In Provo, Utah Saturday, BYU defeated a scrappy Central Washington side, 35-8, to advance to the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup final. The Cougars used a strong second-half performance to outlast the Wildcats.
Central Washington hung tough in the early stages of the game, controlling a decent amount of possession. The Wildcats earned a penalty inside the BYU 22, but an attempt at goal went wide right. ... Read More
Miami (OH) won the MAC 7s Championship over the weekend to secure a spot at USA Rugby 7s Nationals. The Redhawks overcame a crowded field, but in the end overcame tournament hosts Bowling Green in the final, 27-24, to take the tournament.
From the start Miami stood out against the competition in its pool. The Redhawks handily defeated Dayton and Cincinnati, putting up a combined 61 points between... Read More
The final leg of the Keystone 7s Series wrapped up in Rutgers, N.J. over the weekend, with Saint Joseph's at the top of the heap with the most overall tournament points. Thanks to superior strategy and reliable youth, Saint Joseph's managed to win all three tournaments in the Series.
Saturday's Cup win saw the return of several veterans, and the Hawks went 4-0 on the day. They beat Villanova,... Read More
Alabama defeated Mississippi State 24-14 in the final of the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference 7s Championship in Knoxville, Tn Saturday. With the win, the Crimson Tide earned the SCRC automatic qualifier berth the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship May 30-31 at PPL Park in Philadelphia.
After finishing sixth in the final standings of the SCRC series, Alabama came out of nowhere to... Read More
It's really the height of the college 7s season at the moment, with upwards of 10 tournaments taking place in a given week. The spring season has a few crescendos, the upcoming weekend being one of them with seven DI conferences crowning 7s champions.
Last weekend saw seven tournaments of mostly DI competition, and with that comes some changes in our Top 25. For a few already highly ranked teams... Read More
Playoff time is upon us pretty much across the board, so highly ranked teams will be playing one another for the next few weeks. The chalk held in most of those matches through the weekend.
The top six remains unchanged for the eighth week in a row, with BYU beating UCLA, Cal clobbering Texas, St. Mary's punishing Santa Clara and Central Washington edging Utah. Life and Army were dormant. ... Read More
NeMani Delaibatiki will not return as head coach of Arkansas State for the 2015/2016 season, ASU confirmed Tuesday. He will continue to coach the Red Wolves through the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship May 30-31, but his contract was not renewed for next season. University officials say A-State decided to go in a different direction with the program.
“We appreciate Mani’s enthusiasm for... Read More
After missing the postseason last year, Penn State and Wisconsin each had something to prove in the first round of the D1A National Playoffs in Cottage Grove, Wis. The Nittany Lion defense proved formidable and Wisconsin was unable to break through for the victory as Penn State will advance to the quarterfinals, 33-8.
Penn State earned an at large bid to the DI-A Playoffs after going 4-2 in the... Read More
In its first match of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, BYU edged a scrappy UCLA side 45-16 in Westwood, Calif. BYU jumped out to an early lead and with a tenacious, well-conditioned side, UCLA was never able to recover.
Joseph Nicholls opened the scoring for the Cougars with a try in the fifth minute, and six minutes later Jordan Lowry got his first of two tries on the afternoon. The winger has been... Read More