Taking Rugby to the Next Level
The reviews are in, and the ACRC Bowl Series is getting high praise from the world of rugby. "I got to say this, the ACRC Bowl Event ... was absolutely fantastic," Bruce McLean, head coach of the Iona College RFC, said on Goff Rugby Report's Ruggamatrix America Podcast. "The [Rugby Athletic Center] was beyond our expectations—I don't think the website does it justice. The event that Sevens Sports ran was second to none, first class ... everything was running like clockwork."
Praise like this, as well the enthusiastic responses from teams and spectators on social media and during the event, was great to hear. Even better was watching great college teams come together over two days to test themselves against the very best from other conferences around the country.
The Dudley DeGroot trophy sits proudly in the trophy case at Boston College. The Eagles beat Iona in a hard-fought, close contest at the Bowl Series on Friday night.
Next Level Rugby Productions
Next Level Rugby CEO (and University of Hartford men's rugby head coach) Ryan Ginty deserves a special shout-out for webcasting eight of the nine games over two days. Recognizing the importance of the Bowl Series, Ginty made some last-minute purchases to beef up his technical capabilities and took up residence next to the announcer's booth. Anyone within earshot of Ginty and the announcing crew enjoyed a crash course in the ins-and-outs of the game, as well as plenty of entertaining banter and anecdotes.
Goff Rugby Report
Next Level Rugby and Sevens Sports' partner in covering the event was Alex Goff's Goff Rugby Report, which provides comprehensive coverage of rugby on the high school, college and national level. Livestreams were hosted on Goff Rugby's YouTube page.
With the 2014 Bowl Series in the books, people are already looking forward to the 2015 ACRC Bowl Series.
About the ACRC Bowl Series
High-level collegiate rugby competition comes to Charlotte, N.C. Nov. 21-22, 2014 with the inaugural American Collegiate Rugby Championships Bowl Series. This series of matches in traditional bowl format brings the very best college rugby teams from around the country to Charlotte’s Rugby Athletic Center, a sports and events venue located just three miles from downtown.
The tournament is managed by URugby, a division of Sevens Sports LLC, a sports event management and marketing company specializing in creating great experiences around the sport of rugby.
URugby manages premier sporting events for collegiate and club rugby teams across the United States. We produce the American Collegiate Rugby Championship Bowl Series in Charlotte, N.C. in the fall (Nov 21-22 '14), the URugby Challenge Cup (an inter-conference collegiate sevens tournament) in the spring (Apr 11-12 '15) and Surfside Sevens-branded summer tournaments in Virginia Beach, Va. (Apr 25-26 '15) and Stone Harbor, N.J. (July 17-19 '15).
For more information, contact sponsor@URugby.com or call Stephen Siano 610.389.4474