Two conference 7s champions were crowned on the weekend. In the only East Coast 7s tournament this fall, Dartmouth won the Ivy title. On the left coast, Cal won its third-consecutive PAC 7s championship.
Both teams, the winners of the last four Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championships, not only went undefeated in their campaigns, they were dominant. Cal conceded just two tries in six games,... Read More
Outside of two results, all of last weekend's games bolstered our rankings. Of those outliers, one caused a bit of confusion and the other sees a new team enter the Top 25.
No. 9 Kutztown played at No. 18 American International College, and the Golden Bears won, 41-27. No. 8 Army played No. 10 Air Force a week prior, and the Black Knights beat the Zoomies by two. And No. 17 Clemson beat No. 25... Read More
In a back-and-forth, highly-contested battle, Tennessee defeated South Carolina, 25-19, in Knoxville, Tenn. Saturday. With the victory, Tennessee clinched the SCRC Eastern division title. The Vols will now enter the SCRC semis as a top seed and face West runner-up Alabama, while the Gamecocks will do battle with West winner Mississippi State. The final is Sunday.
The Volunteers earned the first... Read More
The bowl match-ups for the American Collegiate Rugby Championship have been set, with the crowning of several participant conference champions over the weekend. The games will take place Nov. 21-22 at the brand new Rugby Athletic Center in Charlotte, NC.
Friday the 21st will see Boston College take on Iona and Texas State face North Carolina State. Iona currently sits 2-3 in Rugby East with one... Read More
Despite a late surge from Wheeling Jesuit, Army held on to a 34-29 victory in Wheeling, W. Va., Saturday. With the win, Army capped a perfect 8-0 season and claimed the Rugby East title.
Wheeling Jesuit opened the scoring with a converted try. The Black Knights then got on board through a Cody Brown try, and then winger David Huff put Army up 10-7. The Cardinals responded with a penalty to even... Read More
In a tale of two halves, West Virginia utilized a dominant first 40 minutes to secure its second-consecutive Keystone championship over Saint Joseph’s, 22-17, Saturday. Both teams entered the game undefeated, and it would be a test of two clubs that overpowered their opponents during the regular season. The Mountaineers scored all of their points in the first half, and the Hawks' comeback fell... Read More
For the second-straight year, Stony Brook is taking the Empire Conference trophy back to Long Island. Saturday the Seawovles downed Binghamton, 50-15, to cap off their undefeated season in the Empire championship game.
Three Seawolves dotted down two tries each, and dynamic flyhalf PJ Abelein scored a total of 15 points on the day. Stony Brook will now face Keystone champion West Virginia in the... Read More
Dartmouth capped off its fall campaign with an Ivy 7s title Saturday in Princeton, NJ, beating Yale 48-0 in the tournament final. The Big Green's first side went undefeated in the effort, not conceding a single point and amassing at least 35 every game. Dartmouth sent three sides to compete in the two tournament divisions. The Big Green's seconds and thirds both reached the final of the B-side... Read More
Lindenwood ended its fall campaign with a 55-14 defeat of Penn State Saturday in State College, Pa. The Lions led 26-7 going into the break and added 29 second-half points for the win.
For Lindenwood, the game was a much needed morale boost after a disappointing 7-3 loss to Davenport a couple of weeks back. The Lions played that game with a heavy heart after the death of a teammate, and Saturday’... Read More
At the Charlotte Rugby Complex Saturday, Clemson defeated Maryland 39-10 to take home the Atlantic Coast Rugby League title. Clemson got on the board after 15 phases with a try from the local prop Max Simons.
“He kind of had a little bit of extra umph behind him, and he played really well,” Clemson head coach Justin Hickey told Rugby Today.
Simons is one of the usual suspects for Clemson. Along... Read More