National Small College Rugby Organization LLC: Welcome

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About NSCRO

The National Small College Rugby Organization (pronounced “N”-SCRO) was co-founded by Steve Cohen and Chip Auscavitch in 2007 to organize the Division 3 and Division 4 college rugby national playoff system. These championships have become a vital part in developing collegiate rugby in the U.S. and are now known as Small College National Championships. The best small college rugby clubs are just that and to say that they are a Division 3 club does not fully recognize their level of play, commitment to the sport and accomplishments both on and off the pitch.

There are currently over 200 men's and nearly 80 women's teams participating in local Unions and Conferences with their eye on the prize of the NSCRO Small College National Championship. NSCRO presently has National Championship for men in both 15s and 7s and for women in 15s. Clubs who want to participate in the NSCRO playoffs must be members in good standing of a local governing body in a league system, be recognized as a club sport in good standing by their college/university and members of USA Rugby.

One of NSCRO goals is to establish a "level playing field" for small colleges to compete against schools with similar resources, especially in terms of student enrollment. While there are some NSCRO playoff eligible small colleges that are capable of competing against Division 1 and 2 teams, few can sustain this level of play season after season. NSCRO absolutely encourages all colleges, regardless of their school size, to play at the highest level possible. Many clubs that have found success in past NSCRO playoffs have moved up to Division 2 and we applaud them for doing so.

Throughout this site you will find lots of helpful information, including important administrative contacts, playoff brackets, policies & procedures, etc. Please feel free to explore the site and definitely check out the "Documents" link on the left hand side. NOTE: the information shown for "Divisions/Conferences", "Teams", "Schedules" and "Standings"is not up-to-date at this time. This information can be found on the List of NSCRO Eligible Clubs and Union/Conference websites.

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Handout: History of Championships

Sunday, April 13
NSCRO 7s - Qualifying Tournament Results - 8 Teams Set for Nationals

Thursday, April 10
Mount St. Mary's University Rugby Club believes “None of Us Is Stronger Than All of Us”

Monday, April 7
NSCRO 15s UPDATE: Final 4 Small Colleges are on the Road to the National Championship at Infinity Park

Wednesday, January 15
NSCRO to Inaugurate Women's Small College 7s National Championship

Wednesday, February 5
How to Play Rugby 7s - Position by Position by Dallen Stanford

Show Your Small College Rugby Pride - The NSCRO Store is Open

Thursday, March 20
NSCRO's Challenge Cup is Coming in 2014-15

Thursday, January 9
NSCRO 7s - Men's Pathway to the National Championship is Set

Thursday, March 6
Earth Friendly Coffee Fundraiser

Friday, February 21
RUGBYMag Names Men's Small College Player of the Year

Friday, February 21
RUGBYMag Names Women's Small College Player of the Year

Saturday, February 8
NSCRO and Rhino Rugby USA - Dedicated to Improving Collegiate Rugby

Wednesday, January 30
Serevi Rugby Supports Small College Rugby

Tuesday, January 7
NSCRO Supports the Chris Munn 7s Tournament

Thursday, January 9
World Rugby Shop and NSCRO Continue Their Partnership

Friday, January 3
7 NSCRO Players Earn Elite Camp Scholarship

Friday, January 17
2013-14 Men's League Standings and Results

Monday, December 9
NSCRO Announces Partnership with Royal Rugby Boots

Sunday, December 8
2013-14 Fall Men's Rankings Top 30

Thursday, November 28
2013 Final Rankings Women's Top 20

Wednesday, November 27
Wayne State College Women Repeat as the Small College National Champion

Monday, November 25
Team and Player Recognition News at Women's National Championship

Sunday, November 24
NSCRO News: Wayne State Defends and Retains Their National Title

Thursday, November 21
New England College Lions Repeat as NSCRO Northeast Region Champions...Next Stop Infinity Park!

Tuesday, November 19
St. John’s Prevails to Capture NSCRO Central Region Crown and Earn Place in the 2014 National Championship

Tuesday, November 12
Wayne State College Women Earn a Repeat Trip to Cherry Hill

Thursday, October 17
Fairmont State University Rugby Club Team Holds Annual Bone Marrow Drive

Monday, October 7
4 Small College Players Earn Women's Collegiate All-American Status

Saturday, October 5
Small College Does It Right - St. Thomas Teaches Children How to Play Rugby

Sunday, September 22
This is What Small College Rugby is All About - Eastern Conn State Serves Its Community

Friday, September 20
Rugby Safety - Don't Tough Out a Concussion

Monday, August 19
NSCRO Announces Creation of its Player and Coaching Development Committee

Friday, August 16
NSCRO Establishes Standard for League Standings

Friday, August 16
IMPORTANT Rugby Safety News: Brains Over Brawn - Don't "Tough Out" a Concussion

Thursday, August 8
NSCRO Revised Player Eligibility Policy - Effective Sept. 1, 2013

Wednesday, July 31
NSCRO's Support of Women at WCAA Camp Continues

Monday, July 8
The Pathway to the National Small College Championships - Dates are Set

Wednesday, March 27
What NSCRO Means to the University of Southern Indiana

Tuesday, March 19
USA Rugby to Support NSCRO Championships

Thursday, March 14
NSCRO's Popularity Soars

Wednesday, January 30
NSCRO's Growth is Astonishing

Tuesday, January 8
Welcome to IRB Coaching

Wednesday, December 5
Wayne State College Women - The Great American Rugby Road Trip

Monday, November 26
The NSCRO Difference

Wednesday, November 14
The Evolution of NSCRO

Monday, October 1
Small College Rugby : The Heart of Rugby

Wednesday, October 3
Fundraising: Moving Your Rugby Club Forward in the Right Direction

Thursday, October 4
Q&A: Brad Kilpatrick on starting a collegiate rugby endowment

Friday, August 17
NSCRO is Now Small College Rugby....Division 3 reference is removed.