NEW YORK – The Varsity Cup has released the brackets for its 2017 playoff today, Feb. 22.
Fourteen well-regarded college teams will compete in a four-weekend playoffs. Two teams - the top finishers from 2016 that remain in the competition - will get a bye.
Berkeley, Calif. – The Cal Golden Bears prepare to meet their longtime rivals the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds 2 pm Saturday at Witter Rugby Field, where California aims to turn the tides against a powerful UBC team.
BERKELEY – The Cal Golden Bears selected two evenly split teams for its doubleheader Saturday on Witter Rugby Field, where California took control of first place in the PAC Rugby Conference with a 44-16 victory over Arizona State, followed by a 73-7 win over Cal Poly.
The PAC Rugby Conference has a busy weekend ahead of it in its new DIA existence with five games on the docket.
USC has been facing mostly 2nd sides in this season, but we're counting those games as regular conference games nonetheless. The Trojans lost to Arizona State 47-24 last weekend in a game that served to teach a few lessons.
NEW YORK City (Varsity Cup Release) – The 2017 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship kicks off once again this April with 14 teams vying in the April postseason to advance to May’s championship final.
Cal racked up 12 first-half tries before Utah could score on Saturday, then added four more second-half scores to defeat the Utes, 92-12, on Witter Rugby Field.
It’s not often you see a prop score four tries in a major college game, but it happened on Saturday.
Cal and UCLA both recorded victories in the PAC Rugby Conference Saturday.
Cal prop Kevin Sullivan scored two early tries to stake the Bears to a 12-0 lead over Arizona in Berkeley, Never a team to shy away form a plan that's working, the Bears sent Sullivan over for his third to make it 17-0. Fullback Troy Lockyear made it 22-0 at halftime.
Cal Rugby scored four tries and held UCLA scoreless to win the final game of the Storer Classic 26-0 Sunday at the UCLA campus.
The Golden Bears swept the four games at the tournament - three on Saturday and one on Sunday.
UCLA hosts the Dennis Storer Classic this coming weekend, and despite dire warnings of rain and bad weather in Southern California, the event should go off as planned.
With 2017 fast approaching, the Varsity Cup has a few questions to answer.
It was a wild and varied rugby weekend in Men's DI competition - here are some players who made an impact during the games.Nick Feakes
The Lindenwood flyhalf scored 21 points for Lindenwood St. Charles as they beat their rivals Lindenwood Belleville Saturday.