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Men’s College Rugby has four levels, D1A, D1-AA, DII and NSCRO. Championships are held in each of these divisions in rugby 15s and in the later 3 divisions in sevens.

May 9, 2017 Teagan Hill-Norby & Ornella Bisamaza 2016 NSCRO Women’s Best Tackles of the Year Photo: NSCRO – Winner of the NSCRO Best Tackle of the Year, Teagan Hill-Norby of Northwestern College (L) and runner-up Ornella Bisamaza of Ohio Wesleyan University National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release: May 9, 2017  Medford, NJ  09 May 2017 – Congratulations to Teagan Hill-Norby of Northwestern College, Iowa, the winner of the 2016 National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Women’s Best Tackle of the Year and runner-up, Ornella Bisamaza of Ohio Wesleyan University. In shortlisting the final tackles, emphasis was placed on technique, situation,…

May 9, 2017 Mike Flanagan Steps Down as Navy Rugby Coach Photo: Doug Coil Doug Coil Mike Flanagan has been one of the leading College rugby coaches in the country for several decades. He is synonymous with Navy Rugby and will a difficult act to follow. The rugby community will miss his presence, but wish him well with his other endeavors. USNA Press Release ANNAPOLIS, Md.–Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk announced today that Mike Flanagan is stepping down as the head rugby coach after 27 years on the job. “Although a Club Sport, the Rugby program at Navy…

May 6, 2017 Cal Wins Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Championship over Arkansas State Photo: Cal Athletics Cal Athletics Release: Anton Malco SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Captain Russell Webb scored 18 points, freshman Sam Cusano scored three tries and loosehead prop Kevin Sullivan was named Man of the Match as California defeated Arkansas State, 43-13, to win the 2017 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup National Championship final Saturday at Stevens Stadium. The championship, the Golden Bears’ second straight and 28th all-time in 15s, brings the program’s total all-time national titles to 32 and head coach Jack Clark’s all-time championship count to 28.…

May 3, 2017 Saint Mary’s College to Play Life University for D1A Rugby National Championship USA Rugby Release MORAGA, Calif. – Saint Mary’s College will host the D1A Rugby National Championship Saturday, May 6, between the school’s own Gaels and Life University, in a match that will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network. This weekend’s National Championship fixture will mark the fifth consecutive year the two schools have played for the distinction of college rugby’s best team, including last year’s title match at Saint Mary’s in which the Life Running Eagles won, 24-20. Saint Mary’s enters the National Championship…

May 1, 2017 Colgate University Wins 2017 NSCRO Women’s 7s National Championships Photo: NSCRO (Colgate Women’s Rugby) National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release Medford, NJ 01 May 2017 – After a full day of intense rugby play on Saturday followed by a game delay due to lightning and another round of matches on Sunday, Colgate University defeated the three-time returning champions, Wayne State College, to take home the trophy as the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Women’s 7s National Champions with a score 15-12. Lee University defeated Colorado College 31-10 to finish in third place. The Women’s 7s…

April 28, 2017 Bethel College Pilots Win NSCRO Challenge Cup Championship National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release Medford, NJ 27 April 2017 – The Bethel College Pilots have made history by winning the 2017 NSCRO Challenge Cup National Championship in their second year of existence. The four regional champions: Point Loma Nazarene University (San Diego, CA), Bethel College (Mishawaka, IN), Iowa Central Community College (Fort Dodge, IA) and Trinity College (Hartford, CT) met at Founders Field in Cheswick, PA on 22 April 2017 to start the weekend off with semifinal matches to determine which two teams would take the…

April 28, 2017 Ani Mteto of Iowa Central Community College Named MVP 2017 NSCRO Challenge Cup National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release “Heart & Soul”, “Most Impressive Tackler”, “All Championship XV” award were also announced at the ceremony following the championship event Medford, NJ 27 April 2017 – Following the 2017 NSCRO Challenge Cup National Championship at Founders Field on 23 April 2017, Stephen Cohen, president of NSCRO, presented the following awards: Most Valuable Player (best overall player during the event) Ani Mteto, Iowa Central Community College Heart & Soul Awards NSCRO custom match ball is given to a…

April 27, 2017 Ohio and Michigan College Rugby All-Star Squads Named Doug Coil On May 12, 2017, the Ohio College All-Stars will play the Michigan All-Stars at the new stadium in Obetz, Ohio. This event will showcase the College rugby talent in both Ohio and Michigan. It is a further example of how representative rugby is helping to provide High Performance opportunities to athletes to develop. The Ohio and Michigan squads have been Named and are listed below. Ohio College All-Stars Forwards: Khalid Williams (Notre Dame College), Spencer Krueger (Ohio State), Darren Rice (Wheeling Jesuit), Christian Smith (Wittenberg), Jack Bengel…

April 24, 2017 Rugby Highlights Indiana University vs. Brigham Young University Photos: Team photos of Indiana University and BYU Cougars Rugby Doug Coil On April 22, 2017, Indiana University Men’s Rugby and Brigham Young University met in the D1A Rugby National Quarterfinals. BYU emerged with a 44-17 win over Indiana and will meet Life University in the Semi-Finals. Eric Miller has been videotaping Indiana matches and has provided highlights of the Indiana vs. BYU match in Bloomington, Indiana.

April 23, 2017 Cal Beats Penn State to Advance to Varsity Cup Final Against Arkansas State Photo: ABFlyer Photo (Patrick Barrientes) Cal Athletics Release: Anton Malko BERKELEY – California scored seven tries and held Penn State to two scores for a 35-14 win in the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup national semifinals Saturday on Witter Rugby Field. The Golden Bears got two tries apiece from freshmen Damon Wiley and Keanu Andrade in the last home match in Strawberry Canyon for graduating seniors, sending Cal into the Varsity Cup championship final Saturday, May 6, in Santa Clara, where the Bears will meet Arkansas State. The Red…

April 18, 2017 CAL HOSTS SEMI VS. PENN STATE SATURDAY Photo: ABFlyer Photo Bears Take On Nittany Lions 1 P.M. 4/18/2017 2:8 PM | By: Cal Athletics BERKELEY – California hosts Penn State, the top-ranked team from the East, Saturday, April 22, at 1 p.m. on Witter Rugby Field in the national semifinals of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship. Scheduled to kick off following the Spring Football game, the Bears (15-3) and Nittany Lions (20-1) renew their national postseason history for a slot in the Varsity Cup national championship final as graduating seniors run onto the pitch for…

April 16, 2017 Saint Mary’s College of California Rugby Club Tours Ireland and Scotland Photo: Irish Rugby Tours (Saint Mary’s College v Glasgow Warriors Academy) Doug Coil The Saint Mary’s College of California Rugby Club embarked on a Spring break tour of Ireland and Scotland. The two sides took advantage of the expertise of Irish Rugby Tours in arranging cultural events, training sessions and matches while in Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow. The team arrived in Dublin, Ireland on on April 6., where they acquainted themselves with Dublin hospitality and culture. The team also had training session at Blackrock College with…

April 15, 2017 Cal Moves to Varsity Cup Semi-Finals With Win Over Clemson Photo: ABFlyer Photo (Cal player Anthony Salaber) Cal Athletics Release by Anton Malko CLEMSON, S.C. – The Golden Bears dotted down 11 tries and held Clemson scoreless until the 80th minute to defeat the Tigers, 71-5, Saturday on National Athletic Village Field in the quarterfinals of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship.   The Bears will host a semifinal Saturday, April 22, at 1 p.m. PT on Witter Rugby Field against Penn State, which defeated Army, 47-34, in University Park, Pa. California (15-3) got a hat trick from…

April 14, 2017 Cal Travels to Clemson for Varsity Cup Match Photo: ABFlyer Photo ( Robert Paylor) Cal Athletics Release: Anton Malko BERKELEY – The road through the national postseason has taken shape for California, which will travel to face Clemson Saturday, April 15, at 1 p.m. ET on National Athletic Village Field in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship. If they defeat the Tigers, the Golden Bears will advance to host a national semifinal Saturday, April 22, at 1 p.m. on Witter Rugby Field against Army or Penn State, who square off in another…

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