Santa Barbara is the final team to make the National DI college semifinals
as the Gauchos rode an amazing comeback to beat Stanford Sunday evening on
the UCSB ca mpus.
Stanford led 10-0 at halftime and 17-0 as late as 59 minutes into the game.
But UCSB rebounded, made some changes in their approach, and ran in four
tries in seven minutes and another one later in the game to win... Read More
Davenport scorched both comers in the rounds of 16 and eight in Blaine,
Minn. this weekend.
Like the Buffalo regional, the suburban Minneapolis bracket was marred by
bad weather that created a high volume of knocks and scrums. While that
would hamper most offenses, Davenport still managed to pile up points,
outscoring Kansas State and Minnesota by a... Read More
weather in Pittsburgh was far from pretty, and the wet and sloppy
conditions made for countless knocks and handling errors in the DII
National Championship match, but those who turned up at Founders Field did
not leave without being entertained.
Four points was all that separated champs UW-Whitewater and runners-up
Middlebury Sunday. There were no lead changes, but numerous... Read More
Stanford plays UC Santa Barbara Sunday night to decide which of those two
teams makes the DI college final four.
Stanford put away a tenacious Northern Colorado team Saturday evening
33-12, but the score was 18-12 with about 15 minutes to go. Meanwhile UCSB
handled Oregon State quite effectively, running out to a 41-7 lead before
OSU scored three tries late.
Santa Barbara’s... Read More
(Brad Davis photo)
Middlebury and UW-Whitewater jumped out to firm early leads in Saturday’s
national semifinals, but had to stave off compelling comeback bids in their
second halves to advance to Sunday’s final.
UW-Whitewater led Sierra 19-5 at intermission of their game, getting three
forwards tries (two from prop Joe Epping and one from U20 No. 8 Chuck
Koehler). The... Read More
Saturday’s matches in the Bowling Green regional of the DI Round of
16 were not close affairs. Both host Bowling Green and Florida put big
scores on their opponents, setting up a very intriguing Sunday
Bowling Green was considered the heavy favorite in this pool, but perhaps
not expected to beat Temple by as large of a margin as they did – 64-5. The
Falcons backs ran... Read More
The season ended in the College Premier Division Pacific Conference with
Central Washington, St. Mary’s and Cal Poly securing difficult victories in
the final regular season weekend.
Central edged San Diego State 36-27 in a battle for third place on a windy
CWU pitch in Ellensburg, Wash. Matt Lobe had an outstanding game kicking
for CWU,... Read More
The US Military Academy defeated the US Naval Academy 34-27, holding off a
late Navy comeback to secure 1st place in the Rugby East conference of the
College Premier Division.
With the victory, Army clinches a home playoff game against the University
of Utah, whose ticket was officially punched with BYU's win over Arizona
Navy, meanwhile, gets to fly to Provo to... Read More
The College Premier Division season ended on a bright note for both
Kutztown and Penn State, as each won their final match of the season.
Two tries from flanker Maurice Chester paced Kutztown to a 31-15 victory
over Dartmouth. After a season of close losses, the Bears were happy to
claim a victory. Dartmouth jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and held that
lead until midway through the... Read More
The Mid-South Division of the CPD is done with Life winning big over
Oklahoma 90-10, Notre Dame defeating Tennessee 35-5, and LSU edging Texas
The top two teams had already been decided before this weekend, but there
was still plenty to play for. Oklahoma wanted their first win of the season
(didn't happen). And LSU, Notre Dame, A&M and Tennessee were all... Read More