In Hanover, NH Saturday, Navy escaped with a 23-22 victory over Dartmouth. In a game that saw several lead changes, Navy managed to get the final blow, earning a date with Clemson in the round of eight.
Navy controlled the game early and looked as though it might run away with the contest. The Midshipmen placed intense defensive pressure on the Big Green early, and after forcing a knock on, took... Read More
For the second consecutive year, Texas eliminated Notre Dame to advance to the second round of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup. In Austin, Texas, the Longhorns used two second half scores and solid defense to defeat the Fighting Irish, 22-17.
Texas started strong and started the scoring with a try in the opening minutes. Tommy Gilmore bashed through the Notre Dame defense for a score under the posts... Read More
Central Washington soundly defeated Arizona State to the tune of 72-10 in the first round of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Saturday. Minus a 10-minute lapse in the first half, the Wildcats dominated the game.
The Wildcats blitzed the Sun Devils early, scoring three tries in the first 10 minutes. Corbin Lindell opened the scoring, and Ian Wright doubled the lead before Gavin Schag dotted one down... Read More
The third rendition of the Varsity Cup kicks off this weekend across five campuses nationwide. It was supposed to be six, but as was announced earlier this week, USA Rugby’s postseason ban of Oklahoma for the eligibility violations of the former Sooners coach will see Utah receive a bye to the quarterfinals.
For the second-straight year, Texas and Notre Dame will do battle in the tournament’s... Read More
It's long been this ranking's stance to avoid movement for the sake of movement. You won't see teams "tied" in our rankings, you won't see us "shake things up" just for the sake of doing it, and you won't see us include more than 25 teams in our list. We're going to give you a subjective version of our Top 25 and provide sound reasonsing for it.
This week is an example of one where there are no... Read More
With a 139-14 point margin throughout the tournament and a superior defense, Kutztown coasted to win the final of the Philadelphia Collegiate Cup over Maryland, 26-7. The Golden Bears were undefeated in the six-team field and almost met their second side in the final. Despite the cold, rainy, and muddy conditions, Kutztown gained valuable experience on its way to the CRCs at the end of May.
“Our... Read More
In Tuscaloosa, Ala., South Carolina claimed its second SCRC tournament win in as many weeks. Once again the Gamecocks met Tennessee in the Cup Final, this time winning 29-17 over the Volunteers.
With nine teams competing in the competition, the field was divided into three pools. Each team played two pool matches, and then the field was reseeded with everyone making the Cup playoffs. The eight... Read More
In the annual battle of the service academies in West Point, N.Y., No. 6 ranked Army scored three tries in the final 12 minutes of the match to defeat Navy, 41-24. Whenever Army plays Navy in any sport, it’s about more than just the game. It showed on the field with a tough physical match that included seven lead changes. After trailing Navy in the first half, 5-7, Army piled on 36 points in the... Read More
In a contest between two top 10 clubs in Grand Rapids Mich., No. 3 ranked Life took care of ninth-ranked Davenport in a low scoring affair, 20-13. With the win, Life improved to 4-0 in the Mid-South Conference and is ready for the D1A Playoffs as the conference champion.
“We controlled a little bit more possession than [Davenport],” Life head coach Tui Osbourne said. “We converted when we had to... Read More
In the second part of the home and away series against No. 8 Lindenwood, third-ranked Life held on and avoided going into extra time to defeat the Lions, 18-15. Life won the first meeting earlier this month by four points, 25-21. Lindenwood had the opportunity to push the game into overtime with a penalty kick with no time left, but the kick sailed wide left.
“At times, we played well,” Life head... Read More