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With seven top collegiate playoff matches on the slate Saturday, the question is where to watch the games. If you are not fortunate enough to see the D1A Quarterfinals, Varsity Cup Semifinals, or D1AA Spring Championship in person, most of the games will be live streamed online for your viewing pleasure.
D1A Quarterfinals - San Diego State at Saint Mary’s
Starting at 1:00 pm PST, Saint Mary’s makes its debut in the D1A Playoffs hosting California Conference rival, San Diego State. The Aztecs have been on a roll knocking off Utah last weekend as well as Arizona and Army earlier this spring. These teams met in early March and the Gaels won, 57-5. Can SDSU pull off the upset or will Saint Mary's take care of business to advance to the semifinals? From Moraga, Calif., Saint Mary’s will stream the match at the following link:
D1A Quarterfinals - Arizona at Baylor
Red River Conference Champions, Baylor University, welcomes Arizona for a 2:00 pm CST kickoff in Waco, Texas. Baylor beat LSU to qualify for the D1A Playoffs, while Arizona routed Air Force last Saturday to advance to the quarterfinal round. In partnership with FloRugby, Baylor will be streaming the game at the following link:
D1A Quarterfinals - Lindenwood at Life
The much-anticipated quarterfinal between two Mid-South Conference adversaries, Life and Lindenwood, starts at 3:00 pm EST in Marietta, Ga. The undefeated Running Eagles won both regular season games this spring, but Lindenwood is hungry for a victory. The test will be streamed by the Gift-Time Rugby Network through its Youtube channel. Use the following link and click on the match to watch:
D1A Quarterfinals - BYU at Indiana
The match between two of college rugby biggest powerhouses, Indiana and BYU, will not be live streamed on Saturday. According to Indiana Rugby, the game film will be uploaded to the web as soon as possible. For game coverage, Indiana and BYU will be updating their Twitter feed during the match on Saturday.
Varsity Cup Semifinals - Navy at Arkansas State
In the rematch of last season’s Varsity Cup quarterfinal, Navy will look to build on last Saturday’s impressive victory over Central Washington to defeat Arkansas State in Jonesboro, Ark. The Red Wolves repelled the Midshipmen last year, 31-24, and squashed Utah Valley last weekend to advance to the semifinals. With a trip to the finals at stake, both squads will be ready for the task. Arkansas State will be streaming the game on Youtube at 1:00 pm CST:
Varsity Cup Semifinals - Penn State at Cal
Beginning at 1:00 pm PST, Cal will be hosting Penn State at Witter Rugby Field in Berkeley, Calif. The Cougars outlasted a strong Army team, 47-34, for the right to face the defending Varsity Cup Champion on Saturday. Cal walloped Clemson, 71-7, in the quarterfinals and only Penn State stands in its way from reaching the Varsity Cup final for the fifth year in a row. The PAC 12 Cal Live Stream has the game at:
D1AA Spring Championship - UC-Davis vs Florida State
With a May 6th date with Notre Dame College for the D1AA National Championship at risk, UC-Davis and Florida State are set to battle on the fields of Stanford University at 1:00 pm PST. UC-Davis beat out Grand Canyon to make the final, while Florida State shut out Missouri to advance. With a win for UC-Davis, it will mark the third straight appearance in the D1AA finals for the Aggies with a chance for its third championship in a row. The Seminoles will be on the warpath to stop them. According to UC-Davis, Stanford Rugby should be providing a link to the match through their Facebook page:
Stay tuned to Rugby Today for score updates and game recaps of all the collegiate playoff action.