All Three Eras of Baron Athletics to be Honored in Hall of Fame August 22, 2014 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The old and new eras of varsity athletics, as well as the club era, will be represented in the 2014 Baron Hall of Fame Induction Class. The ceremony will take place on August, 31. [read more]
Rugby Ruckus Set for August 31 at Harding Stadium August 14, 2014 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Labor Day in Steubenville will once again feature the annual Robert D'Anniballe Rugby Ruckus. The 11th Ruckus will pit FUS agains Indiana University of Pennsylvania and will feature a FREE concert from local band Spinning Jenny. [read more]
The Best of the Barons #2: WSOC Wins First Playoff Game August 20, 2014 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Lady Baron soccer capped off a break-out season with a dominant win over Pitt-Greensburg for the program's first playoff win. [read more]
Penalties Lead to Baron Loss In Regional Semi-Finals November 16, 2013 ELKHART, IN – A 17-17 tie turned into a 31-17 loss after two yellow card penalties put FUS down two men in their semi-final match against the University of Southern Indiana. [read more]
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November 2, 2013 Undefeated Baron Rugby Wins Conference Title, Makes Regionals STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – In a gut-wrenchingly close match, a penalty kick in the final minute boosted FUS Rugby over Robert Morris University 20-17 for the 3RRC title.
October 26, 2013 77-0 Win Sends Baron Rugby to the Conference Finals STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Franciscan rugby continues to dominate the Three Rivers Rugby Conference and advanced to the 3RRC championship match with a 77-0 win over Grove City College.
October 19, 2013 Baron Rugby Ends Regular Season 6-0 In Conference Fairmont, W Va. – A 43-10 victory over Fairmont State University gave FUS Rugby a perfect 6-0 conference record in regular season play and the number one seed in the 3RRC playoffs.
October 12, 2013 Baron Rugby Pulls off Fifth Straight WIn PITTSBURGH, Pa – Baron Rugby fought their way to their fifth straight win of the season, beating Point Park University 73-12. Among many standout players was freshman Jeff Baldwin, Man of the Match, who had tree tries.
October 5, 2013 Baron Rugby Beats CMU, Stays Undefeated in Conference STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Franciscan rugby's homecoming match against Carnegie Mellon University brought a bigger challenge for the Barons than their last three matches but FUS prevailed 25-10.
September 28, 2013 Rugby Wins Third Straight Conference Match, 46-12 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Baron Rugby continued to show is depth and skill while defeating conference foe Robert Morris University. Franciscan moves to 3-0 in conference play with the 46-12 win.
September 21, 2013 Rugby Continues to Dominate with Shutout STEUBENVILLE- Franciscan University Rugby dominated against conference competition Grove City College in a home match, winning 51-0. Key performances came from Jimmy Kueber and Man of the Match Jason Luizzi
September 14, 2013 Baron Rugby Dominates First Conference Foe 53-0 BEAVER FALLS, Pa. - The beginning of conference play brought excitement and good signs for the future of Baron Rugby as Franciscan dominated Geneva College from start to finish in a 53-0 victory.
September 1, 2013 Barons Fall Just Short of Victory in 10th Annual Rugby Ruckus STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The 10th Annual Rugby Ruckus featured a classic game between the Barons and Slippery Rock University that came down to the final seconds.
August 28, 2013 The Barons Take on The Rock in 10th Rugby Ruckus STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The Franciscan University Barons will take on Slippery Rock University in the 10th Annual Robert D'Anniballe Rugby Ruckus. The match will start at 7 pm at Harding Stadium.
July 5, 2013 FUS Head Coaches Talk About Baron Athletics Experience STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Listen to a number for Franciscan's head coaches talk about what is unique about being a part of their program and FUS.
September 15, 2012 The 9th Annual Robert D'Anniballe Rugby Ruckus STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Feel the impact of small college rugby at its finest in the 9th annual Rugby Ruckus where the Barons took on Grove City College.
October 27, 2012 Ruggers Fall in 3RRC Final GROVE CITY, Penn. -- For the third year in a row the Franciscan University Rugby team was in the conference championship match, but for the first time did not come out victorious. They fell to Grove City College for the second time this year, ending their season with a 31-5 loss.
October 20, 2012 Baron Ruggers Advance to Third Straight Conference Championship STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Franciscan University played host to half of the Three Rivers Rugby Conference playoffs, competing against Allegheny College and Carnegie Mellon University in a round robin system for the right to go to the conference finals.
October 13, 2012 Ruggers Lose, Still Qualify for Post Season STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The regular season ended with a loss for Franciscan Rugby, falling to Slippery Rock 39 - 31. The Baron's finish their season 4-2 and 3-1 in conference and will continue their season on Saturday, October 20 in the 3RRC quarterfinals.
October 6, 2012 Baron Ruggers Blow Out Fairmont St. STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Using powerful forward play and exceptional leadership from the captains, the Franciscan University Rugby team celebrated Homecoming Weekend this year with a 50-15 victory over Fairmont State University.
September 29, 2012 Baron Ruggers Dominate Robert Morris PITTSBURGH – Coming off of a two-week hiatus since their loss to Grove City College – their first regular season loss in over two years – the Franciscan University rugby team bounced back when they traveled to Robert Morris University where they controlled the match and handily beat the Colonials, 54-21.
September 15, 2012 Baron Ruggers Suffer First Regular Season Loss Since 2009 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Baron Rugby suffered its first loss since 2009 and its first loss during the annual Rugby Ruckus since 2006 with a 31-17 loss to the Grove City Wolverines. The Baron's went down early, and despite a surge in the second half couldn't pull out the win.
September 12, 2012 Barons to Face the Wolverines in D’Anniballe Rugby Ruckus STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Does the end of summer have you ready for football season? Get a dose of an even more rough-and-tumble fall sport at the 9th Annual Robert D'Anniballe Rugby Ruckus on Saturday, September 15, at Harding Stadium.
September 8, 2012 Baron Ruggers Start 2012 Campaign Strong STEUVENVILLE, Ohio - The FUS Ruggers started their season with a domanant performance over California University at Pennsylvania 29-7. The win is the Baron's first under new head coach Ken DeLucia and follows the Baron's third place finish nationall last season.
August 24, 2012 Baron Rugby Welcomes Ken DeLucia as Head Rugby Coach STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Former Baron’s Rugby Head Coach Mark Hanrahan has been newly appointed as Director of Rugby Operations for FUS. After 5 years of coaching the Barons, he is handing over the Head Coaching responsibilities to the new Head Coach, Ken DeLucia of Pittsburgh.
August 17, 2012 FUS Rugby, Co-Founders of New Rugby Conference STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Baron Rugby will join Fairmont State University, Grove City College, and Robert Morris University in the creation of the Three Rivers Rugby Conference. The conference has been approved and sanctioned by USA Rugby and will have an automatic qualifier into the NSCRO playoffs.
April 29, 2012 Barons Defeat UNF to Place No. 3 in the Nation GLENDALE, Colo. – The moment finally arrived when the dedication and preparation paid off for Franciscan University’s rugby team. Displaying the best rugby seen in the program’s 11 years, the Barons defeated the University of North Florida Deadbirds 29-5 in the National Small College Rugby Organization national championship finals.
April 28, 2012 Ruggers Fall to Salve Regina, Battle for 3rd Tomorrow GLENDALE, Colo. – “It’s hard to believe that 11 years ago a group of guys asked if they could start a rugby team,” reminisced Chris Ledyard, director of Athletics at Franciscan University. “And here we are today at the national championship.” It was history in the making Saturday afternoon as Baron Rugby faced Salve Regina University in the National Small College Rugby Organization national championship semifinal round.
April 25, 2012 Pep Rally Gets Ruggers Ready for Colorado STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – On the eve of the most important road trip of their collegiate sports careers, the Franciscan University of Steubenville Baron ruggers were honored at a pep rally by their fellow students, fellow student-athletes, and Franciscan faculty and staff. The team departs for their National Small College Rugby Organization national championship in Glendale, Colo., tomorrow.
April 25, 2012 Green & Gold Pep Rally Tonight at FFH STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Franciscan University rugby program has brought a wealth of pride and tradition to this campus, and tonight they are responsible for adding one more thing to the campus history books. Starting at 8 p.m. in the Finnegan Fieldhouse, Franciscan will host its first-ever pep rally. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
April 25, 2012 Coach Hanrahan Gives Pre-Championship Insight STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — In three days the Franciscan University rugby team will enter the semifinal round of the National Small College Rugby Organization National Championship in Glendale, Colo. Taking a few minutes to step away his team’s preparation, head coach Mark Hanrahan gave his insight on what the Barons should expect this weekend.
April 28, 2012 NSCRO National Championship Watch our Baron rugby team compete in the 2012 NSCRO National Championship! Sunday: 1 p.m. EST (11 a.m. MT) - NSCRO Consolation - Barons vs. UNF
April 24, 2012 NSCRO National Championship Coverage STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – It’s a long list of people traveling to Colorado this weekend to support the Baron rugby team at the national championship. From President Terence Henry, TOR, to the department of Athletics administrators, the school pride for the history-making team is felt by all. For those who can’t make it, there are media outlets to save the day.
April 23, 2012 Countdown Begins For Rugby National Championship Steubenville, Ohio – In every person’s life there comes a time where the mind, body, and spirit must work in perfect unison to succeed at a task greater than ever before comprehended. That time for the Franciscan University rugby team is rapidly approaching.
March 22, 2012 Rugby Training Takes A New Course STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – What do religious sisters, rugby, and spring break have in common? More than you think. As the national championship rapidly approaches, Franciscan University’s rugby team did more than twice a day training sessions over spring break. The team stepped off the pitch and outside themselves to take a look at the big picture, all with the help of Steubenville’s Heart of Mary Mission House.
December 1, 2011 Franciscan Rugby is No. 1 in the Nation Steubenville, Ohio – The Barons have proven their skills extend beyond what was predicted for 2011. At the end of 2010, Franciscan University’s rugby team was ranked 16th in the nation by the National Small College Rugby Organization. By August, the NSCRO ranked them 10th out of 25. Released today, the NSCRO named the Barons No. 1 in the nation.
November 13, 2011 Franciscan Rugby is Central Region Champions! MADISON, Wis.— The stakes were high Sunday afternoon as the Franciscan University rugby team took on the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in the National Small College Rugby Organization regional semi-finals. In an unrivaled display of team unity, skill and talent, the Barons walked away victorious, bringing home a 35-5 win.
November 12, 2011 Barons Advance to the NSCRO Semi-Finals MADISON, Wis.—Day one of the National Small College Rugby Organization regional playoffs was a victory of the Franciscan University Baron rugby team as the Barons defeated the University of St. Thomas 26-12. The Saturday afternoon win at the central regional semi-finals moves Franciscan into the final round tomorrow.
November 5, 2011 Ruggers Victorious over Duquesne in ARU Finals STEUBENVILLE, Ohio —Shouts of “We’re number one!” echoed across the field as fans cheered the victorious Baron rugby team Saturday afternoon. Franciscan University’s ruggers clinched the Allegheny Rugby Union championship title for a second consecutive year, defeating Duquesne University, 24-5.
October 29, 2011 Rugby Defeats Grove City to Advance to Finals STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—The Baron rugby team of Franciscan University of Steubenville won its first round of postseason competition Saturday afternoon on a muddy home pitch. The ruggers in green and gold triumphed over their Allegheny Rugby Union competitors, Grove City College, 27-5, in the semi-final match. Despite the cold, wet conditions and the absence of head coach Mark Hanrahan, the Barons played an exceptional game.
October 22, 2011 Baron Rugby Remains Undefeated PITTSBURGH—Franciscan University's Baron rugby team wrapped up its regular season Saturday afternoon with a resounding 58-17 victory over Allegheny Rugby Union Division II team Robert Morris University. The defeat pushed Robert Morris into giving up more points in the match than they have all season.
October 15, 2011 Mud Bowl Shutout JOHNSTOWN, Pa.—The winning streak continues for Franciscan University’s Baron rugby team as they take home another win, shutting out the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown 61-0. The team’s record is now 4-0-1 overall with no sign of the Baron offense or defense slowing down.
October 9, 2011 It’s a Homecoming in More Ways Than One STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – From across the Franciscan University of Steubenville campus the cross country team’s cheer of “Ave Maria” was heard. It is the way they start every race.
October 8, 2011 Barons Winning Streak Continues against Alumni STEUBENVILLE, Ohio— In the spirit of Homecoming Weekend on campus, fans flocked to see an intense competition and celebrate the proud sport of Franciscan Rugby, past and present as Franciscan University’s Baron rugby team welcomed more than 30 former Franciscan Ruggers on the home pitch in Saturday’s Alumni Match. The final score was 20-12 Barons, who hold a 3-0-1 record overall after beating West Virginia University at the Rugby Ruckus last weekend.
October 1, 2011 Barons Shutout WVU for 8th Annual D’Anniballe Rugby Ruckus STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—Franciscan University’s Baron rugby team toppled West Virginia University in a 32-0 shutout this Saturday night in the Eighth Annual Robert D’Anniballe Rugby Ruckus. The team’s defense is proving impenetrable, with tonight’s impressive shutout coming off of last week’s 80-0 shutout against Juniata College. The Barons are on a roll this season, ranked 10th in the nation by the National Small College Rugby Organization with a 3-0-1 record.
September 30, 2011 Don’t Just Watch: Homecoming Boasts More for Sports Spectators STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—There’s something for everyone at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Homecoming Weekend, and this year the sporting events aren’t for spectating only. While the Lady Baron volleyball and tennis teams compete against conference opponents, the Baron ruggers will take on their own alumni.
September 24, 2011 Rugby Dominates Juniata 80-0 STEUBENVILLE— Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Baron rugby team crushed its conference competition Saturday afternoon with an 80-0 shutout against Juniata College. The Barons carried the momentum from last week’s home pitch victory as they dominated the match from start to finish. Now with a 2-0-1 record, the team is exceeding all expectations for the season.
September 23, 2011 Let’s Go Barons! Franciscan Takes On WVU for 8th Annual Rugby Ruckus STEUBENVILLE—It is that time of year again! Fans and spectators, prepare for the eighth annual Robert D’Anniballe Rugby Ruckus to be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Harding Stadium. Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Baron rugby ream faces West Virginia University beginning at 7 p.m.
September 17, 2011 Baron Rugby Wins First Home Match STEUBENVILLE – Franciscan University of Steubenville’s rugby team played its home opener against Washington and Jefferson College on Saturday, defeating the team 59-5. This win gives the Barons a season record of 1-0-1, having tied their previous match against Fairmount State University.
September 15, 2011 Baron Rugby Ranked 10th in the Nation STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—The National Small College Rugby Organization published its pre-season rankings this week, placing Franciscan University’s rugby team in the tenth spot out of 25 teams across the United States. The ranking moves the Barons up three spots from last season.
September 10, 2011 Baron Ruggers Open Their Season 0-0 FAIRMONT, W.Va.—The Franciscan University of Steubenville Baron rugby team started off its 2011 season this afternoon in a head-to-head contest of strength against the Fairmont State University Falcons resulting in a 0-0 score.
August 17, 2011 Presenting the Newly Redesigned Baron Von Steubie Presenting the newly redesigned Baron Von Steubie Athletics logo for Franciscan University of Steubenville. Explore the primary mark, wordmarks and ligatures, and read about the research and inspiration behind it all. Designs by John Hartwell of Hartwell Studios.
December 29, 2010 Rugby in National Top 20 It was a Christmas surprise by the National Small College Rugby Organization last week, when the organization released its first-ever national rankings of the top 20 men’s collegiate division three teams. Franciscan University of Steubenville’s rugby team placed 13th in the nation.
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