In Hanover, NH Saturday, Navy escaped with a 23-22 victory over Dartmouth. In a game that saw several lead changes, Navy managed to get the final blow, earning a date with Clemson in the round of eight.
Navy controlled the game early and looked as though it might run away with the contest. The Midshipmen placed intense defensive pressure on the Big Green early, and after forcing a knock on, took... Read More
For the second consecutive year, Texas eliminated Notre Dame to advance to the second round of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup. In Austin, Texas, the Longhorns used two second half scores and solid defense to defeat the Fighting Irish, 22-17.
Texas started strong and started the scoring with a try in the opening minutes. Tommy Gilmore bashed through the Notre Dame defense for a score under the posts... Read More
Central Washington soundly defeated Arizona State to the tune of 72-10 in the first round of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Saturday. Minus a 10-minute lapse in the first half, the Wildcats dominated the game.
The Wildcats blitzed the Sun Devils early, scoring three tries in the first 10 minutes. Corbin Lindell opened the scoring, and Ian Wright doubled the lead before Gavin Schag dotted one down... Read More
Clemson earned its first-ever Penn Mutual Varsity Cup win with a thrilling 26-22 victory over Arkansas State, as two late penalties from Aaron Keers spoiled a second-half comeback for the Red Wolves. Arkansas State controlled the early stages of the game, pressuring Clemson with the kicking game. The Tigers defense held strong, but their defensive line started to narrow. Arkansas State found the... Read More
The third rendition of the Varsity Cup kicks off this weekend across five campuses nationwide. It was supposed to be six, but as was announced earlier this week, USA Rugby’s postseason ban of Oklahoma for the eligibility violations of the former Sooners coach will see Utah receive a bye to the quarterfinals.
For the second-straight year, Texas and Notre Dame will do battle in the tournament’s... Read More
It's long been this ranking's stance to avoid movement for the sake of movement. You won't see teams "tied" in our rankings, you won't see us "shake things up" just for the sake of doing it, and you won't see us include more than 25 teams in our list. We're going to give you a subjective version of our Top 25 and provide sound reasonsing for it.
This week is an example of one where there are no... Read More
In the annual battle of the service academies in West Point, N.Y., No. 6 ranked Army scored three tries in the final 12 minutes of the match to defeat Navy, 41-24. Whenever Army plays Navy in any sport, it’s about more than just the game. It showed on the field with a tough physical match that included seven lead changes. After trailing Navy in the first half, 5-7, Army piled on 36 points in the... Read More
No. 1 ranked BYU wasted little time in asserting their will over seventh-ranked Utah to claim the annual Wasatch Cup, 76-31, in Salt Lake City, Utah Saturday. The Cougars charged out to a commanding 40-10 halftime lead before scoring another six tries in the second half. In total, BYU dotted the ball down 12 times by eight players, including a hat trick by wing Jordan Lowry.
Utah was first to get... Read More
For all of the confusion and weirdness in college rugby, it would appear we’re actually turning a corner in terms of competitiveness. This season has seemingly seen more close scores than ever before, with upsets and near upsets popping up all over the place.
Here’s a quick history of the monotonous dominance of college rugby. From 1980-2010, the years when there was only one undisputed national... Read More