Pool F at the Penn Mutual College Rugby Championships is the Army vs Navy group with Central Washington and Maryland joining the service academies. The traditional rivalry of Army vs Navy will be on display once again on Saturday with the West Pointers holding the 3-1 CRC advantage. CWU enters the tournament for the first time since 2011 and Maryland makes its fourth appearance in Philadelphia.... Read More
Day one at the Penn Mutual College Rugby Championships in Chester, Pa. started out overcast but by the afternoon, the sun came out to shine brightly on Penn State, Life, Lindenwood, and the NSCRO Select Side. Each team swept their respective pool in the women’s division and advanced to the cup quarterfinals Saturday morning.
The cup quarterfinal pairings are:
Penn State vs 8. Boston University... Read More
Pool E is one of the more balanced pools in the Penn Mutual CRC. UCLA, Arkansas State, Virginia Tech and Delaware make up this group.
Ever since UCLA joined the tournament in 2013, the Bruins have been a top contender. UCLA finished third in 2013 and 2014 and made its way to the finals in 2016 before falling to Cal.
The Bruins made the cup quarterfinals last year but fell to Indiana in the first... Read More
Pool D at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship features last year’s runner-up Life University, Air Force, Penn State, and Notre Dame. Life is still the team to beat but all three of the other teams have been formidable in years past.
Fresh off their 15s title, Life is looking to finally capture its first 7s CRC title. After winning the Las Vegas Invitational in 2012, Life University has... Read More
Pool C is shaping up to be another difficult group at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. Dartmouth, Temples and newcomers Iona join perennial Power Kutztown in this pool.
Kutztown will once again look to take home the coveted CRC title that has evaded them. The Bears have made a name for themselves at the CRC, reaching every cup quarterfinal since joining the tournament in 2012. The... Read More
Pool B features four brand named schools. Arizona, Indiana, South Carolina and Boston College make up this foursome.
Based on the history of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, Indiana and Arizona would likely be the pool favorites. The Hoosiers and Wildcats have both made the Cup rounds in recent years and will be gunning for that again.
Indiana became a mainstay at the event starting... Read More
Pool A may turn out to be the pool of death at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. All four teams are going to be competitive and in many people’s eyes contains the tournament favorite.
With Cal out of the tournament, Lindenwood is now the team to beat. Even with Cal, the Lions may have been the team to beat as they bested the Golden Bears 26-12 at the USA Rugby Championship last week... Read More
The Award will be presented at this year's U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner in Houston on Friday, June 15 :
Former U.S. Eagles hooker and Men’s National Team Coach, Tom Billups, has been named the winner of this year’s prestigious Craig Sweeney Award. The Award, named in honor of past Eagle, the late Craig Sweeney, is awarded to an individual who had played for the Eagles, who is... Read More
UNC-Charlotte defeated Wisconsin-Whitewater 38-10 to win the men’s DII College 7s national championship. The 49ers knocked off a Whitewater team that had claimed the last two 15s national titles and defeated them 26-5 in last year’s 7s national title.
Charlotte came into the weekend with a different mentality this go around. Last year seemingly gave the team confidence and they were ready to... Read More
Lindenwood captured its second consecutive USA Rugby College 7s national championship with a 26-12 win over the University of California. The Lions steamrolled their way through the competition and avenged a DIAA semifinal loss to the Golden Bears in the process.
The Lions were incredibly dominant over the two days, only yielding points in the final game. Pool play included shutouts over... Read More