Mary Washington used a strong second half to defeat St. Joe’s 37-13 in the DIAA Fall Championship on Sunday at the campus of Furman University. The Mothers trailed 13-5 at the break but slowly took over the game to take home the school’s first ever rugby title.
St. Joe’s took an early lead with a penalty but Mary Washington stormed back with a try from fullback Bradlee Nicholls to take a 5-3... Read More
There was very little action among ranked teams in DI during the week prior to Thanksgiving. Only five ranked teams played but one of those matchups was between ranked teams.
It was the battle of the Gaels in California as Iona traveled west for a tour game. St. Mary’s took it to Iona, putting up 74 points on the visitors. Despite the big loss, Iona only drops three spots. There is still a gap... Read More
The DII playoffs took place prior to Thanksgiving and there were so many close games. Two playoffs games went to overtime and with bad weather across the country, ranking the teams has become a difficult task.
The four teams to come out of their respective regions slot in at the top four spots. Whitewater remains the consensus number one. Grand Valley State gave Whitewater its toughest game of... Read More
No official press release has been sent out, nor will it be, but the Varsity Cup is done. Founded by BYU in 2012, with its first postseason being staged in 2013, the competition was a team-driven independent entity which struck partnerships and sponsorships with United World Sports, NBC and Penn Mutual.
BYU claimed the first three titles, the third of which was eventually stripped for fielding an... Read More
The Southeastern Conference has named its All Conference Teams. The four playoff teams dominate the first side.
Kentucky led the way with six players including conference player of the year, flyhalf Brendan Essen. Essen helped lead a dynamic Kentucky offense to its first ever conference title and playoff berth.
Tennessee added five to the first team while Alabama and South Carolina added several... Read More
The NSCRO Men’s Champions Cup are progressing and the first team has qualified for the national final four in April of 2018. The three other will be sorted out during the Spring Campaign.
Salve Regina booked its ticket to nationals after winning region one. The Rhode Island school blanked Paul Smith 49-0 and Maine-Farmington 46-22 on back-to-back days to make the final four.
In region two, the... Read More
The D1AA Chesapeake Collegiate Rugby Conference released its 2017 Fall All-Conference squad. League champion and D1AA Fall Championship Finalist Mary Washington tied with conference runner-up James Madison for the most selections with five. Maryland, Virginia Tech, Mount St. Mary’s, and Salisbury each earned three representatives and Virginia and Georgetown have two each.
On the competitiveness... Read More
The third round of Red River Rugby Collegiate Conference fifteens play on Nov. 18 was marked with three blowouts: LSU ran away from Arkansas, Texas A&M downed Oklahoma and Baylor handled TCU.
Texas Tech, playing the Quinn Noel Memorial Match (a non-conference friendly against Woodlands RFC), lost by three points and Texas fell to Arkansas State, 65-0.
Below are recaps from each of the... Read More
Video has recently been made public of an off-the-ball incident from a b-side match between Arizona and Arizona State in February. The incident caught the attention of local news earlier this year, and USA Rugby has handed down sanctions, but not until last week was the video made public via the ASU police department per the request of campus media.
The video shows Christopher Crawford kicking an... Read More
Despite nasty weather across the country, four teams emerged from the four regions to book a trip to Furman University on December 2-3 for the men’s DII college playoffs. Wisconsin-Whitewater returns to defend its national title, Norwich returns to for the second consecutive year, while VMI and North Dakota State will make their first ever appearance in the final four.
Norwich... Read More