Posts tagged "work for it"

All about that bass, and the skinny bitches

  So this morning, I got into a long Facebook debate over the Meghan Trainor song, and another blog that is saying it hates on skinny girls. I am so sick of women hating on each other. For someone being taller than them, that they can forever be comfortable in flats, or women being short... Read more »

USA v All Blacks, weekend to remember

So, if you follow me on Twitter, you know that at the half, I was done because the All Blacks were scoring faster than I could type. The weekend itself however, was AMAZING! After Friday’s mini snow/hail down fall, I was definitely nervous about how Saturday would go. The amount of people and the energy... Read more »

ISO Clubs after College: The Lions

The oldest rugby club in Chicago is the Lions. They are in the midst of celebrating their 50th anniversary. Patrick O’Reilly, the club’s president told me a lot about the club, it’s past, where it is, and where it hopes to go in the coming years. Like any club, they have their reputation, but part... 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 »

Simple mistakes hurt Eagles in 9-27 loss

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Men’s Eagles fell to Canada 9-27 in front of 5,258 fans at Charleston’s Blackbaud Stadium Saturday. The Eagles will need a big win in the second leg in Toronto next weekend if they are to ensure qualification for the 2015 Rugby World Cup England. The perfect start came from Canada in... Read more »

Eagles announced for Rugby World Cup Qualifier

Via USA Rugby CHARLESTON, S.C. – Men’s Eagles Head Coach Mike Tolkin has announced the starting roster for the first leg of the 2015 IRB Rugby World Cup Qualifier against Canada at Blackbaud Stadium. In his 51st cap, Todd Clever will captain the Eagles at the number eight position in their 50th all-time match against... Read more »

Hail Our Crusaders Team with the Chicago White Sox!

The Brother Rice Crusader’s Rugby team will be honored this Monday at U.S. Cellular Field. As the Sox prepare to take on the Tigers, the Crusader, whose Freshman, JV, and Varsity team all won State Championships, will prepare to take the field for pre-game recognition. The team’s head coach, David Fee, told me, I was... Read more »

Eagles finish Nations Cup with dominant performanc​e in Third Place Match

Via USA RUGBY- The Women’s Eagles dominated South Africa from the get-go in their 61-5 win in the 2013 IRB Women’s Nations Cup Third Place Match at Infinity Park at Glendale Saturday. Canada followed suit with a hard-fought 27-13 win against England in the Final. Lynelle Kugler scored two tries in the first six minutes... Read more »

USA Rugby, The Illinois Tornadoes, and the British Are Coming!!!

  Happy 4th of July to you all. As we take this day to soak in the awesomeness of America, let’s remember if it’s weren’t for the British who we fought for our freedom, we wouldn’t have the sport of Rugby. America has much to celebrate this year in the rugby world. We are putting... Read more »

High School All-Americ​an Stars v. Stripes Game coaches selected

VIA USA RUGBY – USA Rugby’s Coach Development Program has selected 12 coaches for the inaugural High School All-American Stars and Stripes Program. The coaches were selected by a panel from over 40 applicants who applied through the USA Rugby website. Each applicant has experience working with high school athletes and wants to continue their... Read more »