In a rematch of the final of four years ago, Cal repeated history winning its fifth-straight Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship over Life University, 19-0. The victory marks the Golden Bears’ 31st consecutive CRC win that began with the bronze final in 2012 against Life.
At Talen Energy Stadium, in Chester, Pa., the match was full of penalties and turnovers, but Cal was able to take advantage... Read More
Cal exploded in the second half to beat Indiana 29-14 in the first of two semifinals at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Sunday in suburban Philadelphia. The Bears and Hoosiers were separated by just a score at halftime, but the Bears scored three in a row to open the second half and take the win.
Indiana got its hands on the initial kickoff, but tapped it out of bounds, giving Cal... Read More
After four hotly contested quarterfinals, the quest for the Pete Dawkins Trophy is down to four teams. Cal beat Kutztown 19-10 and will face Indiana, 24-12 winners over UCLA. Life edged St. Mary’s 7-5 and will meet conference foe Lindenwood, 12-0 winners over Arkansas State.
CAL 19-10 KUTZTOWN
The first quarterfinal between the Golden Bears started with a flurry of knock-ons and early mistakes,... Read More
Four mouthwatering quarterfinals await day two of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. The chalk held most of Saturday, until the end when Indiana blitzed Kutztown, but that result just made the knockout matches even more palatable.
The one-eight match-up, which is theoretically supposed to be the most lopsided, features Cal and Kutztown. The battle of the Golden Bears was played out in... Read More
In front of a record crowd of nearly 15,000 fans at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa., the first day of the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship ended with the usual suspects advancing to the quarterfinals on Sunday. Most of the pools boiled down to the final match of the afternoon. Emerging from the six pools, Saint Mary’s, Arkansas State, Lindenwood, UCLA, Cal, and Indiana won... Read More
The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship starts tomorrow, as Cal looks to navigate the toughest field in the competition’s history to claim an astonishing fifth-straight tournament title. Everyone else is gunning to knock the Golden Bears off. Here’s my take on how it might all play out.
Though Cal is the returning champion, the Bears are playing with heavy hearts. Just a few weeks ago, lock... Read More
Lindenwood, Life, Penn State and Dartmouth are spread across four pools as the top seeds, as 16 women’s teams look to compete for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship title June 3-4 at Talen Energy Stadium in suburban Philadelphia.
The Running Eagles of Life snapped a three-year Penn State winning streak last year. The Nittany Lions will be back again along with Life, but it’s the Lions... Read More
The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is just under three weeks away, set for June 3-4 at Talen Energy Stadium in suburban Philadelphia. The pools are out, and they’re highlighted by rivalries and a renewed sense of competitiveness.
In Pool A, the East Coast Jesuit school squares off against the West Coast Christian Brothers college when Boston College faces St. Mary’s. In Pool B, old... Read More
USA Rugby's College 7s National Championships take place this weekend at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. There are 40 teams across three divisions vying for a title. Here my breakdown of the men's DI competition, picking the winners pool by pool.
The quarterfinal pairings haven't been unveiled, so it's tough to read past pool play, but there are three top contenders in this tournament: 2016... Read More
The 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship boasts its best field yet. There are 24 teams representing 16 states. Four-time defending champion Cal is back, but the Golden Bears will be facing stiffer competition this year than ever before.
The elephant in the room when discussing the CRC is USA Rugby’s College 7s National Championships. The CRC was born in 2010 and has run every year... Read More