With well over more than half the season to play, it
seems odd to say that Saturday’s match between #23 University of San Diego
(1-0) and #4 UCSB (2-0) could make or break either team’s playoff hopes,
but realistically, it could. UCSB has already lambasted Loyola Marymount
and UC Irvine, and after losing decidedly to both Loyola Marymount and USD,
USC doesn’t figure to be in the... Read More
It's been done already in the 2010-2011 season, a DI team defeat a CPL
competitor (Delaware falling to Boston College and Ohio State and Notre
Dame losing to Midwest DI foes, for example), but Chico State became the
first team to do it on the West Coast Saturday with a thrilling 16-13
defeat of UC Davis.
The low-scoring affair was... Read More
The 2011 Dennis Storer Classic (A.K.A. the
PAC-10 Tournament) stirred in some new flavor this season, adding Utah,
whose varsity sports are set to join the new PAC-12 in coming years.
Nevertheless, the outcome had the same taste as usual, with Cal upending
UCLA in the tournament’s final for the fifth-consecutive season, 53-5. (The
tournament win was Cal's sixth consecutive... Read More
the inaugural College Premier League season creeps closer, St. Mary’s keeps
collecting scalps. Indiana, Air Force, Back Bay, LA Rugby Club and SFGG have
all fallen to the Gaels in the past couple months. Indiana, Air Force and
Back Bay did so handily. Saturday, the Gaels felled another victim, Stanford,
to the tune of 77-7.Stanford entered Saturday’s contest after only a couple of weeks... Read More
San Diego State hosted Arizona State Friday in an interdivisional CPL
preseason match from which the Aztecs emerged 24-5 victors. The first half
was packed with a lot of quality defense, as the score was stalemated at
0-0 until SDSU scored a breakaway try in the 37th minute, unconverted, to
claim the 5-0 lead it’d take into halftime.
“I think the slowness in the beginning, in... Read More
Until Saturday, Utah hadn’t played a 15s match since falling to Army in the
Elite Eight last spring, but you wouldn’t know it just by looking at the
57-5 score they put on UC Santa Barbara in Mesquite, Nev. Despite the large
final tally, the Utes, expected to contend for the inaugural CPL title
later this spring, led just 17-0 at halftime.
“Especially after having the whole... Read More
As many college students are prepping
their post-holiday return to campus, UC Santa Barbara and Utah are meeting
off it. Saturday they’ll play a pair of games in Mesquite, Nevada about 90
miles from Las Vegas, marking the sixth-consecutive year the programs
have met in a preseason clash. The first three took place in Santa Barbara
and provided the Utes a chance to get out of the snow. In... Read More
Philadelphia, Pa. – The second-ever USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship,
a Rugby Sevens World Cup-style tournament featuring 16 top-tier collegiate
rugby teams, will be held at PPL Park in Chester, PA, on both Saturday, June
4 and Sunday, June 5, 2011.
The tournament will be broadcast nationally on NBC live on both days.
Organizers and hosts officially launched the tournament Tuesday at a press... Read More
It’s been somewhat overshadowed by the college restructure this
offseason, but Matt Sherman’s move north up the California coast could, in
time, turn out to be a significant point on the college rugby timeline.
Sherman spent the last two seasons as San Diego State's head coach,
steering the Aztecs to the Elite Eight in 2010 and the National Semifinals in
2009. But the chance to return to the Bay... Read More
Playing football on scholarship
for a DI program is the dream of thousands of athletes, and it’s certainly a
thrill to achieve it, and a lot of fun. It can also be a job.
in some ways it’s not surprising to hear the enthusiasm in Arizona State
tight end Trevor Kohl’s voice when he discusses rugby. The Sun Devil football
player was given the all clear to spend his spring playing rugby for... Read More