USA Rugby's College 7s National Championships take place this weekend at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. There are 40 teams across three divisions vying for a title. Here my breakdown of the men's DI competition, picking the winners pool by pool.
The quarterfinal pairings haven't been unveiled, so it's tough to read past pool play, but there are three top contenders in this tournament: 2016... Read More
The 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship boasts its best field yet. There are 24 teams representing 16 states. Four-time defending champion Cal is back, but the Golden Bears will be facing stiffer competition this year than ever before.
The elephant in the room when discussing the CRC is USA Rugby’s College 7s National Championships. The CRC was born in 2010 and has run every year... Read More
Clemson has accepted an invitation to compete in the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship June 2-3 at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia. The Tigers replace Arizona State, which was previously invited, but the Sun Devils are expected to receive sanctioning for an on-field incident earlier this spring and not be available.
The Tigers will be making their third-straight appearance at the... Read More
Lindenwood University’s dominance over the Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship Qualifier at the Las Vegas Invitational was complete with a 29-0 shutout of Clemson University in Saturday’s cup final at Sam Boyd Stadium in Henderson, Nev. The Lions were in control from start to finish limiting the Tigers’ possession to five times all game.
“We played pretty well,” Lindenwood head coach Josh Macy... Read More
The cup semifinals in the 2017 Las Vegas Invitational College Rugby Championships Qualifier consisted of a blowout and nail-biter. In the first semifinal between #1 Lindenwood and #5 Notre Dame College, the Lions trounced the Falcons, 40-0. For the #2 Central Washington and #3 Clemson match, two first half yellow cards by the Wildcats allowed the Tigers to build a lead that CWU could not recover... Read More
Four exciting matches were held at the 2017 Las Vegas Invitational College Rugby Championship Qualifier Cup Quarterfinals at the Silver Bowl Park in Henderson, Nev. All of the higher seeds, except for one, advanced to the Cup Semifinals as #1 Lindenwood bested #8 Lindenwood-Belleville, 40-14, #5 Notre Dame College beat #4 New England College, 32-14, #3 Clemson defeated #6 Santa Clara, 21-5, and... Read More
Day One at the 2017 Las Vegas Invitational College Rugby Championship Sevens Qualifier was filled with blowouts, close-calls, upsets, surprises, and ultimately, eight teams advancing to the Cup Quarterfinals on Friday. Seven pool winners and one wild card moved on to the Cup Quarters tomorrow with the remainder of the clubs battling it out in the lower brackets.
Lindenwood captured the #1 seed in... Read More
With the addition of Arkansas State, Arizona State, St. Mary's, Tennessee and Wisconsin, there are now only three spots left to be filled for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship June 3-4, 2017 at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia. These additions, announced Monday, put the tournament on a path to having its most competitive field to date.
The Red Wolves, Sun Devils, Vols and Badgers... Read More
The first 16 teams for the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, June 3-4 in Philadelphia, are set. Invitations to the first group have been sent out, seeing several of the country’s top programs return for a shot at the Pete Dawkins Trophy.
King among them is defending champion Cal. The Golden Bears have won the last four CRC titles, and they’ll be back in search of another. So will... Read More
For the first time in its eight-year history, the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship will have a second open qualifier – the Heart of America Classic. The winner of the 24-team field at the Heart of America, held March 25-26, 2017 in Kansas City, will win an automatic bid to the nationally-televised Penn Mutual CRC June 3-4, 2017 in Philadelphia.
Traditionally, the majority of CRC... Read More