Penn State and Army are expected to be announced as the latest teams to join the Varsity Cup. The Nittany Lions and Black Knights will come on board for the 2016 competition, giving the postseason knockout tournament 16 teams.
Both programs recently named new head coaches, Army former All American, Stanford and San Diego State head man Matt Sherman, and Penn State former Utah head man Blake... Read More
The University of Pittsburgh got its third consecutive win on Saturday, blanking Lock Haven and putting up 65 points in the process. This leaves Pittsburgh undefeated in the Keystone Rugby Conference and in a confident state of mind going into the meat of the season.
For Pittsburgh, the name of the game was execution. Though the conditions led to a slow start, once the offense got rolling, the... Read More
Temple won a close match in this weekend’s run of competition in the Keystone Conference when a last-minute penalty kick proved to be the undoing of Rutgers.
Temple went into the contest less than 100-percent. According to the team’s president, Daniel Ponti, his side hadn’t run the field together until the Friday prior to the match and went into the competition down five starters. Despite the... Read More
Oklahoma scored 31 unanswered points to erase a first-half deficit and beat Arkansas Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark. The Razorbacks controlled the first half and led 19-10 at halftime, poaching a lot of Oklahoma ball in breakdowns, countering a missed kick to touch for a try and slicing the Sooner backline for another.
OU adjusted well in the second half by keeping its feet in breakdowns, getting... Read More
There were a few good matches over the weekend in the DI-AA Mid-America Conference. Dayton played a comprehensive match against Central Michigan, Miami edged out Kent State and Western Michigan faced down the Cincinnati.
Dayton played host to Central Michigan at the Dayton Rugby Grounds. The Flyers were far from gracious hosts and put the screws to the Exiles, securing a 52-7 victory.
For the... Read More
Ohio edged Cincinnati by two points in MAC play Saturday. Ohio got the win on the back of five tries and a pair of conversions, winning 29-27.
The match Saturday was a tale of two halves. After the opening 40 minutes, OU only had seven points between them and Cincinnati. After the break, the match broke open and the Bobcats began to run up the score. According to head coach for Willie Griffes,... Read More
Over the weekend some collegiate rugby teams started their season. One of those teams was the Bowling Green, who played Louisville to a 60-15 win for the Falcons.
The win is a good sign for BGSU, not just for the sake of recording an early victory in the season but for the fact that play was improved even though certain players were absent from the lineup. According to the head coach Tony... Read More
In an attempt to face a challenging opponent before the start of the Big Ten schedule, Michigan invited five-time defending Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Champion Humber College of Ontario to Ann Arbor, Mich. on Friday night. What head coach Brandon Sparks’ club received was a 34-0 drumming by a very technically-sound squad from Toronto.
“In the first half, we were able to hang with them... Read More
Notre Dame College traveled to South Bend, Ind. to take on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame Saturday. In a match that was called the Notre Dame Catholic Cup, the Falcons played the Irish to a 60-14 finish in the Falcons’ favor in front of a crowd which included Notre Dame College President Tom Kruczek.
This weekend’s victory improved the Falcons’ record to a perfect two wins with no defeats. Even... Read More
For teams competing in the Mid-America Conference, the 2015 fall rugby season is just getting underway. From the summer to September, teams have been preparing to have a successful season and secure the MAC Championship.
For Ball State, this preparation has taken the form of players getting stronger and faster on their own during the summer months and getting on-field experience whenever possible... Read More