It has taken a while, but in the latest episode of The Carter Divide, Ethan and I finally talk about some college rugby.
The episode is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and here.
One of the first things I showed to Ethan, in my quest to turn him into a real rugby fan, was a PRO match. Having watched a little Super Rugby, he was not impressed. In fact, he was rather dismissive. Nearly 10 months... Read More
ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk announced today that Mike Flanagan is stepping down as the head rugby coach after 27 years on the job.
“Although a Club Sport, the Rugby program at Navy has always taken on the most formidable intercollegiate competition in the nation,” said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. “The Academy, alumni, and... Read More
Cal and Arkansas State will meet in the final of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup on Saturday, May 6, at Stevens Stadium on the campus of Santa Clara University. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m. ET and will be aired on tape delay on NBCSN at 10:30 p.m. ET.
For the first time in the history of the Varsity Cup, the game will be played outside of Utah. Cal, who has been to every previous Penn Mutual Varsity... Read More
With a 22-7 win over Navy, Arkansas State will make its first ever appearance in the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup final. The Red Wolves stymied the Navy attack all afternoon and with a couple of timely scores, booked a date with Cal for the final.
Arkansas was on the receiving end of a ton of rain over the weekend and made it incredibly sloppy and difficult to use hands. Both teams were forced to play... Read More
Cal toppled Penn State 35-14 to head to the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup final. The Golden Bears jumped out to a 20-0 halftime lead and kept a determined Penn State team at bay to make it back to the Varsity Cup final in two weeks.
Neither team got on the board in the first 20 minutes, with the Nittany Lions matching the physicality and pace of the Bears. However, the home side opened the scoring... Read More
With seven top collegiate playoff matches on the slate Saturday, the question is where to watch the games. If you are not fortunate enough to see the D1A Quarterfinals, Varsity Cup Semifinals, or D1AA Spring Championship in person, most of the games will be live streamed online for your viewing pleasure.
D1A Quarterfinals - San Diego State at Saint Mary’s
Starting at 1:00 pm PST, Saint Mary’s... Read More
Rugby Today assistant editor and columnist Pat Clifton joins the Rugby Guys Podcast to talk about all things rugby in Episode 36. Pat lends his voice to Erik Woodworth, John Goodwyn, and Evan Lappen as they discuss the USA Rugby 7s performance in Singapore in the all North American final, a possible merger of D1A and the Varsity Cup in college, and the state of rugby in the United States. Plus,... Read More
Arkansas State ended Utah Valley's run in the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup with a 39-12 victory in Jonesboro, Ark. on Saturday. The Red Wolves weathered early pressure and ultimately out ran the bigger and stronger Wolverines.
For the first 15 minutes of the game the teams traded possession inside the opposition 22-meter line. Arkansas State had the first foray into enemy territory but thanks to a... Read More
Penn State defeated a tough Army side 47-34 to advance to the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup semifinals. The Nittany Lions jumped out to an early first half lead and every time Army tried to engineer a comeback Penn State answered.
West Point got on the board first in the first couple of minutes via a penalty. Penn State responded, however, with a pair of tries from senior leaders. Malcolm May dotted... Read More
In the first overtime game in the history of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, Navy defeated Central Washington 27-24 to advance to the semifinals. The Midshipmen, who were severe underdogs in the game, shocked the Wildcats through sheer determination and tremendous heart.
It looked like another day at the office for Central Washington in the first five minutes. Alex McKensie scored a try to give... Read More