It's really the height of the college 7s season at the moment, with upwards of 10 tournaments taking place in a given week. The spring season has a few crescendos, the upcoming weekend being one of them with seven DI conferences crowning 7s champions.
Last weekend saw seven tournaments of mostly DI competition, and with that comes some changes in our Top 25. For a few already highly ranked teams... Read More
NeMani Delaibatiki will not return as head coach of Arkansas State for the 2015/2016 season, ASU confirmed Tuesday. He will continue to coach the Red Wolves through the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship May 30-31, but his contract was not renewed for next season. University officials say A-State decided to go in a different direction with the program.
“We appreciate Mani’s enthusiasm for... Read More
South Carolina claimed its third-consecutive SCRC 7s tournament, sweeping the series with an emphatic 34-0 shutout of Florida in the final in Tupeo, Miss. The Gamecocks will look to continue their momentum in the SCRC qualifier tournament next weekend.
USC opened the tournament with a 24-17 victory over Mississippi State. The Gamecocks continued pool play with a 38-5 win over Georgia. As the... Read More
In the fifth event of the ACRL 7s Seris in Blacksburg, Va., hosting Virginia Tech dispatched each of its foes and won the championship final against Maryland, 31-12. The Hokies scored a total of 142 points on the day, while shutting out two opponents and only letting up 19 points in the other two games. With the ARCL 7s Championship at the Rugby Athletic Center in Charlotte, N.C. on April 19th,... Read More
On a windy Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich., Indiana fought through a field of 12 teams to blow out Illinois in the Cup Final, 54-10, of the Big Ten 7s. This is the Hoosiers' second tournament win in a row after they beat Michigan in the final at Notre Dame two weeks ago. Indiana dominated all day, amassing 253 points in five games and only giving up a total of 34 points.
On his club’s superior... Read More
With a 139-14 point margin throughout the tournament and a superior defense, Kutztown coasted to win the final of the Philadelphia Collegiate Cup over Maryland, 26-7. The Golden Bears were undefeated in the six-team field and almost met their second side in the final. Despite the cold, rainy, and muddy conditions, Kutztown gained valuable experience on its way to the CRCs at the end of May.
“Our... Read More
In the championship match at the Daytona 7s in Dayton, Ohio Saturday, Michigan employed a team-based possession attack to defeat Notre Dame College, 24-10, and bring home the cup. The Wolverines and Falcons were both undefeated in pool play before reaching the final.
“This was a good win,” Michigan coach Brandon Sparks stated regarding the final. “Anytime you can beat a varsity team as a club... Read More
In the second stop on the ACRL 7s tour, Kutztown swept through the field in Raleigh, N.C. this weekend. Although the field was a little thin due to the absence of Maryland, Notre Dame and Clemson, Kutztown continues to impress in their quest to return to the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship final.
The field consisted of eight teams this weekend, with two groups of pool play. Unlike most... Read More
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