GRR: University of South Carolina
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.