Cal and Arkansas State will play each other for the Varsity Cup final after they won difficult semifinals Saturday.
Arkansas battled Navy in the rain in Jonesboro, Ark., and it was a game that hinged, to a certain extent, on one play. With the score 10-7 to ASU near halftime.
And just like that, we're down to four teams in the Varsity Cup.
Cal hosts Penn State and Arkansas State hosts Navy in this year's final four, and it's all up in the air.
CLEMSON, SC – The Cal Golden Bears dotted down 11 tries and held Clemson scoreless until the 80th minute to defeat the Tigers 71-5 Saturday on National Athletic Village Field in the quarterfinals of the Varsity Cup.
The Bears will host a semifinal Saturday, April 22, at 1 pm PT on Witter Rugby Field against Penn State, which defeated Army, 47-34, in University Park, Pa.
The Varsity Cup enters its quarterfinals and things get a little tougher for those who pulled out victories last week.
There was something historic about the Saint Mary’s victory over Cal this past weekend.
Part of it might have been television - the game was shown live on Pac-12 Networks Bay Area, and on delay elsewhere. It was exciting. It was sometimes well played, and sometimes featured mistakes. And it had atmosphere - palpable atmosphere you could see on the screen.
Saint Mary’s College defeated Cal 27-24 Saturday evening at Witter Field in a stirring comeback.
This game is an enormous rivalry between the two stories rugby universities, but Cal has won easily the lion’s share of the games. But this year the Gaels came in confident, and were looking for an upset.
It has to be rivalry weekend as one of the longest-standing college rugby matchups meets up this weekend.
Cal hosts Saint Mary’s, and the game will be on the Pac-12 Networks, live for some and on delay for others. If you’ve got access to any Pac-12 network you can watch online using the Pac-12 Now app. Kickoff is 5pm at Witter Rugby Field at Cal.
Cal made it official this weekend with two lopsided victories to finish PAC Rugby Conference play 5-0.
The Bears have won the conference, but of course will not participate in the DIA postseason as the Bears have opted, instead, to play in the Varsity Cup.
Cal will be in Vancouver, BC this weekend to look to get a revenge victory over the UBC Thunderbirds and take the two-game series between the two teams.
Cal lost 28-17 in Berkeley in February, but it wasn't a total disaster as the Bears trailed 28-3 late in the game before a series of penalties against the Thunderbirds led to converted two Cal tries in the final three minutes.
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.