The 2016 Big Ten Conference season got underway this weekend, with the winning teams getting wins by wide margins. Defending conference champion, Indiana, picked up where it left off by thrashing Michigan State, 73-0, and 3rd place Wisconsin blew out Purdue, 81-8. Michigan started the new year clobbering Minnesota, 62-19, and Illinois blanked Iowa, 45-0. In non-conference play, Ohio State pounded... Read More
The first weekend of the 2016 Rugby East season saw a blowout and two competitive contests as Penn State, Army, and Saint Bonaventure opened the conference with victories. Penn State continued its early season success blanking West Virginia, 76-0, for its third victory in a row. After crushing Stony Brook last weekend, Army nipped Iona, 16-5, in a defensive struggle and Saint Bonaventure out-... Read More
With the Big 10 schedule set to begin in a couple of weeks, the top two teams in the conference, Indiana and Ohio State, kicked off the 2016 fall season with impressive wins. The Hoosiers blanked IUPUI, 87-0, and Ohio State blasted Cincinnati, 59-5. A total of 24 tries were scored in the two games and served as a good starter for the season. Both squads will now examine the game film and prepare... Read More
With the D1A National Collegiate Championship quarterfinal round in the Midwest and the East set for this Saturday, Davenport is at Life and Indiana hosts Lindenwood. Each team has a shot at making the Final, so competition to advance to the semifinals will be fierce.
Life made it to the Final last June and was inches from the tryline when St. Mary’s poached the ball for the win. Life is back... Read More
The quarterfinals for the D1A National Collegiate Championships are set for this Saturday and Sunday and nine of the most competitive clubs in the nation are set to clash. St. Mary’s will be looking for third championship in a row, but have the likes of Life, Lindenwood, Arizona, Utah, Indiana, Davenport, Cal Poly, and Air Force in the hunt to claim the title.
Since the Cal Poly versus Air Force... Read More
The Penn Mutual Varsity Cup is down to four and the D1A playoffs to eight. We die-hard rugby fans wish we could mesh the professionalism and exposure of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship with the inclusiveness of the D1A competition, and we’d all love to see Cal vs. Lindenwood, Central Washington vs. St. Mary’s, or Life vs. BYU. But that’s not the world in which we currently live.
It... Read More
With both teams already earning spots in the D1A National Playoffs, the last match of the California Conference regular season came down to Cal Poly at Saint Mary's in Moraga, Calif. After a sloppy second half, the Gaels came out on top, 50-11.
Despite what the final score might indicate, the match between the two teams was a competitive contest for the most part. According to Saint Mary’s Head... Read More
In a primer before the start of the D1A National Playoffs, Lindenwood was able to grind out a 13-10 victory over Davenport in cold conditions.
When Lindenwood left campus, the sky was clear and the weather was sunny. However, once the players arrived at Davenport, the scene had changed dramatically. According to Lindenwood’s assistant coach Aaron Browne, there was a thick layer of snow on the... Read More
The field for the D1A National Rugby College 15s National Championships has been set and the first round matches are scheduled for April 16th. Twelve teams were selected with top four clubs earning opening round byes for claiming their conference championships. The seeds were determined by the final USA Rugby D1A Rankings and conference championship winners.
Life and Saint Mary’s earned the top... Read More
Life continued its undefeated campaign with a 34-0 victory over Davenport. In arduous conditions due to heavy snow, the Running Eagles used a simplified game plan to notch the shut out victory.
“It was pretty tough conditions…You could hardly see the ball. It was a bit of a nightmare. It was some of the toughest conditions we have played in this year,” Life assistant coach David Gannon said.... Read More