South Carolina are the 2014 SCRC champions after a 50-22 win over Alabama on Sunday. A physical Alabama team kept the game close through the first half before the Gamecocks pulled away with a series of tries including late-game scoring from Zach Mullineaux and Michael Rudzinsky.
One week from today, the ACRC Bowl Series kicks off under the lights at the Rugby Athletic Center in Charlotte. Featured on that first evening will be high-level play from some of the top teams in the Queen City and the nation.
The stage is set for the ACRC Bowl Series, coming to Charlotte on Nov. 21-22, with the exception of two key players—the top teams from the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference. The SCRC championships are this weekend in Columbia, SC. Saturday’s tournament semifinals pit the top teams from the East and West divisions of the conference against the #2 team from the opposite camp.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — 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 ACRC Bowl Series welcomes Western Michigan to the line-up of great teams taking the field at the Rugby Athletic Center in Charlotte on Nov. 21-22.
WMU posted a 4-2 record in 15s play this fall and was the runner-up in the 2014 Mid-American Conference playoffs, losing to conference champs Bowling Green on Nov. 9 but earning a bid to Charlotte, where they will play the runner-up from the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference.
Buy any ticket for the ACRC Bowl Series by 6pm on November 12, 2014 and you are automatically entered to win a free long-sleeved custom T-shirt. These high-quality shirts are only available to Bowl Series attendees and will not be on sale after the event!
One- and two-day General Admission and VIP tickets are available online on the ACRC Bowl Series Website. Tickets will be sold at the door but are discounted online, plus if you order by noon tomorrow, you could win a shirt!
Casual observers of the college rugby scene might wonder about the program currently sitting at #3 on the Goff Rugby Report D1 college rankings: Life University. What conference are they in? Do they play a fall 15s schedule? Where is Life University, anyway?
Life University, located in Marietta, Ga. (near Atlanta), specializes in health science education (including sports health science) and chiropractic. The school hosts both club and varsity undergraduate rugby teams. The undergraduate program, founded in 1980 and made a varsity sport in 2010, is led by Dan Payne, a former coach for the USA Eagles national team.