As the calendar turns to a new year, the Cougars set their sights on a 5th straight national title in preparation for the 2016 season.
This year’s BYU rugby squad has a lot to look forward to as they return a plethora of talent from last year’s national championship squad, who defeated California 30-27 in the 2015 Varsity Cup title game at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Below is the released 2016 schedule for the Cougars. They will head down I-15 back-to-back weekends to begin their title defense when they take on Utah in St. George on January 16th and then compete in the annual Red Rock Invitational Tournament in Mesquite, NV over the January 23rd weekend.
After trips to play Colorado in Grand Junction and a return to St. George to take on Dixie State, BYU will then hit the road to take on northern California rugby power St. Mary’s in Moraga, CA on February 20th.
Their first home contest will take place against the Falcons of the Air Force Academy on February 27th, which will then be followed by Central Washington on March 5th, a rematch with the Gaels from St. Mary’s on March 12th, and then another home contest on St. Patrick’s Day against Army.
After a March 19th trip to Ogden against Weber State, BYU will return home under the lights for contests against the Aztecs of San Diego State on March 29th, and then close the season with the annual Wasatch Cup game against rival Utah on April 1st.
Stay tuned for more specific details of each match on https://rugby.byu.edu/schedule, as times and addresses will be posted closer to gameday.
1/16/2016 Utah (St. George, UT)
1/23/2016 Red Rock Invitational Tournament (Mesquite, NV)
2/6/2016 @Colorado (Grand Junction, CO)
2/13/2016 @Dixie State (St. George, UT)
2/20/2016 @St. Mary’s (Moraga, CA)