Lindenwood claimed the USA Rugby College 7s National Championship Sunday, beating Davenport 28-10 in the final on Denver University’s campus. The Lions went 6-0 on the weekend, delivering their conference foes their only loss in the 20-minute championship game.
The Lions never trailed in the contest, earning the program’s second national title and first in 7s. The Lions won the 2011 DII National... Read More
The USA Rugby College 7s final will be an all Mid-South affair, with Davenport beating Central Washington at the death in one semifinal and Lindenwood evading an upset from Utah with no time left on the clock in the other. Neither Davenport nor Lindenwood has ever won a major college 7s tournament, marking this final as unchartered waters. It may come down to depth, too, with both teams seemingly... Read More
The title chase is down to four teams, as Utah and Lindenwood meet in one semifinal and Central Washington and Davenport clash in the other. Blow-by-blow recaps of the quarterfinals:
CENTRAL WASHINGTON 31-0 SAN DIEGO STATE
San Diego State knocked on the opening kickoff, and Central scored immediately off the scrum. The Wildcats simply sent the ball wide to Cameron Merrick, who sped around the... Read More
The college 15s season is done and dusted, with no more games left to help sort the final rankings. The top four is easy, below that, it gets a little tougher. BYU beat Cal and St. Mary's. Cal beat St. Mary's. St. Mary's beat Life. There's your inarguable top four.
No. five could be Central Washington or Davenport. Tough one to pick since they didn't play each other or have any common opponents,... Read More
For the last three years, the D1A National Championship has came down to the same two teams, No. 3 Life University and No. 4 Saint Mary’s College of California. The Running Eagles won the 2013 edition, 16-14, and SMC took last year’s game, 21-6. The 2015 match at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta would not disappoint, as the game came down to the last play with the... Read More
Powered by timely tries and an on-point kicking game, No. 4 Saint Mary’s advances to the 2015 USA Rugby DI-A College 15s National Championships with a 48-32 victory over No. 7 Davenport in Moraga, Calif. Behind a total of seven tries, six kicks by inside center Dylan Audsley (five conversions and a PK), and a pressure defense, the Gaels will attempt to repeat as champions when they meet the No. 3... Read More
BYU claimed its fourth-straight national title Saturday, beating Cal 30-27 in the Varsity Cup final at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. The Cougars never trailed and appeared to pull away twice, but the Bears kept coming back.
Cal made the first threat at the try line with an attacking five-meter lineout a few minutes in. The Bears won the lineout, but their maul was shoved backwards and the... Read More
Life advanced to its third-straight D1A championship game with a 43-14 defeat of Lindenwood in Marietta, Ga. Saturday. The Running Eagles built a four-try second-half advantage before the Lions were able to get on the board.
Life won the kicking battle and proved better in the set pieces, which made the biggest difference in the match. The semifinal was hotly contended, as referee Derek Summers... Read More
The six best teams in the country are still in the hunt for a National Championship. BYU and Cal will do battle in the Varsity Cup final for a third-straight year Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium in suburban Salt Lake City. At the same time, Davenport travels to St. Mary’s and Life hosts Lindenwood in the D1A semifinals. These teams are, without much dispute, the six best teams in the country.... Read More
The men’s DI-AA quarterfinals and semifinals took place on the weekend in Pittsburgh, Pa. and on the campus of UC Davis. West Virginia, Central Florida, Arkansas and UC Davis found themselves moving on to the next round after Saturday, and UCF emerged winner of the East and Davis the West Sunday.
For the men of WVU, their win Saturday was a result of patience and mental toughness accenting their... Read More