The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is the holy grail of collegiate rugby. There is no greater stage than the turf on PPL Park, no better conduit to the masses than the NBC cameras and no bigger prize than the Pete Dawkins Trophy.
It all kicks off tomorrow, and after watching some of the teams train in Philadelphia today, I’ll make some bold, and maybe not so bold, predictions.
The... Read More
Added to the docket for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship weekend this year is a collegiate rugby seminar titled, “Program Building & Growing Stakeholders”. Held 1 p.m. ET Friday, May 29 at the tournament hotel, it’s free for all college coaches and administrators, and all who sign up receive a free two-day pass to the CRC.
The seminar is split into four distinct modules, with... Read More
Just two tournaments remain in the college 7s season, USA Rugby's College 7s National Championships May 23-24 in Denver and the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship May 30-31 in Philadelphia. While we haven't posted 7s rankings in a month, there have been just a couple weekends' worth of major tournaments in that time, but they've shaken up the rankings.
Alabama, Arkansas, Miami (OH) and ... Read More
The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is right around the corner, and the field looks like its best yet. All but one program that’s ever won a tournament which can be construed as a 7s National Championship is involved, more teams won their way to the CRC via qualification vehicles than ever before, and many of those invited have claimed tournament titles this spring.
Life (2011 USA Rugby... Read More
Two days, 19 teams, five pools, and 50 matches. A big weekend of rugby came down to two teams for the title at the URugby Sevens Virginia Beach featuring the ACRC 7s at the Princess Anne Athletic Complex in Virginia Beach, Va. Kutztown and American International College (AIC) matched up in the Cup Final, where six tries powered the Golden Bears to a 36-27 victory.
The title is the fifth... Read More
Indiana claimed the Big Ten 7s Championship and nabbed a bid to the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Saturday in Champaign, Ill., going undefeated on the day in dominant fashion. It was the Hoosiers’ third tournament win in as many tries this spring – they won a Big Ten Series event in Ann Arbor, Mich. and Atlantic Coast Series competition in South Bend, Ind., too.
Wisconsin won its pool... Read More
It’s been a bittersweet couple of weeks for the Clemson Tigers. April 4 they upset Arkansas State to win their first-ever Penn Mutual Varsity Cup contest, but a week later they were knocked out of the competition by Navy, losing by a single point.
Sunday they finished second at the Atlantic Coast 7s Championship, but since it was to Virginia Tech, which had already secured an invitation to the... Read More