Cornell Men

Reorganized in 1938, Cornell Rugby has a storied history which the current Big Red players honor with their on-field performance that traces all the way back to 1879.

Pride, Intensity, Teamwork Bleed Red

In the past five years, Cornell has won two New York State Championships and qualified for the NRU Final Four twice. The fall of 2009 brought new challenges as the Big Red began competition in the Ivy Rugby Conference Championship Series.

In 2013, Cornell Rugby looks to take it's participation in the league to the next level. The season kicks off, as tradition continues, against rival Colgate. In week two, the alumni Z team rolls into Ithaca looking for blood! A series of home games against Ivy opponents starts the Ivy season.

Cornell University Rugby Football Club is a an elite group of scholar-athletes

  • Who Represent Cornell in the glorious game of Rugby Football
  • We are a Band of Brothers Committed to competing at the premier level of College Rugby
  • Developing good men through dedication, sportsmanship, and camaraderie
  • 15 men, 80 minutes. For Cornell, the Club, and each other

Cornell Rugby is supported by our alumni organization, The Faded Red. Find out more about the Faded Red at

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Fall 2016
Cornell Men squeaked a win at NYCs Randall’s Island
Fall 2016
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Fall 2015
Cornell University Rugby Fall 2015
Fall 2015
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Cornell Men Team Photo, Fall 2013
Fall 2013
Cornell University Men Spring Ivies 2012
Spring 2012
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Fall 2011
Early September 2009 - Cornell University Rugby Football Club
Fall 2009
2007 Cornell Men
2007 Cornell Men
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2003 Cornell Men's Rugby team
Spring 2003
Cornell 1992
Dan Wack in the cow barn with the team in the winter of 1983
Winter 1983