State University travels to West Point for a key College Premier matchup
How PSU makes the playoffs involves some complex standings manipulation,
but in the players’ minds right now, the formula is simple: Win.
“We have to win this game to make the playoffs, we know that,” said Penn
State captain Christopher Saint. “So we are treating this game as a
playoff.... Read More
(UNC's Lee pictured just right of the Clemson ball carrier.)
North Carolina is undefeated. Maryland’s only loss this season came at the
hands of North Carolina. Saturday, they play each other for the inaugural
Atlantic Coast Rugby League (ACRL) title and berth to Nationals.
The first meeting was a three-point game that the Tar Heels claimed with a
last-minute try. UNC captain... Read More
It was nearly all chalk in
the DII Sweet 16 and Elite Eight Saturday and Sunday, respectively, with
only two upsets in 12 elimination matches. RUGBYMag.com’s top
three ranked teams, and the then sixth-ranked team, all advance to the
UW-Whitewater, who’s been ranked No. 1 nearly all of 2011, looked dominant
in San Diego Saturday and Sunday, beating Cal State... Read More
Very, very few
changes this week in the RUGBYMag.com College Premier Rankings.
Navy and Army move up ahead of St. Mary's which slips down thanks to their
close game with Central Washington. CWU moves up a hair.
Air Force is once again the big mover, as they lose, but by only seven
points to Utah, who slide down a bit.
Cal Poly edhes up.
April 17, 2011 RUGBYMag.com... Read More
Air Force traveled to Salt
Lake City knowing they had to win Saturday to further their playoff bid.
They also knew that in order to beat the Utes at home, they’d need to use
an aggressive style of play. One-offs on the side of a ruck weren’t going
to do it. They needed to keep Utah on their heels with constant offloads
and forward ball.
For much of the game, they did just that. “... Read More
The final eight teams are set for the men’s DII college playoffs, as the
first round completed Saturday.
Sierra (#6) defeated Cal State Long Beach 44-13 and #23 Pepperdine handled
#9 Rice 30-20. Those two will face off tomorrow in one of the brackets held
in San Diego. In the other, #1 UW Whitewater looked as dominant as
expected, 46-7 over #24 Cal State Fullerton, while #7 Cal... Read More
Ellensburg, Wash. - A late try from center Tim Maupin secured a dramatic
22-18 victory for St. Mary's in their College Premier Division Pacific
Conference showdown with Central Washington.
Central went out to a 6-0 lead on two Ryan Hamilton penalty goals, and the
Wildcats held that lead into halftime. In the second half, St. Mary's
replied with a try from center Mike Haley before... Read More
Arkansas State clinched a place in the College Premier Division
quarterfinals for themselves and for the idle Life University Running
By defeating Notre Dame 70-21 the Redwolves made sure no team is within
five points of themselves or Life, ensuring they will be 1st and 2nd in the
How they will finish remains to be seen as a loss by Arkansas State next... Read More
Gretchen Smith photo
All eyes are on the developments in the College Premier Division East,
where it appears that Navy and Army are on a collision course on April
However, Penn State is not out of it, yet, as they won Saturday and can
still get a place in the Quarterfinals if they beat Army next week and then
see Army lose to Navy a week later.
A tough ask... Read More
(Photos, Bubba Jones for St. Mary's. Mike Geib photo. Kellen Gordon for
Central Washington, Numina Photo)
The College Premier Division Pacific Conference comes down to this one
All the other games have their importance. San Diego State can guarantee a
winning record with a victory over Claremont Colleges this weekend. Cal
Poly, with a victory over UC Davis, can put... Read More