The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. Three-time Super Bowl champion Nate Ebner comes on to talk about his life as a rugby man, life as an All-Pro special teamer going into his 8th season in the NFL, 10th anniversary of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, playing in the Olympics, keeping up with the 7s Eagles, Major League Rugby and a... Read More
Author: Penn Mutual CEO Eileen McDonnell
Moving into year five of our sponsorship of rugby, we are thrilled at the growth of the sport and the positive impact it is having on college campuses and the national teams for both men and women. One of the main reasons Penn Mutual decided to get behind rugby was the gender balance that exists within the sport. Men and women play with the same size ball... Read More
St. Bonaventure defeated Lindnenwood-Belleville, 17-14, in the final of the Heart of America Classic Sunday in Kansas City. With the win, the Bonnies punch their first-ever ticket to the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship May 31- June 2 at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia, Pa.
Just one more spot remains unclaimed for the CRC, and it goes to the winner of the Southeastern Collegiate... Read More
Dartmouth put on a clinic to win the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship qualifier division of the Las Vegas Invitational, defeating Colorado 20-5 in the final Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev. The Big Green were among the first 15 teams to be extended at-large bids to the main event in June, so the LVI’s automatic bid will go back into the kitty of remaining at-large berths.... Read More
Colorado stormed out of nowhere into the Las Vegas Invitational final, and now the Buffs sit one win away from punching their first-ever ticket to the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. Standing in their way is a team that’s already got an invite to the big dance, Dartmouth.
The Buffs are the talk of the tournament, not yielding a single point until their semifinal upset of Kutztown,... Read More
The first 15 teams for the 10th Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship May 31-June 2 at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia have been named. Nine more spots remain on offer for the crown jewel of college rugby, including automatic qualifiers at the Las Vegas Invitational Feb. 28 - March 2nd, the Heart of America in Kansas City March 30-31, and the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. This episode is a tribute to the late A. Jon Prusmack, pioneer. Jon, a grassroots, volunteer rugby man who found success in business, founded RUGBY Magazine, built the USA Sevens, invented the CRC and became the greatest catalyst for growth American rugby has ever known. Hear anecdotes from former USA 7s head... Read More
The New England Patriots named former Eagle Nate Ebner the recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award Thursday. The honor is bestowed annually upon an inspirational player from each team who best exemplifies the principles of courage and sportsmanship. He and the other 31 recipients will receive their award at a ceremony in March in Baltimore, where the namesake of the trophy worked as an athletic... Read More
They all have it. Like a class openside flanker launches a shoulder into a meaty hip, grappling the ball carrier to the ground only to spring up instantly, readying for another go with no regard for oxygen supply, trailblazers, pioneers and people compelled to do what no one has before, are driven by a supernatural tenacity.
Phil Knight struggled to secure loans and flirted with going out of... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. This episode features Notre Dame head coach Justin Hickey, who talks about creating a winning program at a unique institution. He also dives into Notre Dame's partnership with the Ireland Rugby Football Union, the advent of varsity programs and what it means for traditional clubs like his, and the dirty secret... Read More