In an intense game that included six lead changes, the Empire Conference Champion, Stony Brook, continued its undefeated season to win its ACRC Bowl match against the Keystone Conference Champion, West Virginia, 21-20 Saturday at the Rugby Athletic Complex in Charlotte, N.C. The game would come down to who could make their conversions, as the Seawolves PJ Abelein was three-for-three, and... Read More
American International College stymied several Bowling Green comeback bids to win a wacky American Collegiate Rugby Championship bowl game, 46-40, Saturday at the Rugby Athletic Center in Charlotte, N.C. The Yellowjackets never trailed, but every time they thought they’d put the Falcons to bed, Bowling Green would charge back.
AIC took a huge lead at the start, 24-0, with tries from Bryce Neff,... Read More
The American Collegiate Rugby Championship’s second postseason gets underway tonight, with a series of bowl games being staged over two days. The ACRC struck out last year as a group of teams and conferences committed to fall 15s, and its inaugural campaign climaxed with a knockout playoff tournament won by Kutztown.
In that first year, there was some mix-up, as the Big Ten, which originally was... Read More
Nevada rebounded from a pool-opening loss to UC Davis to win the Pacific West 7s Championship Saturday in Reno, Nev. The Wolfpack lost to the Aggies, 19-5, before reeling off back-to-back wins against Stanford and UC Santa Cruz to force a three-way tie in Pool B.
Going into the final game of pool play, The Cardinal and the Aggies were tied atop the pool, both with 2-1 records. The Wolfpack could... Read More
There was little action in DI over the weekend, as several teams ramp up for the ACRC Bowl Series. However, with teams in the Northwest kicking off and the SCRC playoffs, there was enough to warrant movement.
The results that garnered no changes were Central Washington beating Washington State in the Northwest Collegiate Rugby Conference opener and Penn State drubbing Iona in the Rugby East... Read More
South Carolina defeated Alabama, 50-22, to take home the 2014 SCRC conference championship in Columbia, SC, Sunday. With the win, the Gamecocks earned the right to take on in-state rival Clemson at the ACRC Bowl Series next weekend.
USC got on the board first thanks to a try from the forwards' man-of-the-match, Zach Mullineanux. Alabama responded with two unanswered to take a 12-7 lead. South... Read More
South Carolina and Alabama knocked off the respective top seeds in the SCRC Conference semifinals and will meet in the final tomorrow in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina easily dispatched Mississippi State, 55-7, and Alabama shocked Tennessee with a thrilling 32-27 victory in overtime.
Alabama came out firing against Tennessee and led most of the afternoon. The Crimson Tide scored four tries but... Read More
Two conference 7s champions were crowned on the weekend. In the only East Coast 7s tournament this fall, Dartmouth won the Ivy title. On the left coast, Cal won its third-consecutive PAC 7s championship.
Both teams, the winners of the last four Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championships, not only went undefeated in their campaigns, they were dominant. Cal conceded just two tries in six games,... Read More