The Cup Quarterfinals of the Penn Mutual CRC are set after a grueling day of pool play. UCLA took the spot with a +88 point differential, beating Cal by three points. Arizona, Kutztown, Dartmouth and Life all won their groups and finished 3rd through 6th, respectively. Arkansas State and Penn State nabbed the final two spots setting up an incredibly tough final eight.
1) UCLA VS 8) Penn State... Read More
In the seventh annual Penn Mutual College Rugby Championships at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa., the marquee teams of the tournament showcased their talents and athleticism. A few minor hiccups aside, competition heavyweights advanced to the quarterfinals on Sunday.
Pool A came down to a showdown between Cal and Arkansas State. Both teams handily won their other pool matches... Read More
The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship begins for the seventh time Saturday with its strongest field to date. All three champions – Utah (’10), Dartmouth (’11, ’12) and Cal (’13, ’14, ’15) are competing – Army’s back, and several other teams look primed to jump their game up. Here's my take on what you can expect.
THE FRONT RUNNERS
Cal would seem the odds-on favorite, given their recent... Read More
Pool F of the Penn Mutual College Rugby Championships looks to be one of the more competitive groups with former CRC champs, Dartmouth and Utah, joining Clemson and Temple at Talon Energy Center in Philadelphia, Pa.
Earning its entry after winning the Las Vegas Invitational, Utah won the inaugural CRC in 2010 and placed third in 2011. This year’s competition breaks a four-year hiatus for the Utes... Read More
For the second year in a row, an impressive panel of speakers will lead a rugby seminar in conjunction with the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. The event, which has become a valuable attraction in its own right, is Friday, June 3rd at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Downtown in Philadelphia and is free to college and high school coaches, players and administrators.
The seminar is broken into... Read More
The pool pairings for the seventh-annual Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship June 4-5 at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia see some intriguing match-ups set for the early stages. This year the field is expanded by four, with 24 teams divided into six pools.
Three-time defending champion Cal finds itself in Pool A with respected challenger Arkansas State. The Red Wolves are making their... Read More
Wisconsin punched its ticket to a third Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship appearance Saturday by claiming the Big Ten 7s title in Elkhart, Ind. The Badgers went a perfect 5-0 on the day, racking up 167 points and conceding just 29.
“Our defense is an area we pride ourselves on. We’re hard on the guys in defense and we drum into them to maintain their defensive pattern as well as... Read More
Former age-grade and Ohio State standout Nate Ebner is making his return to rugby. The New England Patriot recently re-upped with the Pats, who will allow him to pursue selection for Team USA at the Rio Olympics. He has been granted a leave of absence and is set to being training with the Eagles at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.
"First and foremost, I want to thank the... Read More