American interpretation of old English Rugby: John W. Heisman
David Hollenbach created the illustration above depicting a young John Heisman gathering what appears to be a rugby ball. Considering the history of rugby and American football in the 1870s, it's clear that Heisman grew up playing the game of rugby. Following right behind the innovations of Walter Camp at Yale, Heisman picked up the torch at Brown and then the University of Pennsylvania.Posted: 05/30/2023
1992 Spring Penn Law Rugby Alumni Game
Annual alumni match played at Penn.Posted: 04/14/2023
1991 Spring Penn Law Rugby Alumni Game
Alumni match played on Penn's campus in the spring.Posted: 04/14/2023
1878 Penn Foot Ball
The first football teams on Penn's campus were class teams, but these teams developed later than did the teams in cricket, baseball and rowing. The first student publication to mention football at Penn was the 1872 yearbook. The brief description of football contests between Penn classes in the fall of 1871 includes the comment that football had existed at the College before then, but not for a while.Posted: 04/10/2023
2012 Princeton Women at Cornell
A post from Emil Signes from Oct 6 2012Posted: 04/06/2023
Academic All Ivy 2021
Ivy Rugby is proud to announce the Fall 2021 Academic All Ivy team list. These players were true scholar athletes, achieving a Fall 2021 semester GPA of 3.5 or greater and playing in at least 2 A-side matches.
Congratulations to the 2021 Academic All Ivy recipients.
2022 Ivy 7s
Ivy Rugby is excited to announce the return of the Ivy 7s tournament in 2022. The tournament will be hosted by Harvard University on Saturday April 23rd and will feature both premiere competitions of Ivy men’s and women’s 7s rugby and development matches for our less experienced players.
Ivy Rugby AGM Notes 1-29-22
The Ivy Rugby Conference Annual General Meeting was held virtually on January 29, 2022 to elect new officers and discuss matters from 2021 and plans for 2022.
Brown defeats Dartmouth for the Ivy Title
Dartmouth College Brophy Field, Hanover, NH. Brown defeated Dartmouth 15-13 in a tense and hard fought battle for Ivy League supremacy in this fall 2021 League season, overcoming 25 years, yes a quarter century, without a Brown 15’s victory against the Big Green. Both teams entered this final Ivy Conference match having defeated all of their Ivy opponents. Outside the Ivy League, Dartmouth had defeated West Point 21-10 and Brown had lost to West Point 17-14. If history and this season was any indication, this match would be a high scoring affair with Dartmouth likely to win again.Posted: 11/12/2021