Th US Naval Academy put in one of their best defensive efforts Saturday and seem to have turned the corner as they shut out Dartmouth 29-0.
After giving up 151 points in three straight games either side of the Winter Break, Navy held Clemson to ten points on February 19 and now have a shutout to point to.
The US Naval Academy's Varsity Cup buildup got a nice shot in the arm with two wins over the weekend.
Navy took on the Glendale men's club, and won 40-17.
It was what Head Coach Mike Flanagan called "a really good defensive effort coming off a hard, focused week."
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.
(Thanks to Colleen McCloskey for the photos - Navy in solid blue, Penn State in stripes) - Penn State and Navy met up Saturday in what was essentially the teams' kickoff to their Varsity Cup buildup.
The US Naval Academy has announced it will hold its first ever camp for high school boys.
The camp will run June 19-22, and will be for boys 13 to 17 years old.
Campers will learn and develop basic skills, contact skills, scrummaging, other set piece, and game awareness from members of the USNA coaching staff, overseen by Head Coach Mike Flanagan.
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.
Conference play is the goal of USA Rugby’s Collegiate Rugby division, and they are looking to get those that played independent schedules to find a conference for next season.
But at the same time, the world of college rugby conferences is fluid, and we’re unlikely to find that in 2017-18 everything will be settled.
The US Naval Academy men's team rebounded from last week's one-point loss at Air Force to defeat Notre Dame 34-15 Saturday.
The US Air Force Academy regained the Shea Cup after beating Navy 32-31 in a tense inter-service-academy clash.
The US Naval Academy travels to Colorado this weekend to take on Air Force in a game that is more than a game.
It's a slow buildup in DI rugby conferences, but we've identified a few games to keep a special eye on.