With four weeks left in the 2016 Rugby East season, the race is tight with the top four clubs jockeying for position. Army rebounded from its loss to Penn State last weekend to rout a surging Wheeling Jesuit club, 53-7. Penn State remained undefeated after dealing a resilient Iona team a 36-17 defeat and Kutztown rediscovered its winning ways with a dominant second half over St. Bonaventure, 60-... Read More
The top teams in the Big Ten Conference further distanced themselves from the rest of the pack, while another got on the winning track. Indiana, Ohio State, and Wisconsin remained undefeated with impressive results. The Hoosiers and Buckeyes blanked their opponents by a combined score of 125-0 and the Badgers smashed Minnesota, 57-5. Additionally, Michigan State put a mark in the win column when... Read More
It took until week five of the Rugby East schedule to see the contenders to the crown battle for conference supremacy. Penn State at Army and Kutztown at Wheeling Jesuit. Each team was undefeated in league play and now, only Penn State and Wheeling Jesuit remain perfect as they downed Army, 29-13, and Kutztown, 33-20, respectively. Two blowouts highlighted wins by St. Bonaventure and Buffalo as... Read More
The Big Ten Conference had its heavy-hitters show up to earn convincing wins on Saturday, while a developing side squeezed out a narrow victory. Ohio State blanked Iowa, 78-0, while Indiana reminded Purdue why it was the defending champions with an 86-0 victory. Minnesota edged Michigan State by the narrowest of margins to win 17-14.
In Columbus, Ohio State assembled a complete team effort to... Read More
Before next Saturday’s showdown between the top four teams of the Rugby East, Army, Penn State, Kutztown, and Wheeling Jesuit were victorious this past weekend. Army blew out Delaware, 81-5; Penn State swept St. Bonaventure and Buffalo to a combined score of 137-24; Kutztown crushed Iona, 77-14; and Wheeling Jesuit pummeled West Virginia, 72-12.
For Delaware’s Rugby East home opener in Newark,... Read More
After a tame first half in the annual meeting between Air Force and Navy, the second half was a thriller where the Zoomies retook possession of the Lt Col Kevin Shea Memorial Rugby Cup, 32-21. At the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado on Friday afternoon, the Zoomies held a 12-5 lead at halftime before the Midshipmen went on a torrid run to tie it up at 26 all. Air Force kicked two... Read More
Husband, father, Marine, rugby player. Lieutenant Colonel Kevin M. Shea graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1989 and was a member of the National Championship squad in the same year. Lt Col Shea cross-commissioned in the United States Marine Corps and coached at the United States Naval Academy from 2000 to 2003. He was deployed to Iraq in 2004 and on his 38th birthday, September... Read More
The Big Ten Conference table is starting to take shape as some teams start to stack wins and other make impacts with decisive victories. After beginning its season with uneven results, Ohio State started off its conference schedule with a 52-12 win over Purdue. Michigan continued it winning ways beating Iowa, 33-19, while, Wisconsin routed Michigan State, 51-10. In the final match, defending... Read More
Blowouts populated the Rugby East landscape as the average margin victory in the five matches this weekend was 61 points. Army moved to 4-0 in the conference with a 67-12 win over St. Bonaventure on Friday and a 50-0 blanking of Buffalo. Wheeling Jesuit grabbed its second win over Iona, 44-19, and Kutztown picked up its first league win over West Virginia, 95-8. Lastly, Penn State clobbered... Read More
Blowouts and shutouts highlighted the second weekend of the Rugby East schedule as Iona, Army, and Wheeling Jesuit won by large margins. Iona welcomed Delaware back to the conference with a harsh 33-0 blanking and Army crushed West Virginia, 64-0. In its first league match, Wheeling Jesuit pummeled St. Bonaventure, 60-15. All of the clubs of the Rugby East will be in action next weekend, which... Read More