Posts in category "women"

#YesAllWomen and my daily life

On Mean Girls Day, October 3rd, we should think about how women are seen in society. I recently flipped out a little bit when getting my oil changed. While in the waiting area, with 3 men, the head shop guy came in. He looked at the TV, turned to me and with a smirk on... Read more »

USA Rugby men, women qualify for Rio 2016

VIA USA RUGBY- The United States will be represented in the Rugby Sevens competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games in both genders after the Men’s and Women’s Eagles Sevens won their respective competitions at the 2015 NACRA Sevens Championships Sunday. Both teams defeated a border rival in the Championship matches, with the women beating... Read more »

NBC Continues to Ignore Her Rugby Counts petition

With almost 5,000 signatures, the #HerRugbyCounts petition is growing and complaints from the College Rugby Championship are continuing to grow. Rebecca Carlson, NCAA D-I Coach at Quinnipiac University, and who started the petition posted As we head toward 5000 signatures, we wanted to let you know that more alarming information from the CRC players, parents... Read more »

Sexism in sports, starts with broadcasters

There is a petition making its online rounds right now, to try and get NBC to give the same amount of coverage to Women’s Rugby, as Men’s Rugby has recently been receiving. Rebecca Carlson who started the petition and #HERRUGBYCOUNTS, feels that the recent College Rugby Championships Sevens that was aired on NBC and NBC... Read more »

Former Chicago Player become Girls High School All-Americans Coach

Farrah Douglas a former Chicago North Shore Women’s player as well as USA Eagle player is now helping coach. VIA USA RUGBY The three female age-grade national teams have found new coaches for 2015 and beyond. Sue Whitwell is the newly-appointed head coach of the AIG Women’s Collegiate All-Americans, Farrah Douglas was hired as of... Read more »

Summer 7s, time to start planning your schedules

Whether you like playing 7s or just watching 7s you summer calendar will be filling up fast. The Midwest Rugby Football Union has announced the 2015 men’s and women’s 7s qualifier locations and dates. This year’s qualifier series will be held at locations across the Midwest Competitive Region for both men’s and women’s teams. Selection... Read more »

Save your Thirsty Thursday for Pub Crawls

So, it is almost the weekend. That time of the week known as “Thirsty Thursday”, a pre-Friday happy hour and just a time for great drink specials in general. So why not indulge tonight, why wait until the weekend? I am glad you asked, because two local clubs are having their pub crawls this weekend... Read more »

Australia falls from Atlanta 7s Cup contention with loss to Eagles in Quarterfinal

VIA USA Rugby KENNESAW, Ga. –   The Women’s Eagles Sevens knocked the second-ranked team in the 2014-15 World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series standings – Australia – out of the Cup round with a 10-5 victory in the Atlanta 7s Cup Quarterfinal Sunday. Kathryn Johnson and Kristen Thomas scored the Eagles’ tries in front of... Read more »

Last minute Valentine Gifts, for you favorite athlete

<p> Maybe you love rugby! Maybe you don't. But we all know last minute restaurant reservations are a pain n the ass. </p>
<p>So order some pizza, sushi, or burgers, and cuddle up on the couch and watch some of the Sevens tournament today, and then tomorrow grab some bloodies and watch the final day of games
I don’t know about you, but I feel like this years Valentine’s Day snuck up on me! Maybe it was the past two weeks weather, maybe because I’m single, or maybe because all I really care about is that tomorrow, all the candy will be 1/2 off! If none of these work, share a project... Read more »

Loving that's socially acceptable to spread around

I’m talking about Project Rugby Love, or #ProjectRugbyLove. You may have already received some loving from a friend or co-player. Social media is the most acceptable, and germ free way to send some love to many people all at once, and not have to worry about H1N1, or whatever the latest communal disease is. Chicago... Read more »