Two days, 19 teams, five pools, and 50 matches. A big weekend of rugby came down to two teams for the title at the URugby Sevens Virginia Beach featuring the ACRC 7s at the Princess Anne Athletic Complex in Virginia Beach, Va. Kutztown and American International College (AIC) matched up in the Cup Final, where six tries powered the Golden Bears to a 36-27 victory.
The title is the fifth... Read More
Indiana claimed the Big Ten 7s Championship and nabbed a bid to the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Saturday in Champaign, Ill., going undefeated on the day in dominant fashion. It was the Hoosiers’ third tournament win in as many tries this spring – they won a Big Ten Series event in Ann Arbor, Mich. and Atlantic Coast Series competition in South Bend, Ind., too.
Wisconsin won its pool... Read More
In the first round of the D1A playoffs, Davenport bested Wheeling Jesuit 38-8 to advance to the quarterfinals. Despite a slow start, the Michigan side used a strong second half to send the West Virginia school home empty handed.
The first 20 minutes saw two unfamiliar teams feeling each other out. Davenport made a few tactical changes prior to the game, and the Panthers struggled to get going... Read More
Utah defeated Cal Poly 31-26 Saturday to advance to the D1A quarterfinals. The Utes overcame a halftime deficit to earn a date with St. Mary’s in the next round.
Utah opened the scoring two minutes into the game, but the rest of the first half was all Cal Poly. Utah struggled in the set piece and spent nearly 30 minutes of the first half defending in its own territory. Poly scored two tries to... Read More
It’s been a bittersweet couple of weeks for the Clemson Tigers. April 4 they upset Arkansas State to win their first-ever Penn Mutual Varsity Cup contest, but a week later they were knocked out of the competition by Navy, losing by a single point.
Sunday they finished second at the Atlantic Coast 7s Championship, but since it was to Virginia Tech, which had already secured an invitation to the... Read More
The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship field is set, with the final automatic berths being claimed over the weekend via three conference finales. Alabama surprised everyone in the Southeastern conference to punch its ticket to Philadelphia, Indiana continued its dominance in the Big Ten to win its way back into the CRC, and Clemson took the Atlantic Coast's bid.
While the paths to the CRC... Read More
Cal defeated Navy 57-15 at Witter Field in Berkeley, Calif. Saturday to advance to the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup final. For the third consecutive year, Cal will take on BYU in the title match.
The Golden Bears opened scoring in the sixth minute with a try from Harry Adolphus. Navy added a penalty, but Cal then outflanked the Navy defense, and with a great individual effort from Miles Honens, scored... Read More
In Provo, Utah Saturday, BYU defeated a scrappy Central Washington side, 35-8, to advance to the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup final. The Cougars used a strong second-half performance to outlast the Wildcats.
Central Washington hung tough in the early stages of the game, controlling a decent amount of possession. The Wildcats earned a penalty inside the BYU 22, but an attempt at goal went wide right. ... Read More
Alabama defeated Mississippi State 24-14 in the final of the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference 7s Championship in Knoxville, Tn Saturday. With the win, the Crimson Tide earned the SCRC automatic qualifier berth the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship May 30-31 at PPL Park in Philadelphia.
After finishing sixth in the final standings of the SCRC series, Alabama came out of nowhere to... Read More
It's really the height of the college 7s season at the moment, with upwards of 10 tournaments taking place in a given week. The spring season has a few crescendos, the upcoming weekend being one of them with seven DI conferences crowning 7s champions.
Last weekend saw seven tournaments of mostly DI competition, and with that comes some changes in our Top 25. For a few already highly ranked teams... Read More