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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 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…

May 11, 2016 NSCRO Clubs Make a Difference in Their Communities National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Press Release: May 10, 2016 Creating a long-lasting and successful college rugby program does not just depend on maintaining a good standing with the University administration. Another important key to success is creating and maintaining a positive image both on campus and in the community. Developing a socially responsible rugby club that gives back to their community and school can show how beneficial rugby can be in creating lifelong skills, such as leadership, cooperation, team building, communication and more. The National Small College…

May 7, 2016 Cal Beats BYU In Varsity Cup Final Photo: AjbFlyer Photo Cal Atrhelics Pres Relase: May 7, 2016 PROVO, Utah – The California Golden Bears defeated the previously unbeaten Brigham Young Cougars, 40-29, to win the 2016 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup national championship final Saturday on South Field. Cal (20-2) scored six tries to four for BYU (22-1), dotting down the last three tries of the match in an epic contest that saw the Bears take a brief lead early, trail at the halftime break, claw their way back into the lead with 11 minutes to play and…

April 24, 2016 Cal Edges Central Washington to Move to Championship Photo: ABFlyer Photo Cal Athletics Press Release: April 23, 2016 BERKELEY – The No. 2 Golden Bears edged No. 6 Central Washington, 14-13, Saturday on Witter Rugby Field in the national semifinals of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship. California (19-2) advances past the Wildcats (7-4) and into the final to face No. 1-ranked Brigham Young, who defeated No. 7 Arkansas State, 68-20, in Saturday’s second semifinal in Provo. The Varsity Cup national championship is set for Saturday, May 7, at 2 p.m. MT, televised live on NBCSN…

April 16, 2016 Cal Squeezes by Army to Varsity Cup Semi-finals Photo: ABFlyer Photo Cal Athletes Press Release: April 16, 2016 WEST POINT, N.Y. – The No. 2 Golden Bears earned a semifinal berth in the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championships with a 41-29, come-from-behind win over No. 11 Army Saturday on Warrior Field at the Anderson Rugby Complex. California (17-2) got six tries from five players, Russell Webb notching two tries and a conversion, and Harry Adolphus contributed three conversions (3-for-5) and a penalty kick (1-for-1). The Black Knights (9-5) notched five tries from five players, with Andrew…

April 11, 2016 Cal Beats Texas to begin Varsity Cup Photo: ABFlyer Photo Cal Athletics Press Release: April 9, 2016 BERKELEY – No. 2-ranked California has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship after shutting out Texas with 22 tries scored in Round 1 Saturday on Witter Rugby Field, where the Golden Bears also defeated Santa Clara, scoring 11 tries in a non-postseason matchup using a virtually all-freshman/sophomore lineup. Moving past the overmatched Longhorns, the Bears (16-2) will face Army in the Varsity Cup quarterfinals Saturday, April 16, in West Point, N.Y. The Black Knights…

April 4, 2016 Cal Versus Texas Varsity Cup Preview, Plus Santa Clara Photo: ABFlyer Photo Cal Athletics Press Release: April 4, 2016 BERKELEY –The No. 2 Golden Bears host Texas in Round 1 of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championships Saturday, April 9, at 12 p.m. on Witter Rugby Field, where California is poised to begin a national postseason run to culminate the spring 15s season. Following the California vs. Texas match, a frosh-soph set of Bears will host Santa Clara University at 2 p.m. in a non-postseason match. Admission to the Varsity Cup on Witter Rugby Field is…

March 31, 2016 NSCRO Men’s 15s Playoffs National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Press Release: March 31, 2016 Four Regional Championships and two Cup Qualifying events will be held this weekend as teams continue their quest towards one of the two NSCRO National Championships later this month. Medford, NJ  March 31, 2016 – In 2002, there were about 80 “East Coast” small college men’s teams competing for the NSCRO National title. Now, in 2016 there were more than 200 small college men’s teams with their sights aimed on the two upcoming national championships held by the National Small College Rugby…

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