On an blustery day in Baton Rouge, La., the #25 Louisiana State University Tigers gave the #7 Arkansas State University Red Wolves everything they had for 80 minutes of rugby. At the UREC Field Complex, the wind played a heavy part of the game as the majority of the scoring was on the side of the field. With the wind at its back, LSU controlled most of the possession in the first half and found... Read More
With two explosive wins over this past week, the Cal Bears stretched their undefeated streak to nine games in 2017. Utilizing sides composed of predominantly freshmen and sophomores, Cal blanked Cal Maritime 87-0 on Wednesday and scored 45 points in the second half against Santa Clara to win 65-21. This Saturday, Cal will face a stiff test as it splits its squad to play back-to-back games versus... Read More
To begin the 2017 season, #20 San Diego State and #21 Cal Poly clashed in San Diego, Calif. on Saturday with the Aztecs edging the Mustangs, 13-8. Both looked to shake off the winter rust as execution was lacking at times for each club. With such a low scoring affair, defense was paramount and scoring was at a premium. Ultimately, San Diego State won the game behind tries from Ari Flink and Jacob... Read More
Former Dartmouth assistant coach and current All-American assistant James Willocks will succeed Blake Burdette as the head coach at Penn State. After leading the Nittany Lions to an undefeated fall campaign, Burdette was let go for unstated reasons. The program has undergone several coaching changes over the last few years, as Willocks will be the fourth man to lead the program in that time. ... Read More
With the addition of Arkansas State, Arizona State, St. Mary's, Tennessee and Wisconsin, there are now only three spots left to be filled for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship June 3-4, 2017 at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia. These additions, announced Monday, put the tournament on a path to having its most competitive field to date.
The Red Wolves, Sun Devils, Vols and Badgers... Read More
One of the more decorated rivalries in all of college rugby will not be played in 2016/2017, as Utah and Brigham Young will not be renewing the Wasatch Cup in 2017. The game was typically a sellout and often streamed, with a massive traveling trophy going to the victor.
The series has been dominated by the Cougars. Not since 2010, in a non-Wasatch Cup friendly have the Utes beaten them. That... Read More
In the next to last Saturday of the fall season in the Rugby East, Penn State, Wheeling Jesuit, and Iona closed out their year with wins and Buffalo grabbed its second win over West Virginia, 45-24. The Nittany Lions completed their undefeated record with a 41-34 win against Kutztown, Wheeling Jesuit blasted Delaware, 65-12, for its sixth victory, and Iona edged St. Bonaventure, 17-12, in its... Read More
In the late season match between two top 20 ranked service academies, the #13 Army came out hard and fast against #16 Air Force in West Point, N.Y. to win 62-19. The Black Knights dominated the first half scoring 43 straight points before the Zoomies could dot down a try at the whistle. Air Force played inspired rugby in the second half, but the first half onslaught was too much to recover from.... Read More
With only two weeks remaining in the Rugby East season, Penn State, Army, Iona, and St. Bonventure concluded Week Nine with wins. The Nittany Lions remained undefeated with a 66-5 victory over Wheeling Jesuit on Friday night, while Army ended its conference schedule with a 38-19 defeat of Kutztown. Iona took out Buffalo, 31-14, and St. Bonaventure outlasted Delaware, 39-24.
Penn State completed... Read More
In a non-conference match between #13 Davenport and Mid-American Conference leader, Bowling Green State, the Panthers survived a second half assault by the Falcons to win 29-20. After racing out to a 24-3 lead at halftime, Davenport surrendered three straight tries to cut the lead to four points with 15 minutes to go. Davenport’s Dominique Bailey’s eightman pick to the corner in the last minutes... Read More