State University of New York, Binghamton is now firmly in a race with St.
Bonaventure for first place in the Empire West men’s D1AA conference, after
an impressive 38-8 pasting of SUNY Brockport.
Binghamton improved to 3-1, same as Bonnie’s, with four games to go for
each, including a November 5th clash between the two.
“We had played them before and... Read More
Kevin Clark scored four tries as Dartmouth
defeated their closest rivals Princeton 53-21 Saturday.
Dartmouth also got two tries from Madison
Hughes in the victory, which puts them in a commanding position in the Ivy
League standings with two games left for everyone.
Harvard and Brown both won big to vault
themselves into the top four, while Yale recorded their first victory of... Read More
It’s a relatively quiet week in DI-AA. There
are a few intriguing friendlies, but not many league games with playoff
implications. The most important league game is in the Empire East, where
Stony Brooktravels to Iona to avenge a heartbreaking loss from earlier in
With no time left on the clock and the scored tied at 17-17, Stony Brook
was rapping on the door near... Read More
In a pair of articles this week, I made inorrect statements regarding Cal's
stance on USA Rugby's college 7s national championship.
Per Cal head coach Jack Clark, the Bears are not playing in the Pacific 7s
(aka Pac 12 7s) qualifier because of prior on-campus commitments. They
will, however, play at California 7s, another qualifier, Oct.
29. Will they accept an automatic bid to... Read More
KSU's Kenny Scott in Action for the
Blues. Clifton photo
The sixth qualifying tournament
for USA Rugby’s inaugural college 7s championship takes place Saturday in
Norman, Okla., where traditional Big XII schools meet in a competition born
out of the old Big XII 15s tournament.
“This tournament has given everyone a lot of great
memories... Read More
Kutztown University almost pulled off a shocker this past weekend, losing
to NYAC 32-31 in a friendly with the Super League team.
This was not NYAC’s full Super League side. Several high-profile players
did not play, and this being a friendly where NYAC is looking to recruit KU
grads to their club, perhaps the hits weren’t the hardest they could have
been, but still Winged Foot was... Read More
Harvard downed Yale 53-14 Saturday in one of the oldest rivalries in the
The Bulldogs opened with a score, taking the game’s first lead, but a
flurry of yellow cards (three) and a composed Crimson backline took away
all momentum or threat of an upset.
“We kind of started to pull together and they got a couple of yellow cards.
Our backline was attacking with a little... Read More
The Empire Conference match with
the most Saturday featured 2-1 St. Bonaventure and 2-0 Binghamton, with the
winner claiming the top spot in the division near the midway point of the
The Bonnies took advantage,
riding a red hot start to a 36-20 win. St. Bonaventure relied heavily on
the boot of flyhalf Kevin McCorry, which earned favorable field position
and created... Read More
In the Midwest-West College DI league, it was Rugby Day at Minnesota, with
the sun encouraging as many as 6,000 to the University of Minnesota's TCF
Stadium to see the #16 Gophers host #15 Wisconsin.
The presence of so many fans may have preyed on the UM nerves - certianly
they started poorly... Read More
Middlebury claimed a hard-won victory 29-22 over SUNY Albany Saturday,
coming back from a 17-12 deficit to win.
The Vermont school has been hit hard by injuries and struggled with keeping
it together on a hot, 80-degree day.
They also struggled with scoring tries, but were fortunate to have
scrumhalf Brian Sirkia there to kick goals. Sirkia notched four penalties
in the first... Read More