NEW YORK – The draw for the 2017 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship has been announced, laying out pathways for the national postseason’s 14 collegiate rugby programs to reach the final of the single-elimination championship tournament. Round One kicks off April 8 at six different universities across the nation, followed by the April 15 quarterfinals and April 22 semifinals before the May... Read More
In a clash of top ranked clubs, #2 Saint Mary’s College of California beat #3 Brigham Young University, 27-12, for the first time in three years. BYU had a five game winning streak against Saint Mary’s dating back to 2014. However, on Saturday in Moraga, Calif., the Gaels used BYU’s penalty trouble to their advantage to shut out the Cougars in the first half then outscore their opponent in the... Read More
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
In the fourth week of action in the DIA California Conference, San Diego State and Santa Clara picked up valuable victories over Sacramento State and UC Santa Barbara, respectively. Both teams were dominant in their wins and look to continue the trend in their upcoming games.
San Diego State at Sacramento State
In Sacramento, Calif., San Diego State hit the road and delivered a 64-12 beatdown to... 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
The tragic passing of Texas Tech’s captain Quinn Noel cast a large shadow over week three of the 2017 Red River season. The loss was felt conference-wide as TCU’s match versus Texas Tech was postponed as result. A highly respected player and fierce competitor, Noel will be missed dearly on and off the field. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for contributions in Quinn’s memory to be sent... 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