The University of Tennessee claimed the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby
Conference Olympic 7s with a 26-14 defeat of Florida in the final Saturday
in Knoxville, Tenn.
The two teams were deadlocked 14-14 at halftime before Mason Howard went
over to give the Volunteers a 21-14 lead. Tennessee scored in the closing
moments as Florida pressed to equalize.
The victory came after both... Read More
LSU finished second to Tennessee last
year. Clifton photo
the second-annual SEC 7s tournament Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn. The winner
earns an automatic bid to the inaugural USA Rugby 7s national championship
in December. 11 of the 12 traditional SEC schools are sending a
hosts a fall tournament... Read More
There have been three qualification tournaments for the inaugural USA Rugby
collegiate 7s national championship so far this fall, and thus three teams
have automatically qualified. But it’s probable none of the played
tournaments will provide an at-large team to the event.
South Independent Rugby Conference tournament Saturday in Tallahassee,
Fla., however, very well could... Read More
Wolfpack captain Matt Pace in the final.
Kyle O'Donnell photo
Dominick Goldstein breaking for score.
Kyle O'Donnell photo
North Carolina State won its second consecutive Atlantic
Coast Invitational 7s Championships Sunday in Greensboro, NC, defeating
Virginia 24-17 in the tournament final. The... Read More
Arkansas State University won the collegiate 7s tournament at Middle
Tennessee State University Saturday, defeating Tennessee 25-5 in the final.
ASU got by UT II, MTSU II and MTSU I in pool play before defeating Ole Miss
in the semis. Tennessee provided the sternest test to a polished Red Wolves
Head Coach Matt Huckaby, who played for the USA at 7s, said he enjoyed... Read More
The Atlantic Coast
Invitational will determine the third bid to 7s nationals this weekend. 10
traditional Atlantic Coast Conference schools will compete over two days in
Greensboro, NC for the ACI crown.
Day one is pool play. With the field split into two pools, each team plays
four games on Saturday. Everyone still has something to play for on Sunday,
which starts with a pair of “... Read More
Oklahoma won Texas A&M 7s Saturday with a 20-7 defeat of the host Aggies.
The Sooners fell to A&M in the day’s opening match, but won three in a row
to take the varsity crown. Sam Houston beat OU’s second side 21-14 to claim
the junior varsity title.
In addition to OU and A&M, Texas and Baylor entered sides in the varsity
“They kind of jumped on us,” said OU... Read More
Miami of Ohio dominated the Midwest 7s tournament Sunday, averaging
over 38 points in their four wins and zero losses. With the win the
RedHawks have clinched the second automatic bid to the inaugural USA Rugby
7s National Championship Dec. 16-17 at a venue to be named later.
Miami impressed opposing coaches with their superior cohesion, physicality
and 7s aptitude. Four RedHawks,... Read More
JP Eloff scoring for DU at 15s
Nationals. Dobson Images
Miami torching Nebraska in Las
Bowling Green against Cal Poly
in Las Vegas
The second qualifier for the finally official USA Rugby 7s national
championships is Sunday in Bowling Green, Ohio. Six teams, which did... Read More
Wisconsin hosted and won the
inaugural Big Ten 7s Tournament Saturday in Cottage Grove, Wisc. The
Badgers lost just one game on the day, falling 12-7 to Purdue in pool play.
The hosts downed the only College Premier Division team in the tournament,
Penn State, 21-14 in the final.
Penn State was upset 22-7 in their first game of the day by Nebraska, and
after the Badgers handled the... Read More