After BYU exited the Varsity Cup, the D1A competition knew a major competitor would be entering the fray this postseason. For the first time since 2012, BYU is back in the D1A Playoffs and has advanced to the semifinals with a thorough 46-17 victory over Indiana. With the win, the Cougars earned a rematch of the 2012 semifinals against Life. BYU won 26-20 in Marietta, Ga. four years ago and aims... Read More
With a 37-20 epic victory over Lindenwood in the D1A Quarterfinals, Life University returns the semifinals for the fifth consecutive year. Three tries in the first half gave the Running Eagles a 26-6 halftime lead, but a solid Lions attack made Life work in the second half for the win. Life and its undefeated record now welcome BYU to Marietta, Ga. on Saturday for its toughest test yet.
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Arizona booked its trip to the D1A Semifinals with a 48-5 slaughter of the Red River Champion, Baylor. The Wildcats were in control for the entire match scoring seven tries and were five minutes away from the shutout. When the Wildcats received a wake-up call from Utah in mid-March, the team has been on a tear as a late, which they hope to continue against Saint Mary’s in the semifinals on... Read More
When Saint Mary’s College of California made its debut in the D1A Playoffs on Saturday, San Diego State was no match for their California Conference rival. The Gaels ripped off 11 tries by eight different players and led 60-0 before SDSU scored in the second half. The Aztecs, who defeated Utah in the D1A opening round, attempted to mount a challenge, but could not gain a foothold in the test.... Read More
With seven top collegiate playoff matches on the slate Saturday, the question is where to watch the games. If you are not fortunate enough to see the D1A Quarterfinals, Varsity Cup Semifinals, or D1AA Spring Championship in person, most of the games will be live streamed online for your viewing pleasure.
D1A Quarterfinals - San Diego State at Saint Mary’s
Starting at 1:00 pm PST, Saint Mary’s... Read More
Rugby Today assistant editor and columnist Pat Clifton joins the Rugby Guys Podcast to talk about all things rugby in Episode 36. Pat lends his voice to Erik Woodworth, John Goodwyn, and Evan Lappen as they discuss the USA Rugby 7s performance in Singapore in the all North American final, a possible merger of D1A and the Varsity Cup in college, and the state of rugby in the United States. Plus,... Read More
In a rematch of their bout at the Las Vegas Invitational in early March, Arizona once again defeated Air Force, 51-7, in the D1A Playoffs Opening Round. The Vegas romp was a two-point victory for the Wildcats, but in Saturday’s affair, Arizona scored eight tries and shut out the Zoomies in the second half. With the win, the Wildcats travel to the Red River Conference Champion, Baylor, for the D1A... 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
Two teams headed to the D1A Playoffs played on Saturday with tune-ups to prepare for the postseason. San Diego State finished its California Conference schedule with a 41-14 win over Cal Poly and Indiana pulled away in the second half over Notre Dame College, 39-10, as both teams get ready for their respective playoffs.
Indiana made the five-hour trip to South Euclid, Ohio on Saturday to compete... 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