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|3 weeks 6 days ago||You can check out some Rugby||
You can check out some Rugby 7s as well if anyone goes. Team USA is missing about half their usual squad to the 15s rugby team's pre-season camp (the world cup is later this year), but there will still be some exciting players there and the game itself is very exciting.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for posting, WD.||
Thanks for posting, WD. Michigan has a good rugby program, and they deserve some recognition for their hard work (and this is being said from a guy who played at Purdue). They are quite well organized for a "club" sport, and hired a new coach this year, who seems to be a good fit. As mentioned above, it's only a club sport, but more and more schools (albeit smaller schools for the most part) are adding men's and women's rugby as varsity programs. Some bigger schools, like Cal, Penn State, BYU, among others, are already at that level or near it (Penn State is a varsity program just without the scholarships - full time training staff, nice facilities, university funded, etc.).
For those who don't know, rugby 7s is a faster version of traditional rugby union (15s rugby). It will be played in the Olympics next year and it is a very exciting sport to watch with big hits, impressive skill, and fantastic athletes. USA's national team has a qualifying tournament for the Olympics on June 13-14, which will likely be televised somewhere (probably on Universal Sports, or on their website). For those who haven't seen it before, I highly recommend you check out the Michigan team and the rest of the tournament this weekend on NBC and NBCSN. The rules will be very strange at first, but you won't regret watching!
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Surprised it took this long||
Surprised it took this long for someone to mention BC! Actually, now that I think about it, not surprised - the whole NW area is fantastic.
Our family tradition has been camping at Young State Park (or recently, alternating between there and Platte River Campground in Honor, MI) ever since my grandparents started going with my mom and her siblings when they were young (~45 years ago). Wonderful place and lots of good memories!
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Very cool! I always thought||
Very cool! I always thought Brandon Minor was fantastic - just really loved they intensity with which he ran the ball. I was so upset he didn't get to play in his last game vs Ohio State (I think it was '09 with a wrist injury) - although I'm sure he was much more upset!
|31 weeks 2 days ago||I saw their post about this||
I saw their post about this on facebook and just knew that as soon as I got on MGoBlog this post would be here. Never change, WD!
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Man, I love getting these||
Man, I love getting these daily updates, but it is NOT GOOD for my studying for my final exams! Oh well, who needs PT school when you can read coaching rumors all day?!
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly my thoughts. Why give||
Exactly my thoughts. Why give a guy a deadline to make a decision while he's still in the middle of his season? Now, if it's a bit after the 49ers' season has ended, that would be more reasonable, but before December 29th, you're likely just asking to get turned down!
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Being from Indy, I'd like to||
Being from Indy, I'd like to see the Colts take him (if he falls enough in the draft - we need OL early and often) to replace a possibly retiring Reggie Wayne. Best of luck to him wherever he lands, though! The kid has serious potential!
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Great minds must... lose||
Great minds must... lose interest alike. I stopped it exactly at 1:04 as well!
|49 weeks 1 day ago||I will never pass over||
I will never pass over watching/reading anything Denard related. One of my all-time favorite Wolverines. Thanks for posting!
|49 weeks 5 days ago||I believe this question was||
I believe this question was addressed in one of the (relatively recent) front page explanation posts by Seth. I'm too lazy to look it up myself, but you could try starting there.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where's the||
Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where's the Tylenol?!
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I believe he was offered to||
I believe he was offered to camp with the Lions, but I'm not sure if he ever did (he played D2 or 3 college football in Ohio). He then decided to stay with rugby because his dream is to compete in the Olympics. After he decided to stick with 7s, he signed a professional contract with the Glasgow Warriors and is over there working on his game. He still makes the occasional appearance on the USA team when his club makes him available for it.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Play continues tomorrow||
Replying up here so people will see it.
They haven't released the updated matchups and times yet, but the championship rounds will be played tomorrow and will be shown on NBC Sports Network from 2-4pm eastern and NBC from 4-6pm eastern. Michigan will play their championship quarterfinal in the morning and go from there.
And to reply to your comment, yes! Having played basketball and football as well as 15s and 7s rugby, 7s is by far the most exhausting sport I've played, despite only having 7 minute halves!
UPDATE: Michigan will play Kutztown (PA) in the championship quarterfinal at 11am. Kutztown is a very strong side and will be a good test for Michigan. Full day 2 schedule can be found here: http://rugbytoday.com/college/sunday-pairings-collegiate-rugby-championship
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Rugby 7s is a hugely variable||
Rugby 7s is a hugely variable game. Relatively evenly matched teams could play multiple times and have vastly different results each time. Because the halves are so short (as said before, 7 minute halves with a running clock), random bounces of the ball and referee decisions can play big parts in the results.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Wooo! Very impressed with||
Wooo! Very impressed with Walton! Glad he played so well in such an ugly game!
|1 year 25 weeks ago||This.||
This makes me feel warm and fuzzy.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Wooooo!||
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Two weeks...||
It's amazing the difference that two weeks can have on a soul-dong! Here's to 2014!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Really hope he can succeed||
Really hope he can succeed there! I never realized he was no longer with the Chargers, so I was hoping that this past Sunday he would have come in when Hardwick got injured. I guess that explains it!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Agreed! I would think this||
Agreed! I would think this could send a pretty good message to recruits - not only was he very successful there, but he left Alabama to come here! Here's to 2014!
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Yeah, I noticed that too.||
Yeah, I noticed that too. There were I believe 28 seconds at the snap on 2nd and long and OSU had 2 time outs. Not sure why they didn't use them...
Edit: Nevermind, hadn't read the response lower in the thread yet. Apparently the graphic was wrong.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||WOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!||
|2 years 15 weeks ago||I'm absolutely positive that||
I'm absolutely positive that is a Nike Oregon State jersey. Seriously, compare it to this:
The stitching and material is exactly the same, other than the oregon state logo has an adidas logo over it and the Nike logo has been removed.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||A little harmless self-promotion...||
For anyone who will be itn West Lafayette on Saurday, if you're getting bored with the tailgating, feel free to come watch the Purdue Men's Rugby team play against Sparty. The pitch is just west of the tailgating fields at 168 McCormick Rd, West Lafayette. The A Side kicks off at 1, so they'll be done by 2:30, which leaves plenty of time to get to the stadium and watch warmups or to go continue tailgating. The rugby game is free admission (but if you bring alcohol, keep it in a cup), and there's nothing wrong with coming out to cheer against Michigan State!
|2 years 47 weeks ago||EDIT: Looks like I lost to TWO people...bad me...|
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Same here! Luckily, I was||
Same here! Luckily, I was ten, and it was still the coolest thing ever walking into the stadium for the first time!
|2 years 47 weeks ago||That 2002 Iowa game...||
was my first game at the Big House (I was 10). It says a lot when you can go to a game like that, in the rain, and still have it be one of the coolest experiences ever!
|2 years 50 weeks ago||He needs to get some rugby||
He needs to get some rugby shorts, then he won't have to roll them up. I'm sure Obi Ezeh would have given him some of his old ones!
|3 years 1 week ago||Current Purdue student here...||
Sorry I can't be of much help about the hotels or bars (not 21 until April), but if any of you guys going to the game are rugby fans, or would be interested in watching, the Purdue Men's Rugby Club plays Michigan State at probably 1pm, hopefully not much later (the football game kicks off at 4pm, and rugby games last about an hour and a half, with a B game after), just across the street from the tailgating fields. So, if anyone is getting bored of the tailgating scene, feel free to check out some rugby, in what will hopefully be a beatdown on Sparty! If anyone is actually interested, feel free to look up the address of the field on our website (second link if you google purdue rugby) or email me, which is also on that website. Nothing wrong with a little self promotion, right? : )