Rugby News & Views From an American Perspective
by Ted Hardy
One of the most heralded newcomers to the Division I restructure party is the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference (SCRC). Made up of teams from the SEC, the SCRC will begin play next Spring with eleven teams in tow.
Founding members Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina are joined by Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Louisiana State, Alabama, Mississippi State, Auburn, and Ole Miss. Of the twelve teams that make up the NCAA’s Southeastern Conference, only Arkansas is missing from the SCRC.
Following along the lines of their NCAA brethren, the SCRC has split the conference into two groups with Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Vanderbilt, Kentucky and South Carolina in one group and LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Auburn, and Alabama in the other. Each team plays every team in their group once and has one game against an opponent in the other group.
The 2012 SCRC schedule is set to kick off February 4th and runs through March 31st. The SCRC playoffs follow on April 14-15th with the conference champion moving onto to play in the Division I Playoffs.
2012 SCRC Schedule