In front of hundreds of rugby alumni and fans, Clemson defeated Dartmouth 36-29 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup. After losing to Dartmouth two years ago in the first round, the Tigers enacted some revenge thanks to a strong second half performance.
Dartmouth got off to a strong start with Max Parker scoring a try in the corner for a 5-0 lead. Clemson responded... Read More
With the D1A Playoff bracket being released earlier in the week, Saturday's regular season match-up between BYU and Colorado State was transformed into the first round of the postseason. With both clubs earning at-large bids to the playoffs, BYU routed Colorado State, 93-3, with a 15-try explosion in Provo, Utah. With the victory, BYU has advanced to the D1A Quarterfinals and will play Indiana in... Read More
The D1A bracket has been set, and although the first round is slated for April 15th, two games were played April 8th, as regular season clashes between BYU and Colorado State and Lindenwood versus Davenport were repurposed as playoff games. BYU won 93-3, and Lindenwood won 36-14, meaning they've advanced to the quarterfinals.
It appears geography was the most prevalent factor in designing the... Read More
With what was supposed to be the final Mid-South Conference match between Lindenwood and Davenport, turned into a 36-14 D1A playoff victory for the Lions. After the D1A bracket revealed the two teams would meet in the first round, the coaches agreed that the squads would play on Saturday then have two weeks before the winner would play Life on April 22nd.
In Grand Rapids, Mich. at the Farmers... Read More
In its first foray into the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, Utah Valley University defeated UCLA 40-14 to advance to the quarterfinals. The Wolverines used strong defensive pressure and timely scoring to pull off an upset victory.
With the two teams being relatively unfamiliar, it took a while for the teams to get going. Neither team really got any momentum going and the game remained scoreless mid way... Read More
Arkansas State dispatched Oklahoma 69-7 in the first round of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup. The Red Wolves jumped out to an early first half lead and proved to be too strong for the Sooners.
The first 10 minutes of the game were very competitive but once Arkansas State got rolling Oklahoma was outmatched. Andrew Pretorius opened the scoring just inside the quarter of the game and the floodgates... Read More
South Carolina claimed the final spot in the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship with a win in the SCRC Qualifier. The Gamecocks outlasted a tough Kentucky side 26-12 to book their trip to Philadelphia in June.
The Gamecocks came into the tournament as the number one seed thanks to winning the seeding tournament last week. As a result, South Carolina faced off with Georgia, Alabama and... Read More
Army pulled away from Notre Dame in the second half to win 41-8 in the first round of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup. The Black Knights scored four unanswered second half tries to upend the Fighting Irish.
Jon Kim opened the scoring in the second minute with a penalty before Luke Huen found a gap to score the first try of the game. Kim converted the try to extend the lead to 10-0.
Notre Dame battled... Read More
Penn State welcomed Harvard to the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup with a thumping 100-7 win in Cambridge. The Nittany Lions scored 16 times with 13 different players finding the try zone.
In hopes of avoiding another Ivy League upset this year, Penn State hoped to get off to a fast start. The Nittany Lions did just that, with Ryan McNulty scoring inside the first minute.
“It was great to get out of fast... Read More
The DI Rankings saw little movement overall this week but a couple of games bore interesting results. The top four saw a bit of a shakeup and one team made its first appearance in the rankings in a long time.
BYU dismantled Central Washington for the second time this season. The Cougars looked deadly and move into the number two spot behind St. Mary’s. Although Life continues to win, the Cougar's... Read More