Western Oregon University's rugby team has made good use of shutdown time, using social media and a nifty video to raise money for their local food bank.
The team has been raising donations for the WOU Food Pantry, helping feed those who are struggling financially.
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.)
Adrian, Mich.—Adrian College director of athletics Michael Duffy on Monday has named former Michigan State University club coach Benny Mateialona as the first head coach of the Bulldogs new men's rugby varsity program that is scheduled to debut in Fall 2021.
While the COVID shutdowns and delays mean very, very few college rugby teams and conferences are in action, many are still working on decisions regarding what competition oversight group they want to join.
The addition of men’s and women’s rugby at Adrian College has an interesting twist or two.
First off, there’s the fact that the school decided to add the sport despite the COVID-19 shutdowns and the question-marks regarding whether colleges can even afford to have as many sports teams as they have. Adrian, instead of paring back, added a sport, and they chose rugby.