St. Mary's hosted UCSB this Saturday in a day of much rugby.
Mary's played four matches on the day, one against Cal Maritime, and then
three against A B and C sides from UC Santa Barbara.
But also of interest were the captains of the two top sides. Lock Ryan
Cooke led UCSB against his older brother, Andrew Cooke, front-rower and
captain of St. Mary's.
On at least one... Read More
capped off an undefeated Empire 7s championship with a 43-10 defeat of
Stony Brook Saturday night to win an automatic bid to the inaugural USA
Rugby 7s national championships.
The Midshipmen pounded Iona 26-5 in one semifinal, and Stony Brook beat
Binghamton 21-14 in the other.
“I think that we weren’t really technical in our rugby, but we’re pretty
rock solid, and that... Read More
Texas remains atop the Southwest Conference standings after an impressive
113-0 defeat of Baylor Saturday, while the Bears are still stuck in the
The Longhorns would do very little wrong all day, especially in the early
goings, as they raced out to a 75-0 halftime lead. Securing a lead is
always a coach’s goal, but UT’s Butch Neuenschwander had a secondary goal
in... Read More
Florida and Central Florida advanced to Sunday’s final of the Florida Cup
with wins over Florida Atlantic and Florida International, respectively,
One game was a blowout while the other was a tight affair, but the blowout
probably isn’t the game most would have picked. FAU played the Gators very
tight, but eventually fell 43-25. The game was stalemated 19-19 at
halftime... Read More
Shippensburg clinched the Eastern Penn title and a berth to the Sweet 16
Saturday with a 36-24 defeat of St. Joe’s. When Shippensburg steps on the
field at the national playoffs next spring, it’ll be the program’s first
time doing so since 1995.
“It’s huge. Everyone’s excited,” said Shippensburg president Dan McGuire.
“It’s the best day for our team in a long time. No one can be... Read More
The Florida Cup semifinals and finals take place Saturday and Sunday in
Gainesville, Fla. The Florida Cup is a friendly competition pitting the
DI-AA schools from Florida against each other, culminating in a title game.
It has no bearing on the postseason for any of the schools, as they all
begin conference play in the spring semester, but bragging rights and the
opportunity to... Read More
Justin Patterson is our RUGBYMag.com college player of the week.
The junior scrumhalf led UW-Whitewater to its third-straight Midwest title
Sunday, scoring two tries in the Warhawks’ 31-18 win over Northern Illinois
in the territorial final.
The Midwest title marks the Warhawks’ third with Patterson starting at No.
9, which he did during Whitewater’s undefeated national... Read More
Stony Brook beating Texas in Las
Vegas. Numina photo
The final qualifying tournament for the inaugural USA Rugby college 7s
national championship is being hosted Saturday by Stony Brook in Long
Island, NY. All Empire Conference teams are expected to be in attendance,
except for Syracuse and Buffalo, and Navy, American International College,
Temple and... Read More
Despite going 7-0 in league play, American International College did not
compete in the Rugby Northeast championship game Saturday, because AIC was
forced to forfeit games for playing unCIPPed and ineligible players.
Bentley, who AIC beat 22-11 earlier this season, defeated Providence,
beaten 41-18 by AIC, for the inaugural conference title.
Numerous unCIPPed players competed... Read More
The DII Men’s college playoff picture is taking shape, with five of 16
participant teams already decided. UW-Whitewater and Northern Illinois
clinched their spots in the Sweet 16 with wins in the Midwest semifinals
Saturday, Colgate won the Northeast Sunday over Fairfield, Bentley beat
Providence for the Rugby Northeast title Saturday and Boston University
knocked off Rhode Island... Read More