2017 Franciscan Rugby News

  • Barons Fall to Iowa Central in Region Championship
    April 08, 2018
    ELKHART, IN- The Franciscan rugby team travelled to Elkhart, IN, this weekend where they clashed against Iowa Central for the NSCRO Central Region Championship.
  • Franciscan Rugby Tours Ireland for Spring Break
    March 29, 2018
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan rugby club spent this past spring break on a training tour of Ireland.
  • Barons Host Second Annual Frassati Invitational
    March 21, 2018
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan rugby team will host the Second Annual Frassati Invitational on March 24. The tournament will be in a round-robin format featuring the Barons, Christendom Crusaders and the Ave Maria Papists.
  • Ruggers Ranked Third in the Nation
    January 23, 2018
    WEST CHESTER, Pa. – The National Small College Rugby Organization has released its men’s top-40 ranking and the Franciscan rugby team is ranked third in the nation.
  • CHAMPIONS! Barons Defeat Taylor, 45-17, in Central East Region Cup Championship
    November 19, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE - The Barons used a 31-point second half to power their way past Taylor to 45-17 win in the Central East Region Cup championship game, Sunday afternoon.
  • Barons Host 2017 Central East Cup Championship
    November 16, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan athletic department and rugby team is hosting the 2017 NSCRO Central East Cup featuring the Barons, Taylor University and Robert Morris University, beginning on Saturday, November 18.
  • CHAMPS! Ruggers Claim 3RRC Title with 42-5 Win
    November 04, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – For the second-straight season, the Franciscan rugby team has defeated Robert Morris in the 3RRC Championship game to claim the league title and a spot in the NSCRO regional. This year, the Barons made a statement with a 42-5 win over the Colonials, Saturday afternoon.
  • Barons Play for 3RRC Championship
    November 03, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE - In a rematch of the 2016 3RRC Championship match, the top-seeded Franciscan rugby team will host #2 Robert Morris on Saturday for a shot at the conference title.
  • Ruggers Head to Ireland for Spring Break
    October 25, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE - The Franciscan Rugby Team is excited to announce a Tour of Ireland this spring break. This will be the program’s third tour of Ireland with the last trip back in 2011. As with the last tour, the team is working with George Hook, from Irish Rugby Tours.
  • Ruggers Earn Top Seed in 3RRC Tournament
    October 25, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan rugby completed an impressive 5-0 regular season and earned the top-seed in the upcoming 3RRC championship tournament, beginning this Saturday. The Barons will host the fourth-seeded Fairmont State at 1:00 pm. 
  • Barons Knock Off Robert Morris, 24-22
    October 07, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan rugby team played in front of an energetic homecoming crowd and gave the fans a lot to cheer for as the Ruggers defeated Robert Morris, 24-22, Saturday afternoon.
  • Ruggers Win Fourth-Straight with 24-15 Victory over CMU
    September 23, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan rugby team pushed its winning streak to four matches as the Barons defeated Carnegie Mellon 24-15, Saturday afternoon on Memorial Field.
  • Ruggers Roll Past Geneva
    September 16, 2017
    BEAVER FALLS, Pa. - The Franciscan rugby team rolled to an impressive 54-0 win over Geneva, Saturday afternoon. 
  • Ruggers Pick Up Win at Fairmont State
    September 08, 2017
    FAIRMONT, W. Va. - Despite sloppy conditions and short benches on both sides, the Franciscan rugby team picked up a 57-20 win over Fairmont State, Friday evening. 
  • Ruggers Power Their Way Past Baldwin Wallace
    September 03, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan rugby team powered its way to an impressive 32-10 win over Baldwin Wallace in the 14th Annual Rugby Ruckus, Sunday night, entertaining a packed crowd at Harding Stadium.
  • 14th Annual Rugby Ruckus
    August 29, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE - 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.