2016 Franciscan Rugby News

  • Fourth Annual Athletics Awards Banquet
    May 01, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – Franciscan University held its Fourth Annual Athletic Awards Banquet on Sunday, April 30, which highlighted the accomplishments of Franciscan athletics from the 2016-17 athletic year as well as the spring of 2016.
  • Barons Set to Compete in Inaugural Frassati Invitational
    March 28, 2017
    Steubenville, OH - The Franciscan rugby team will play in the inaugural Frassati Invitational on Saturday, April 1st. The tournament, hosted by Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia, includes the Barons, the Christendom Crusaders, and the Ave Maria Papists. This will be the first such tournament in the history of the three schools.
  • Barons Fall to UWSP in NSCRO Consolation Game
    November 13, 2016
    FISHERS, Ind. – The Franciscan rugby team wrapped up the 2016 season in the NSCRO Central Region Championship on Sunday against UW-Stevens Point. The Barons fell to the Warriors 56-5.
  • Ruggers Fall to USI
    November 12, 2016
    FISHERS, IN – The Franciscan rugby team faced its hardest competitor this season and opened the 2016 Central Region Rugby Championships with a 51-8 loss to the University of Southern Indiana, Saturday afternoon.
  • 3RRC Gold Bracket Champions! Barons Defeat Robert Morris, 26-19
    November 05, 2016
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Franciscan rugby team ended a three-year drought to Robert Morris as the Barons claimed the 3RRC Gold Division crown with a 26-19 win over the Colonials, Saturday afternoon.
  • Ruggers Advance to 3RRC Championship Match
    October 28, 2016
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Franciscan rugby team avenged a loss to Carnegie Mellon last week as the ruggers defeated the Tartans, 17-12, in the opening round of the 3RRC playoffs, Friday night.
  • Ruggers Battle CMU, Come Up Just Short
    October 19, 2016
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Despite strong play by the Franciscan rugby team, the Barons fell to hosts Carnegie Mellon, 20-17, in the first regular-season game Wednesday night.
  • Barons Fall to Robert Morris
    October 15, 2016
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Franciscan rugby team dropped its first 3RRC contest of the season as the Barons fell to Robert Morris, 39-17, Saturday afternoon.
  • Ruggers Honor Seniors with 80-0 Win over Geneva
    October 08, 2016
    STEUBENVILLE - The Franciscan rugby team celebrated its seniors in a big way with a nothing short of dominate 80-0 win over Gevena, Saturday afternoon.
  • Ruggers Roll Past Point Park
    October 01, 2016
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan rugby team continues to roll past its opponents as the ruggers defeated Point Park 32-12, Saturday afternoo
  • Barons Power Past Grove City, Win 69-14
    September 23, 2016
    GROVE CITY, Pa. - The Franciscan rugby team came out on fire and rolled to a 69-14 win over Grove City to remain perfect in the 3RRC.
  • Barons Roll Past Fairmont State
    September 17, 2016
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan rugby team rolled to a 44-10 win over Fairmont State to open 3RRC action, Saturday afternoon.
  • Ruggers Fall to Wheeling Jesuit at the 13th Annual Rugby Ruckus
    September 04, 2016
    STEUBENVILLE – In a game that was dominated by two strong defenses, the Franciscan rugby team fell to visiting Wheeling Jesuit, 20-7, Sunday evening for the 13th Annual Robert D’Anniballe Rugby Ruckus.
  • Kramer Named Head Rugby Coach
    June 08, 2016
    STEUBENVILLE – Former assistant coach Dan Kramer has been named the Franciscan men’s rugby head coach, as announced by the athletic department.