FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 30th, 2015
NBCSN PRESENTS 2015 PENN MUTUAL VARSITY CUP NATIONAL RUGBY COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY AT 4 P.M. ET
BYU Cougars Face Cal Golden Bears in Championship Match Saturday
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 30, 2015 – NBCSN will present live coverage of the 2015 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup National Rugby Collegiate Championship this Saturday at 4 p.m. ET, as BYU takes on Cal in the championship match at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.
Saturday’s match marks the third straight year that BYU and Cal will meet in the Varsity Cup Championship, and is the 13th meeting all-time between the Cougars and Golden Bears. BYU has defeated Cal the past two years in the Varsity Cup Championship, despite Cal’s 9-3 edge in the all-time rivalry.
Cal cruised to a 100-7 victory over Texas in the quarterfinal, followed by a 57-15 win over Navy in the semifinals on April 18. BYU defeated UCLA 45-16 in the quarterfinal round, and posted a 35-8 victory over Central Washington in semifinal action.
Veteran play-by-play announcer Todd Harris will call Saturday’s match, alongside former USA Sevens captain and USA Rugby World Cup participant Brian Hightower. Marty Snider will handle reporting duties for the sidelines.
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