To be the best, you have to play the best. No. 2 ranked Brigham Young University has a challenging schedule this spring and in order to be prepared for the D1A National Playoffs in April, the Cougars played one of the best men’s club teams, the Glendale Raptors, on Saturday at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. Despite its best efforts, BYU was able to keep close for a little while before the... Read More
Having played the majority of their schedule in the fall, #6 Penn State and #17 Navy are ramping up their competition for the 2017 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship in April. On Saturday, the clubs clashed in a postseason preview at Prusmack Rugby Complex in Annapolis, Md.
As both clubs’ spring season openers, the teams played tight rugby for the first 40 minutes. In the second half,... Read More
On an blustery day in Baton Rouge, La., the #25 Louisiana State University Tigers gave the #7 Arkansas State University Red Wolves everything they had for 80 minutes of rugby. At the UREC Field Complex, the wind played a heavy part of the game as the majority of the scoring was on the side of the field. With the wind at its back, LSU controlled most of the possession in the first half and found... Read More
With two explosive wins over this past week, the Cal Bears stretched their undefeated streak to nine games in 2017. Utilizing sides composed of predominantly freshmen and sophomores, Cal blanked Cal Maritime 87-0 on Wednesday and scored 45 points in the second half against Santa Clara to win 65-21. This Saturday, Cal will face a stiff test as it splits its squad to play back-to-back games versus... 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
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