USA Sevens is set for another record year in 2016, with increased sponsorship revenue and all signs pointing toward a big jump in attendance. Tickets are still being sold, so the final numbers won’t be tallied until Sunday, but the pre-sale trend is up significantly from 2015, which saw 75,761 pass through the Sam Boyd Stadium turnstiles over three days.
The internal expectation from USA Sevens... Read More
Following a fourth-place at Brazil Women’s Sevens, Julie McCoy’s USA Women’s Sevens squad is looking for a bounce-back tournament at the Las Vegas Invitational, with a few new faces in tow vying for their shot at Rio 2016.
McCoy said her Olympics-bound team showed a lot of promise in Brazil, especially after a disappointing 1-4 record at Dubai Sevens in December.
“When we played with connection... Read More
Arkansas State earned the 19th bid for the 2015 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Saturday, defeating American International College, 19-10, in the CRC Qualifier final in front of upwards 30,000 fans inside Sam Boyd Stadium.
The win capped off a 6-0 weekend for the Red Wolves, during which they beat Notre Dame, Wittenberg and Stony Brook in pool play, Utah in the quarterfinals and Air... Read More
The Serevi Selects defeated the Northeast Olympic Development Academy, 14-7, Saturday in Sam Boyd Stadium in front of upwards of 30,000 fans to win the Men’s Elite bracket of the Las Vegas Invitational for the third-straight year.
The Selects never trailed in the game and were up, 14-0, with just about a minute to play before surrendering a try to make it interesting. It was a heavyweight bout... Read More
It's upon us, the biggest week in American rugby – our Super Bowl. Thursday, 244 teams representing 32 states and most of Canada, five continents and every branch of the American military, will compete in North America's largest tournament. Friday, the fifth stop of the HSBC Sevens World Series kicks off inside Sam Boyd Stadium, and yet another record crowd is expected.
The LVI is dripping with... Read More
Arkansas State hasn’t lost a 7s match since the fall of 2012. To put it in gridiron terms, ASU’s streak is akin to USC’s 34-straight wins from 2003-2005 or Miami’s 34-game run from 2000-2003. The Red Wolves’ last loss came at the hands of Life in the South Independent Championship.
ASU went on to win six games at Nationals that year, beating NC State, Cal and Middlebury in pool play and Kutztown... Read More
The path for the lone nationally-open qualifier for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is paved, with 24 teams lined up to vie for a chance to play live on NBC at PPL Park in Philadelphia in May. The field has teams from all different divisions – Varsity Cup, DI-A, DI-AA, DII and NSCRO – and varying levels of 7s experience and achievement.
The college division at the LVI hasn’t been a... Read More