In front of a record crowd of nearly 15,000 fans at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa., the first day of the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship ended with the usual suspects advancing to the quarterfinals on Sunday. Most of the pools boiled down to the final match of the afternoon. Emerging from the six pools, Saint Mary’s, Arkansas State, Lindenwood, UCLA, Cal, and Indiana won... Read More
CHESTER, Pa. — After not allowing a point in Friday's three pool play games at the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, Life continued that streak in the cup quarterfinals against Navy Saturday with a 38-0 win at Talen Energy Stadium.
"We've just been, the past two weeks, concentrating on our defensive system and using it to attack the other team to turn the ball over," Life coach... Read More
The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship starts tomorrow, as Cal looks to navigate the toughest field in the competition’s history to claim an astonishing fifth-straight tournament title. Everyone else is gunning to knock the Golden Bears off. Here’s my take on how it might all play out.
Though Cal is the returning champion, the Bears are playing with heavy hearts. Just a few weeks ago, lock... Read More
Women’s CRC: Friday Roundup
Editor's note: This post will be updated throughout Friday as pool play matches in the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship are finalized. For the complete tournament schedule, click here.
Lindenwood 36, Navy 0
CHESTER, Pa. — In the opening game of the tournament, freshman Caring De Freitas opened all scoring when she scooped a loose ball in the middle of the... Read More
Team USA head coach Mike Friday, captain Madison Hughes and stars Perry Baker and Danny Barrett will be in attendance at the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship June 3-4, and there will be two opportunities to interact and learn from them. Saturday, there will be a Q&A on the mian stage just outside Talen Energy Stadium, and Sunday there will be an attack clinic on the Academy... Read More
The sixth rendition of the women’s CRC kicks off Friday, with 12 teams across four pools vying for the right to play on national television and claim the title. Pool play will be contested Friday at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa., with the quarterfinals set for Saturday and the competition rounding out Sunday. The women’s final is scheduled to air at 2:33 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.
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Lindenwood, Life, Penn State and Dartmouth are spread across four pools as the top seeds, as 16 women’s teams look to compete for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship title June 3-4 at Talen Energy Stadium in suburban Philadelphia.
The Running Eagles of Life snapped a three-year Penn State winning streak last year. The Nittany Lions will be back again along with Life, but it’s the Lions... Read More
The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is just under three weeks away, set for June 3-4 at Talen Energy Stadium in suburban Philadelphia. The pools are out, and they’re highlighted by rivalries and a renewed sense of competitiveness.
In Pool A, the East Coast Jesuit school squares off against the West Coast Christian Brothers college when Boston College faces St. Mary’s. In Pool B, old... Read More
The 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship boasts its best field yet. There are 24 teams representing 16 states. Four-time defending champion Cal is back, but the Golden Bears will be facing stiffer competition this year than ever before.
The elephant in the room when discussing the CRC is USA Rugby’s College 7s National Championships. The CRC was born in 2010 and has run every year... Read More
Clemson has accepted an invitation to compete in the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship June 2-3 at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia. The Tigers replace Arizona State, which was previously invited, but the Sun Devils are expected to receive sanctioning for an on-field incident earlier this spring and not be available.
The Tigers will be making their third-straight appearance at the... Read More