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
For the second consecutive weekend, St. Mary’s will
butt heads with a top-flight men’s club Saturday. Last week they played San
Francisco Golden Gate, and this week they migrate south to take on Belmont
Shore. Some college programs avoid scheduling men’s clubs, but that’s not the
philosophy of St. Mary’s coach Tim O’Brien.
“I don’t really understand why colleges don’t really play men’s clubs. We... Read More
St. Mary's defeated a mixed San Fransicso Golden
Gate side 30-15 in a preseason freindly for both clubs. SFGG fielded a
combined lineup of players from their DII team and a few Super League
regulars in the Sunday match, and they looked rusty.
St. Mary's, led by All Americans Matt Crawford and
Chad Clark in the backs, benefitted from more time on the training
ground and game field, looking like ... Read More
The first half of the Texas DI season is
complete and three of the league’s four teams might as well be 0-0. This
weekend provided a big second-half comeback and a bit of an upset to bring
everyone in the league, other than 0-3 Texas Tech, to 2-1.
Texas vs. Texas State
Friday night in Austin, Texas hosted its suburban rival, Texas State. The
clubs’ campuses are separated by a short 30-minute... Read More
Oregon State University shut out the University of Oregon 42-0 in the
annual "Civil War" match, so-named as it's what everyone calls the rivalry
between these two universities.
OSU and Oregon also play their annual football game on the same day.
For the rugby, it was all about the Oregon State forwards, as they controlled
the pace of the game, especially in the rucks.
"We did make some mistakes... Read More
Baylor defeated The University of Dallas 29-7 Saturday, in some tough
weather conditions, to clog up the middle of the DII Texas league.
“It was a sloppy match to begin with,” said Baylor coach Clayton Jewett.
“We were playing in about a 30-mile wind and it just reeked havoc on both
While passing wasn’t a strong point for either side Saturday, Dallas... Read More