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
In the highly anticipated rematch between top-ranked Saint Mary’s College of California and #4 Brigham Young University, the Cougars defended their home field in Provo, Utah dealing the Gaels their first loss of the season, 35-26. In a game riddled with penalties, BYU was better prepared for this match than the one in February. With Calvin Whiting and Matt Jensen back in the lineup and more games... Read More
Day One at the 2017 Las Vegas Invitational College Rugby Championship Sevens Qualifier was filled with blowouts, close-calls, upsets, surprises, and ultimately, eight teams advancing to the Cup Quarterfinals on Friday. Seven pool winners and one wild card moved on to the Cup Quarters tomorrow with the remainder of the clubs battling it out in the lower brackets.
Lindenwood captured the #1 seed in... Read More