Marc Nigliazzo, the president of Texas A&M University-Central Texas, is finally able to answer a question he’s heard from his students for more than five years: “Are we ever going to have any sports?”

Thursday afternoon, among a group of supporters and a couple of ruggers, Nigliazzo announced A&M-Central Texas will have a men’s and women’s rugby team that will take the pitch in fall 2015.

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Strong work, A&M-CT! Great to see rugby on the rise in Texas!


Glad they started something, but rugby? It's an exciting and brutal sport, but think it would have made more sense having a mens' and womens' soccer program, then add in softball, volleyball, baseball. There is a lot of home grown area talent in those sports.

average joe

I think this is a great step for the University. Hopefully the trend continues and the Texas A&M- CT can become a more well rounded school and part of the community.

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