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
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
A new champion was crowned in the Empire Rugby Conference as Binghamton came from behind to beat the defending champion, Syracuse, 21-20. The Devils overcame some initial nerves to use fast-paced play to secure the narrow victory.
The first half was a rough one for Binghamton. Nerves had players uptight and resulted in errors at the breakdown. Syracuse capitalized on the penalties and produced... Read More
After all the dust settled from the conference championships concluded Saturday, USA Rugby released the 2016 DIAA Fall National Playoffs Bracket to the participating teams. On November 19th and 20th, the first two rounds will be played at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky. and at Founders Field in Pittsburgh, Pa.
In the East Regional at Eastern Kentucky University, #2 Bowling Green... 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 penultimate weekend of the Chesapeake fall season, James Madison wrapped up the conference championship with a 33-14 victory over Virginia Tech. With no conference playoffs, standing points determined the champion with the Dukes earning 36 points narrowly edging out Mount St. Mary’s (35 points) for the title.
Although the Mount tied JMU with its seventh win of the season following a 98-12... 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
The Mid-American Conference championships are set after the final regular season games were completed this past weekend. With Cincinnati’s 56-12 victory over Miami, the Bearcats are the #1 seed in the MAC South Division and will face Dayton, who edged Louisville, 13-12, in the conference semifinals. Following a Kent State forfeiture in the final match, the North Division champ, Bowling Green... 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
With at least two DIAA postseason berths on the line in the Chesapeake, it’s a three-team race to the National Playoffs. All three clubs emerged with wins this weekend as Mount St. Mary’s came back to beat Towson, 22-19, James Madison blanked Virginia, 97-0, and Virginia Tech blasted Salisbury, 48-29. Additionally, Mary Washington solidified fourth place with a 33-30 win over Georgetown.
Mount St... Read More