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Passion for rugby takes priority over health

Passion for rugby takes priority over health

Nathan Brazina

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 ridicule from enraged fans and bystanders, demanding for new rules and adaptations to further sepa...

‘We want to teach people how to play’

'We want to teach people how to play'

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

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 team has a mission to accomplish. David F. Lepp, a senior computer science major as well as th...

Rugby hopes for strong season in new conference

Former USI rugby flanker Ray Van tackles a member of the IU rugby during the 2016 season. The 2016 USI rugby team competed in nationals in Colorado.

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

August 30, 2017

The USI rugby team is making a change this season. The team is no longer going to be in the Indiana Rugby Football Union or IRFU, and instead, the team is joining the Midwest Colleges Regional Conference or MCRC for short. Being in the MCRC doesn’t take USI out of the National Small College Rugby ...

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