Cal Poly scored four tries to UCSB’s three to down the
Gauchos 31-17 Friday night in Santa Barbara, Calif. The rivalry match was
tightly contested the entire 80 minutes, with Cal Poly not taking the final
two-score lead until the death.
UCSB drew first blood with a try from Alex Asturius, but John Gallo missed
the conversion. Missed kicks would come back to haunt UCSB, as two missed... Read More
UC Santa Barbara hosts Cal Poly Friday night for a preseason
friendly. The game, though, carries more meaning than a typical warm-up
“We have a rivalry in every sport…Big in basketball and soccer. The Cal
Poly game is usually the biggest game of the year for our school,” said
UCSB coach Kevin Battle.
“We’ll probably get a bigger crowd out because it’s Cal Poly.... Read More
a small contingent of teams set for the Dennis Storer Classic, the rugby
tournament including teams from the Pac-12 conference, and named after
longtime UCLA coach and the first USA coach of the modern era.
A relative robust lineup of teams has dwindled thanks to the (sadly)
inevitable late backouts. However, hosts UCLA will be welcoming Stanford,
Cal, Oregon State and USC... Read More
Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, WV has hired Eric Jerpe as head
coach of their newly-formed varsity men’s rugby program.
Jerpe, who has worked as coach at California University (Pa) and with USA
Rugby in youth development, was urged to apply by high school coaches in
his region, and has signed on as their full-time varsity coach.
Wheeling Jesuit announced
December 13... Read More
BYU has lost to services of several players thanks to them going on Mission
as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS, or
Among those, the most notable are Jared and Josh Whippy, who were
outstanding freshmen for the Cougars, Jared more so as Josh was injured
That's a blow, but it's one BYU can absorb, especially when you consider
they... Read More
When Oklahoma State and Stanford square off in the Fiesta Bowl at 8:30pm ET
on ESPN, two rugby players could well be starting on defense. Alex Elkins
is a regular starter for the Cowboys at linebacker, and Johnson Bademosi is
a starting cornerback for The Cardinal.
The BCS Bowl will be Bademosi's last at Stanford. USA 7s coach Al Caravelli
has kept a dialogue with the former... Read More
All 32 spots in the USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship Qualifier at the
Las Vegas Invitational (www.lvirugby.com) are full.
After Miami University signed up this weekend, the last spot has been taken
up. The teams run the gamut, from those that have already played at the CRC
main tournament in June (www.usasevenscrc.com), to those that
finished high up... Read More
This list is not a suggestion for who should get looks at a 7s All American
camp or who would make the best Eagles someday. This list is about who
performed the best at the College 7s National Championships Dec. 16-17 in
College Station, Texas. Though USA Rugby allowed teams to carry 15 players
on their rosters, we'll go with a more traditional approach and name 12 on
our all-... Read More
Arkansas State didn’t leave College Station, Texas
pleased. They were phenomenal all weekend, the most impressive team on
Friday, and looked like real contenders to win the inaugural 7s national
title. However, a try at the death of their semifinal loss to Life, ended
the Red Wolves' championship campaign.
Still reeling from the loss, Arkansas State entered the Cup consolation... Read More
Mike Pelagalli offload. John
Eilts photo courtesy of USA Rugby
Pat Clifton photo
Reed Fenton on defense. Pat
Miami went to College Station with a very specific goal in mind – win the
inaugural College 7s National Championship. Through most of pool play,
until the final seconds of... Read More