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Illinois rugby slammed by injuries in fall season

December 9, 2015

Tweet: Illinois Club Rugby inconsistent in Fall seasonBy Carley KulenkampStaff writerThe Illinois men’s rugby team had a season full of ups and downs this fall, finishing 2-4 in the Big Ten. Before...

Illinois rugby ends fall season 2-4

Illinois lines up against Minnesota in a scrum during the game at the Complex Fields on Saturday, October 17.
November 2, 2015

Injury, inexperience and inconsistent defense were the story of the season for the Illinois men’s rugby team.The Illini faced the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, marking the last game of their fall...

Men’s rugby suffers tough conference loss

October 27, 2015

Tweet: [email protected] looks past loss to Purdue to prepare for its final game of the fall season By Carley KulenkampContributing writerThe Illinois men’s rugby team let Purdue surge back late to snatch...

Illinois beaten but not defeated in conference matchup

September 23, 2015

The Illinois rugby team was finally able to go face-to-face with the defending Big Ten champion Indiana Hoosiers after having the game pushed back to Sunday due to inclement weather.The energy on the field...

Illinois rugby members play many roles on and off the field

John Huguelet practices with other rugby players for the Big Ten weekend in Iowa at the Florida and Lincoln Playing Field on April 7.
April 16, 2015

Rich Daniels is a man of many passions. The sophomore is majoring in music performance with a pre-law track and is the president of the Illinois Men’s Rugby team. “Music is less competitive, and at...

Illinois men’s rugby spring regular season ends at Iowa

John Huguenot practices line-up for the Big Ten weekend in Iowa at the Florida and Lincoln playing field on April 7.
April 8, 2015

With the Big Ten Championships less than two weeks away, the men’s rugby team will have one final series of matches to determine its seeding. Illinois rugby will travel to Iowa City, Iowa, on April 11...

University sees admissions applications decrease, admits more students

February 19, 2015

Since Friday, the University has sent out a warm welcome to 22,267 students accepted to attend this coming Fall. The University has received four percent fewer applications this year than in 2014. This...

Illinois rugby fighting for popularity

The Illinois men’s rugby team is a club sport, although the club is working to promote its popularity on campus. The team is in the most competitive league, Division 1-A, operated by USA Rugby and not by the NCAA.
November 11, 2014

While baseball and football are considered America’s pastimes, rugby is a sport that is rapidly gaining popularity and attention in the United States. Not only is rugby growing nationwide, but it is...

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