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NIU rugby advances to Midwest regional

By Ed Rietveld | October 30, 2011

Osama Shayeb was pleased with NIU men's rugby aggressiveness in the early going of its match against Grand Valley State."Daniel Pammer got a try in the first 10 minutes, so immediately [Grand Valley's] heads were down," Shayed said. "And from then on...

Members of the NIU mens rugby team enter into a scrum against
UIC Saturday.

NIU rugby defeats UIC 96-0 in friendly match

By Ed Rietveld | September 18, 2011

A forfeit by UIC resulted in a home opening victory for NIU men's rugby. Since the Flames didn't have enough players, the two teams played a friendly match, which NIU won 96-0. The Huskies, (2-0) controlled the ball for most of the first period, rarely...

NIU men’s rugby chats with the Northern Star

By Ed Rietveld | September 6, 2011

Bumps and bruises come along with playing rugby.NIU men’s rugby fly-half Alex Binetti has felt the numerous effects of receiving and delivering hits on the fieldThe senior back-line captain took some time to chat with the Northern Star about his fancies...

Club briefs: Men’s rugby, women’s rugby and lacrosse

By Korey Peterson | October 6, 2010

MEN'S RUGBY The NIU rugby team is off to a fast start. After stomping its first two opponents by a combined score of 180-8, the team got its third victory of the season by defeating Northwestern at home, 42-11. NIU is undefeated in the fall season so...

NIU women’s rugby looks to avenge last season’s loss

By Korey Peterson | September 1, 2010

NIU club sports will kick off this weekend as the women's rugby team heads to NIU's polar opposite, Southern Illinois University, for a tournament. After making it to the Chicago Area Rugby Football Union (CARFU) Cup Championship game last fall and losing...