Saturday, March 26, 2016

Michigan College Cup Kicks Off

Press Release

Ann Arbor, MI- After months of planning and preparation the Michigan Collegiate Cup is set to kick-off this weekend in Ann Arbor.The tournament will feature eight of Michigan’s rugby playing universities and colleges. The tournament is set for a 9:00 A.M. kick-off at Mitchell Field on the University of Michigan campus.  Teams that will be featured in this event are;

Oakland University
Central Michigan University
Grand Valley State University
University of Michigan
Calvin College
Michigan State University
Saginaw Valley State University
Eastern Michigan University

The tournament will feature Buffalo Wild Wings game balls as the restaurant chain continues its support of rugby in Michigan. Organizer Brandon Sparks adds “It is great to have them involved with us and I know that the rugby community enjoyed their World Cup and ARC watch parties.”

All are welcome to come watch the games and enjoy a day in Ann Arbor!

The Pool and schedule are as followed:

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2016 Michigan Cup Schedule
Pool A: Oakland, CMU
Pool C: Calvin, GVSU
Pool D: EMU, U of M

9:00 (Game 1) Oakland v CMU
9:40 (Game 2) SVSU v MSU
(10 min Break)
10:30 (Game 3) Calvin v GVSU
11:10 (Game 4) EMU v U of M
(10 min Break)
11:50 (Game 5) Winner 1 v Loser 2
12:30 (Game 6) Winner 2 v Loser 1
(10 min Break)
1:10 (Game 7) Winner 3 v Loser 4
1:50 (Game 8) Winner 4 v Loser 3
(10 min Break)
2:30 (Game 9) Winner 5 v Winner 6
3:10 (Game 10) Loser 5 v Loser 6
(10 min Break)
4:00 (Game 11) Winner 7 v Winner 8
4:40 (Game 12) Loser 7 v Loser 8
(10 min Break)
5:30 (Game 13) FINAL: Winner 9 v Winner 11

The winner will walk off with the Michigan Cup (pictured above) and have bragging rights for the next year. It should be a good day for some college rugby in Michigan and all are welcome to come and attend.

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