With college back in session, the fall rugby season is upon us as American International College edged Penn State, 34-27, and Wheeling Jesuit ran away from Cincinnati to win 51-17. Tied at 27-27 with five minutes left, AIC’s flyhalf Jihad Khabir scored the game winner off an impressive dummy-switch to give Josh Macy’s squad the victory over an extremely competitive PSU side. For the Cardinals,... Read More
In a few weeks, the Delaware Blue Hens will return to the rugby field after nearly two years off thanks to suspension. One of the top teams in the country in one of the toughest leagues around before going dormant, Delaware isn’t easing back into things. Under the guidance of new head coach Struan Murray, the Blue Hens have a daunting fall schedule in front of them.
Murray was an assistant at... Read More
After a long fight to get back on campus, Delaware will return to action this fall following roughly two years of suspension. The Blue Hens were dealt a five-year ban in the fall of 2013 after a well-publicized party that grew out of hand was attributed to the club. Alumni and team members have worked since the incident to get back in the university's good graces,
"The team deeply regrets and... Read More
Lindenwood claimed the USA Rugby College 7s National Championship Sunday, beating Davenport 28-10 in the final on Denver University’s campus. The Lions went 6-0 on the weekend, delivering their conference foes their only loss in the 20-minute championship game.
The Lions never trailed in the contest, earning the program’s second national title and first in 7s. The Lions won the 2011 DII National... Read More
The USA Rugby College 7s final will be an all Mid-South affair, with Davenport beating Central Washington at the death in one semifinal and Lindenwood evading an upset from Utah with no time left on the clock in the other. Neither Davenport nor Lindenwood has ever won a major college 7s tournament, marking this final as unchartered waters. It may come down to depth, too, with both teams seemingly... Read More
The title chase is down to four teams, as Utah and Lindenwood meet in one semifinal and Central Washington and Davenport clash in the other. Blow-by-blow recaps of the quarterfinals:
CENTRAL WASHINGTON 31-0 SAN DIEGO STATE
San Diego State knocked on the opening kickoff, and Central scored immediately off the scrum. The Wildcats simply sent the ball wide to Cameron Merrick, who sped around the... Read More
The college 15s season is done and dusted, with no more games left to help sort the final rankings. The top four is easy, below that, it gets a little tougher. BYU beat Cal and St. Mary's. Cal beat St. Mary's. St. Mary's beat Life. There's your inarguable top four.
No. five could be Central Washington or Davenport. Tough one to pick since they didn't play each other or have any common opponents,... Read More
For the last three years, the D1A National Championship has came down to the same two teams, No. 3 Life University and No. 4 Saint Mary’s College of California. The Running Eagles won the 2013 edition, 16-14, and SMC took last year’s game, 21-6. The 2015 match at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta would not disappoint, as the game came down to the last play with the... Read More
Powered by timely tries and an on-point kicking game, No. 4 Saint Mary’s advances to the 2015 USA Rugby DI-A College 15s National Championships with a 48-32 victory over No. 7 Davenport in Moraga, Calif. Behind a total of seven tries, six kicks by inside center Dylan Audsley (five conversions and a PK), and a pressure defense, the Gaels will attempt to repeat as champions when they meet the No. 3... Read More