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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.

July 27, 2016 Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference Fall 2016 Schedule Doug Coil The Southern Collegiate Rugby Conference begins its Fall 2016 season on September 10 and runs until November 10. The Conference will have its Semi-Final playoff matches on November 12 and its Final on November 19. Although the Final’s Venue has not been identified, last year it was part of the ACRC Bowl Series. The Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference is comprised of the following nine universities: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. SCRC Home Away Score 9/10/16 Auburn Alabama 9/10/16 South…

July 27, 2016 Ivy Rugby Conference Men’s Fall 2016 Schedule Doug Coil The Ivy Rugby Conference opens its Fall 2016 Men’s season on September 17 and continues until November 19. Follow Ivy Rugby, as results are posted on their web page. The Ivy Rugby Conference is comprised of the following Colleges and Universities: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale. Harvard opens a state of the art new rugby field that complies with World Rugby standards. In addition to Harvard men’s and women’s rugby matches, the facility should draw interest in other rugby special events being played there.…

July 27, 2016 Chesapeake Collegiate Rugby Conference 2016 Fall Schedule Doug Coil The Chesapeake Rugby Conference is a new D1AA Conference that includes nine member colleges. Georgetown, James Madison, Maryland, Mary Washington, Mount St. Mary’s, Salisbury, Towson, Virginia and Virginia Tech now will be part in of a very competitive regional rugby conference. The Chesapeake Rugby Conference season will begin on September 1o and continue until November 12. The following weekend is the ACRC Bowl games. With the caliber of this conference, perhaps the season might be extended for a team(s) for a bowl. Cheasapeake Home Away Score 9/10/16 Georgetown…

July 27, 2016 Rugby East Fall 2016 Schedule Doug Coil The Rugby East D1A Conference kicks off its League season on September 9th and continues until November 12th. Upon the conclusion of the season, some of the Rugby East teams will participate in the ACRC Bowl Games. Iona will travel to Saint Joseph’s University to play in another Bowl. The League is excited to have the University of Delaware back in the Conference. The other teams are Army, Buffalo, Iona, Kutztown, Penn State, St. Bonaventure , West Virginia and Wheeling Jesuit. Four of the teams were ranked in the top…

July 27, 2016 East Coast Rugby Conference Fall 2016 Schedule Doug Coil The Fall 2016 East Coast Rugby Conference will consist of eight teams with the departure of Middlebury College for Division II. American International College, Albany, Boston College, UCONN, Fairfield, UMASS, New England College, and Northeastern will compete for the Conference title. Fall 2016 East Coast Rugby Conference Schedule Day Time Time Home Away Score 9/10/2016 Sat 1:00 PM New England College AIC 9/10/2016 Sat Albany UCONN 9/17/2016 Sat 8:00 PM AIC Albany 9/17/2016 Sat 1:00 PM UCONN Boston College 9/17/2016 Sat 1:00 PM New England College Northeastern 9/24/2016…

July 27, 2016 Keystone Rugby Conference Fall 2016 Season Photo: Keystone Rugby Conference Keystone Rugby Conference Release: Daniel Yarusso, July 26, 2016 The Keystone Rugby Conference has finalized the Fall 2016 15’s season.  This year the Conference will consist of 8 teams in two divisions. Playing in the WEST will be the Lock Haven University, Millersville University, Saint Joseph’s University, and the University of Pittsburgh. The EAST will feature Rutgers University, Temple University, Villanova University, and West Chester University. Each team will play three divisional matches which will lead into a crossover quarterfinal match hosted by the higher seed. After…

July 25, 2016 Todd Thornley, New Men’s Rugby Head Coach at Central Washington University Photo: Central Washington University Athletic Department – Todd Thornley Central Washington University Athletic Department Release: July 25, 2016 ELLENSBURG, Wash. (July 25) – Central Washington University Director of Athletics, Dennis Francois, has announced the hiring of Todd Thornley as the Wildcats’ new men’s rugby coach. “Todd’s level of familiarity with our program and the University, as well as his commitment to recruit and develop the holistic student-athlete stood out in his candidacy,” Francois said. Thornley, a Blenheim, New Zealand native, spent the last two seasons as…

July 21, 2016 Clarence Picard & Tui Osborne Full-time Coaches St. Bonaventure Rugby Photos: St.Bonaventure – Clarence Picard & Tui Osborne St. Bonaventure Press Release: July 21, 2016 Clarence Picard and Andrew Tui Osborne have been named full-time coaches of men’s and women’s rugby at St. Bonaventure University, elevating the stature of the programs to take advantage of the burgeoning popularity of the sport in the United States. Osborne, who won two national titles as coach of Life University, has worked since November as an assistant to Picard, the longtime coach of SBU’s men’s program and director of the Annual…

June 30, 2016 Harvard’s New Rugby Field Harvard Athletics Release: Jun 28, 2016 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard Athletics has announced that its men’s club and women’s varsity rugby teams, as well as the HBS Rugby Football Club will have a new facility beginning in the fall of 2016. The new home for Harvard Rugby will be known as Roberto A. Mignone Field. Following a conversion from field hockey to rugby, the new site will be renamed in recognition of generous support from Roberto A. Mignone ’92, MBA ’96 and his wife Allison Hughes Mignone ’94, MBA ’99. The Mignones have…

June 9, 2016 NSCRO Men’s 7’s All-Tournament Team National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release: June 9, 2016 The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has named the 2016 NSCRO Men’s 7’s All-Tournament Team following an exciting weekend at the NSCRO Men’s 7’s National Championship held in conjunction with the Penn Mutual CRCs at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia, PA. In addition, Jeremy Misailegalu of New Mexico Highlands University has been named MVP. NSCRO Men’s 7’s All-Tournament Team Name    School Celester Asuega    New Mexico Highlands University Brian Billak    Franklin & Marshall College Will Hankins    St. Mary’s College of Maryland Matthew…

June 9, 2016 Vatos Win Back-to-Back NSCRO 7’s Championships Photo: NSCRO & Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Press Release: Medford, NJ,  June 9, 2016 On June 5, 2016, the New Mexico Highlands University Vatos made history winning their second consecutive National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Men’s 7’s National Championship. The NSCRO Championship event is part of the outstanding Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship weekend in Philadelphia, PA. The Vatos came to the event as a strong favorite to win and it showed in their play. The final was held inside Talen Energy Stadium…

June 3, 2016 Preview of 2016 NSCRO Men’s 7’s National Championship Photo: National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Press Release: Medford, NJ 03 June, 2016 Eight teams have been preparing for the NSCRO Men’s 7’s National Championship on June 4-5 in Chester, PA, as part of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship event. The Championships will feature five teams who are making their first appearance at 7’s Nationals as well as the defending champions – the Vatos of New Mexico Highlands University – along with last year’s 4th place finisher, The Claremont Colleges, and with…

June 1, 2016 Justin Hickey New Notre Dame Men’s Head Rugby Coach + Photo: Notre Dame University Rec Sports – Justin Hickey Notre Dame University Rec Sports Press Release Justin Hickey has been named the University of Notre Dame Program Director, Men’s and Women’s Rugby Club/Men’s Head Coach. Hickey departs his current position as Director of Athletics for Moon Area School District in the Pittsburgh area. “Being considered for the position is a tremendous honor in and of itself, but to accept the position is incredibly humbling,” said Hickey, who will continue to serve as an Assistant Coach for the USA Rugby Collegiate All Americans…

June 1, 2016 Penn Mutual Men’s Collegiate Rugby Championship Rosters Doug Coil Viewing the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is greatly assisted when rosters are available. Thank you Jim DeLorenzo for making these rosters available prior to the beginning of the Men’s Championship this weekend, June 4-5, 2016. This year’s division is the most competitive yet, while expanding from twenty to twenty four teams this year.The six Pool winners and the two highest number two places advance to the Cup bracket on Sunday. The other sixteen teams will enter the Shield, Bowl and Plate competitions in the knockout round. Rosters…

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