For the first time since 2010, there will not be a D1AA national championship. The College Management Council has instead decided to split the D1AA postseason into seasonal championships, awarding one for the fall and one for the spring, with no meeting planned for the respective winners.
The decision was made earlier this month, just weeks before most D1AA programs nationwide kicked up their... Read More
The action in the D1A PAC Conference centered around Arizona State’s trek to California for a pair of matches and #2 Cal challenging a men’s club to a duel. ASU ended up splitting their road trip by losing to UCLA, 47-5, but beating USC, 22-20, on Sunday. Cal brought the full ferocity of the Bears to Olympic Club on Saturday beating the Pacific Rugby Premiership outfit, 87-19.
In Westwood, Calif... Read More
The second week of the D1A California Conference saw the frontrunner and the newcomer notch victories. Both squads were road warriors as No. 1 ranked Saint Mary’s blitzed San Diego State, 62-5, in San Diego, Calif. and #21 UC Davis took down Cal Poly, 33-27, in San Luis Obispo. The first weekend of February sees St. Mary’s battle Olympic Club, UC Davis take on UC Santa Barbara, and SDSU host Cal... Read More
There was very little movement in the DI Rankings this week. There was several matchups between ranked teams with the higher ranked team winning the game.
The biggest matchup between ranked teams was Notre Dame College and Davenport. NDC won the game 27-14 and move from 13 to 12. The Panthers drop one spot to 16.
Penn State met Dartmouth in the other ranked game. The Nittany Lions took care of... Read More
ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk announced today that Mike Flanagan is stepping down as the head rugby coach after 27 years on the job.
“Although a Club Sport, the Rugby program at Navy has always taken on the most formidable intercollegiate competition in the nation,” said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. “The Academy, alumni, and... Read More
In the second game of a home and away series between Central Washington University and Brigham Young University, the Cougars repeated the tune of the first match beating the Wildcats, 55-12. With both squads moving on in search of postseason glory, the teams used this game to identify and shore up weaknesses before the playoffs begin.
"[BYU] was able to match their physicality, which allowed us a... Read More
Another epic 80 minutes of rugby and then some was played on Saturday between service academy rivals, Army and Navy, in West Point, N.Y. Defense was paramount during the match as each squad tested the resolve of its opponents. After coming back from an 11-point deficit, Army was up 24-18 with no time remaining. The Midshipmen held possession in extra time and pounded on the Army defense. The... Read More
NEW YORK – A final updated 2017 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship has been announced that will include Boston College and Utah Valley into the pool of 14 teams, replacing Utah and Arizona State.
Boston College joins the 2017 Varsity Cup having completed one of their strongest seasons in recent history this past fall, finishing in a standings tie atop the East Coast Rugby Conference. Utah... Read More
After suffering two straight losses, #4 BYU scored 26 tries in two days as the Cougars picked up two big road wins this week. On Friday, the Cougars ventured to the University of Colorado and blasted the Buffalos for an 82-0 shutout and then blitzed the U.S. Air Force Academy, 74-15, on Saturday. The BYU A side is on a bye next week before facing Saint Mary’s for its home opener on March 11th.... Read More
NEW YORK – The draw for the 2017 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship has been announced, laying out pathways for the national postseason’s 14 collegiate rugby programs to reach the final of the single-elimination championship tournament. Round One kicks off April 8 at six different universities across the nation, followed by the April 15 quarterfinals and April 22 semifinals before the May... Read More