The U of Michigan Rugby Club has been invited to participate in the Collegiate Rugby "Sevens" Championship tournament in Philadelphia May 31 and June 1.
This tournament is nationally televised on NBC and this will be the first time that M has participated.
This tournament will feature the seven a side game which will also be the version of the sport that will be played in the 2016 Olympics.For those unfamiliar with "Sevens" Rugby. Games are played on a regulation size field with seven on each side as opposed to 15 as side in the traditional game. Each half is seven minutes long - it is a track meet.
Although not as replete with men in blazers as a bowl game, there is a similar catch to M's participation. The club is responsible for the sale of 350 tickets to the event. While most of those have been purchased, the club is still short.
For those of you in the Philly area (or even NY or DC) this is a great, inexpensive way to support U of M at an exciting nationally televised event.
If you are going to purchase tickets - please use this link so the M Rugby Club gets credit for the tickets.