Kutztown University Rugby has released its fall schedule.
The Golden Bears open up their season on August 31 against the Schuylkill River men's club. The Bears then open up the Rugby East season with Mary Washington, Army, Navy, Virginia Tech, Wheeling Jesuit, Penn State, Note Dame College, and St. Bonaventure.
KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The Kutztown University men's and women's rugby clubs have been promoted to Elite Status, effective January 2018.
It's easy to miss the fact that in their own 7s tournament last week, Kutztown not only won, they beat AIC 33-12.
Kutztown, it seems, might be poised to make some noise this spring, and they are big, powerful, skilled, and experienced. KU has a lot of talent, and one you might want to keep an eye on is freshman Dmontae Noble.
Kutztown University followed up their superb showing at the Ariel re 7s in Bermuda with a pretty dominant performance at the Chesapeake Conference 7s this past weekend.
The Rugby East is almost done, and Penn State is completely done, having run the table 8-0.
The Nittany Lions had already clinched the conference before they faced Kutztown on Saturday, but the game had plenty of importance, anyway. Kutztown wanted revenge for last year’s 24-15 loss to Penn State, a game that failed to deny KU the conference title, but one that stung nonetheless.
With Penn State and Army not playing conference games this weekend, others in the Rugby East looked to gain some ground.
Penn State remains atop the Rugby East after the Nittany Lions defeated Iona 36-19 Saturday.
Penn State sits alone at the top of the Rugby East Conference after the Nittany Lions defeated Army 29-13 Saturday in a battle of two undefeated teams.
Wheeling Jesuit, Penn State, Kutztown, and Army are all still undefeated in the Rugby East after Penn State won two games this weekend and the other three won one each.
Kutztown University opened their Rugby East account with a fairly straightforward 95-8 win over West Virginia.
The Mountaineers are somewhat down this year so Kutztown was favored to win, but it was important for the Golden Bears to get their young players started on a winning note. The scoreline shows that there’s talent all through the lineup.
Pool Play is over at the Men’s CRC Saturday and the teams that have been there before showed their class.
The US Naval Academy defeated Kutztown in dramatic fashion to win the ACRC 7s in Virginia Beach, Va. Sunday.
Navy finished off Saturday’s pool play by winning the last game of the day with a try at the final whistle, and then did exactly the same thing on Sunday.
Navy utilized a physical approach combined with a willingness to test the width of defenses.