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
Army shook off the rust from a long winter by heading out west for a pair of games. The Black Knights split the contests, beating UCLA 45-19 and losing to San Diego State 22-15
The trip out west got off to a bit of a rocky start with the snow out east. A few of Army’s players arrived the morning of the game with UCLA. Nonetheless, West Point got off to strong start against the Bruins on Thursday... Read More
BYU, Utah and Air Force are out of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, replaced by Harvard. Rumor has it Arizona State will be out, too, if not on its own volition, because of the well-publicized, on-pitch assault involving someone who wasn’t a student at ASU punting an Arizona counterpart in the face while he was kneeling to tie his shoe. More teams might be in the fold as replacements, as well. The... Read More
In its first match in over a month, the University of Utah blasted Utah State University, 83-21. In preparation for its clash with Arizona next Saturday, the Utes ripped off 13 tries by ten different players. Chad Gough led Utah with a hat trick and freshman Kelsin Pupunu excelled at both fullback and outside center with two tries.
“Knowing that we needed a focused effort against Utah State to... Read More
Life and Arkansas State came out victorious in the Mid-South last weekend with wins over Clemson and Davenport, respectively. The Running Eagles surged past Clemson 81-12 and the Red Wolves used a strong second half to come out on top against visiting Davenport 33-19.
Although Life led 29-5 on the road at Clemson, the Running Eagles spent much of the half defending. The Running Eagles got several... Read More
The Pools have been announced for the first annual Heart of America qualifier tournament being held in Kansas City, Mo. on March 25-26. The winner of the tournament will earn a coveted spot in the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship on June 3-4 in Philadelphia.
Eighteen teams will compete over two days for a spot CRC glory. The teams are divided in six pools of three teams with each team... Read More
Coming off a high after beating Saint Mary’s last weekend, #4 Brigham Young University stayed hot punishing #5 Central Washington University, 46-24. In Ellensburg, Wash., the Cougars used a wind in the first half to open up a 24-0 halftime lead as CWU struggled with its execution. The Wildcats battled in the second half to win the period, but BYU kept pace not allowing its opponent to gain ground... Read More
The top of the DI rankings saw a bit of a shakeup after this week. After being out of the top spot for one week, Cal moves right back in after dismantling UCLA 88-7. The Bruins are having a down year, suffering hefty losses in PAC play. UCLA slides to 24 in our rankings.
St. Mary’s did not hold the top spot for long as they fell to BYU on the road 35-26. The Gaels and Cougars have split a home... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/15/2017
University of Utah Has Withdrawn From Varsity Cup
Salt Lake City, UT: After a careful and thorough evaluation, the University of Utah Men’s Rugby Club has determined that participation in the Varsity Cup postseason tournament is no longer a viable option for the program.
Director of Rugby, Haloti Liava’a stated, “The universities in the Varsity Cup represent... Read More