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Intuit Chairman, Old Blue Old Boy, Receives Gridiron Honor

image for this articleThe National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced recently that the annual award to college football’s top scholar-athlete would be renamed for Bill Campbell, a founding member and long-time supporter of New York’s Old Blue RFC. (Campbell at a function for Old Blue. Photo Ed Hagerty)

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Consultant Helps Recreate 1995 Magic

image for this articleActors and rugby-playing extras needed a special consultant to help recreate the plays from the 1995 World Cup in the upcoming movie Invictus.

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Rugby News on the TV Front

image for this articleLeague and union just a little bit more accessible.

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Former Bucknell Player Dies While Jogging

image for this articleFormer Bucknell University rugby club president Mary Katherine Ladany was killed by a falling branch from a tree as she jogged through Fairmount Park in Philadelphia last week.

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Advanced Coaching Course Wraps Up

image for this articleUSA Rugby’s first Advanced Coaching Course (ACC) wrapped up this past weekend in Glendale, Colo.

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Lost Afertnoon a Big Success

image for this articleHouston rugby community hosts a Lost Afternoon Lunch, and sells out. Malcolm Douglas, right, founder of Houston's Lost Afternoon Rugby Luncheon, presents a gift to Eagles Coach Eddie O'Sullivan, and the other speakers, USA Rugby Vice Chair Bob Latham (left), USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville.

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Lost Luncheon Set for Houston

image for this articleUSA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville will be the keynote speaker at the Houston rugby community’s first annual Lost Afternoon Luncheon on July 24.

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Rugby Writer Gets Cooking

image for this articleRugby Mag'z own Buzz McClain cooks with Emeril.

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Arrest Made in Former Player's Murder

image for this articleA 42-year-old man is being held on $1 million bond on murder charges in connection to last year’s murder of businessman and former Des Moines rugby player Jeff Ebner.

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Expansion for 2nd Year of Higgins Scholarship

image for this articleTo honor one of the most celebrated players to ever pull on a United States Eagles jersey, the United States Rugby Football Foundation has announced the second year of the Kevin Higgins College Scholarship Program.

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Canadian Player Found Guilty of Manslaughter in On-Field Incident

image for this articleA Canadian Press report says a judge has found a teenage rugby player guilty of manslaughter in the death of an opposing player following an after-the-whistle incident two years ago.

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June is Rugby Month in Colorado

image for this articleColorado Lt. Governor Barbara O’Brien (pictured, center) officially announced Monday that June is Colorado Rugby Month and presented Gov. Bill Ritter’s proclamation to Rick Cortez (far right), President of the Eastern Rockies Rugby Football Union.

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Trash-Talking and Scottish Highlands for Three at Drambuie Pursuit

image for this articleTaking a break from rugby doesn’t have to mean taking it easy, as Jonathan Gray, Aaron Hentges and Rick Darrow showed this past weekend, as the two were part of Team Versus at the Drambuie Pursuit adventure race in Scotland. Left to right, Hentges, Darrow, Ritter, Gray.

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16 years in Making, Seattle Gets Rugby Venue

image for this articleIt’s been 16 years in the making, with a history peppered with way too much hope and more than a little abject disappointment, but Saturday the City of Seattle gets its own rugby field.

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MARFU Finances Still Under Scrutiny

image for this articleThe Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union is possibly pursuing legal action in relation to what administrators say is mismanagement of funds by previous officers.

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