For the first time since 2010, there will not be a D1AA national championship. The College Management Council has instead decided to split the D1AA postseason into seasonal championships, awarding one for the fall and one for the spring, with no meeting planned for the respective winners.
The decision was made earlier this month, just weeks before most D1AA programs nationwide kicked up their... Read More
With the D1A season right around the corner, it is time to look at the current situation in the division. According to the leadership at D1A, some teams have switched conferences, a few teams have joined, and it is all broken down here.
Rugby East remains intact. It was rumored that Navy might be joining the conference but they elected to head to the Mid-South. The conference has seven teams with... Read More
The day after New Zealand won the 2011 Rugby World Cup, defeating France 8-7 in the final, the NY Times Sports section carried a lengthy article about the match from Emma Stoney, a stringer from New Zealand.
This contrasted with the short squib of a Reuter’s press release four-years earlier when South Africa beat England in the 2007 RWC final in France.
Since the RWC in 2007, the Times has... Read More
College rugby in Utah has been thrown in a blender over the last handful of years, and whether it’s able to come out on the other side whole remains to be seen. The University of Utah is still reeling from the program’s 2013 suspension, while four-time national champion coach David Smyth has left vaunted BYU for Utah Valley.
The upheaval has shredded two of the best rivalries in all of college... Read More
Last winter, Phil Terrigno, Rugby Coach of Women and Men at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, decided to expand his coaching education by finding an unpaid assistant position with an overseas professional club. With three-months open in the academic summer break, he realized that with no rugby matches occurring in leagues across Europe and Japan, the sole opportunity existed in the... Read More
For the first time in 28 years, David Smyth is no longer involved with BYU Rugby, as the head coach and his staff have stepped down. The initial announcement was made Monday by the wives of Smyth and longtime assistant Wayne Tarawhiti on Facebook. Friday, Smyth released his own statement via the BYU Rugby Facebook page.
“Earlier this week news broke that I, along with the rest of the BYU coaching... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular pdcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. On this week's episode, he dicsusses the world of collegiate recruiting with Arizona head coach Sean Duffy. He shares his findings from Operation Silverfern, during which he essentially catfished an international recruiting service to get to the bottom of their business practices. He also weighs in on whether or... Read More
GLENDALE, CO. - In an effort to expose the next generation of elite athletes to national selection, USA Rugby will host a Men's Collegiate All-American Selection Camp this Aug. 9-17. Set to take place at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO, the event will bring together 100 of the best college athletes for training and exhibition games under the direction of National Team and Major League Rugby coaches... Read More
Brown University staged its annual alumni rugby contest during Commencement.
The Bruins have been playing rugger since the spring of 1960. In 1961, they tied Dartmouth for first place in the Eastern Union Champsionship, going 6-0-1 and ceding only five points that year to Villanova.
Dave LaFlamme is the head coach, and alumnus Jay Fluck '65 continues to serve as the Director of Rugby.
On June 22-24, 134 of the best NSCRO men’s players in America, representing 44 different schools in five geographic areas (Northeast, LoneStar, Pacific Coast, Mid-South and South), will descend upon the city of Round Rock, Texas to face off and find out which region will be crowned the NSCRO All-Star Champion in this inaugural championship event.
Ten grueling matches over two days will... Read More