Losing a game 64-12 isn’t exactly a confidence boost, is it?
Well if you’re on the Penn State University men’s rugby team, you might
take something out of such a hiding. It was a loss, by the way, to BYU, a
team that regularly beats very good rugby teams by much more massive
scores. They took Central Washington apart 76-7 just a couple of... Read More
It’s going to be a busy June in American rugby this year, and it’s worth
remembering that the USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship will be held June
2-3 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., just outside Philadelphia.
Tickets are insanely inexpensive for a top-level college sporting event,
especially one that lasts all day. Youth fans can watch all the games for
as little as $23, and a... Read More
The Atlantic Coast Rugby League embarks on its second season
Saturday, when North Carolina hosts Wake Forest, Georgia Tech travels to
Clemson and NC State welcomes Virginia Tech.
Unlike last season, there is no ACRL championship game in 2012. The league
champion will be determined by the league table, making every week crucial.
“With the limited amount of games, if you lose... Read More
After opting out of DI-A in December, Cal has looked for an avenue into
DI-AA competition. An attempt to get into the Northern California
conference was denied by the conference, based largely on timing –
schedules were already set. Some teams also said they would have stayed DII
this season had they thought Cal would be playing DI-AA.
Upon hearing of Cal’s attempt to join the... Read More
Bowling Green went 1-1 on a tour of the Carolinas last
weekend, beating North Carolina 34-19 on Saturday and falling 22-18 to
Clemson on Sunday.
Ohio State was originally scheduled to play the aforementioned fixtures,
but chose not to last week. Bowling Green decided to pick up the games on
“It was a kind of courageous decision for the guys - zero outside practices... Read More
San Diego State rebounded from their first league loss of the season two
weeks ago to soundly defeat rivals University of San Diego 54-17 Saturday
in Pacific Mountain West conference play.
Head Coach Matt Hawkins was pleased with the win, especially given that his
squad had been in Las Vegas the week before playing 7s.
While USD and UC Santa Barbara (the team that beat them... Read More
The West Point rugby team capped off their two-game trip to Arizona with a
16-9 defeat of Arizona State Sunday.
Played in front of a good crowd at the ASU soccer stadium, the game
featured PA announcers, the ASU Devil Dancers and had all the trappings of
a varsity-level sporting event.
The teams were deadlocked at 6-6 by halftime and... Read More
St. Mary’s College put Olympic Club to the sword Saturday in a friendly for
both teams, beating the men’s club 53-10 in a solid display.
Neither coach was particularly thrilled with the day, however, St. Mary’s
Head Coach Tim O’Brien will have wanted to have his players challenged
more, that’s certain, and said he wanted to see his team be more ruthless... Read More
Tennessee and Florida banked lopsided wins in
the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference Saturday. The two other games
on the SCRC slate, Kentucky vs. Mississippi State and Alabama vs. Auburn,
The Volunteers traveled to South Carolina and pounded the Gamecocks 71-7.
The win all but wraps up the Eastern Division for Tennessee, who has now
beaten its two ranked... Read More
Southwestern Collegiate Rugby Conference play continued Saturday
after a two-week layoff. One game, Sam Houston State vs. TCU, was
postponed to due a wind advisory. The other two, Rice vs. Houston and Texas
vs. North Texas, were played in muddy conditions, as much of Texas fell
victim to heavy showers.
In the former, Rice shut out Houston 43-0, improving to 4-1. In the latter,... Read More