BYU rubgy: Cougars, Cal collide for national title

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  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    May 21, 2011 9:09 p.m.

    They are not a scholarship program so, I think, the university does not pay for all the cots related to the program. It inhibits the travel. CAL has more teams in the area who play the sport, thus far more games.

  • Tommy2Shoes Lehi, UT
    May 21, 2011 6:53 p.m.

    Cal is located near a lot of Rugby programs. Their full season before the playoffs had 11 games in NCal, 10 in SCal, 3 in Las Vegas, 1 in Vancouver, Can and 1 in Washington. Two of these games were against JCs. They play 3 in the Championship tourney then go to Pennsylvania to play in the 7s invitational. They will have played 5 games on Sunday.

    BYU scheduled 7 games in Utah but 2 were canceled, 3 in SCal, 2 in Las Vegas, 2 in Colo and 1 in Az. They play 3 in the Championship tourney.

    Travel costs probably prohibit some of the travel and Sunday play probably causes less scheduling opportunities. The last game of the 7s invite is played on Sunday.
    I suppose the team could use more donations to help defray season expenses.

  • thedylster Alpine, UT
    May 21, 2011 6:14 p.m.

    Thanks for the heads up about the U19 game that was going to happen before, but why didn't you mention that it's two Utah teams who were playing against each other in it for the 4th consecutive year. There should have been a story on that game be itself, but at least mentioning two Utah teams playing would have almost sufficed. You guys dropped the ball big time.

  • Duh west jordan, ut
    May 21, 2011 2:06 p.m.

    I don't quit understand rugby but who can answer this: Why did BYU only play 15 games and CAL 26?

  • IndianaCoug Bloomington, IN
    May 21, 2011 1:38 p.m.

    Just watched the semifinal match on espn3 replay this afternoon. The Cougars have a great team, it's going to be a lot of fun tonight. Go Cougs!

  • Utes21 Salt Lake City, ut
    May 21, 2011 10:20 a.m.

    Good luck I hope they beat Cal.

  • IndianaCoug Bloomington, IN
    May 20, 2011 8:50 p.m.

    I think by "tonight" he actually means tomorrow (Saturday). Go Cougs!