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Trish18 Active.com Staff 457 posts since
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Sep 14, 2007 10:26 AM

An important game this Saturday

I enjoy that college football has taken center stage on Saturdays now. I like the school pride, the rivalries and traditions. But I would like to highlight the most historic of all match-ups that will take place this Saturday--not on a football field, but on a rugby pitch.

 

For the first time in history, two women’s rugby teams will play in an NCAA-sanctioned match, as Eastern Illinois and West Chester prepare to mark a significant step for the emerging sport. USA Rugby estimates that there are between 300 and 350 collegiate club teams, but only four – Eastern Illinois, West Chester, Bowdoin and Southern Vermont – sponsor it as an NCAA sport.

 

Any ruggers out there? Think this sport has a fair chance to grow at the NCAA level?






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  • DynamitePsycho Rookie 3 posts since
    Sep 15, 2007
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    1. Sep 15, 2007 5:05 PM (in response to Trish18)
    Re: An important game this Saturday

    That is absolutely awesome to hear about!  I just graduated from the Coast Guard Academy, and I'm a founding team member of the women's team there.  I just finally got cleared to work out again, after recovering 5 months from a major ankle injury.  Needless to say, I am proud to hear that the NCAA is finally accepting the sport, even though it's slow.  I wish I was there to watch!

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