Playoff time is upon us pretty much across the board, so highly ranked teams will be playing one another for the next few weeks. The chalk held in most of those matches through the weekend.
The top six remains unchanged for the eighth week in a row, with BYU beating UCLA, Cal clobbering Texas, St. Mary's punishing Santa Clara and Central Washington edging Utah. Life and Army were dormant. ... Read More
NeMani Delaibatiki will not return as head coach of Arkansas State for the 2015/2016 season, ASU confirmed Tuesday. He will continue to coach the Red Wolves through the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship May 30-31, but his contract was not renewed for next season. University officials say A-State decided to go in a different direction with the program.
“We appreciate Mani’s enthusiasm for... Read More
After missing the postseason last year, Penn State and Wisconsin each had something to prove in the first round of the D1A National Playoffs in Cottage Grove, Wis. The Nittany Lion defense proved formidable and Wisconsin was unable to break through for the victory as Penn State will advance to the quarterfinals, 33-8.
Penn State earned an at large bid to the DI-A Playoffs after going 4-2 in the... Read More
In its first match of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, BYU edged a scrappy UCLA side 45-16 in Westwood, Calif. BYU jumped out to an early lead and with a tenacious, well-conditioned side, UCLA was never able to recover.
Joseph Nicholls opened the scoring for the Cougars with a try in the fifth minute, and six minutes later Jordan Lowry got his first of two tries on the afternoon. The winger has been... Read More
In a gusting wind, Central Washington slipped by Utah 18-7 in a rare low-scoring game for two high-powered offenses. The Wildcats used stout defense and a couple of timely scores to edge the Utes.
The first 30 minutes of the contest were back and forth with both teams trying to establish possession. A strong wind, however, bogged down both offenses and left chances gone begging.
The Wildcats... Read More
For the second consecutive week, Navy escaped with a one-point victory in the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup. The Midshipmen won 24-23 over Clemson Saturday in a tight contest for their third victory over the Tigers this year.
Aaron Keers opened the scoring for Clemson, giving the Tigers and early 3-0 lead. Navy responded with a converted try from lock Cade Pope, but Clemson mauled over a score to... Read More
It's playoff time, and the cream is rising. The Central Washington Wildcats might be the creamiest of teams at the moment, having throttled Arizona State 72-10 in the opening round of the Varsity Cup. The result vindicates the high ranking CWU has enjoyed all season, despite playing little collegiate competition of note.
UCLA also enjoyed a big weekend in its Varsity Cup opener, beating Air... Read More
With a fierce wind to contend with, St. Mary’s shut out Army in the second half while putting up four tries to win 40-12 in West Point, N.Y. Saturday. Completing a three-game East Coast road trip, St. Mary’s broke Dartmouth 76-3 and it’s second side tied Iona, 27-27 before playing Army on Saturday. In the match against Army, the Gaels only led by two points in a close first half and used the... Read More
At the second annual Kutztown Invitational, the hosting Golden Bears utilized their powerful defense to stop American International College (AIC) and win the tournament final, 26-12. Playing at University Field at Andre Reed Stadium in Kutztown, Pa., Kutztown beat out a field of seven clubs to win the premier division, as well as their second side winning the six-team open division over a strong... Read More