The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. University of Minnesota head coach Sean "Snacks" Lindersmith comes on to discuss the Golden Gophers making their first trip to 7s nationals. Sean wears many hats, though, so we also talk about his decade of working with international 7s teams as a liaison officer, his time with USA Rugby as a manager, and we... Read More
Giant's Conscience is a new podcast featuring Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton and contributor Jake Frechette. The two seasoned rugby journalists will talk about the news du jour in American and world rugby. An American rugger, nicknamed "Scottish Hammer" was picked up by the Cleveland Browns. Nova Scotia has a safety scare as high school rugby is threatened. The possibilities of analytics in... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. On the latest episode, he and contributor Brett Anker talk to Jack Clark, architect of the dynastic Cal Bears. We celebrate the 40th year of the collegiate rugby national championship by going down memory lane with the man trying to win his 25th title as head coach.
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Giant's Conscience is a new podcast featuring Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton and contributor Jake Frechette. The two seasoned rugby journalists will talk about the news du jour in American and world rugby. A miniature hiatus comes to an end as the guys discuss the Mathieu Bastareaud signing, Women's Eagles vs. BaaBaas, Rugby X, the effect of MLR on the 7s USMNT, College Rugby's Final 4 and... Read More
When fourth-ranked Navy takes on seventh-ranked Army Saturday at Warrior Field in West Point, N.Y., the narrative of top-10 teams meeting the day before the D1A playoff bracket is unveiled is a mere subplot. The headliner is that it’s Army versus Navy, future soldier against future soldier.
Within that, you have the dynamic of big brother Army dangling a four-game winning streak over little... Read More
What happens to Cal when Jack Clark and Tom Billups retire? How would Arkansas State go if Matt Huckaby ever took his hands off the wheel completely? What would a Scott-Lawrence-less Life look like, or a Mazzarella-free Bowling Green? Chances are, if you’re an alumnus, fan or stakeholder of any of those programs, you don’t want to find out.
For the first time since the mid-‘80s, the Cougars are... Read More
The expectations have changed at Iona. The Gaels racked up an 11-2 record last fall, their first in the Liberty Conference. So when UMass comes to town Thursday for the season opener streamed live on ESPN+ at 5pm ET, the home team is expected to come out with an easy win.
But the Minutemen are well coached. Last fall, just 15 points separated Iona and UMass, with the Gaels winning 32-17 in... Read More
With over 240 matches between 80 teams from eight conferences, the 2018-2019 D1A collegiate season begins this weekend and the excitement for the new start is building. Across the nation, college campuses are alive with clubs preparing for their first games by welcoming new players into the fold and integrating veterans back into the system. Most of the games have been announced, but there are... Read More
College rugby in Utah has been thrown in a blender over the last handful of years, and whether it’s able to come out on the other side whole remains to be seen. The University of Utah is still reeling from the program’s 2013 suspension, while four-time national champion coach David Smyth has left vaunted BYU for Utah Valley.
The upheaval has shredded two of the best rivalries in all of college... Read More
For the first time in 28 years, David Smyth is no longer involved with BYU Rugby, as the head coach and his staff have stepped down. The initial announcement was made Monday by the wives of Smyth and longtime assistant Wayne Tarawhiti on Facebook. Friday, Smyth released his own statement via the BYU Rugby Facebook page.
“Earlier this week news broke that I, along with the rest of the BYU coaching... Read More