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04.08.2017 - Alex Goff

Here's a rundown of the Varsity Cup 1st round.

04.06.2017 - Alex Goff

The Varsity Cup's 1st Round kicks off this weekend and in recent years we've seen a few surprises in this round.

While most would think that Cal and Central Washington are heavily favored to make the final (both teams get a bye this weekend), that doesn't mean all of the other games are foregone conclusions. 

Here's what we think (Goff Rugby Report rankings in parentheses):

02.22.2017 - GRR Staff

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.

02.05.2017 - GRR Contributor

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.

12.15.2016 - Alex Goff

The coaches of the Ivy League Men's Collegiate Rugby Conference have named their All-Conference picks.

09.24.2016 - Alex Goff

In a dramatic game in the Ivy League, Yale came back to beat Cornell Saturday in Ithaca, while Dartmouth had to work for a win and Brown won big.

In the opening two minutes of the game, Yale hooker Bryan Herbert was red-carded. That call put Cornell on the front foot and in the first quarter of the game they ran in three converted tries to lead 19-0.

09.23.2016 - Alex Goff

It’s a soft opening for the new Harvard University rugby field, but it’s an opening.

Harvard’s Men’s, Women’s, and Business School teams will now play on Robert Mignone Field, so-named because Mignone was a major donor for the project. The field is located near the Harvard football stadium, and is an impressive facility, with bleacher seats and a press box.

04.16.2016 - Alex Goff

James Madison University took care of business in the DIAA Round of 16 Saturday, beating Harvard 49-16 to move on to the quarterfinal/semifinal weekend at Bowling Green next week.

04.11.2016 - Alex Goff

Harvard will join the DIAA Round of 16 after the Crimson won two games in an Ivy League play-in this past weekend.

Harvard defeated Princeton 25-21 on Saturday and then held off Cornell 21-14 on Sunday to win the tournament (the Ivy League champion, Dartmouth, does not play in the DIAA playoffs, so the next four teams compete to find the seed to nationals).

03.24.2016 - Alex Goff

Harvard hosts the Crimson 7s this weekend in a warmup to the Varsity Rugby Conference 7s series which starts in a little ore than a week.

Harvard ran out two sides at the Frostbite 7s March 5, and won with their A side.

11.13.2015 - Alex Goff

 

The Ivy League regular season top spot gets decided this weekend as 5-0 Harvard takes on 6-0 Dartmouth.

10.19.2015 - Jackie Finlan

Dartmouth is undefeated in the Ivy League, and although the team hasn’t clinched the top seed to playoffs just yet, the Big Green is looking good for a successful first year as a varsity program.

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