The Silicon Valley Sevens scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5 at Avaya Stadium, San Jose, California, will also offer a mini-college tournament of eight west coast teams. The official name of this event is the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Fall Classic. Penn Mutual Insurance is also the official sponsor of the College Rugby Championship (CRC) held annually in Philadelphia.
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With only three weeks left in the D1A Liberty Conference season, a few teams played their final game this past weekend. In their last division matches of the fall, Iona and Cortland finished with perfect records. Binghamton showed its skill on both sides of ball shutting out Syracuse, 38-0. Lastly, Fordham and Albany each picked up their third wins.
After the season concludes, many of the Liberty... Read More
Rugby is heating up in the West as the leaves are changing. In the Rocky Mountain Conference, Colorado State used a big second half to run past Air Force in the battle between the division’s top two teams. In non-conference play, it was 16th-ranked Utah with a 30-point road win over Colorado.
Air Force at Colorado State
In a battle for Rocky Mountain superiority it was unranked Colorado State... Read More
With two Saturdays left, it was put up or shut up weekend in the Big Ten as the conference leaders squared off against each other. The Hoosiers of Indiana edged Ohio State, 41-36, to remain undefeated while Wisconsin kept pace with a 51-26 victory over previously unbeaten Michigan State. With a win over Michigan, Illinois moved to 3-2 and Purdue picked up its first conference victory over Iowa.... Read More
With one week left in the Rugby East regular season, this past Saturday’s action sets up a winner take all final between Army and Penn State at State College, Pa. Both squads won their respective tests on Saturday as Black Knights weathered a second-half surge by Kutztown to win 51-32 and the Nittany Lions pounded Buffalo, 98-17. On Sunday, Wheeling Jesuit snatched a win from the road-weary Notre... Read More
Eight conferences have accepted the challenge of creating Women’s 7’s All Star teams to compete in the NSCRO Women’s 7s All-Star Championships to be held on January 20 - 21, 2018 at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The eight teams competing are Allegheny Rugby Union, LoneStar Conference, Mid Atlantic Rugby Conference, New England RFU, Ohio Valley WCRC, Prairie States WCRC, South... Read More
Avenging last season’s loss, the U.S. Naval Academy beat Notre Dame College, 32-25, in Annapolis, Md. Utilizing strong forward play and exemplary efforts from eightman Connor McNerney and scrumhalf Gardy Lebon, the Midshipmen were able to limit possession to NDC’s dynamic backline. Situational and tactical kicking was invaluable to Navy and its defense stood stout in the second half to protect... Read More
NSCRO Powered by Penn Mutual, like the other college divisions are coming down to the wire in some conferences while others are just getting under way.
The most notable game may have come from Iowa Central. Although it was not a conference game, the community college defeated Lindenwood-Belleville, a DIAA team, 27-18. Iowa Central has been winning by large amounts and should contend for a title... Read More
There was very little movement in the rankings this week. Only a handful of ranked teams were on tap with several playing each other. In all those cases, all of the higher ranked teams won.
The biggest mover of the weekend was Davenport. The Panthers lost to unranked Notre Dame and as a result drop three spots. Their pedigree and earlier results prevent them from a larger fall.
Army defeated Iona... Read More
There was not very much movement in the DII rankings. Nearly all of the ranked teams won with the exception of a couple of ranked schools that lossed to higher ranked opponents.
However, Montana State got the best of Western State in the Rocky Mountain. Those two teams swap places at eight and 13 respectively.
The other big result saw RPI outlast Sacred Heart 27-21 in the Tri-State. Sacred Heart... Read More