Posts tagged "sports"

The beauty of the bruise

So, our monthly challenge topic to write about this time around was to talk about something you find beauty in, that others do not. For me, the first thing that came to mind, was bruises. I am not sure why, but I have always been fascinated by them. I was the kid who’d get a... Read more »

Ma'a Nonu, be by bff?

Hey Nu, I am so excited and totally proud of your advancement into the Rugby World Cup Finals. In this run at RWC, you have not only scored and outrageous amount to tries as well as have achieved your 100th cap!  I have been a fan of yours since I started playing rugby, the same... Read more »

#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 »

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 »

Thanksgiving means Turkey Bowls

Whether you are hosting or traveling this holiday, you can always make a little time for some rugby. There are a few different Turkey Bowls going on this year. Two of them are on Thanksgiving and a great way to get your family out and moving around before the big dinner, it’s also a way... Read more »

Celebrate Mother's Day with CARFU Ball and game around town

This weekend is the CARFU tournament. Pretty much every team in the city and suburbs will be there to hang out on the Blaze pitch and have a great day in the sun and plenty of rugby. Hopefully this great weather week will continue into Saturday, and the rain from this morning won’t leave the... Read more »

The fear of injury

Despite how cool rugby bruises can be, and are a thing of pride and to boast about, one of my biggest fears in life is being injured. My job revolves around the fact that I can participate in sports and truly active activities. It was definitely always something in the back of my mind while... Read more »

The Great Challenge of Growing Rugby in America

One of the biggest challenges to our sport is figuring out how to grow rugby properly in America. USA Rugby is working diligently on this task every day dealing with a variety of issues. How do we get the sport exposure so communities not educated on the sport know what it is? How does the... Read more »

Vote for YOUR Coach of the Year

 Via USA Rugby-   As we enter our fall seasons and return to weekends full of traveling, matches, and camaraderie, we’d like to take a second to appreciate the men and women who dedicate countless hours of planning and practice time to growing the game of rugby and pursuit of victory on the pitch! Our... Read more »


Playing a sport in college can be a tough battle. Not every football player will get a spot on the team, nor baseball, spftball, volleyball, and even track runner. So this coming weekend athletes of all types are encouraged to come out the the The College Rugby Recruiting Combine. High School rugby players, both boys... Read more »