Posts tagged "north shore"

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 »

Rugby Kick-Offs this weekend

As college and high school students head off to school, the summer festivals begin to slow down, and the weather… well the weather changes daily so that’s invalid, but it all means one thing. The fall season of Chicago Area Rugby is upon us! That’s right 15s season is here and if you are a... Read more »

Nationals, UPS & DOWNS

This weekend was the start of not just another round of playoffs for the Blackhawks, but also for the Brother Rice Crusaders for HIgh School Nationals, and Chicago North Shore Women. Brother Rice was Crusading for their 10th National titles since the clubs creation in 2001. The Boys High School National Championship games were held... Read more »
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Nationals are here!

This weekend is the Women’s rugby clubs across the USA will head to nationals in Atlanta, GA. Two of the teams headed to those games incluse both of Chicago’s D1 teams, Chicago Women and Chicago North SHore.   North Shore will return to the playoffs as the defending national champions, a title which they have... Read more »

Why YOU should be referee certified

So with the NFL fiasco where people were going crazy about the replacement refs, it got me thinking to how, first off everyone thinks they are a ref, and if you have a problem with a call, well then maybe you should be on the field making the calls. With every sport, in particular little... Read more »

More Chicagoians join USA Rugby

Fall is officially here! It’s the first Saturday of fall what a perfect day to go to a game. North Shore is playing Denver up north and the Blaze are hosting the Griffins in the south suburbs. The weather is perfect for a game, not too cool, just enough sun, and I just enjoy being... Read more »
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40 Years since Title IX, and still so far to go

Today marks 40 years since the passing of Title IX. The passage of Title IX granted women access to the same federally funded programs as men and got millions of girls in the game. Still,  40 years later there’s still plenty of work to be done. USA Rugby recently had fundraiser to help young women... Read more »

Who's Hitting Up Itasca?

This weekend will be a hot one, and summer festivals are in full swing (even though there is technically a week of spring). This weekend Lincoln Park’s men’s club is presenting the Highland Games Sevens Rugby Tournament, in Itasca, IL.  I asked Doug Anderson, President of the Chicago Riot Rugby Club, why they are participating... Read more »

Rugby helping young athletes pay for college

I was reading through the NFL’s Combine results the other day and started think about recruitiment in general. I work with teens and children and am always looking for ways to make them better athletes and also encourage them to do well and go as far as they can in school. Most kids where I... Read more »
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Select Sides, Serevi, Super League, and Sevens

So I have been busy and crazy as I am sure many of you have been as well. But I do apologize for not having posted in about 10 days with so much going on in the Chicago Rugby Area. We have had Select Side Games, Malcolm May went to England with the USA U-19... Read more »