The American Collegiate Rugby Championship Bowl Series will see its second edition kick off Friday, with UMass taking on North Carolina State, Syracuse facing Notre Dame College and Boston College squaring off against Alabama.
Saturday the action continues with St. Bonaventure against Western Michigan, Iona playing Delaware, North Texas challenging Rutgers, Stony Brook versus Cincinnati, AIC and... Read More
Author's note: This column felt redundant. I've written many, many stories over the last five or so years about college rugby's awkward restructuring period, but seeing as college rugby changes with every fall freshman orientation and spring commencement, I figured I'd revisit it. Plus we know more now than we did one, two or five years ago. This story contains a short history lesson, some... Read More
Penn State and Army are expected to be announced as the latest teams to join the Varsity Cup. The Nittany Lions and Black Knights will come on board for the 2016 competition, giving the postseason knockout tournament 16 teams.
Both programs recently named new head coaches, Army former All American, Stanford and San Diego State head man Matt Sherman, and Penn State former Utah head man Blake... Read More
Oklahoma scored 31 unanswered points to erase a first-half deficit and beat Arkansas Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark. The Razorbacks controlled the first half and led 19-10 at halftime, poaching a lot of Oklahoma ball in breakdowns, countering a missed kick to touch for a try and slicing the Sooner backline for another.
OU adjusted well in the second half by keeping its feet in breakdowns, getting... Read More
In an attempt to face a challenging opponent before the start of the Big Ten schedule, Michigan invited five-time defending Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Champion Humber College of Ontario to Ann Arbor, Mich. on Friday night. What head coach Brandon Sparks’ club received was a 34-0 drumming by a very technically-sound squad from Toronto.
“In the first half, we were able to hang with them... Read More
With college back in session, the fall rugby season is upon us as American International College edged Penn State, 34-27, and Wheeling Jesuit ran away from Cincinnati to win 51-17. Tied at 27-27 with five minutes left, AIC’s flyhalf Jihad Khabir scored the game winner off an impressive dummy-switch to give Josh Macy’s squad the victory over an extremely competitive PSU side. For the Cardinals,... Read More
In a few weeks, the Delaware Blue Hens will return to the rugby field after nearly two years off thanks to suspension. One of the top teams in the country in one of the toughest leagues around before going dormant, Delaware isn’t easing back into things. Under the guidance of new head coach Struan Murray, the Blue Hens have a daunting fall schedule in front of them.
Murray was an assistant at... Read More
After a long fight to get back on campus, Delaware will return to action this fall following roughly two years of suspension. The Blue Hens were dealt a five-year ban in the fall of 2013 after a well-publicized party that grew out of hand was attributed to the club. Alumni and team members have worked since the incident to get back in the university's good graces,
"The team deeply regrets and... Read More