Davenport cruised to a DI title game berth Friday with a 62-21 defeat of
Harvard. The game was never in much doubt, as the Panthers scored in the
third minute and didn’t stop until the 75th.
They were three tries, three conversions and two penalties up at halftime,
leading Harvard 27-0. It wasn’t until Davenport had notched 41... Read More
Top-ranked Bowling Green looked like they deserved the billing the first 30
minutes of their 30-3 semifinal loss to UC Santa Barbara, but the Falcons
couldn't turn the bulk of possession and territory into points.
UCSB did slot the opening score, a John Gallo penalty in the fourth minute,
but Bowling Green starved the Gauchos of... Read More
A huge second half effort almost lifted Cougar women’s rugby over Army, but
the women of West Point proved just fit enough to hold them off, winning
Friday’s DI women’s college semifinal 29-20 at Stanford.
The Cougars jumped out to an early lead with a try from Tressa Tenney, but
Army ticked of the next 12-straight points with a... Read More
Virginia scored the first try, and they didn’t let the score get too out of
hand until the very end, but the first women's DI college semifinal at
Stanford’s Steuber Stadium Friday was dominated by Penn State, with the
Lions winning 34-15.
Wing Erica Cavanaugh raced in the match’s opening score, and UVA’s forwards
were able to keep... Read More
We incorrectly reported the DI men's and women's semifinals would be
webcast from Palo Alto. They will not be webcast. The finals will be. The
schedule below is now correct. If you want to keep up with the action,
follow Pat_Clifton on twitter. this is the link to USA Rugby's UStream
Saturday May 14
Channel... Read More
Utah’s been in this
spot before. In 2006, they drew hallowed Cal in the DI National Semifinal
and lost 30-11. In 2002, the Utes fell 43-22 to the Bears in the National
Title match. Saturday, in the College Premier Division semifinals in
Glendale, Colo., they again are tasked with the unenviable chore of playing
How can they make this game different? How can the Utes, notorious... Read More
On some level, the Harvard vs. Davenport semifinal is a match
between the haves and the have-nots. At first glance, you’d think Harvard,
with a National Championship and more DI Final Fours than any other non-CPD
team, would be the haves. But you’d be wrong.
Being about as elite and upper-crust a school as there is, it’s probably a
stretch to consider Harvard a have-not, but compared... Read More
may have outscored Navy 64-12, but they didn’t feel like it Saturday.
“We wanted to get out to a lead because we knew they would come after us,”
said BYU Head Coach David Smyth. “And they did, and they didn’t stop. We
felt we needed to play our game and also keep our own ball. I think we did
that very well in the second half. It was a good performance because Navy
was never,... Read More
College Premier Division quarterfinals went as most experts (and even the
RUGBYMag.com staff!) expected. Cal won relatively comfortably, but Life did
themselves proud. BYU won comfortably, although Navy battled until the end.
St. Marys and Arkansas State were close, with the advantage going to
Arkansas State because they were at home. The only surprise in terms of the
ranking... Read More
defeated Army 32-26 but in essence it was really three games – the first
lasted no more than 15 minutes, during which time Utah stepped on the gas
early and scored through a Sione Lauti penalty, a try from flanker and
captain Danny James, and a Blake Miller try that Lauti converted.
Hosts Army must have wondered what happened. They’ve barely taken the field
and are down 15-0... Read More