It was supposed to be Cal traveling to Life and Penn State meeting Lindenwood in Moraga, Calif. on the campus of St. Mary's. Those are the semifinal pairings the original bracket called for. However, D1A decision makers have switched the bracket pairings mid-tournament, so Cal now gets to stay in Northern California and play Lindenwood at St. Mary's, and Penn State will travel to Marietta, Ga. to... Read More
The DIA Playoff did not disappoint over the weekend as all four games were competitive and two teams came away with surprising upset wins. In the end, Lindenwood, Penn State, Cal and Life survived to the final four.
Top seeded St. Mary’s had not lost a game in several seasons, but were thoroughly beaten at home by an impressive Lindenwood side. The Lions went up early 17-3 but had to weather a... Read More
With the DIA playoffs kicking off last weekend we are finally getting to see the top ranked square off against each other. All of our favorites won, but some were more efficient than others and warranted a change in the rankings.
Life put on an impressive display at home against Central Washington. Up 51-0 at half the Running Eagles cruised. Despite Cal winning convincingly against Grand Canyon,... Read More
In recent weeks, sevens have been on display on the east coast, especially among Ivy League Women’s and Men’s sides. The prominent success story concerns Dartmouth Women who won both the Ivy Sevens played at Princeton, New Jersey, but also the National Intercollege Rugby Association (NIRA) sevens event for women’s colleges that are Varsity (NCAA affiliated) rugby programs.
For the Men, Brown won... Read More
The first round of the DIA playoffs took place over the weekend and all of the favorites picked up victories. Most of the games were blowouts, with the exception of Arkansas State giving BYU all it could handle at South Field.
Top seeded St. Mary’s got off to a slower than usual start but ultimately pulled away from conference foes Cal Poly. The Gaels led the entire way and ended up coming away... Read More
The final week of the DI regular season took place over the weekend with only a handful of teams playing. The rankings, as a result, did not change much.
The big game of the weekend was between the top two ranked teams. St. Mary’s hosted Cal and the Gaels came away with a 21-12 victory over the bears. The teams remain in the top two spots.
Central Washington hosted BYU and held the Cougars tough... Read More
The DIAA spring quarterfinals and semifinals took place over the weekend on back-to-back days with Dartmouth and the University of Nevada coming out of their respective regions. The teams will meet on April 21 to determine the spring champions.
In the eastern region, Dartmouth outlasted a feisty Missouri squad 33-10 on Saturday to set up a match up with UCF on Sunday. The last time Dartmouth and... Read More
The first ever DIA playoff field of 16 has been announced and it should be the best field since the Varsity Cup emerged five years ago. Action will start this weekend with the better seeded teams hosting.
A couple of teams who were on the outside looking in are now included thanks to either a results or the omission of Notre Dame College. There are disputing reports on the situation, but NDC... Read More
The University of South Carolina claimed the 23rd spot in the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship by winning the Southeastern Rugby Conference qualifier yesterday in Knoxville, Tenn. The Gamecocks defeated a tough Kentucky side 7-5 to return to Philadelphia in June.
The field was divided into three groups of three teams. South Carolina took care of business in pool play, blanking both... Read More
In DIA’s penultimate rankings before the playoffs begin there was some minor shifts in the rankings. There were five games between ranked opponents with the better ranked team winning three of five.
BYU smoked Utah in the rivalry game but neither team moves because of their current standing.
Sixth ranked Army took on seventh place Penn State and the game was a thriller. For the second time this... Read More