Entries by Ted Hardy

NCR 2020-2021 – Questions and Answers

How will things be different under NCR? NCR is committed to its small college heritage and will continue to run our existing small college championship pathways.  Beginning in 2020, we will also add open divisions which will provide pathways for former men’s DIA, DIAA and DII and women’s DI and DII teams – from both […]

Midwest D1 Women’s Rugby Conference joins NCR

NCR would like to welcome the Midwest D1 Women’s Rugby Conference who are joining NCR in the fall. They are the first Women’s D1 conference to make the move to the new Women’s Open Division. The addition of strong D1 teams like the University of Minnesota who were a D1 Final Four team will require […]

NSCRO Rebrands to National Collegiate Rugby

NSCRO Rebrands to National Collegiate Rugby College rugby has a long and storied history. Over the last 40 years, the game has evolved into a competitive sport on college campuses played by thousands of young men and women across the country. Since 2007, NSCRO has accelerated the on and off-field growth and development of 350 […]

Angela Smarto appointed as Commissioner of the new Women’s Open Division

National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) is proud to announce that Angela Smarto has been appointed as Commissioner of the new Women’s Open Division. Smarto recently completed her seventh season as head coach of the Robert Morris University Women’s Rugby Club. She is in her third year serving as the Allegheny Rugby Union Women’s Collegiate Coordinator, previously […]

Men’s Small College All-Americans and Rising Stars Named

We are pleased to release our selections of 25 student-athletes named as Small College Men’s All-Americans and 25 Rising Stars for the 2019-20 season. National Collegiate Rugby has over 6,500 active men’s collegiate players. Players were primarily considered based on club nominations submitted to NCR and reports from NCR scouts at our Fall playoffs. This year’s All-Americans include […]

Women’s Small College All Americans Named

National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) has announced a list of twenty-five student-athletes named to the Small College Women’s All-Americans for the 2019-20 season. The selection committee worked with coaches around the country to identify the twenty-five exceptional women who make up this annual Small College Women’s All-Americans list. This year’s list is comprised of one freshman, […]

D2 Great Midwest Rugby Conference Commits to Joining NCR

The Great Midwest Rugby Conference is pleased to announce their commitment to the National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) Open Division D2 Competition beginning Fall 2020.  The Great Midwest was created in 2012 and it prides itself on being one of the deepest in D2, having sent three teams to the 15s playoffs each of the past […]