The Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference has confirmed that it will not hold a fall season.
The MARC will not be able to operate due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The MARC will not sanction competitive collegiate rugby for the Fall of 2020. No conference play, no playoffs.
Most college conferences that normally compete in 15s in the fall have announced that they will suspend their seasons.
The Big Ten and Liberty conferences haven't officially-officially made that announcement, but we're fairly confident that they will.
Most college rugby programs will be idle or mostly idle this fall, but a few are active, and they all have to adjust to the COVID world we live in.
"With no contact we're working a lot on skills that don't require contact," said Lindenwood Men's Head Coach Josh Macy. "We'll probably be a lot better on ball skills and skills not related to contact."
(NCR Press Release)—The National Collegiate Rugby Organization has recently appointed four new members to its Board of Directors: Jenn Stratton, Bill Kelly, Kevin Houseknecht and Anton Forbes-Roberts. A Nominating Committee reviewed multiple candidates from an open application process and these four were approved by the current Board of Directors.
USA Rugby’s behind-the-scenes efforts to adjust residency rules aren’t just about complaining about what happened before; they have a direct influence over the near future.
Prompted in part by the Wes White Fiasco, USA Rugby is pushing World Rugby to rethink how it judges whether a player is a resident or not.