After going dormant for the holidays, there are now a couple of weeks of college results on the books in warm weather areas. There's only been one result worthy of shaking up the last rankings of 2014, though, and it was Arizona's surprisingly dominant win at Santa Clara. The Wildcats won, 55-5, laying down a big marker in their first season as a D1A independent. The win bumps Arizona to No. 18... Read More
Reigning Varsity Cup champion, BYU, defeated Utah, 50-22, in St. George, Utah Saturday. Coming into the game, Utah had several weeks of rugby under its belt. The Utes lost convincingly to St. Mary’s two weeks ago, but a match against one of the top programs in the country seemed to put Utah in the right direction. Last weekend, the Utes swept the Pac North tournament, yielding only five points in... Read More
DI-A, a competition run by USA Rugby, heralded the return of the University of Utah Thursday. However, Rugby Today has learned the Utes remain devoted to the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, an independent competition that's schedule usually clashes with the DI-A postseason.
“The University of Utah has a long-standing and proud rugby tradition, and we are happy to welcome them back to our competition... Read More
Epic rivals Utah and BYU meet Saturday in St. George, Utah for a regular season friendly at Snow Canyon High School. The Wasatch Cup will not be up for grabs until the March 21 rematch, but make no mistake, Saturday’s game is still a varsity match between two teams who want to beat each other really bad.
St. George was picked as the venue for this contest, even though it's about three-and-a-half... Read More
Oklahoma has announced Doug Neubauer as its new head coach. An All-American for the Sooners in the '80s, Neubauer cut his coaching teeth with many clubs, but most notably the Dallas Reds, Alliance high school program and several collegiate select sides.
“We are very excited to have Doug return to Oklahoma Rugby. Coach Neubauer's focus is on the continued development of the elite rugby program at... Read More
(Story was updated 12:20 p.m. ET Dec. 16, 2014)
Jason Horowitz’s resignation from the position of head coach for the University of Oklahoma men's rugby team was accepted by the club’s faculty advisor last week. Horowitz took over the program ahead of the 2013/2014 season, leading the Sooners to an Allied Rugby Conference championship in his first season and an undefeated campaign this fall.
The... Read More
United World Sports announced the title sponsorship of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship and Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Monday. In partnering with UWS and NBC, vanguards in the fight to take rugby to mainstream America, the Philadelphia-area based life insurance company has thrown its weight behind the fastest growing sport in the United States.
The deal is the first of its kind – a... Read More
Sooners rugby players will spend Saturdays this fall, not only scoring tries, but welcoming members of the Sooner Club, the principal fundraising arm of OU athletics, to home football games. They'll be stationed in reserved parking lots and other greeting areas of Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, greeting Sooner Club members.
"The Sooner Club is elated to have the OU Rugby Team serving... Read More
Clemson kicks off its season Friday against Georgia in Athens, Ga. The Tigers, which had a banner 2013/2014 season, graduated just one player and look to build on their success. Last year, Clemson won its first Atlantic Coast title, going 6-0 in conference play. They were then narrowly nudged out of the American Collegiate Rugby Championship playoffs by eventual runners-up Penn State. In the... Read More
Central Washington has blazed a trail for traditional college club rugby teams for years, finding ways to compete at the highest level without varsity status, scholarships or paid coaching. The Wildcats displayed the professionalism, organization and competitiveness of their better-funded counterparts, showing other club programs with high aspirations how its done.
This season, CWU embarks on its... Read More