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
With the increased incidence of varsity men's college rugby teams, and University-funded elevated club teams, we are inevitably going to run into coach turnover.
Cal Varsity Rugby has released an update on lock Robert Paylor who suffered a serious-looking injury in the first few minutes of Saturday's Varsity Cup Final in Santa Clara, Calif..
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.
Dylan Audsley scored 25 points, Holden Yungert was MVP, the ground in Moraga, Calif. shook with the vibrations of the tackles between Life and Saint Mary's, and Kevin O'Connor was superb as the Gaels held of an excellent Life team 30-24 Saturday.
Cal won their second-straight Varsity Cup with a 44-13 defeat of Arkansas State Saturday in Santa Clara.
It's a small but very important weekend for college rugby, as six major championships are decided.
Cal takes on Arkansas State on what promises to be a windy Varsity Cup Final at Stevens Field in Santa Clara, Saturday.
These two teams haven't met since 2010, when they played a DIA (then called the CPL) semifinal.
Indiana University center Bryce Campbell has been selected as the recipient of the 2016-17 Rody Scholz Award.
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.
Norwich University won the Chris Munn 7s this past weekend, edging the always-tough Middlebury 19-17 in the final.
This was a heavily-Vermont-area tournament, with Norwich fielding four teams, Vermont and Middlebury two, and Dartmouth also participating.
In the B-side bracket, Middlebury B defeated Norwich B 29-15 to win the cup.