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.
Notre Dame College used defensive pressure to stymie a tough US Naval Academy side and come away with an impressive 27-8 victory over the Midshipmen in South Euclid, Ohio Saturday.
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio -- Notre Dame College will hosts the US Naval Academy on Saturday, and while this is an intriguing clash of two very good, and very different rugby programs, the game is also notable for the pre-kickoff ceremony.
This fall the US Naval Academy rugby programs will unveil some very nice new digs as the Prusmack Rugby Complex will be completed and open for business.
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.
Ardmore, Pa. —The Naval Academy has joined the ranks of teams competing at the 2016 ACRC7s in Virginia Beach at the Sportsplex, April 30-May 1.
Matches take place Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sunday from 10am-3pm. Admission is $5 per day (kids under 12 free).
For the first time in the history of the Varsity Cup, Navy will not be in the semifinals, as Arkansas State ran out to a 24-0 halftime lead, and held off a Midshipmen surge to win the quarterfinal 31-24.
"We knew what we needed was a good defensive game plan and devotion to the defensive structure," said ASU Head Coach Shaun Potgieter. " In the first half we did that very well."