College 7s News
Cal won their 5th-straight CRC Sunday, defeating Life University 19-0 in the final.
The final day of the CRC was a test, and maybe a final exam, of how difficult a top-level 7s tournament can be. Fit and aggressive, Lindenwood expected to make the final, but in the end some execution and discipline breakdowns cost them and it was Life that won that semi.
The Collegiate Rugby Championship is an event that is supposed to say a lot about the college game, mostly because it's on NBC, but NBC also says what it wants.The results are all here, with pool standings, so have a look.
What we found out on Saturday was intriguing.
Lindenwood, Life, Penn State, and Dartmouth are in control as pool play in the women's CRC is done.
With one national-level college 7s tournament done and one more to go, the CRC starts up this weekend in Chester, Pa.
We've got some pool-specific previews on FloRugby
Speeding down the sidelines to win 7s games for Lindenwood, Cristian Rodriguez is one of several talented young rugby players for the Lions who helped the St. Charles, Mo. outfit win their 2nd USA Rugby 7s College Championships in the last three years.
Here are the lists of the top try-scorers and top points-scorers from the Men's DII USA College 7s Championships.More on the DII competition here.
The top teams from Day One in the Men's DI College 7s Championships did what was expected.
Six teams are undefeated after Day One of the Men's DI bracket in the USA Rugby College 7s Championships.
Defending champs Saint Mary's started in impressive fashion, shutting out Fordham 25-0 and Jams Madison 43-0.
The CRC 7s has announced the pools for its men's competition June 3-4 in Chester, Pa.
The tournament will have six pools of four teams each, with the six winners and the two best 2nd-place teams making the Cup Quarterfinals. This will mean that points difference will be a crucial aspect in deciding knockout round seeds and those two wild card spots.
The pools and schedule are set for USA Rugby's College 7s National Championships in Glendale, Colo.
The Men's DI pools are:
Pool A: Saint Mary's, Bowling Green, James Madison, Fordham
Pool B: Lindenwood, Grand Canyon, Wyoming, Stanford
Pool C: Ohio State, Arkansas, Santa Clara, Florida International
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater won the Upper Midwest 7s Saturday, in the final qualifier for USA Rugby's 7s Championships.
Whitewater will be the 12th team in USA Rugby's Men's DII 7s. The full field of Men's DI teams and Women's DI teams have already been confirmed.
So we now know the teams playing for a major 7s championship in college rugby, and, boy, it's a lot of teams.
It's a lot even though USA Rugby drastically reduced their number of teams participating. We still have 16 USA DI Men's teams, 24 CRC Men's teams, 12 USA Women's teams, 16 CRC Women's teams, 12 USA DII Men's teams, 8 NSCRO Men's teams, and 6 CRC Collegiate Challenge teams.