United World Sports announced the title sponsorship of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship and Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Monday. In partnering with UWS and NBC, vanguards in the fight to take rugby to mainstream America, the Philadelphia-area based life insurance company has thrown its weight behind the fastest growing sport in the United States.
The deal is the first of its kind – a... Read More
Sooners rugby players will spend Saturdays this fall, not only scoring tries, but welcoming members of the Sooner Club, the principal fundraising arm of OU athletics, to home football games. They'll be stationed in reserved parking lots and other greeting areas of Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, greeting Sooner Club members.
"The Sooner Club is elated to have the OU Rugby Team serving... Read More
Clemson kicks off its season Friday against Georgia in Athens, Ga. The Tigers, which had a banner 2013/2014 season, graduated just one player and look to build on their success. Last year, Clemson won its first Atlantic Coast title, going 6-0 in conference play. They were then narrowly nudged out of the American Collegiate Rugby Championship playoffs by eventual runners-up Penn State. In the... Read More
Central Washington has blazed a trail for traditional college club rugby teams for years, finding ways to compete at the highest level without varsity status, scholarships or paid coaching. The Wildcats displayed the professionalism, organization and competitiveness of their better-funded counterparts, showing other club programs with high aspirations how its done.
This season, CWU embarks on its... Read More
Arkansas State has become the 13th contestant of the Varsity Cup, as the competition looks to expand in 2015. While it's unclear exactly how large the Varsity Cup will grow in 2015, tournament organizers are in talks with other programs about joining the competition for the upcoming season.
"The tipping point for us was a new challenge, a new venture, and something the school’s particularly... Read More
BYU vs. Dartmouth
After a close first half, BYU broke away for a convincing 70-15 victory over Dartmouth.
BYU played a sloppy first half and combined with Dartmouth’s strong defense and work rate, the Big Green were able to stymie the cougars.
Coach David Smyth said, “We were a little impatient. We made some ball handling errors and kept getting ahead of ourselves.”
BYU held an 8-0 advantage... Read More