After going winning their respective conferences in the fall, D1A powerhouses, Indiana and Penn State, met in Bloomington, Ind. for a preliminary postseason showdown. It was the Hoosiers’ first match in almost a month and second of the year, while Penn State has had a successful spring beating Navy, Old Blue, and three wins during a tour to Scotland in early March. The test was close in the first... Read More
In a non-conference clash between two Penn Mutual Varsity Cup schools, Dartmouth edged UCLA 24-17 with a try in the final minutes. With the victory, Dartmouth completed a two week tour of California where it’s A-side defeated both UCLA and UCSD.
Spending two weeks out west gave the Big Green a chance to work on its fitness and game planning in a warmer climate as well as play several teams it... Read More
In a game that had plenty of playoff implications, Utah emphatically defeated Arizona 53-3 to claim second place in the PAC Conference. Normally a second place finish would not be all that important, but with Cal heading to the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, second place in the conference gets an automatic berth to the DIA playoffs.
Coming into the game, both teams sat at 2-1 in conference play. Both... Read More
Another epic 80 minutes of rugby and then some was played on Saturday between service academy rivals, Army and Navy, in West Point, N.Y. Defense was paramount during the match as each squad tested the resolve of its opponents. After coming back from an 11-point deficit, Army was up 24-18 with no time remaining. The Midshipmen held possession in extra time and pounded on the Army defense. The... Read More
The Mid-South featured a pair of games this weekend with Life upending Lindenwood for the second time this year, 32-10 and Arkansas State dismantling Clemson 76-24 in South Carolina.
Weather and the light situation hindered some of the play in the first half, as both teams tried to get into an early rhythm. Handling errors and a lack of continuity cost both teams points.
“There was a bit of... Read More
AIC defeated Ohio State 28-0 to capture the Heart of America Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship qualifier, booking a ticket to Philadelphia for the CRC in June. After losing in the LVI final two years ago to Arkansas State and then to Utah in the semifinals at LVI last year, all it took was a change of scenery for the Yellow Jackets to break through.
The AIC team’s that lost those... Read More
Two of the top college programs in the nation scrummed down on Saturday when the University of California-Berkeley and Saint Mary’s College of California played at Witter Field in Berkeley, Calif. The Bears held the lead for most of the game, but the highly anticipated match boiled down to the last ten minutes. Down 24-13, St. Mary’s battled back from a two-try deficit to win the game, 27-24.
St... Read More
Notre Dame College has expanded the role of Jason Fox, Director of Men’s Rugby to include overseeing the transition of coaching for the women’s team. Luke Markovich, who has played an active role in the men’s 7s success in recent years has been appointed the Women’s head 15s coach.
Since Fox took over several years ago, the Falcons have steadily made progress as a program. As perennial playoff... Read More
The DI Rankings saw little movement this weekend with the exception of a few results. The big takeaway from this weekend’s results is that the top four are still heads above the rest of the group.
BYU used a strong first half to defeat Central Washington in the Pacific Northwest. The Cougars imposed themselves, ultimately winning 46-24. Despite the loss, Central Washington does not drop out of... Read More
NEW YORK – A final updated 2017 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship has been announced that will include Boston College and Utah Valley into the pool of 14 teams, replacing Utah and Arizona State.
Boston College joins the 2017 Varsity Cup having completed one of their strongest seasons in recent history this past fall, finishing in a standings tie atop the East Coast Rugby Conference. Utah... Read More