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Illinois rugby slammed by injuries in fall season

By Carley Kulenkamp

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 the first game, the team was optimistic about the upcoming season. With many returning players a...

Illinois rugby ends fall season 2-4

Illinois rugby ends fall season 2-4

By Carley Kulenkamp

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 season. Illinois went into this game looking for a win, which would have secured them a spot in the B...

Men’s rugby suffers tough conference loss

By Carley Kulenkamp

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 a win in its game Saturday, and the Illini slipped back below .500 for the second time this seas...

Lozano named D1A Player of the Week

By Carley Kulenkamp

October 14, 2015

The Illinois men's rugby team is coach-less, underfunded and unknown to many students, yet it has drawn national attention with one of their own, Mario Lozano, who was named the Division 1A Player of the Week.D1A Rugby chooses its player of the week from one of the 40 Division I ...

Illinois rugby scores first conference win

By Carly Kulenkamp

October 6, 2015

The Illinois men’s rugby team pulled off its first win of the season this weekend at Iowa in a 51-10 victory. The Illini bounced back after a tough loss to Ohio State the previous weekend to get their first conference win.Illinois struck first, scoring on a try by senior Mario Lozano. The Hawkeyes quick...

Illinois rugby looking to be a force in Big Ten

By Carley Kulenkamp

September 17, 2015

After a rebuilding year last year, Richard Daniels, the president of the Illinois men’s rugby team, has high hopes for the Illini this year.Illinois will be returning many experienced players including its captain, senior Matt Ramsey. Along with Ramsey, the team returns seniors Mario Lozano and Ma...