Rugby Today assistant editor and columnist Pat Clifton joins the Rugby Guys Podcast to talk about all things rugby in Episode 36. Pat lends his voice to Erik Woodworth, John Goodwyn, and Evan Lappen as they discuss the USA Rugby 7s performance in Singapore in the all North American final, a possible merger of D1A and the Varsity Cup in college, and the state of rugby in the United States. Plus,... Read More
Arkansas State ended Utah Valley's run in the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup with a 39-12 victory in Jonesboro, Ark. on Saturday. The Red Wolves weathered early pressure and ultimately out ran the bigger and stronger Wolverines.
For the first 15 minutes of the game the teams traded possession inside the opposition 22-meter line. Arkansas State had the first foray into enemy territory but thanks to a... Read More
Penn State defeated a tough Army side 47-34 to advance to the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup semifinals. The Nittany Lions jumped out to an early first half lead and every time Army tried to engineer a comeback Penn State answered.
West Point got on the board first in the first couple of minutes via a penalty. Penn State responded, however, with a pair of tries from senior leaders. Malcolm May dotted... Read More
In the first overtime game in the history of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, Navy defeated Central Washington 27-24 to advance to the semifinals. The Midshipmen, who were severe underdogs in the game, shocked the Wildcats through sheer determination and tremendous heart.
It looked like another day at the office for Central Washington in the first five minutes. Alex McKensie scored a try to give... Read More
Cal started the defense of its Penn Mutual Varsity Cup title with a decisive 71-5 victory over Clemson. The Golden Bears jumped out to a 50-0 halftime lead as they cruised to victory in South Carolina.
Clemson battled for the first 15 minutes, causing Cal to commit a series of penalties and knock-ons. The Bears, however, still managed to find the try zone twice in the first five minutes to take... Read More
Navy defeated Boston College 54-14 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup. The Midshipmen used a strong second half to pull away from a tough Boston College side.
Navy went up 5-0 early in the game but Boston College settled in after the early score. The game remained this way until around 10 minutes left in the first half, where Navy scored a converted try to take a 12-0... Read More
In front of hundreds of rugby alumni and fans, Clemson defeated Dartmouth 36-29 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup. After losing to Dartmouth two years ago in the first round, the Tigers enacted some revenge thanks to a strong second half performance.
Dartmouth got off to a strong start with Max Parker scoring a try in the corner for a 5-0 lead. Clemson responded... Read More
In its first foray into the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, Utah Valley University defeated UCLA 40-14 to advance to the quarterfinals. The Wolverines used strong defensive pressure and timely scoring to pull off an upset victory.
With the two teams being relatively unfamiliar, it took a while for the teams to get going. Neither team really got any momentum going and the game remained scoreless mid way... Read More
Arkansas State dispatched Oklahoma 69-7 in the first round of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup. The Red Wolves jumped out to an early first half lead and proved to be too strong for the Sooners.
The first 10 minutes of the game were very competitive but once Arkansas State got rolling Oklahoma was outmatched. Andrew Pretorius opened the scoring just inside the quarter of the game and the floodgates... Read More
Army pulled away from Notre Dame in the second half to win 41-8 in the first round of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup. The Black Knights scored four unanswered second half tries to upend the Fighting Irish.
Jon Kim opened the scoring in the second minute with a penalty before Luke Huen found a gap to score the first try of the game. Kim converted the try to extend the lead to 10-0.
Notre Dame battled... Read More