Hey peeps! After a more-or-less enforced break for the last few months (thanks grad school! Grrr) I’m back in the saddle to talk/debate/discuss/run smack at the latest goings on in the Rugby Universe!
So what better way to start that off by pointing out that this weekend is the U.S. Collegiate Sevens Championship held in Philadelphia and aired on NBCon both Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Mountain time (4-6 out on the East Coast) with additional viewings before and after this time on Universal Sports and Versus. On the heels of the TV success of the USA Sevens World Series tournament in Vegas this is another great move for USA Rugby and the USA Sevens team to get people interested in rugby before this fall’s Rugby World Cup in NZ.
And with a roster of teams including Arizona, Army, Notre Dame, Ohio State (rumor has it that these players did not sell memorabilia for tattoos and cars, unlike the football team), BYU, Texas and others the question has to be asked – will anyone be able to keep the University of California juggernaut from claiming the sevens title as they did in the College Premier Division 15s championship last weekend?
If you need even more rugby this weekend, USA Rugby will be livestreaming the Men’s Division I, II and III tournament live from Glendale, Colorado on their Usteam channel starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday.