(CORRECTION: Rugby Today apologizes to Fresno State and to Florida State for omitting the former and including the latter in the write up of the semifinal match of the Women’s D2 Spring Championship.)
Women’s D1 Elite National Championship – Lindenwood Lions overpowered Life 36-7 in the final, to prevent the Running Eagles from winning both the Women’s and the Men’s College title in 2018.... Read More
Life captured the DIA National Championship with a convincing 60-5 win over Cal. It was the first time Life has ever beaten Cal in either 15s or 7s and it is the third national championship in school history.
Life got on the board first through Austin White. The Running Eagles chipped over the top and the winger sprinted on the ball for the early 7-0 lead.
Cal responded with a try after some... Read More
We are down to our final two teams in the DIA Playoffs and the rankings saw a bit of a change as a result. Life and Cal will play in the championship this weekend and come in the top two spots.
Life is hammering everything in its path and is the consensus number one. It dismantled fifth ranked Penn State 69-14 after the Nittany Lions went on the road and beat BYU.
Cal shook up the rankings by... Read More
USA Rugby has announced the men’s DI field at for the May 18-19 7s national championship in Glendale, Co. Currently 15 of the 16 spots have been determined with the winner of the Liberty Conference rounding out the field in the coming weeks.
The biggest addition to the field this year is the return of Cal. The Golden Bears elected to forego the CRC after five straight titles and will look to... Read More
On Saturday, April 21st, Mount St. Mary’s University Men’s Rugby Team was given the opportunity to compete for the Chesapeake Rugby Conference 7 Championship.
It was a beautiful day for rugby as the Mount started the day with a 38-5 win against Georgetown, followed by another win against Towson. As predicted, the match against Towson was very physical and challenging, but in the end the Mount... Read More
In May of 2003, Air Force upset California 46-28 in the west regional Collegiate D-1 semis. The winning team awaited the final contest for the Collegiate D-1 championship against Cinderella Harvard.
The event marked the absence of the Cal Bears for the first time in 13-years. Cal, which had won 12 consecutive national college titles (19 titles total in 23 years) also experienced their first... Read More
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To honor one of the most prolific players to ever pull on a United States Eagles jersey, the United States Rugby Foundation is pleased to announce the 11th year of the Kevin Higgins College Scholarship Program.
Last fall, the USRF awarded 10 $1,000 Kevin Higgins College Scholarships to deserving high school seniors who went on to play rugby in college... Read More
Life University defeated Penn State 69-14 and Cal bested Lindenwood 43-22 to head to the DIA finals next week at St. Mary’s in Moraga, Calif. Like the semifinals, the final will be broadcast on CBS Network.
In the first of the two games, Life jumped out to a strong first half lead and Penn State had no answer for the Running Eagles. Less than 20 minutes in the hosts were up 29-0 and Brian... Read More
What a wild few weeks that’s been. Hashtag campaigns were formed, conspiracy plots cooked up, and lots and lots of discussion about what happened, why it happened, and whether or not it should have happened.
I am going to weigh in on all of the above, and I have new information and insight to bring to the discussion. More importantly, though, we’re going to get past the symptoms of the issue at... Read More
The DIA Rankings were thrown for a loop with a pair of big upsets in DIA play this weekend. There are a couple of new teams at the top with the Mid South and Rugby East proving themselves to be the toughest conferences in the country.
The biggest shock of the weekend was Lindenwood beating St. Mary’s on the road by 21 points. St. Mary’s had not lost a game in a few years.
As as a result, Life,... Read More