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November Alumnus of the Month: Mark Benton

This month, we celebrate one of the men who led UMRFC in the early 2000’s and saw the club come into its own as a competitive collegiate entity. Read more about Mark “Flounder” Benton in this month’s UMRFC “Alumnus of the Month”: When did you play? My first time playing rugby was on Palmer Field …

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Michigan vs. Michigan State Top 23 Recap

Ann Arbor, MI — In what turned out to be a beautiful Saturday in Ann Arbor, the Maize and Blue were able to come out on top of their in-state rivals with a 31-13 win. Since, Michigan’s loss to Indiana, every game has been crucial but this game had the added dimension of a classic …

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Michigan v Iowa Top 23 Recap

Ann Arbor, MI – Last week the men took a trip to Iowa City that resulted in a 35-19 win for the Wolverines. The game got off to a rough start as Michigan had a knock-on during the opening kickoff. The men seemed to be out of synch due to the long travel to Iowa. …

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October Alumnus of the Month: Dave Weber

As we enter the grit-and-grind of the middle of XV’s season here in Ann Arbor, we look back to honor the career of Dave Weber. Dave was a Hall of Inspiration Inductee in 2015, and his playing style reflects a key aspect of Michigan Rugby today: Wolverineness. A past Captain, Dave’s work off the field …

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Michigan vs Minnesota Top 23 Recap

Ann Arbor, MI – The Wolverines took on the Gophers in their first Big Ten Match of the Season. After falling to the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, the men in blue were looking to get back on their feet and secure their first win of the season. At 1pm on Saturday, September 17th, the …

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August Alumnus of the Month: John Palladino

As we near Olde Boys’ Weekend 2016, we honor a recent graduate who has continued to remain active with UMRFC while establishing a career in one of America’s premier aerospace programs. John Palladino saw UMRFC develop into a Division 1A rugby program while holding various positions of leadership, and served as Tour Manager for last …

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June Alumnus of the Month: Matthew Crabtree

This month’s Alumnus is Matthew Crabtree. Crabs is a great player who is still actively embarrassing other players on the pitch. You can see him play with other alumni against Dartmouth before the CRC on Friday and read what he has to say about his time with Michigan Rugby below.   When did you play? I played …

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2016 CRC Squad Announcement

Ann Arbor, MI- The University of Michigan has named their 2016 CRC squad for the upcoming event at Talen Energy Stadium on June 4th and 5th in Philadelphia, PA. Head Coach Brandon sparks did not have an easy job as he had to dwindle his roster down to 12 from a very tough pool of …

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2nd Place Finish at Big Ten 7s Final

Wolverines Capture 2nd Place in the Big Ten 7s Final Coming into the weekend (April 16th), the men had only played in two sevens tournaments. The Notre Dame College 7s Tournament, a qualifier for the USA Rugby College 7s Tourney, and the first leg of the Big Ten 7s Series down in Columbus, OH. The …

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Michigan Collegiate Cup Preview

Ann Arbor, MI- After months of planning and preparation the Michigan Collegiate Cup is set to kick-off this weekend in Ann Arbor. The tournament will feature eight of Michigan’s rugby playing universities and colleges. The tournament is set for a 9:00 A.M. kick-off at Mitchell Field on the University of Michigan campus.  Teams that will …

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