Life University defeated Penn State 69-14 and Cal bested Lindenwood 43-22 to head to the DIA finals next week at St. Mary’s in Moraga, Calif. Like the semifinals, the final will be broadcast on CBS Network.
In the first of the two games, Life jumped out to a strong first half lead and Penn State had no answer for the Running Eagles. Less than 20 minutes in the hosts were up 29-0 and Brian... Read More
What a wild few weeks that’s been. Hashtag campaigns were formed, conspiracy plots cooked up, and lots and lots of discussion about what happened, why it happened, and whether or not it should have happened.
I am going to weigh in on all of the above, and I have new information and insight to bring to the discussion. More importantly, though, we’re going to get past the symptoms of the issue at... Read More
The DIA Rankings were thrown for a loop with a pair of big upsets in DIA play this weekend. There are a couple of new teams at the top with the Mid South and Rugby East proving themselves to be the toughest conferences in the country.
The biggest shock of the weekend was Lindenwood beating St. Mary’s on the road by 21 points. St. Mary’s had not lost a game in a few years.
As as a result, Life,... Read More
The NSCRO Men's Champions Cup powered by Penn Mutual is slated for this weekend and all four teams that are headed for the Friday Sunday season finale all took different paths to get there.
Salve Regina booked its ticket to the final four in the fall after winning the Colonial Coast convincingly. With the structure of the playoffs, they had the disadvantage and in some respects... Read More
On Saturday, May 5, the finals of the European Championship Cup will be contested between the top two professional teams, Racing 92 from France and Leinster from Ireland. These fifteens have battled through qualifying pools, quarter final, and semi final rounds to reach the deciding game. The match will be played in Bilbao, Spain, inside the San Mamés Stadium with a capacity of 53,000.
Leinster,... Read More
Dartmouth captured the spring DIAA Championship with a convincing 66-20 win over Nevada. The Big Green got out of the gate early and never looked back in route to the title.
The New Hampshire school got on the board first after some solid counter attack. The Big Green had a line out five meters out and mauled over the line for five points. Dartmouth added another try to take a 10-0 lead before... Read More
It was supposed to be Cal traveling to Life and Penn State meeting Lindenwood in Moraga, Calif. on the campus of St. Mary's. Those are the semifinal pairings the original bracket called for. However, D1A decision makers have switched the bracket pairings mid-tournament, so Cal now gets to stay in Northern California and play Lindenwood at St. Mary's, and Penn State will travel to Marietta, Ga. to... Read More
The DIA Playoff did not disappoint over the weekend as all four games were competitive and two teams came away with surprising upset wins. In the end, Lindenwood, Penn State, Cal and Life survived to the final four.
Top seeded St. Mary’s had not lost a game in several seasons, but were thoroughly beaten at home by an impressive Lindenwood side. The Lions went up early 17-3 but had to weather a... Read More
With the DIA playoffs kicking off last weekend we are finally getting to see the top ranked square off against each other. All of our favorites won, but some were more efficient than others and warranted a change in the rankings.
Life put on an impressive display at home against Central Washington. Up 51-0 at half the Running Eagles cruised. Despite Cal winning convincingly against Grand Canyon,... Read More
In recent weeks, sevens have been on display on the east coast, especially among Ivy League Women’s and Men’s sides. The prominent success story concerns Dartmouth Women who won both the Ivy Sevens played at Princeton, New Jersey, but also the National Intercollege Rugby Association (NIRA) sevens event for women’s colleges that are Varsity (NCAA affiliated) rugby programs.
For the Men, Brown won... Read More