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Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:52 pm

Sad news. Tulane Womens Rugby has withdrawn from the DII final against Davenport, due to financial and time constraints. A shame, but these ladies deserve credit for understanding where their priorities lie. Just seems we'd have a donor somewhere that could have come up with the cost of the financial end. I mean, its not often Tulane gets to compete for a true NC, club sport or not.
http://www.therugbybreakdown.com/#!Tula ... b075d24d3d
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RobertM320 wrote:Sad news. Tulane Womens Rugby has withdrawn from the DII final against Davenport, due to financial and time constraints. A shame, but these ladies deserve credit for understanding where their priorities lie. Just seems we'd have a donor somewhere that could have come up with the cost of the financial end. I mean, its not often Tulane gets to compete for a true NC, club sport or not.
I see in a previous post a "go fund me" site was started...I must have missed the post announcing it.... c'mon Tulane step up and do the right thing !!!!
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Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:21 am

I fixed the link. If you read the article its not just financial, its also academic and time constraints. They've missed so many school days already, finals are this week, and May 7th is also the last day to move out of the dorms. Seems that the DI final wont happen either. UConn was the DI Fall Champion, and they pulled out for the same reasons: financial and academics. gifttimerugby did another article on this, saying if Rugby wants to grow in the US, it needs to do something to help this situation at the collegiate level. I'll see if I can find that link as well.

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http://gifttimerugby.com/womens-college ... champions/
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RobertM320 wrote:I fixed the link. If you read the article its not just financial, its also academic and time constraints. They've missed so many school days already, finals are this week, and May 7th is also the last day to move out of the dorms. Seems that the DI final wont happen either. UConn was the DI Fall Champion, and they pulled out for the same reasons: financial and academics. gifttimerugby did another article on this, saying if Rugby wants to grow in the US, it needs to do something to help this situation at the collegiate level. I'll see if I can find that link as well.

EDIT: Here's the link.

http://gifttimerugby.com/womens-college ... champions/
Thanks so much for this link...as noted in the article last year the teams had the same issues as Tulane....Final exams and travel cost... This sport may need to find a place in "middle america" or the southwest (because of climate) that can host on a yearly basis, in the same manner as Omaha does for baseball. They may need to have one "wrap around" season that begins in October and finishes in March with a format similar to Basketball...This is an opportunity lost for Tulane, but I understand the academic issues...
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The Mecca of the collegiate rugby world is Cal Berkeley. Cal completely dominates the USA collegiate men's 15 vs 15 competition (Canadian clubs and all commonwealth countries dominate the USA). The Mid-West and the South-East have made great advances, but it seems to me that the future of rugby in the USA is in Sevens, a wide-open scaled down version of rugby.
NBC Sports & Penn Mutual Insurance have sponsored a Rugby Sevens tournament in Philadelphia each Spring. For the time being, the Sevens game is perfect as a less costly and highly entertaining version of the game.
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golfnut69 wrote:
RobertM320 wrote:Is there any way for the University to provide funding to get them to the final game?
it may be time for a "go fund me" type of thing





They already have that. See the first few posts. People here can step up and donate!
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Mon May 02, 2016 8:12 pm

I was referring to the University coughing up a few bucks from its budget to cover the expenses. Of course, its too late now.
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Now 4-0 and ranked #2 in the country.
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Women make Final 4 again. Head out to California to compete for National Championship.
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Congrats!
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Congrats! Wave women take another National Championship!
Looks like we’ve now became a women’s rugby school. :mrgreen:
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CONGRATS !!!!...Now get a place for the Banner !!!
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Sun May 06, 2018 3:53 pm

WTG! Congrats. We just got a professional Rugby team. They need to hook up with them and have the girls recognized at one of their games.
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WTG! Congrats. We just got a professional Rugby team. They need to hook up with them and have the girls recognized at one of their games.
A damn good idea !!!!...and congrats again young ladies
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Great! We finally have a program we can be proud of!
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I don't know if they can. The team is playing their games at Shaw.
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I don't know if they can. The team is playing their games at Shaw.
Wow. Thanks for the info!
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Great! We finally have a program we can be proud of!
Can Turchin or Yulman host Rugby?
That would be cool if it could work. I’d definitely attend that. Would be close. Rugby is 10 yards longer and about 20 yards wider. The width might not make it. The length looks like it makes it.
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