It has taken a while, but in the latest episode of The Carter Divide, Ethan and I finally talk about some college rugby.
The episode is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and here.
One of the first things I showed to Ethan, in my quest to turn him into a real rugby fan, was a PRO match. Having watched a little Super Rugby, he was not impressed. In fact, he was rather dismissive. Nearly 10 months... Read More
ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk announced today that Mike Flanagan is stepping down as the head rugby coach after 27 years on the job.
“Although a Club Sport, the Rugby program at Navy has always taken on the most formidable intercollegiate competition in the nation,” said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. “The Academy, alumni, and... Read More
The hard work of a grueling season finally paid off for San Diego State on Saturday as the Aztecs knocked off a solid Utah squad, 41-31, in the opening round of the D1A Playoffs. On Saturday in San Diego, Calif., both clubs matched each other blow for blow with SDSU outlasting its opponent in the end. With the victory, the Aztecs will face their California Conference rival, Saint Mary’s, in the... Read More
With the D1A Playoff bracket being released earlier in the week, Saturday's regular season match-up between BYU and Colorado State was transformed into the first round of the postseason. With both clubs earning at-large bids to the playoffs, BYU routed Colorado State, 93-3, with a 15-try explosion in Provo, Utah. With the victory, BYU has advanced to the D1A Quarterfinals and will play Indiana in... Read More
The D1A bracket has been set, and although the first round is slated for April 15th, two games were played April 8th, as regular season clashes between BYU and Colorado State and Lindenwood versus Davenport were repurposed as playoff games. BYU won 93-3, and Lindenwood won 36-14, meaning they've advanced to the quarterfinals.
It appears geography was the most prevalent factor in designing the... Read More
With what was supposed to be the final Mid-South Conference match between Lindenwood and Davenport, turned into a 36-14 D1A playoff victory for the Lions. After the D1A bracket revealed the two teams would meet in the first round, the coaches agreed that the squads would play on Saturday then have two weeks before the winner would play Life on April 22nd.
In Grand Rapids, Mich. at the Farmers... Read More
In the second part of a home and away series with the Glendale Raptors, Brigham Young University nearly pulled off the upset losing by two points, 41-39. After losing 57-12 in early February in Glendale, Colo., the Cougars improved immensely in Saturday’s match and will use the experience in the upcoming D1A Playoffs. For the Raptors, the game was preparation for its battle with the Austin Huns... Read More
BYU, Utah and Air Force are out of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, replaced by Harvard. Rumor has it Arizona State will be out, too, if not on its own volition, because of the well-publicized, on-pitch assault involving someone who wasn’t a student at ASU punting an Arizona counterpart in the face while he was kneeling to tie his shoe. More teams might be in the fold as replacements, as well. The... Read More
In its first match in over a month, the University of Utah blasted Utah State University, 83-21. In preparation for its clash with Arizona next Saturday, the Utes ripped off 13 tries by ten different players. Chad Gough led Utah with a hat trick and freshman Kelsin Pupunu excelled at both fullback and outside center with two tries.
“Knowing that we needed a focused effort against Utah State to... Read More
Coming off a high after beating Saint Mary’s last weekend, #4 Brigham Young University stayed hot punishing #5 Central Washington University, 46-24. In Ellensburg, Wash., the Cougars used a wind in the first half to open up a 24-0 halftime lead as CWU struggled with its execution. The Wildcats battled in the second half to win the period, but BYU kept pace not allowing its opponent to gain ground... Read More