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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ThisIsTexasRugby

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

DawgDave

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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