Though Pool E’s records finished as lopsided as a
four-team pool’s can, with one team going undefeated, another winless and
the other two a combined 3-3, a conversion here or a caught pass there
could have meant the difference between Kutztown or UC Davis advancing to
the Cup Quarterfinals.
In the pool’s opening match, Florida nearly clipped UC Davis. Tied 5-5, the
Gators had... Read More
Arkansas State had the most impressive day
one of any team at Nationals. The Red Wolves never trailed and didn’t
concede their first try until the sixth-minute of the third game, which
they were winning 17-0 over Central Washington at that point.
Until they ran up against ASU, the Wildcats were having a pretty good
Friday, too. They got off to a slow start against Arkansas, and if... Read More
Colorado's Luke Lahman.
John Eilts photo courtesy of USA
Miami's Luke Markovich. John
Eilts photo courtesy of USA Rugby
A&M's Brian Guillen on the
tackle. John Eilts photo
courtesy of USA Rugby
I touted Pool F as the tournament’s toughest, and it very... Read More
Cal was true to the hype and won their two pool games to easily waltz into
Saturday’s quarterfinals of the 2011 Women’s College 7s Championships
Led by the try-scoring Marical Quirindongo-Crespo, the Bears disposed of
UNC-Charlotte 24-0 and Santa Clara 17-5. (UNC-Charlotte discovered just
before leaving for the tournament that some of their... Read More
Things are shaping up in the College 7s championships as we move into Round
2 of the men's competition.
Two massive games ended with the same score - Life edged Cal Poly 19-17
thanks to a Jacob McFadden try in the final seconds. Colton Cariaga's
conversion gave the Running Eagles the win. Both teams looked good to win
the pool, so this was definitely a key matchup. Cal Poly now has... Read More
BYU, Navy and Dartmouth, along with several other teams,
aren’t making the trip to College Station, Texas to compete in the
inaugural College 7s National Championship Friday and Saturday. Army didn’t
attempt to qualify.
“I know a lot of people are going to put an asterisk next to (this
championship), because some teams haven’t made the trip, etc.,” said Gregg
Jones, coach of... Read More
If there’s a pool of death in the upcoming College 7s Nationals, it’s Pool
F, which houses Miami (OH), Texas A&M, Colorado and Virginia.
It may not have a flashy frontrunner like Life, St. Mary’s or Kutztown, but
it boasts three qualifier champions and a second-place team, which no other
Pool A has one champion and three runners up. Pool B has two... Read More
Who’s the favorite to win the first ever college 7s national
championship in College Station, Texas Saturday? That depends on who you
ask, but, chances are, St. Mary’s will come up in the conversation with
The Gaels have long been considered maybe the best team in the country that
won’t win a national championship. Forever, it’s been because they had to
get past NorCal... Read More
SFGG in green, St. Mary's in
stripes. Michael Geib photos.
St. Mary’s completed their fall 15s warm-ups with a victory over a San
Francisco Golden Gate 15 this past weekend.
In an entertaining match, the Gaels won 39-31. Leading 31-27 SFGG had a
chance to kick for goal to possibly put the game away, but... Read More
Gareth Lourens is one of the
lesser known 7s studs. Numina photo
Heading to College Station or planning to watch the college 7s
championships online (USA Rugby is hoping to broadcast all field one games
live)? Here's a player guide for you, a list of names to watch out for.
The headliners are all guys who have received either USA Rugby or RUGBY... Read More