Posts in category "sports"

Epstein for President?

This election has brought out the worst in people, both politicians and citizens. The number of hate groups has nearly tripled  in the last year. Jorge Ramos from Univison, was interviewed by Chelsea Handler, and he posed the question, “Where are the young politicians?” I am not truly advocating Theo Epstine for president, but he brought... Read more »

Sam Cane's advice to young ruggers

Sunday, before the All Blacks left Chicago, there was one final chance to ask some questions about how they felt after their game, their time in Chicago, and if they would want to come back again. One player that was available was Same Cane, who had his test debut against Ireland in 2012. The twenty-four... Read more »

Conor Murray and Andy Farrell talk Chicago

The World Series is over, and I am sorry Cubs fans, congratulations, but The Rugby Weekend, by AGI, is now here. That’s right, the city of the World Series Champions will host the worlds best rugby players. Conor Murray and Andy Farrel took some time this week to talk about their expectations for this weekend’s... Read more »
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Eagles announce roster

From USA Rugby LAFAYETTE, Colo. – Men’s Eagles Head Coach John Mitchell has assembled a travel squad of 38 players for the three-match November Tour kicking off Friday, Nov. 4, at “The Rugby Weekend Presented by AIG” in Chicago. Todd Clever, current U.S. caps leader at international test level, and Blaine Scully will continue to... Read more »

All Blacks, All Over Chicago

  The New Zealand All Black arrived in Chicago Friday, and have hit the ground running. The have toured downtown, been to a Chicago Bulls game, and took time to meet Chicago area youth players on Saturday. Rugby Illinois hosted a clinic for the Illinois Tornadoes, high school state rugby select side team, along with the... Read more »

All Blacks Squad Named for Nov 5.

New Zealand Rugby Media Release The New Zealand Heartland XV 2016 squad has been selected ahead of a three-match campaign starting in November, including two games in Fiji. The matches, to be played between 5–11 November, will see the team play New Zealand Marist for the annual Ian McCrae Cup before travelling to Fiji to... Read more »
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Maori All Blacks squad named for 2016 northern tour

New Zealand Rugby Media Release-   The Māori All Blacks squad to tour to Chicago, London and Ireland next month has been named. The squad was announced by New Zealand Rugby Māori Board acting chairman Peter Goldsmith, in Wellington today. The 2016 Māori All Blacks squad is (with * to denote new cap): Player Province... Read more »

Rugby Weekend, who's tailgating

The Rugby Weekend, is just around the corner. So it’s time to really figure out where and who you will be tailgating with. In the past two years, most clubs have hosted some sort of tailgating party, and a few bars will be hosting events as well. Saturday has the most events going on, but... Read more »

9/11 We will always remember and be With You

It is 15 years, since the attacks on 9/11 happened. I remember where I was when it happened, like most everyone who was old enough to comprehend it at the time. My high school library, watching the morning news network, when it was interrupted. I didn’t get what was going on at first. It wasn’t... Read more »
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Wheelchair rugby, will make your head spin!

The best sport on two wheels isn’t cycling, it’s wheelchair rugby. Also known as Murder Ball the sport is making its 6th appearance in the Para Games, is not only exciting it is also a coed sport.  Since the Atlanta games in 1996, where they games was a demo sport, the sport has grown, has an... Read more »