The Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference sets sail on its
maiden voyage this weekend, as five games fill the opening weekend. South
Carolina hosts Kentucky, Florida travels to Georgia, Vanderbilt plays at
Tennessee, Alabama hosts LSU and Ole Miss plays at Mississippi State.
At every turn, there’s a rivalry game. The culture of these Southern
colleges ensures that no one wants to... Read More
co-college-player-of-the-week honors for Jan. 27-29 are shared by UC Santa
Barbara teammates Alex Asturius and John Gallo, who combined for six tries
in the Gauchos’ 43-15 defeat of UC Irvine. Asturius, a junior scrumhalf,
scored a pair of first-half tries and one in the second half, and Gallo,
from the wing, scored one first-half try, followed by a pair in the second
half.... Read More
UCLA defeated Cal Poly Saturday 39-24 in a game that was clearly early in
the season for both.
Each team had their good moments and their error-filled moments, but it was
the Bruins that pulled away in the second half,
Cal Poly took an early lead and the two teams battled to a virtual
standstill in the first half.
Then UCLA reeled off four tries in a 20-minute period, but the... Read More
keep coming for St. Mary’s, as they followed up their defeat of University
of Utah Friday evening with a 36-22 defeat of Chico State on Saturday.
They’re not done yet as the Gaels will field a mostly freshman team against
University of San Francisco on Sunday.
“I still feel our team is in its infancy,” said Head Coach Tim O’Brien, and
maybe he feels that way because his... Read More
won in Pacific Mountain West play Saturday, while one pick ‘em game was
taken in big fashion. UCSB handled UC Irvine 43-15 and Loyola Marymount
defeated USC 43-15, as could have been expected.USD DOMINATES CLAREMONT
The one potential surprise was U. San Diego walloping Claremont Colleges
“The reality is we left our game on the practice field and on the bus. We... Read More
South Florida scored the first upset in South Independent Rugby Conference
history, beating Central Florida 13-0 in Orlando Saturday. The Golden
Knights beat the Bulls big in fall Florida Cup league play, and that may
have resulted in a false sense of confidence heading into the SIRC
“I think there are two things,” said USF coach Gordon Campbell. “One, I
think that because... Read More
St. Mary's in red, Utah in hoops. Michael Geib
St. Mary's weathered early Utah pressure
and defeated the touring Utes 41-10 Friday in Moraga, Calif.
Utah had the lion's share of possession and
territory in the first half, but were frustrated by the staunch Gaels
defense, and even more so by the excellent St. Mary's... Read More
The South Independent Rugby Conference gets started in earnest this
weekend, with five games on tap.
One, which could be the most interesting from a fan’s perspective, won’t
count for anything but pride, as Arkansas State and Life’s second sides
Another will be for South Florida bragging rights and a .500 record, as FAU
and FIU, both of whom lost to Florida State last... Read More
Paced by a sterling effort from their massive forwards, Brigham Young
University looked most impressive in defeating Central Washington 76-7
Thursday in the first match of a three-game trip to Seattle.
BYU rode a coach all the way from Provo on a somewhat hair-raising
overnight trip through the mountains. But they made it safely and put the... Read More
Brigham Young University
started its Northwest tour with an impressive 76-7 win over Central
The Cougars, ranked first in RUGBYMag's preseason DI-A top 20,
dominated #8 CWU up front, winning seemingly every scrum.
Cougar center Hoseki Kofe scored a hat-trick of tries in the win.
BYU takes on the University of Washington Friday and Old Puget Sound Beach... Read More