A sloppy first half made way for a dominant naval second as the Midshipmen beat Air Force, 46-7, in the sixth annual meeting for the Lt. Colonel Kevin M. Shea Memorial Cup. At the Prusmack Rugby Complex in Annapolis, Md., the match was close at halftime, but Navy exploded for four tries in the first 20 minutes of the second half. Navy’s imposing defense led the way for the victory to bring back... Read More
Saturday the All-Americans march out for the lone time this year to face off against Oxford University at Talen Energy Stadium in suburban Philadelphia. The game is the third of its kind in recent years, as the All-Americans had typically gone on an international tour every summer.
Then in 2014 they played Oxford’s rival, Cambridge, and the Ontario Blues on home soil. In 2015 they convened and... Read More
With only one D1A Rugby East match on the docket on Saturday, most teams were finishing up their preseason ahead of the three game slate next weekend. In the opening match of the conference, Army shut out Buffalo, 60-0. Five of the six other teams of the conference got their work in playing non-conference opponents to be ready for tseason.
After beating AIC and New England College last weekend, #... Read More
With over 30 games over this weekend in men's college and club rugby, many teams picked up their first wins and others built on their resumes. Next weekend sees most of major conferences in D1A Rugby begin full schedules while the eastern club conferences continue their jaunts through the season.
Action in the Rugby East saw Army shut out Buffalo, 60-0, while Penn State, Notre Dame College, and... Read More
ANNAPOLIS, Md.— Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk announced today that Gavin Hickie has been named the Director of Club Rugby and the Head Men’s Rugby Coach. Hickie comes to Navy from Dartmouth, where he was the head coach for the past five years.
“Gavin is universally known as one of the top coaches in the sport,” said Gladchuk. “We are very fortunate to have him join the Naval... Read More
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