College rugby is one of the fastest growing sports across college campuses.

Rugby union in the United States is played at over 1,000 Colleges…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby_union_in_the_United_States#College_rugbyVia usarugby.org   Rugby union is played in universities throughout the United States. More than 1,000 colleges have rugby teams. College rugby is the largest section of USA Rugby’s membership.

By the 2010-11 US Rugby season, there were over 32,000 college members and 854 college clubs registered with USA Rugby, roughly a 14% increase from 28,000 college members in August 2008. College rugby continues to grow in popularity, and rugby is one of the fastest growing sports across college campuses.

College rugby includes the National Collegiate Championship competition in fifteens rugby (since 1980)…

USA Rugby created a smaller Division 1-A competition in 2011 of roughly 30 schools with the intention of refining topflight collegiate rugby. In 2013 a number of top rugby schools formed the Varsity Cup postseason tournament, leading to the perceived existence of two national championships. The Varsity Cup final has been broadcast live on NBC Sports every spring since 2014.

The 2009 announcement that rugby sevens would return to the Olympics in 2016 has led to an increased emphasis in the collegiate ranks on the sevens game, and increasing interest from TV and other media…

The highest profile collegiate 7s competition is the Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC), which is held in June of every year at PPL Park in Philadelphia and is televised live by NBC. USA Rugby also operates a college sevens national championship, the USA Rugby Sevens Collegiate National Championships.

Outstanding college rugby players are recognized as All-Americans by USA Rugby. Qualified All-Americans can represent the United States in international tournaments by playing on the United States national under-20 rugby union team.

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College Rugby Divisions:

Men’s Division I-A

Red River (5), Big Ten Rugby (10), California (7), East (6), Mid-South (4), West (5)

Men’s Division I-AA

Atlantic Coast (8), East Coast (7), Empire (9), Gold Coast (7), Heart of America (8), Independent (3), Ivy League (8), Keystone (7), Mid-American (9), Northwest (9), PAC (6), Pacific Western (7), South Independent (11), Southeastern (11), Southwest (7), Utah Collegiate RC (11)

Men’s Division II

Cardinals (8), Deep South (6), Gateway (8), Gold Coast (3), Great Lakes-Michigan (8), Great Lakes-South (4), Mid-Atlantic (15), New England CRC (7), Empire Upstate (10), Northern Lights (8), Potomac (7), Rugby Northeast (10), Southern (13), Tri-State (10), WIIL (14)

Men’s NSCRO

Cardinals (6), Chicago (2), Colonial Coast (7), Deep South (1), Dixie-East (6), Dixie-West (6), Eastern Penn-East (7), Eastern Penn-West (6), Eastern Rockies (10), Empire-Downstate (5), Empire-Upstate-East (6), Empire-Upstate-West (7), Florida (5), Georgia (4), Gold Coast (10), Great Plains (5), Heart of America (6), Indiana-North (3), Indiana-South (4), Lonestar-North (7), Lonestar-South (5), Michigan (6), MN-Golden Prairie (5), MN-River Bluffs (5), New England-Connecticut (6), New England-Developmental (5), New England-Maine (7), New England-Massachusetts (10), New England-North (6), New England-Wide (7), Northern California (8), Ohio-Central (4), Ohio-East (4), Ohio-West (4), Pacific Northwest (10), Potomac (8), Three Rivers-Gold (8), Three Rivers-Silver (7), Virginia (2), Wisconsin (6)

Men’s Division IV (Social)

New Mexico State
San Marcos
Seattle-Pacific

Women’s Division I

Big Ten (8), MAC (7), Ivy (8), Mason-Dixon (10), Midwest (10), Northeast (12), Pacific-Mountain (18), South Independent (9), Southwest (3)

Navy W

Women’s Division II

Allegheny Rugby Union (8), Capital Collegiate (12), Carolinas (12), Cascade (10), Chicago (6), Eastern Rockies (9), Empire Upstate (7), Excelsior (7), Florida (6), Great Lakes (6), Great Waters (9), Heart of America (6), Lone Star Women (6), Mid-Atlantic (11), New England Small College (7), New England Wide (5), Northern Lights (8), Ohio (6), Rugby Northeast (10), South Independent (4), Southern California (9), Tri-State (10), True South (10), West Coast (10)

Women’s NSCRO

Capital Collegiate (5), Colonial Coast (8), Eastern Penn-Central (7), Eastern Penn-East (6), Eastern Penn-West (4), Great Plains (2), Minnesota-Golden Prairie (6), Minnesota-River Bluffs (6), New England-North (7), New England-South (3), New England-Wide (7), Ohio (6), Tri-State (4), Upstate-Eastern (6), Upstate-Western (6)

Guide for the College-Bound Rugby Player.

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