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
In its final collegiate match of the year, Lindenwood University traveled to Annapolis, Md. to play the United States Naval Academy at the brand new Prusmack Rugby Complex on Saturday. Once the Lions solved the puzzle of Navy’s defensive strategy, the team was able to get its second consecutive win, 52-37. After the winter break, Lindenwood's season will begin against Central Washington on... Read More
After amassing a 6-0 conference record, Indiana University marched into the Big 10 Championship and dominated Ohio State, 72-19, for its second straight title. The Buckeyes beat out Wisconsin for its spot at the championship and a shot at the hardware. The Hoosiers punished Ohio State for 12 tries working all the facets of the offense and defense.
Throughout the season, the lineup for IU had... Read More
In the next to last Saturday of the fall season in the Rugby East, Penn State, Wheeling Jesuit, and Iona closed out their year with wins and Buffalo grabbed its second win over West Virginia, 45-24. The Nittany Lions completed their undefeated record with a 41-34 win against Kutztown, Wheeling Jesuit blasted Delaware, 65-12, for its sixth victory, and Iona edged St. Bonaventure, 17-12, in its... Read More
In the late season match between two top 20 ranked service academies, the #13 Army came out hard and fast against #16 Air Force in West Point, N.Y. to win 62-19. The Black Knights dominated the first half scoring 43 straight points before the Zoomies could dot down a try at the whistle. Air Force played inspired rugby in the second half, but the first half onslaught was too much to recover from.... Read More
With only two weeks remaining in the Rugby East season, Penn State, Army, Iona, and St. Bonventure concluded Week Nine with wins. The Nittany Lions remained undefeated with a 66-5 victory over Wheeling Jesuit on Friday night, while Army ended its conference schedule with a 38-19 defeat of Kutztown. Iona took out Buffalo, 31-14, and St. Bonaventure outlasted Delaware, 39-24.
Penn State completed... Read More
In a non-conference match between #13 Davenport and Mid-American Conference leader, Bowling Green State, the Panthers survived a second half assault by the Falcons to win 29-20. After racing out to a 24-3 lead at halftime, Davenport surrendered three straight tries to cut the lead to four points with 15 minutes to go. Davenport’s Dominique Bailey’s eightman pick to the corner in the last minutes... Read More
With three weeks left in the Rugby East season, Wheeling Jesuit, Kutztown, and Iona earned valuable wins to position themselves for the postseason. Conference leaders, Penn State and Army, were idle Saturday as Wheeling Jesuit overpowered Buffalo, 29-6, Kutztown crushed Delaware, 62-19, and Iona stomped West Virginia, 73-14.
Wheeling Jesuit improved to 3-1 in the Rugby East with a 29-6 win over... Read More