Four of the top five teams in the nation shined on Saturday as conference play began while the Houston Sabercats got back on track with a win over James Bay. Saint Mary’s picked up a Cal Conference win against SDSU as Cal, BYU, and Lindenwood were victorious in non-conference match-ups.
No. 1 ranked Saint Mary’s schooled SDSU, 62-5, for the Aztecs’ second loss in a row and the Aggies of UC Davis... Read More
Blowouts and an upset highlighted the third week of 2018. The top three teams in the country crushed their opponents as Cal, St. Mary’s, and Life were in complete control on Saturday. The closest match of the weekend saw Grand Canyon survive two yellow cards to pull off a 22-18 upset against San Diego State. Finally, the Houston Sabercats fell to the Uruguay National team, 32-24.
In the ramp up... Read More
In a follow-up to the previous article on the future of club rugby, Rugby Today spoke with Erik Geib, the Club Department Manager of USA Rugby to get his perspective on the subject.
Rugby Today: What was USA Rugby's involvement in the revival of the Pacific Rugby Premiership and new format in the western competitive regions?
Erik Geib: There are several factors that go into this question.
1.)... Read More
Starting back in mid-August, the DI Club Marathon Midwest began and it ended Saturday 14 weeks later. Metropolis traveled to Columbus, Ohio with its undefeated record intact and lost by a point to Scioto Valley. The second place Chicago Lions fell for the second week in a row to Cincinnati, 31-8, and the Kansas City Blues edged a competitive Palmer College side, 32-29. Lastly, Milwaukee improved... Read More
It’s playoff season in college as the club ranks wrapped up the fall. The D1A Liberty Conference capped off its inaugural season with a seven-game postseason challenge that saw some awe-inspiring rugby. The playoffs in the D1AA, DII, and NSCRO are in full effect, while Arkansas State, St. Mary’s, and Navy won big in D1A. Lastly, Columbus-Scioto Valley prevented the Metropolis’ perfect season in... Read More
The penultimate Saturday of DI Club Rugby in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest saw the conference leaders remain undefeated with all of the other squads grinding for position. Rocky Gorge and Metropolis won their respective games while the Chicago Lions were defeated in a high-scoring affair against Columbus. The Blues of the Norfolk and Kansas City variety were victorious as well as Pittsburgh and... Read More
Playoff Saturday was in effect this weekend in college as club rugby put some of last touches on their fall schedules. Indiana and Dartmouth claimed conference titles while James Madison earned its right to play in D1AA Nationals. An early Mid-South conflict had Arkansas State defeat Davenport and TCU, Texas &M, and Texas Tech rolled in the Red River. In non-conference action, St. Mary’s and... Read More
With the Eastern and Midwest college conferences wrapping up their fall seasons, multiple non-conference games took center stage this weekend. Navy and St. Bonaventure pulled off big upsets while Army, Lindenwood, Utah, and Arkansas State picked up decisive victories. In D1AA conference championships, St. Joseph’s and Kentucky won the MARC and SCRC, respectively.
With the Rugby East season... Read More
With a few conferences finishing up their seasons, others are just beginning. Two conference championships highlighted Saturday as Penn State topped Army by one point in the Rugby East and Indiana tripled up Wisconsin in the Big Ten. The teams of the Mid-South are starting while colleges out west are heating up.
In a Rugby East thriller that came down to the last play, Penn State survived for a... Read More
Monumental match-ups littered the college and club rugby landscape this weekend. With a few weeks left on most schedules, intense tests in the Rugby East, Big Ten, Rocky Mountain, and DI Club were played as well as a few non-conference barn-burners.
The clash between Army and Kutztown highlighted the Rugby East as the Black Knights marched into enemy territory and left with 51-32 win. Penn State... Read More