BYU claimed its fourth-straight national title Saturday, beating Cal 30-27 in the Varsity Cup final at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. The Cougars never trailed and appeared to pull away twice, but the Bears kept coming back.
Cal made the first threat at the try line with an attacking five-meter lineout a few minutes in. The Bears won the lineout, but their maul was shoved backwards and the... Read More
Life advanced to its third-straight D1A championship game with a 43-14 defeat of Lindenwood in Marietta, Ga. Saturday. The Running Eagles built a four-try second-half advantage before the Lions were able to get on the board.
Life won the kicking battle and proved better in the set pieces, which made the biggest difference in the match. The semifinal was hotly contended, as referee Derek Summers... Read More
The six best teams in the country are still in the hunt for a National Championship. BYU and Cal will do battle in the Varsity Cup final for a third-straight year Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium in suburban Salt Lake City. At the same time, Davenport travels to St. Mary’s and Life hosts Lindenwood in the D1A semifinals. These teams are, without much dispute, the six best teams in the country.... Read More
The men’s DI-AA quarterfinals and semifinals took place on the weekend in Pittsburgh, Pa. and on the campus of UC Davis. West Virginia, Central Florida, Arkansas and UC Davis found themselves moving on to the next round after Saturday, and UCF emerged winner of the East and Davis the West Sunday.
For the men of WVU, their win Saturday was a result of patience and mental toughness accenting their... Read More
Two days, 19 teams, five pools, and 50 matches. A big weekend of rugby came down to two teams for the title at the URugby Sevens Virginia Beach featuring the ACRC 7s at the Princess Anne Athletic Complex in Virginia Beach, Va. Kutztown and American International College (AIC) matched up in the Cup Final, where six tries powered the Golden Bears to a 36-27 victory.
The title is the fifth... Read More
Indiana claimed the Big Ten 7s Championship and nabbed a bid to the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Saturday in Champaign, Ill., going undefeated on the day in dominant fashion. It was the Hoosiers’ third tournament win in as many tries this spring – they won a Big Ten Series event in Ann Arbor, Mich. and Atlantic Coast Series competition in South Bend, Ind., too.
Wisconsin won its pool... Read More
In the first round of the D1A playoffs, Davenport bested Wheeling Jesuit 38-8 to advance to the quarterfinals. Despite a slow start, the Michigan side used a strong second half to send the West Virginia school home empty handed.
The first 20 minutes saw two unfamiliar teams feeling each other out. Davenport made a few tactical changes prior to the game, and the Panthers struggled to get going... Read More
Utah defeated Cal Poly 31-26 Saturday to advance to the D1A quarterfinals. The Utes overcame a halftime deficit to earn a date with St. Mary’s in the next round.
Utah opened the scoring two minutes into the game, but the rest of the first half was all Cal Poly. Utah struggled in the set piece and spent nearly 30 minutes of the first half defending in its own territory. Poly scored two tries to... Read More
It’s been a bittersweet couple of weeks for the Clemson Tigers. April 4 they upset Arkansas State to win their first-ever Penn Mutual Varsity Cup contest, but a week later they were knocked out of the competition by Navy, losing by a single point.
Sunday they finished second at the Atlantic Coast 7s Championship, but since it was to Virginia Tech, which had already secured an invitation to the... Read More
The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship field is set, with the final automatic berths being claimed over the weekend via three conference finales. Alabama surprised everyone in the Southeastern conference to punch its ticket to Philadelphia, Indiana continued its dominance in the Big Ten to win its way back into the CRC, and Clemson took the Atlantic Coast's bid.
While the paths to the CRC... Read More