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
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
Cal defeated Navy 57-15 at Witter Field in Berkeley, Calif. Saturday to advance to the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup final. For the third consecutive year, Cal will take on BYU in the title match.
The Golden Bears opened scoring in the sixth minute with a try from Harry Adolphus. Navy added a penalty, but Cal then outflanked the Navy defense, and with a great individual effort from Miles Honens, scored... Read More
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
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
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
In a gusting wind, Central Washington slipped by Utah 18-7 in a rare low-scoring game for two high-powered offenses. The Wildcats used stout defense and a couple of timely scores to edge the Utes.
The first 30 minutes of the contest were back and forth with both teams trying to establish possession. A strong wind, however, bogged down both offenses and left chances gone begging.
The Wildcats... Read More
For the second consecutive week, Navy escaped with a one-point victory in the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup. The Midshipmen won 24-23 over Clemson Saturday in a tight contest for their third victory over the Tigers this year.
Aaron Keers opened the scoring for Clemson, giving the Tigers and early 3-0 lead. Navy responded with a converted try from lock Cade Pope, but Clemson mauled over a score to... Read More