Tennessee will play South Carolina at the ACRC Bowl Series after both teams won semifinals in the SCRC conference Saturday.
USC held off a determined Alabama team 34-27 i a game where the teams continued to trade tries. No. 8 Mike Mahon was outstanding on the day and shared player of the game honors with scrumhalf and goalkicker Brian Keown.
The University of Tennessee scored with three minutes to go to overcome slight favorites South Carolina to clinch the SCRC East.
In a typical tight game between two longtime rivals, Tennessee took an early lead with a penalty kick from Andrew Sayers. South Carolina replies, taking the lead with a try from James Whipper, and Brian Keown’s conversion made it 7-3.
Columbia, SC - University of South Carolina Student Life announced today a significant gift from the Smolka Family to the men’s rugby program. The gift fully endows a men’s rugby scholarship fund in the name of former player and current Carolina Rugby Foundation board member Jeffrey Smolka, contributing to men’s rugby program and recruitment enhancement.
The University of South Carolina came back from 21-7 to defeat Tennessee 27-21 in the final of the first tournament in the SCRC 7s series in Gainesville, Fla. Saturday.
The Gamecocks are shooting for an SCRC title and a place in the CRC invitational, and this win gives them a confidence boost if nothing else.
Furman University upended DI South Carolina 22-14 this past weekend, opening up a first-half lead and holding off the Gamecocks.
The University of South Carolina won a tough game on the road this weekend, beating NC State 22-20 in Raleigh, NC.
It was a solid bounceback game for the Gamecocks, who were beaten soundly by Life University the week before.
Life University, currently ranked #1 by Goff Rugby Report, and South Carolina, currently ranked 23rd, meet up in what is essentially the opening game for each for the 2015 winter/spring season.
Look for a college sports rivalry that’s more intense than Clemson v South Carolina, go ahead, look for one; the chances are, you won’t find it.
South Carolina has claimed the SCRC Championship, but perhaps the biggest news of the weekend among the SEC teams is that they didn’t beat Tennessee in the final, they beat Alabama.
Columbia, SC - The University of South Carolina Rugby hosted the University of Alabama this past weekend and came out victorious over the Tide, 26-15 in SCRC action.
Columbia, SC - Carolina Rugby held their SCRC season opener this past weekend and came out victorious over the Bulldogs of the University of Georgia.
USC opened the scoring early when, within the first three minutes, senior lock Drez Henfield touched down the first try of the match, which was converted by junior scrumhalf Brian Keown, to give the Gamecocks an early 7-0 lead.