To be the best, you have to play the best. No. 2 ranked Brigham Young University has a challenging schedule this spring and in order to be prepared for the D1A National Playoffs in April, the Cougars played one of the best men’s club teams, the Glendale Raptors, on Saturday at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. Despite its best efforts, BYU was able to keep close for a little while before the... Read More
Having played the majority of their schedule in the fall, #6 Penn State and #17 Navy are ramping up their competition for the 2017 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship in April. On Saturday, the clubs clashed in a postseason preview at Prusmack Rugby Complex in Annapolis, Md.
As both clubs’ spring season openers, the teams played tight rugby for the first 40 minutes. In the second half,... Read More
On an blustery day in Baton Rouge, La., the #25 Louisiana State University Tigers gave the #7 Arkansas State University Red Wolves everything they had for 80 minutes of rugby. At the UREC Field Complex, the wind played a heavy part of the game as the majority of the scoring was on the side of the field. With the wind at its back, LSU controlled most of the possession in the first half and found... Read More
In the fourth week of action in the DIA California Conference, San Diego State and Santa Clara picked up valuable victories over Sacramento State and UC Santa Barbara, respectively. Both teams were dominant in their wins and look to continue the trend in their upcoming games.
San Diego State at Sacramento State
In Sacramento, Calif., San Diego State hit the road and delivered a 64-12 beatdown to... Read More
With two explosive wins over this past week, the Cal Bears stretched their undefeated streak to nine games in 2017. Utilizing sides composed of predominantly freshmen and sophomores, Cal blanked Cal Maritime 87-0 on Wednesday and scored 45 points in the second half against Santa Clara to win 65-21. This Saturday, Cal will face a stiff test as it splits its squad to play back-to-back games versus... Read More
The tragic passing of Texas Tech’s captain Quinn Noel cast a large shadow over week three of the 2017 Red River season. The loss was felt conference-wide as TCU’s match versus Texas Tech was postponed as result. A highly respected player and fierce competitor, Noel will be missed dearly on and off the field. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for contributions in Quinn’s memory to be sent... Read More
To begin the 2017 season, #20 San Diego State and #21 Cal Poly clashed in San Diego, Calif. on Saturday with the Aztecs edging the Mustangs, 13-8. Both looked to shake off the winter rust as execution was lacking at times for each club. With such a low scoring affair, defense was paramount and scoring was at a premium. Ultimately, San Diego State won the game behind tries from Ari Flink and Jacob... Read More
Former Dartmouth assistant coach and current All-American assistant James Willocks will succeed Blake Burdette as the head coach at Penn State. After leading the Nittany Lions to an undefeated fall campaign, Burdette was let go for unstated reasons. The program has undergone several coaching changes over the last few years, as Willocks will be the fourth man to lead the program in that time. ... Read More
With the addition of Arkansas State, Arizona State, St. Mary's, Tennessee and Wisconsin, there are now only three spots left to be filled for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship June 3-4, 2017 at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia. These additions, announced Monday, put the tournament on a path to having its most competitive field to date.
The Red Wolves, Sun Devils, Vols and Badgers... Read More
One of the more decorated rivalries in all of college rugby will not be played in 2016/2017, as Utah and Brigham Young will not be renewing the Wasatch Cup in 2017. The game was typically a sellout and often streamed, with a massive traveling trophy going to the victor.
The series has been dominated by the Cougars. Not since 2010, in a non-Wasatch Cup friendly have the Utes beaten them. That... Read More