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Men’s College Rugby has four levels, D1A, D1-AA, DII and NSCRO. Championships are held in each of these divisions in rugby 15s and in the later 3 divisions in sevens.

Big Ten Universities Rugby Conference Release The Big Ten Universities Rugby Conference released its Fall Schedule on Saturday, 30 July at 12pm EDT (11pm CDT). A schedule release roundtable aired on the Conference’s Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/BTURugby) at that time. Big Ten Universities Rugby ConferenceThe Conference – in its current format – was founded in 2012 with the advent of D1A Rugby. The Big Ten and D1A remain aligned in their mission to cultivated the nation’s most professionalized, high-performance environment for collegiate men to train and compete. While the COVID-19 Pandemic presented severely dampened operations and momentum, the league will get…

National Collegiate Rugby Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) has finalized a field of 110 teams for the 2022 Collegiate Rugby Championships in New Orleans. Hosted by MLR’s NOLA Gold, the national championship tournament will be played at the Shrine on Airline stadium and adjacent fields over Memorial Day, May 28-30. The three-day Collegiate Rugby Championship will bring together the top teams in the country to compete for national titles across six men’s and women’s divisions, including: Men’s Premier: 32 teamsWomen’s Premier: 16 teamsMen’s Division I Club: 8 teamsWomen’s Division I Club: 11 teams Men’s Division II: 16 teamsMen’s Small College: 28…

National Collegiate Rugby Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) announced the final 28 teams that will compete for the Men’s Small College title at the Collegiate Rugby Championship in New Orleans. The 2022 CRC includes the largest field of Small College schools in the tournament’s history. ‍ Small College National Finalists ‍ NCR has expanded the Small College championship field based on the depth and quality of small college teams across the country. The participating schools include the winners of eleven automatic qualifying tournaments, as well as at-large bids. Eleven schools competed in previous CRC Small College Championships, led by Susquehanna…

National Collegiate Rugby Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) announced the final teams that will compete for the Men’s Division II title at the Collegiate Rugby Championship in New Orleans. ‍ Division II National Finalists ‍ With a field of 16 teams, the 2022 CRC becomes the largest Division II 7s national championship in history. Five of the teams received automatic bids by winning Automatic Qualification tournaments. These qualifiers include Norwich, Lander, Georgetown, Northern Iowa, and Principia. Georgetown and Norwich have gone undefeated against Division II opposition this Spring at 23-0 and 13-0, respectively, while The Citadel enters the tournament with…

National Collegiate Rugby Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) will announce the men’s and women’s rugby 7s national championship brackets on April 30 during an inaugural Selection Saturday show. Broadcasting on The Rugby Network, Selection Saturday runs from 7:00-7:45 EST immediately before the Dallas Jackals vs. San Diego Legion Major League Rugby match. The show will announce the remaining at-large bids, regional seeding and matchups for the 2022 Collegiate Rugby Championship’s premier brackets for men and women. In the men’s premier bracket, five teams have already secured their place in New Orleans. Lindenwood returns as defending champion, while Florida, Cal Maritime…

Rugby East Release The Rugby East Conference is pleased to announce the addition of five programs for the Fall 2022 competition. Mount St. Mary’s University Men, Queens University of Charlotte Men, Southern Virginia University, University of Mary Washington Men, and Virginia Tech Men will join those programs that currently make up the most powerful and prestigious College Men’s competition on the East Coast. The addition of these five programs will bring the number of Rugby East members to 11, joining current members and college rugby powerhouses Army, Kutztown, Penn State, Navy, Notre Dame College and recent NCR Division 1 Champions, St.…

AEG Rugby Release The premier domestic event of the rugby season, USA Rugby 7s Collegiate Championships (R7CC), will take place at Kennesaw State University’s (KSU) Fifth Third Bank Stadium from May 14th through 15th, 2022. R7CC is the official national championship tournament for both men’s and women’s collegiate 7s and will be broadcast live on NBC, CNBC, and Peacock. The tournament will include over 60 teams across three division tiers. Men’s teams will be broken into Gold (D1A), Red (D1 Club), and Blue (D2) divisions while women’s teams will compete in Gold (D1 Elite and NIRA), Red (D1), and Blue…

National Collegiate Rugby Release 17 March —National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) opened ticket sales for the 2022 Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) at the Shrine on Airline in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hosted by Major League Rugby’s NOLA Gold, the three-day tournament will be held over Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30. As the largest college rugby tournament in North America, the CRC will include over 100 collegiate teams and 24 High School teams playing across five tournament fields. The Shrine on Airline complex will feature the Premier men’s and women’s divisions, as well as semi-final and championship matches from other divisions. Nearby LaSalle…

National Collegiate Rugby Release The 2022 CRC will feature the top women’s teams in the country and deliver unprecedented exposure to the rapidly-growing women’s game. With 28 teams, this year’s CRC will be the largest ever national championship event for women’s rugby 7s. Fans can expect a balanced, highly-competitive competition across the 16 Premier teams and 12 Division I Club programs. The innovative bracket structure ensures that every match counts as teams will battle for the Cup, as well as trophies in several consolation brackets.The top women’s referees will be officiating all weekend, and the CRC is committed to an…

NCR Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) has named the Division I and Small College All Tournament teams following the Women’s All Star 7s National Cup.The tournament was held on January 22-23 at the Houston Sabercats’ facility. Over 200 players, representing over 65 schools across the country, were selected based on tryouts and coach nominations.The All Tournament teams recognize the standout players from both the Division I and Small College tournaments. The teams include 15 student athletes from 13 schools. Each Division also recognized a tournament MVP.In a close Division I championship match, the Texas Armadillos edged the Midwest Big Green…

National Collegiate Rugby Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) announced that the 2022 Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) will return to Gold Mine on Airline, in New Orleans, Louisiana, home of Major League Rugby’s NOLA Gold. The three-day tournament will be held over Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30. Also known as May Madness 7s, the CRC is sanctioned by USA Rugby and open to teams across the country. NCR has reached a two-year agreement with CBS Sports for the 2022 and 2023 CRCs. As the largest college rugby tournament in North America, the CRC will include over 100 teams, crowning collegiate national…

National Collegiate Rugby Release Eight regional All-Star teams from across the nation will compete in National Collegiate Rugby’s All-Star Shield Challenge. The competition will be held January 15-16 at the Houston Sabercats’ AVEVA Stadium. This unique All-Star event includes the best players from across all men’s divisions, including Division I, Division II, and Small College. Over 300 players, representing 100 schools, were selected based on regional tryouts and coach nominations. Great Lakes Thunderbirds Head Coach: John Harley, Marian Assistant: Emil Walton, Louisville Assistant: Mike Geibel, Wheeling Assistant: Sanders Slevatz, Western Michigan New England Independents (Red) Head Coach: Ed Tubridy, Northeastern…

AEG Rugby Release Sanctioned by USA Rugby and its Collegiate Council, National Collegiate Championships Rugby 7s (NCCR7s) will serve as the official national championship tournament event for both men’s and women’s collegiate 7s. NCCR7s will be broadcast live on NBC and CNBC, with additional coverage streamed on Peacock. Group ticket and team package presales for NCCR7s are now live. For ticket inquiries please email info@nccrugby.com or call (404) 389-9106. Individual tickets will be available to the public starting in January 2022. Participation and qualification details will be shared with eligible teams in due time. “We are thrilled to add to our Rugby…

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