Dec. 8, 2014 - New England College’s Director of Rugby Jeremy Treece notified the National Small College Rugby Association (NSCRO) late last week that its program will make the surprise move to Division 1 next fall.
Since it began competing in the NSCRO playoff system in the fall of 2012, NEC has found great success winning the 2014 7’s national championship and finishing 2nd in the 15’s, all within a one-month period in the spring of 2014. NEC also finished 3rd in both in 2013.
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."
We're one day away from the ACRC Bowl Series, which kicks off tomorrow, Friday Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. at the Rugby Athletic Center in Charlotte. The schedule has been finalized, laying out a weekend of top-notch collegiate rugby at a state-of-the-art facility under forecasted sunny skies. Don't miss it!!
They're calling for great rugby weather in Charlotte, N.C. this Saturday, with sun and highs in the mid 50s—but while nothing is certain in the atmosphere, you can count on top-notch rugby competition at the ACRC Bowl Series at the Rugby Athletic Center.
Goff Rugby Report's Alex Goff has called it "a phenomenal lineup at the Charlotte Rugby Athletic Center," and he's right—18 elite college teams coming together over two days to test themselves against the very best from other conferences around the country.