The unofficial opening of the spring rugby season commenced this weekend at the Dennis Storer Classic in Los Angeles, Calif. Named in honor of the U.S. National team and UCLA coach, the tournament gathered a conglomerate of squads in the University of California system to test their mettle against each other. Cal, UCLA, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, and UC San Diego played a total of eight games to... Read More
If early season wins indicate success, Arizona and St. Mary’s are well on their way. The Wildcats began their 2018 campaign with a 53-22 away victory over Grand Canyon University and St. Mary’s stomped Santa Clara, 84-0. Arizona will analyze the game film to ready for UCLA in February while the Gaels travel to UC Santa Barbara next Saturday.
Arizona welcomed GCU to D1A with a convincing 53-22 win... Read More
The first installment of the spring rankings saw little movement thanks to only a pair of games.
Central Washington traveled to California for a pair of games and came out on the losing end of both. The Wildcats played a young side on Friday night against UC-Davis and lost 33-14. Due to the roster, however, the team didn't get punished much for the loss.
Davis remains at 19 and we will see how... Read More
For the second-straight year, there will be two open qualifiers for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. The granddaddy of them all, the Las Vegas Invitational, will be competed March 1-3 in the shadows of Sam Boyd Stadium, home of the USA Sevens, in Las Vegas.
Returning for its sophomore campaign as a qualifier is the Heart of America Classic, which runs April 14-15 in suburban Kansas... Read More
On the first weekend of the New Year, Central Washington trekked 11 hours south to gauge its program versus top-flight competition of California. Things didn’t go as planned as the Wildcats lost to UC-Davis, 33-14, on Friday night and then got blasted, 73-5, by Saint Mary’s on Saturday. The coaches at CWU know where they stand now and only have room to improve in the spring.
The first stop was... Read More
Editor's Note: The author is the former head coach of Lindenwood-Belleville, one of the independent programs referenced in the column.
It all started back in 2010 with the creation of the Atlantic Coast Rugby League, the first collegiate rugby conference. Prior to the ACRL, everyone belonged to a local area union, which was overseen by one of seven territorial unions. These bodies not only... Read More
After a long winter break, D1A Rugby is ready to resume this weekend in California. No. 8 ranked Central Washington will make the 11-hour bus ride today to play #19 UC-Davis on Friday and #2 St. Mary’s on Saturday. It’s a big weekend for the Wildcats to see where they stand in the hierarchy of collegiate rugby.
After a successful fall 7s season where it went 10-0 against the likes of Cal, Arizona... Read More
The Coast Guard Academy Athletics Division has selected Crist Holveck to be its first ever Director of Rugby, Director of Athletics Tim Fitzpatrick announced. Holveck, who retired from the Coast Guard in the spring of 2017 as a Lieutenant Commander, has achieved considerable success during his tenure as the head coach of the men's rugby club team at CGA - leading the Bears to national tournament... Read More
(Rugby Today interviewed Phil Terrigno, Head Women’s and Men’s Rugby Coach at Texas Tech, which plays in the Red River Conference. The other schools – a mix of Big 12 Conference and SEC - are Baylor, Oklahoma, Arkansas, TCU, Houston, Texas A & M, Texas, and LSU.
Q. Rugby Today: Is Texas Tech recruiting more boys who have previously played rugby in high schools?
A. Terrigno: Yes, the high... Read More
Editor’s note: The author worked in the admissions department and coached the rugby program at Lindenwood-Belleville, which is fully-funded and fits the mold of the varsity or quasi-varsity movement.
Varsity. It’s a word that gets used a lot in rugby circles nowadays. And it tends to rankle some, perhaps for different reasons. The idea is to deconstruct some of the misconceptions or hang-ups... Read More