The US Military Academy defeated the US Naval Academy 34-27, holding off a
late Navy comeback to secure 1st place in the Rugby East conference of the
College Premier Division.
With the victory, Army clinches a home playoff game against the University
of Utah, whose ticket was officially punched with BYU's win over Arizona
Navy, meanwhile, gets to fly to Provo to... Read More
The College Premier Division season ended on a bright note for both
Kutztown and Penn State, as each won their final match of the season.
Two tries from flanker Maurice Chester paced Kutztown to a 31-15 victory
over Dartmouth. After a season of close losses, the Bears were happy to
claim a victory. Dartmouth jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and held that
lead until midway through the... Read More
The Mid-South Division of the CPD is done with Life winning big over
Oklahoma 90-10, Notre Dame defeating Tennessee 35-5, and LSU edging Texas
The top two teams had already been decided before this weekend, but there
was still plenty to play for. Oklahoma wanted their first win of the season
(didn't happen). And LSU, Notre Dame, A&M and Tennessee were all... Read More
Defense ruled the men’s bracket in Buffalo Friday, as both of the Round of
16 matches were low-scoring affairs. Wet conditions and a narrow pitch,
which was caused by the wet conditions, also contributed.
In the day’s first game, Harvard and Northeastern played an extremely
tightly-contested match, which Harvard won 15-0.... Read More
(Sierra wing soaring for possession. Dave Barpal photo)
UW Whitewater is bigger, but that’s OK, because compared to semifinal
opponent Sierra, everyone has always been bigger.
“We’re not a big team. Our strength, to be honest, is speed, fitness,
skill, so that’s what we depend on,” Sierra coach Michael Taylor
Whitewater also prides itself on its skill. The Warhawks... Read More
Bowling Green has always been good. With three Final Four
appearances, the Falcons are one of only four programs in the Sweet 16 to
have ever reached a semifinal (Harvard, Stanford and Kansas State are the
others). But they enter this tournament, like never before, as the odds-on
They’ve been perched atop the RUGBYMag.com rankings since the very first
preseason... Read More
US Military Academy and the US Naval Academy have played each other plenty
of times, but that game has almost always been a friendly – plenty of pride
on the line, no doubt, but nothing else.
This weekend will be the first time since the 2004 national DI
quarterfinals that the two military academies have clashed in anger, so to
speak. Back then, Navy won 22-8 to make the final... Read More
Perhaps the most anticipated matchup of the DI Sweet 16 is an all Midwest
affair, between Midwest West champ Minnesota and Midwest East runner-up
Davenport. Judging by their only common opponents, top-ranked Bowling Green
and Wisconsin, the game should live up to the billing.
Minnesota fell 33-26 to the Falcons, the only team to beat Davenport all
year, last... Read More
Men’s DI college playoffs are all guesswork, and at the same time they have
taken the guesswork out of the competition.
How they’ve taken the guesswork out, is to make qualification more simple –
win your conference (with two exceptions) and you’re in the Round of 16.
The two exceptions are Davenport, who take the only 2nd seed
from a conference, and Harvard, who technically... Read More