BYU has declined an invitation to the inaugural USA Rugby college 7s
national championship, despite winning an automatic bid at Mountain 7s last
month in Glendale, Colo., say sources close to the situation. We reported
rumors the Cougars may turn down a bid if they should qualify several weeks
ago, and those rumors, sources say, have come to fruition.
BYU head coach David Smyth... Read More
The American Rugby Management Group is launching a college recruitment and
combine program and has started reaching out to college coaches to start a
program matching enthusiastic high school rugby players with colleges with
good rugby programs.
Coaches Recruitment and Combine Program (CRCP) is set up to allow all
colleges in the United States to participate, free, at any and... Read More
Davenport made it official with an 85-10 defeat of Michigan State,
Saturday, finishing their Midwest-East College D1AA league season 6-0 and
securing a place at the national playoffs.
The Michigan college finished with an average league game score of 67-9.
will be joined by Wisconsin, which has already clinched the Midwest-West,
and is expected t win their final match this... Read More
Dartmouth’s 40-14 defeat of Harvard in the final of the Ivy League 7s
wasn’t a foregone conclusion, but it was not a surprise, either.
The defending USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship invitational winners,
Dartmouth might have been without some of the players that made last June’s
victory happen, but they weren’t barren of talent.
“We were certainly rusty,” said Head Coach Alex... Read More
St. Bonaventure as good as clinched 1st place in the Empire West DI college
league with a 28-25 victory over SUNY Binghamton.
As a result of the game, Bonnies moves to 6-1, with 33 standings points.
Binghamton is second at 4-2 with 24. Binghamton has a makeup game Sunday
and then both teams play next week. If St. Bonaventure loses and Binghamton
gets bonus-point wins in the final... Read More
Necessary disclaimer: the same
people that sign my paycheck sign those of USA Sevens
In the press release announcing
the 15 teams invited to the third-annual Collegiate Rugby Championship,
Texas 7s coach Jacob Lieberman called the CRC the pinnacle of American
rugby. I couldn’t agree more. I truly believe it is.
USA Sevens in Las Vegas is still
the most fun... Read More
Three of the DI-AA Sweet 16 spots have already been clinched – Midwest
(Wisconsin), Mideast (Davenport) and East Coast (Northeastern). Dartmouth
trounced the Ivy this fall, going undefeated in league play, but the Ivy is
holding a four-team playoff in the spring to determine its representative
for the postseason.
The Empire Conference will be down to four teams by the end of the... Read More
The DII college playoff picture is clearing up in New York, where the
crossover quarterfinals between MetNY and NY State for both the men and the
women are set for Saturday.
MetNY was supposed to have playoffs to determine its seeds last weekend,
but inclement weather forced cancellation, so the league table has
The top two MetNY seeds receive a bye to the... Read More
Texas scored the biggest win of the early Southwest Conference season with
a 44-10 defeat of reigning Texas Rugby Union champ Texas State Friday under
the lights in Austin.
Last season, Texas State took two of three against the Longhorns to claim a
Sweet 16 spot – something Texas hasn’t forgotten.
“The last match of the season, the winner goes to the Sweet 16, they
destroyed us... Read More
32 teams, men’s and women’s, convened at four regional sites Saturday and
Sunday to try and play their way into the Midwest semifinals.
On the men’s side, all ranked teams advanced. Top-ranked UW-Whitewater,
defending national champ, was dominant in the rounds of 16 and 8 in Urbana,
Ill. The Warhawks waxed Loyola 124-10 Saturday and St. Cloud 41-0 Sunday.
The Minnesota champs beat... Read More