ruckus

The 14th Annual Rugby Ruckus will kick off the 2017 season for the Franciscan rugby club. The Barons will host Baldwin Wallace at 7pm on Sunday, Sept 3 at Harding Stadium. 


The Ruckus is held each year in memory of Robert D'Anniablle. 

He shunned attention, preferring to perform his many acts of charity and service quietly. Striving to always help others and his community, he was a businessman who put service for others at the heart of all he did. So today, we publicly celebrate Bob D’Anniballe.

As a businessman, he built, owned, and operated Ambulance Service Inc., Jefferson Investigators and Security, Inc., and Checker Transportation. As a member of Franciscan University’s Board of Advisors, he supported the University and its athletic programs. And as a champion fund-raiser, he helped establish the Teramana Cancer Treatment Center to make it easier for people to receive cancer care right at home.

In so many ways, on so many boards and committees, he fought to make our community a better place to live and raise a family, doing so with a generous and humble heart.

Franciscan University of Steubenville is forever grateful to Bob D’Anniballe, his wife, Sandy, and especially his children, Rob, Don, Lynn, and Karen, who work to keep his legacy alive. By owning and operating his businesses, they carry on his legacy of helping others as they continue to support the causes their father loved so much. We extend our most sincere gratitude, love, and prayers.

Past Results


September 4, W: Wheeling Jesuit - 20, Franciscan - 7 


September 6, W: Barons - 55, Grove City - 3 


September 1, W: Barons - 10, Indiana University of Pennsylvania - 7 


September 1, L: Barons - 14, Slippery Rock - 19 


September 15, L: Barons - 17, Grove City-31



October 1, W: Barons - 32, West Virginia University - 0


September 18, W: Barons - 39, Fairmont State University - 10

April 16, W: Barons - 36, University of Pittsburgh - 27


April 25, W: Barons - 36, West Virginia University - 10


April 12, W: Barons - 34, University of Pittsburgh - 10


April 21, W: Barons - 55, Ohio State University - 0


April 8, L: Barons - 15, West Virginia University - 17


April 9, L: Barons - 0, Ohio State University - 24