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NSCRO Men's Collegiate Division 3 National Championship @ the Virginia Beach Sportsplex 4/24 & 25

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  • Dan Santoro
    ... Subject: PRESS RELEASE: 2010 NSCRO Men s Collegiate Division 3 National Championship From: Stephen D. Cohen To the US Rugby
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 14, 2010

    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject:PRESS RELEASE: 2010 NSCRO Men's Collegiate Division 3 National Championship
    From:Stephen D. Cohen <sdcohen4@...>

    To the US Rugby Media:

    The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) is pleased to announce that the 2010 NSCRO Division 3 Men’s Collegiate National Championship at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex ( http://beachsportsplex.com/venue/sportsplex-stadium/). The event will be held on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25, 2010 and be hosted by the Norfolk City Blues Rugby Football Club (RFC).  The semi finals will be Saturday and the finals and 3rd place matches will be held on Sunday.

    NSCRO (www.nscro.org) was created so that "small" colleges and universities could compete for a national championship in rugby. NSCRO was formed three years ago by Steve Cohen and Chip Auscavitch. In 2009 the NSCRO Men’s Division 3 National Champion was Coastal Carolina University. Participating teams this year are:
    Region 1 Champion - Keene State College (New England RFU)
    Region 2 Champion - William Paterson University (Met NY RFU)
    Region 3 Champion - Penn State University - Berks Campus (East Penn RU)
    Region 4 Champion - University of Louisiana-Lafayette (Deep South RU)

    Each team qualified through regional competitions and earned the right to play for a national championship which is detailed on the attached brackets. The brackets showing how starting with 99 eligible D3 teams representing 13 LAUs (members of 4 different TUs) NSCRO determined the participants in the Championship event.

    The Virginia Beach Sportsplex stadium is a fantastic setting for this event and a showcase for these deserved student-athletes. These teams will be traveling from all over the country to enjoy the hospitality of Virginia Beach, the scenic view of the oceanfront, and the best, most professionally run stadium in the rugby community. The event is free and open to the public. No outside food or beverage is permitted. Parking is free.

    As an incentive for teams to use the official event hotel, NSCRO will reimburse each team $250 for doing so.

    BC Productions ( www.bbcstudio.com) is providing videotaping services for all matches. USA Eagle Phaidra Knight will be doing the commentating.

    The schedule is:
    Saturday, April 24, 2010
    12:30 pm Semi Final - Penn State Berks vs. William Paterson
    3:00 pm Semi Final two - Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Keene State

    Sunday, April 25, 2010
    10:00 am - 3rd place
    12:30 pm - Championship

    Awards Ceremony and Team Photos immediately following Championship.
    Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 finishing teams. An MVP trophy will be awarded.
    Both the Champion and Runnerup teams will each receive 25 player medals. Gold for the Champion and Silver for the Runnerup.

    Event details can be found at www.bluesrugby.org including brackets, hotel information, game information, and general rugby information (how the game’s played).


    Additional NSCRO Info
    Historical Championship Results are attached.
    The Formation of NSCRO Press Release can be found at http://www.eteamz.com/NSCRO/handouts/.
    NSCRO Player and Team Eligibility Polices are found at http://www.eteamz.com/NSCRO/handouts/index.cfm?cat=168829.

    Any questions, please let me know.

    Steve Cohen
    NSCRO Co-Founder
    609-714-2203 before 9pm
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