College 7s News
National Collegiate Rugby has hired Pat Clifton to run the organization’s 7s competitions as its 7s Commissioner, and the hiring certainly seems to be a decent fit.
(Editor’s note: Pat Clifton and Alex Goff worked together for several years at RugbyMag and United World Sports, and remain friends.)
After a highly successful New York 7s campaign that saw the Met NY Collegiate Selects go undefeated to win the Cup, scoring 182 pts and allowing just 42 in 5 games, the AC Rugby Foundation has looked to expand its outreach by backing a collegiate selects 15s team.
National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) has announced that is has vacated the 2019 NSCRO 7s men's championship won by New Mexico Highlands.
The shuttering of the collegiate season offers an opportunity for USA Rugby to fix a broken sevens system.
For years now, we've been chasing the game when it comes to the collegiate sevens landscape. We're not talking entirely about how the CRC beat USA Rugby to the punch back in 2010 (although it did); what we are talking about it planning.
Call it coronavirus, call it Covid-19, call it something else, the virus that's been in the news is having an effect on rugby around the country.
As some major sporting events are being canceled to changed or held without fans, even the relatively small fishbowl of American college rugby is being affected.