South Carolina opened SCRC 7s play Saturday the same way it left off 15s play in the fall, with a tournament victory in Gainesville, Fla. The Gamecocks went a perfect 5-0 on the afternoon, defeating Tennessee twice en route to a cup championship in the first of four Southeastern conference tournaments.
The Gamecocks cruised through pool play with victories over Tennessee, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt... Read More
Air Force is the latest team to accept an invitation to the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. The Zoomies finished fourth at the CRC Qualifier in Las Vegas earlier this month, falling to eventual champ Arkansas State in the semifinals and fellow CRC team St. Joe’s in the consolation game. They beat two-time CRC champion Dartmouth in pool play and 2014 runner-up Kutztown in the... Read More
Our decision to sign on as the title sponsor of The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) and The Penn Mutual Varsity Cup stands as a watershed moment in the history of American Rugby. For the U.S. rugby community, the sponsorship serves to legitimize the marketing value of rugby as its popularity grows and it readies itself for reintroduction at the 2016 Olympics. For corporate America... Read More
Arkansas State earned the 19th bid for the 2015 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Saturday, defeating American International College, 19-10, in the CRC Qualifier final in front of upwards 30,000 fans inside Sam Boyd Stadium.
The win capped off a 6-0 weekend for the Red Wolves, during which they beat Notre Dame, Wittenberg and Stony Brook in pool play, Utah in the quarterfinals and Air... Read More
Arkansas State hasn’t lost a 7s match since the fall of 2012. To put it in gridiron terms, ASU’s streak is akin to USC’s 34-straight wins from 2003-2005 or Miami’s 34-game run from 2000-2003. The Red Wolves’ last loss came at the hands of Life in the South Independent Championship.
ASU went on to win six games at Nationals that year, beating NC State, Cal and Middlebury in pool play and Kutztown... Read More
The path for the lone nationally-open qualifier for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is paved, with 24 teams lined up to vie for a chance to play live on NBC at PPL Park in Philadelphia in May. The field has teams from all different divisions – Varsity Cup, DI-A, DI-AA, DII and NSCRO – and varying levels of 7s experience and achievement.
The college division at the LVI hasn’t been a... Read More
The women’s division at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship has been around for years, but the 2015 edition should be the most robust yet. With teams coming from as far as Arizona, Indiana, Missouri, and Georgia, it’s truly become a national event.
Army won the inaugural women’s CRC in 2011, and Penn State is the two-time defending champion. Trying to knock the Nittany Lions off this... Read More
There are four ways to qualify for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship – through the Big Ten, Southeastern and Atlantic Coast conference 7s championships, and via the Las Vegas Invitational. Specific conference tournaments have been qualifiers in the past, and the LVI has certainly been a route to the big show before, but never have there been so many opportunities to win your way into... Read More
The count of teams set to compete at the 2015 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is now at 15, with the additions of UCLA, Navy, Army, St. Joe’s and Temple. The competition will again feature 20 teams, so there are still five spots yet to be claimed.
UCLA will be making its third-straight appearance in the event. The Bruins finished third in 2013 and bowed out in the semifinals in 2014.... Read More