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Passion for rugby takes priority over health

Passion for rugby takes priority over health
September 24, 2019

Technological advancements supported by years of scientific research are being implemented in sports. Despite these advancements, sports are inevitably accompanied by injury. Alongside injury comes public...

Looking at the recent History of USI sports

Looking at the recent History of USI sports
August 29, 2019

The University of Southern Indiana has not been around very long. It started in the 60s and USI is still going strong today. With everything constantly moving forward, it is always good to look back at...

‘We want to teach people how to play’

'We want to teach people how to play'
Rugby ready for competitions, invite new students
March 13, 2018

Jenna Bowman With spring upon us, the rugby team is ready to spring into action. Already, this first weekend after the break, the team is gearing up for their first match against Ball State.    Every...

Rugby continues strong season

Members of the rugby team huddle before a practice in September. The team won a state title Saturday at the Indiana Rugby Football Union tournament in Indianapolis.
November 4, 2015

This story was incorrectly attributed in print. It was written by Mackenzie Drew.   USI’s rugby team named Tyler Pipes as new head coach. “He’s doing a great job this year and I’m...

Scrumming Eagle

September 29, 2015

Rugby is one of the most beloved sports found at USI. It combines a majority of things we as humans love: throwing, kicking things and hitting people we don’t know. Currently women’s rugby is nearing...

Women’s rugby nears club status

Freshman psychology major Dajha Brown works on a drill at the rugby practice on Tuesday. Coach Tyler Pipes and Assistant Coach Adam Kunkel man the drill before sending the team off to run laps. Brown was one of two women at the practice who are working to put together a women’s rugby club sport.
September 23, 2015

Dahja Brown finally found a sport she connected with in her senior year of high school. “I literally tried every sport at my school and didn’t make the team,” she said. “I tried rugby and I...

Rugby advances to regional semifinals for the first time

Flyhalf Dough Rose breaks aways from the University of Wisconsin players during the Regional Qualifier match.
November 3, 2013

In a rugby regional quarterfinal rematch against the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (UWP), Southern Indiana came out on top 24-17, advancing to the regional semifinals after winning its second consecutive...

Rugby team places second at Oak Leaf Tournament

Rugby team places second at Oak Leaf Tournament
September 24, 2013

After 225 minuets of rugby in two days, the USI Rugby Club placed 2nd at the Oak Leaf Rugby Tournament at Vanderbilt this weekend. Out of the 10 teams, USI was the only Division III team at the tournament...

Rugby starts spring season

April 10, 2013

The University of Southern Indiana’s rugby club, coming off a state championship during the fall season in the Indiana Rugby Football Union, ventures to excel against a stronger schedule in the spring...

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