College 7s News
Kutztown University and the Air Force Academy will face off this evening in Las Vegas in the final of the D1A 7s open qualifier.
Both teams survived very close semifinals to get there.
In pool play, Kutztown shut out New Mexico and Colorado and were pushed by Utah 26-14. Overall, though, outscoring pool opponents 120-14 sent a message.
The teams for the D1A and NSCRO collegate 7s tournaments at the Las Vegas MLR Weekend are set.
The tournaments will be held at the Silver Bowl fields in Las Vegas February 13-16, with the finals in Sam Boyd Stadium.
The D1A tournament is an open qualifier for the D1A National 7s Championships later this spring.
D1A Rugby will be holding an open 7s qualifier in Las Vegas as part of the MLR Weekend in February.
When Mickey Patterson was taking Eagle Mountain Rugby to a select-side 7s tournament for high-schoolers, he saw that three of his strongest players were going to miss it because they were playing with a major select-side in a higher bracket; Patterson looked around, concluded he had a pretty good group of athletes, and figured "maybe I can have an elite select-side team too."