The 2008 Men's Ivy League Rugby Championship tournament will be hosted by Columbia University this weekend. Dartmouth and Harvard are back strong this spring after playing in last year's final. Watch out for tournament host Columbia University, a much improved Yale side and Princeton who defeated Yale just last weekend.
The first two rounds of matches will be held on Saturday at Tibbet's Brook Park in Yonkers, NY. The final rounds will be held on Sunday at Columbia's Baker's Field Athletic Complex. After last year's Harvard victory at Brown, what will Dartmouth bring in 2008?Posted: 04/23/2008
The Columbia Soccer Stadium seats 3,500 people. Columbia Soccer Venue at the Baker Field Athletics Complex boasts a new all-purpose turf suitable for rugby. The FieldTurf pitch is a hybrid fiber, rubber and sand infill blend designed to have a more consistent feel and a faster pace.Posted: 04/23/2008
LBUQUERQUE, N.M. – In the USA Rugby National Guard Men’s and Women’s College Club Playoffs two teams from the Ivies took the pitch in the first round of the Division I Men’s and Women’s competition.
In the men's round of 16, No. 2 seed BYU overpowered the Ivies only men's representative, No. 15 seed Dartmouth College 48-22. Dartmouth made it to the round of 16 qualifying throught the New England Union.
The Men in Green walked onto the national stage in Albuquerque this afternoon, and to many in the American rugby community they were seen not to have a fighting chance against #2 seed BYU. But with the score tied 15-15 at the half, the Men in Green looked to have a lot more in them than many had anticipated.
Yale brought the cup to this year's match after winning in New Haven last year. The Rob Koranda Cup is awarded to the winner of the annual Princeton vs. Yale rugby match dating back to the spring of 2002. The score was not indicative of the game as Yale scored the last 3 trys and dominated the second half.
The Rob Koranda Cup will be on the line at Princeton this Saturday at 1pm at Princeton's home pitch West Windsor Fields. Princeton fully expects a huge challenge. Yale Rugby, under the leadership and coaching of Jan Pikul, has become a serious threat to both Dartmouth and Harvard for the upcoming Ivy crown.
The Rob Koranda Cup is awarded to the winner of the annual Princeton vs. Yale rugby match. Princeton vs. Yale rugby dates back to the beginnings of both Ivy League programs.Posted: 04/18/2008
For a brief moment Saturday it looked like it was going to be a Dartmouth v. Harvard showdown in both the men's and the women's final of the 2007 Royall Lyme Ivy League Championships.
On the men's side it will be Harvard and Dartmouth --- AGAIN --- as Dartmouth makes their third trip to the finals in as many years. For the women though, the surprise of the day has to be 5th seed Brown. Brown out talented a well coached Princeton side 14-7 to move on to a second round game where they completely annihilated last year's Ivy Champion Radcliffe (Harvard) 42-nil.
If you were wondering who is the best women's team in the Ivies, wonder no more. Brown annihilated all in their path Saturday outscoring their opponents 145-0. They only played three matches!
The Cornell Women, expected to be tough for Brown, were the only team to make a game of it. But the lady bears from Cornell were unable to put points on the board, as the Brown shut them down and out, 15-nil.Posted: 04/13/2008
In this year's women's competition, Brown is the odds on favorite to repeat last year's victory over Yale and is ranked number four in the country. Cornell, after a disappointing sixth place finish last year is the other nationally ranked team in this year's event.Posted: 04/12/2008