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UWRF men’s, women’s rugby teams suspended over hazing, other violations

April 19, 2017

After a long and at times difficult investigation by the Student Conduct & Community Standards office at UW-River Falls, both the men’s and women’s rugby teams have been suspended for the next several years.

Rugby culture differs from other sports

April 22, 2015

UW-River Falls men’s and women’s local club rugby culture differs from major U.S. sports in competitive and social aspects. Rugby is a simple game. It can be played with as little as a uniquely shaped ball, a mouth guard and a bunch of bodies with some shorts.

Men’s rugby club team finishes first at Nebraska tournament

April 8, 2015

The UW-River Falls men’s rugby club team recently got back from a tournament in Nebraska where the team won first place in the “7’s bracket” and second place in the “15’s bracket.”

Sheena Martens

October 17, 2013

Sheena Martens is a senior on the UW-River Falls women’s rugby team. She is from Custer, Wis., and attended high school in Rosholt, Wis. Both towns are just east of Stevens Point, Wis.

UWRF men’s rugby dominates early in season

October 10, 2013

The UW-River Falls men’s rugby team has the highest national ranking of any team on campus, club or varsity.

Rugby adjusting from fall to spring

May 2, 2013

The UW-River Falls men’s rugby team is currently ranked No. 16 in the country in the National Small College Rugby Organization.

Rugby teams facing challenging obstacles

October 11, 2012

Club sports, which include men’s and women’s rugby, lack the financial support provided to varsity sports, along with the other types of support that allow UW-River Falls varsity sports to prosper.

UWRF rugby team reaching new heights

October 28, 2011

For the first time since 2006, the UW-River Falls men’s rugby team reached the elusive final four in the Minnesota State Championships. However, UWRF took it one-step further by beating Bethel University to reach the semifinals before falling to St. Thomas in the finals.

Three men’s rugby players make All-Minnesota team

May 5, 2011

The UW-River Falls men’s rugby team recently had three players make the final cut for the All Minnesota rugby team at the tryout held in early April.

Lacrosse, rugby teams gear up for season

April 7, 2011

With the snow slowly melting and the smells of spring in the air, the UW-River Falls men’s lacrosse and rugby teams take center stage in the club sports scene on campus. Men’s Lacrosse President Ryan Jordan said that the team is looking good this year. He added that with the tight schedules of each player, […]

Rugby season ends on high note

October 22, 2009

The UW-River Falls Rugby Club’s season ended this past weekend with a win against St. Mary’s at home on the intramural fields. For the first time in four years, the UWRF Fighting Cocks had the Minnesota Collegiate Final Four in its sight. With five matches and one tournament, the season wrapped up on a high […]

Non-traditional student finds home on UWRF rugby team

May 7, 2009

After spending four years in the United States Air Force, Jason Anderson, 30, decided it was time for a change in his life. Little did he know that after coming to UW-River Falls that change would include the UWRF club rugby team.  Anderson grew up in Ellsworth, Wis., before joining the Air Force in 1997 […]

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Melissa Thorud

Melissa Thorud


Brooke Shepherd

Brooke Shepherd

Assistant Editor


Hallie Diekoff



Isabella Forliti



Anna Gunderson



Reagan Hoverman



Taylor Kiel



Ally Langer


Madelyn Markulics

Madelyn Markulics

General Manager


Sara Ollig



Angelique Tretsven