Earlier this month, Tim Kelly, Cornell Faded Red’s Vice President of Men’s Club Affairs conducted an in-depth interview with Ron Schassburger, the new head coach of the CURFC. Ron’s rugby roots date back to 1960, and in this interview we learn of his tremendous love for the game, the pursuit of rugby perfection and the future trajectory of Cornell men’s rugby.
Pools were announced today for the Las Vegas 7s in two weeks. Yale gets a tough draw with Indiana, Weber State and last year’s champions Central Washington. Yale has been training for the last 3 weeks working in Payne and Whitney Gym and renting indoor field space in North Branford.
Yale Men's Rugby had one of their tougher seasons in the Ivy Rugby Conference finishing 2-5 and losing a couple of close calls. The team, however, is talented, organized and primed for a quick rebound in 2012. The talented play is obvious in this well presented video.
1. Online — make an online gift with a credit card. You can give to the Men’s Rugby Annual by choosing our team on the drop-down or you can give to the 50th Anniversary of Rugby Endowment Campaign by choosing that account from the Special Funds/Projects drop-down under the Brown Sports Foundation: https://gifts.development.brown.edu/Brown/
2. By Phone — you can call the Sports Foundation at (401) 863-1900 and make a credit card gift over the phone.
The Rugby H2H tournament represents an exciting opportunity for the entire Ivy Rugby Conference to shine. This competition brings Ivy the student community, rugby alumni, family, sponsors and fans from around the world together.
Much is written about the birth of American Football in the Ivy League in the 1870s, but it was not until 1880 that Walter Camp lobbied the Ivies and succeeded to change the game from 15-a-side to 11-a-side. If we read between the lines of this American Football article, it's rugby that was predominantly played in the second half of the 1870s and it was played at Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Columbia.
Surrounded by tailgaters ravaging daiquiris and culinary delights, the Harvard and Yale rugby squads met Saturday morning for the mythical autumn Ivy championship. Yale's ruggers, winners of last spring's Ivy tournament (spring '78), carried an unblemished league slate into Saturday's match and were considered the favorites. Harvard possessed an unbeaten Ivy record of its own, and the Crimson proved that it was no fluke, overcoming a 7-6 halftime deficit to defeat the Elis, 15-7.
Williams, Cornell Class of 1915, is the only Ivy League rugby player to ever receive an Olympic Gold Metal. Paris 18 May 1924, Olympic Stadium of Colombes, Games of the VIII Olympiad: Competitors of the United States and France (17:3) battle during the final match of the rugby tournament.
Some 136 years ago on November 13, 1875 Harvard defeated Yale four (4) goals to none in what is considered the first rugby game between Ivy League teams. The game was played at Hamilton Field in New Haven, Connecticut. The two teams played with 15 players (rugby) on a side instead of 11 (soccer) as Yale would have preferred.
Five U19 All-star players representing three Ivy League schools including Harvard, Cornell and Brown have been selected to represent the Northeast Rugby Union Under-19 (NRU U19) squad. This year represents the last year that the Ivy schools will be competing in the Northeast. In 2012, the Ivy Rugby Conference anticipates that all 8 women's Ivy League School rugby teams will compete in conference play.
After its victory in this year’s USA Sevens College Rugby Championship and a perfect run through their Ivy Rugby XVs season, Dartmouth came into Saturday’s Ivy Sevens Championship at the Irish Culture Centre in Canton, MA with no small amount of expectation weighing down upon them. But despite getting the best shot from all their opponents, The Big Green proved more than up to the challenge winning all five of their matches and capturing the championship after a 40-14 win in the final.
The Ivy Rugby Conference is not affiliated with the Council of Ivy Group Presidents ("The Ivy League"), which organizes
intercollegiate athletic competitions at the varsity level. The name "Ivy Rugby" is used with The Ivy League's permission.