Cal Rugby at the CRC
11 a.m.-1 p.m. NBCSN
1-3 p.m. NBC
Quarterfinal: 7 AM PT; Cal 31, Michigan 0
Potential Semifinal: 12 PM PT; Cal vs. Life
Potential Final: 2:23 PM PT; Cal/Life vs. Kutztown/Arizona
Bears blitz through the pool play undefeated for the 6th in the 6 year of this tournament. Bears defeated Boston College 33-5 to open the tournament. Then the Bears beat Notre Dame 39-5 before closing out pool play with a 12-7 win over Virginia Tech (Bears were up 12-0 at the half).
Thanks to the perfect 3-0 record AND the margin of victories, the Bears are the top seed for Sunday's knockout stage.
Navy, Indiana, and Arkansas State all went 3-0 in pool play as well. Also made it to the final 8 are Arizona (winner of a pool) and Kutztown (top wild card). The last team to get in is Michigan who got the 2nd wild card spot.
In the morning's QF action:
Bears shutout Michigan by a 31-0 score.
Life beats Navy 15-5 to earn a matchup against the Bears in the semifinal.
Kutztown (the other Golden Bears) defeated Mark Cuban's Indiana squad 31-12.
The last of the semifinal spot goes to our Pac-12 frenemy Arizona, who edged Arkansas State 7-5.