Another awesome day for rugby at Columbia!
Dartmouth is the 2009 Ivy League Champion!
Championship Dartmouth 62 - Harvard 13
Third Place Match Princeton 32, Yale 12.
Fifth Place Match Penn 31 - Columbia 5
eventh Place Match Brown 59 - Cornell 5
The scores are all in ... Dartmouth won bigger - twice - today than most likely anyone has ever won big in one day. Harvard outplayed home team Yale to have the opportunity to line up against Dartmouth in the Ivy Championships tomorrow.
1st Round Matches Harvard 31 Columbia 22 Dartmouth 112 Cornell 0 Princeton 25 Penn 20 Yale 18 Brown 8
Second Round Matches Columbia 17 Brown 13 Dartmouth 101 Princeton 0 Harvard 31 Yale 17 Penn 39 Cornell 0
No team has won more 'recorded' Ivy Championships than Dartmouth. Dartmouth won big today. Recorded, is the key word here. We know that rugby has been alive and well in the Ivy League since the 1870's. We know the first recorded 1873 'football game' between Harvard and Yale was, in fact, a rugby game. Come on!
The Brown women head back to the final four May 1-2 at Stanford. They open Friday May 1 at 1:00 v Stanford. The match will be webcast on USA rugby site.
Both Brown and Dartmouth made it to the round of 16 this year. Brown moved on after beating UNC (South 1) and UVA (MARFU 4) to win their bracket and move on. Dartmouth drew Penn State in round one, then lost to UNI in the consolation round but played their hearts out.
The Yale Rugby site, sponsored by features recent news on the home page and an image of their rugby crest. Sections include Roster, Match Videos and even Community Service.
The Yale site current and features information on the Men's Team including About Us, Directions, News, Schedule and Results, a Photo Gallery, Match Videos, Roster, an Alumni Page (Friends of Yale Rugby), a section for Donations, Links and a nice archive of previous newsletters and game summaries. I love the Community Service page.Posted: 04/01/2009
In the 2009 inaugural Ivy League Rugby Conference season Dartmouth College won out defeating all of the seven other Ivy League teams. Harvard finished the season in second place with a six-and-one record losing only to Dartmouth.
And you think you have problems with your equipment. Harvard flanker Patrick Holkins took a direct hit to his right ear against Dartmouth in 2006 that demolished his hearing aid. “I accepted that, for safety reasons, I would have to play ‘unaided,’” he says. Meaning, he would play without any ability to hear what was going on at all.
With the tournament dates set and the final arrangements being made including a full final round at the Columbia University’s Baker Field Athletic Complex in Manhattan, New York City, New York, the Ivy Championship looks to be as good as it gets for 2009.Posted: 01/31/2009
Besides Bill Clinton (second row, Oxford, sustained a concussion) and George W. Bush (fullback, Yale, delivered a famous sucker punch), we can add Woodrow 'Tommy' Wilson to the plaque of U.S. presidents who have dallied with rugby.