It was back and forth with Brown and Columbia at Columbia's Home Stadium Picth @ Baker's Field on the university campus. Week 1 of the Ivy League Rugby Championship Series 2009 was underway with a hard-fought battle of Ivy Leaguers.
Dartmouth Rugby wins the first match of the season 91‐3 over Cornell and marked an historic day in college rugby by traveling to Ithaca, New York.
Read the full story: Big Green Slays the Big Red in Ithaca 1st XV Dartmouth 91 - Cornell 3 with 15 tries for Dartmouth 2nd XV Dartmouht 52 - Cornell 0 with 8 tries for Dartmouth 11:00 am kickoff
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Harvard opened its season with a trip to the University of Pennsylvania. The game was Harvard’s first under the new Ivy League Fall Schedule, which promises both excellent competition and intense rivalries in the years to come.
For the first time in the history of Ivy League rugby, all eight ivy teams will compete in an established league. This weekend leads off with 8 games on the card. Four games Saturday; followed by four on Sunday.
When I ran into former Brown captain, Michael Bernstein ’82 at a Red Sox game last summer, we hadn’t seen each other since he had graduated. Mike wanted an update on the team and asked several times what Brown rugby needed.
Michael's request was timely as our Web site had been dormant and ignored for years and we had received some recent alumni criticism for having the worst site in the Ivy League. We can debate whose was the worst, but there is no debating that we needed a new look. Well, no more!Posted: 06/06/2009
The coaches and administrators from the eight Ivy League Schools announce the 2009 Ivy League All-Stars. Congratulations to all participants in the 2009 Ivy League Championships.
The Brown women finished the year ranked #3 in Division 1 and 6 Brown players were named to the US All American squad.
US All American Squad First Team Andi Payne ‘10, loosehead prop Second Team Adria Orr ‘09 at flanker Annalisa Wilde ‘11 at lock Alex Hartley ‘10 at center Ploi Flynn ‘09 at wing In addition flanker and team captain Nina Safane was recently named to the US All American team that is assembling in Little Rock next week.
A long and inspiring season came to an end yesterday as Stanford pulled away with 10 minutes left to beat Brown in the national semi-final. The match was played in Steuber Stadium in front of a large and loud BROWN crowd! Alums from the bay area and families of players filled the Brown side and cheered themselves hoarse over he course of a very exciting match.
Led by wing Chris Downer’s three tries, Dartmouth College won the 2009 Ivy League Rugby Championship with a 62-13 win over Harvard in the final. Although the Harvard match was a blowout, it was the closest any team came, as Dartmouth outscored its three opponents by the combined tally of 275-13.