The newly minted Red River Conference saw its first games played on the weekend – a 57-12 win for Oklahoma over Baylor and a 27-0 defeat of TCU for Texas. The new league was scheduled to kick off earlier this month, but the first two games were either rescheduled or canceled.
In Waco, the Sooners dominated the day, and senior center Michael Al-Jiboori led the way with three tries. Grant Clancy... Read More
Arkansas State scored an impressive win over Pacific Rugby Premiership runner-up Glendale Saturday, beating the Raptors 59-24 in Glendale, Colo. ASU led 17-5 at halftime, and the floodgates opened up in the second half.
Both Glendale and Arkansas State play their serious league seasons in the fall, but had a lot of firepower on the field Saturday. Glendale was led by Eagles Zach Fenoglio and Chad... Read More
West Virginia at West Chester
After a disappointing loss last week against Wheeling Jesuit, West Virginia rebounded by shutting out West Chester University 58-0 Saturday. WVU took the 300-mile voyage east to West Chester’s home pitch in Pennsylvania.
Using their dominant pack and powerful scrum, West Virginia was able to control the game. All-American eightman Ryan Blythe led his team on the... Read More
Michigan State University put down Purdue by a score of 34-5 Saturday. The victory was the third in a row for the Spartans, and it opens Big Ten play for them in dominant fashion.
Nawar Dimitry and Mike Vanderlaan began the Spartans’ scoring run with tries in the first half, but with only one successful conversion from Mike Varley, the Spartans could hardly rest on their laurels at that point in... Read More
USMMA at Binghamton
The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point made the 200 mile trip to Vestal, NY to match up against Binghamton University Saturday. Both teams won their first games of the season by at least two tries, but Kings Point would emerge the 31-12 victor.
Junior Dan Ardis had two tries on the day for USMMA, and Josh Raines and Kees Elling contributed with tries... Read More
The SEC featured five games this weekend. Auburn dismantled Ole Miss 74-10, while LSU skipped past Mississippi State 27-5. Tennessee upended Florida 45-17, South Carolina blanked Georgia 72-0, and Kentucky defeated Vanderbilt 27-8.
In Starkville, Miss., the Bulldogs came out very motivated and took the game to LSU, but the Tigers weathered the storm and matched the physicality of Mississippi... Read More
In the second week of East Coast action, UMass handily defeated defending ECRC champion Middlebury 38-5. Last year, Middlebury reached the ACRC final four, ultimately falling to Penn State. This victory comes as a big shock, as the Minutemen fell comfortably to unranked Boston College last week.
UMass took the opening kickoff and immediately got on the front foot. “We worked our system and banged... Read More
In one of the weekend’s two matches amongst ranked DI opponents, No. 15 Davenport held onto a big lead to beat No. 18 Bowling Green 37-26 in Bowling Green, Ohio. The Panthers led 15-0 at halftime and led 37-0 before the Falcons mounted an offensive.
Gabe Sochanek book-ended Davenport’s seven-try effort, dotting down the Panthers’ first and last tries, the latter coming near the 50th minute. It... Read More
DI-A and college rugby dignitaries met in Houston, Texas over the weekend to discuss the future of the competition, and a couple of interesting ideas are being kicked around. One that’s been bandied about for a while is moving USA Rugby’s College 7s National Championships to the spring.
USAR’s first three tournaments have been held in November and December, twice in College Station, Texas and... Read More