Brown Women Continue, Dartmouth Men Play for Pride

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.

BYU Bests Dartmouth in Tight Contest

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.

Brown University Women Heading to the Final Four

Though exhausted, the Brown University Women are a pretty happy, yet hungry, bunch. We're expecting big things from them in the final four!

Princeton 43 - Yale 27 ... An Ivy Warmup

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.

Yale to Defend the Rob Koranda Cup

Yale to Defend the 2008 Rob Koranda Cup

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

Beautiful Day 1 at the 2007 Ivies!

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.

What Can Brown Do For Us?

What Can Brown Do For Us?

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
Women’s Ivies a One-day Affair-2008

Women’s Ivies a One-day Affair

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
Columbia Rugby President’s Note

Columbia Rugby President’s Note

It has been one year since I have assumed the position of president of CURFC and what a year it has been. Last year’s team, a team full of potential, size, athletic ability, and desire, accomplished many things (including the first Met NY win in over 2 years, a winning regular season record, and two Ivy wins over Cornell) but in the end, failed to reach all of the goals that we had set out for ourselves.

Posted: 04/03/2008
Old Blue's Columbia University Origins

Old Blue's Columbia University Origins

Old Blue Rugby Football Club was founded by Columbia alumni William Smith, John Wellington, Pat Moran, Bill Campbell (elected first formal captain), Dick Donelli and Paul Zimmerman.

Posted: 04/02/2008