MARIETTA, Ga. (D1ARugby.com) – The Mid-South Conference title, a #1 playoff seed, and more than a little pride are all at stake this Saturday, April 13 when the top-ranked Arkansas State Red Wolves take on Life in Marietta. The game will be webcast live at 1 p.m. ET on Life's website: http://www.livesportsvideo.com/golive/goliveevents.asp?q=LifeUniversity&name=guestfree
ASU got the better of Life in the last encounter on March 9, handing Life their single loss of the year. The 28-22 Red Wolves victory was only the latest installment in a long line of thrilling matches.
Life Head Coach, Dan Payne, likened the ASU/Life rivalry to the Cold War arms race. Each is constantly jockeying for position to edge the other, to prove that they are the supreme force.
But perhaps the most interesting aspect of the relationship between the two southern powerhouses is that, yes, they are ultracompetitive, but at the same time, they are very supportive of one another. They push each other to be better, to be excellent in all phases of the game, and to constantly raise the standard.