USA Rugby Round of 16 Collegiate D1 & D2 Finalized, Broadcast Details Set for Playoffs

from USA Rugby:

BOULDER, Colo. – Following the completion of this season’s collegiate territorial qualifiers, USA Rugby has officially released the competing lineups and broadcast details for its 2010 Collegiate Playoff series set to kick off this weekend in three locations.

“USA Rugby is very excited to kick off this National Championship season with these collegiate playoffs,” USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville said. “These events feature the best of the best among our younger players, and the improved quality of collegiate competition proves that the future of our sport is increasingly bright.”

The Men’s Division I Collegiate Playoffs will be held in two locations this year, with Pools A and C competing at the University of California – Santa Barbara, April 16-18, while Pools B and D will face off at Life University in Marietta, Ga. on April 17-18.

The Women’s Division I Collegiate Playoffs will also be split, with half of the competition held at UC-Santa Barbara and the other half is at Seminole Soccer Complex in Sanford, Fla.

All of the Men’s and Women’s Division II Collegiate Playoffs will also be held at the Seminole Soccer Complex, making for approximately 40 matches taking place over two days in Sanford, Fla.

See the USA Rugby Collegiate Team Seedings below.

There is a $10 price for adult admission to the playoff events at UC-Santa Barbara and Life University. At the Seminole Soccer Complex, admission is free, but there will be a charge for parking.

USA Rugby will be broadcasting the Collegiate Playoffs on it’s U-Stream Channels (www.ustream.tv/USARugby / www.ustream.tv/USARugbyII / www.ustream.tv/USARugbyIII ) See more broadcast details below. Fans can also follow the progress of matches via Mobilescore, Facebook or Twitter, and can download the USA Rugby iPhone App to get all the latest USA Rugby scores, news and media.

Following the playoffs, the nation’s top men’s and women’s collegiate teams will be narrowed down and will once again take the field at Steuber Rugby Stadium at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. for the USA Rugby Collegiate Championships on April 30-May 1.

To view the D1 brackets, go here. To view D2, go here. You can also submit your bracket predictions for D1 and D2.

MATCH SCHEDULE – Women’s DI Collegiate Playoffs
University of California – Santa Barbara – USTREAM Ch. USA Rugby
* Matches that will be broadcast live are in italics! www.ustream.tv/usarugby
1. Sat. 9 a.m. – Virginia vs. Texas A&M – Storke Field
*2. Sat. 9 a.m. – Stanford vs. Univ. Northern Iowa
3. Sat. 11 a.m. – Army vs. Univ. of Delaware – Storke Field
*4. Sat. 11 a.m. – UC – Davis vs. UCLA
5. Sun. 9 a.m. – Texas A&M vs. Univ. Northern Iowa – Storke Field
6. Sun. 11 a.m. – Univ. of Delaware vs. UC Davis – Storke Field
*7. Sun. 1 p.m. – Virginia vs. Stanford
*8. Sun. 3 p.m. – Army vs. UCLA

MATCH SCHEDULE – Women’s DI Collegiate Playoffs
Seminole Soccer Complex – Sanford, Fla. – USTREAM Ch. USA Rugby III
* Matches that will be broadcast live are in italics! www.ustream.tv/usarugbyIII
1. Sat. 10 a.m. – Penn State vs. UMass Amherst – Field 5
*2. Sat. 12 p.m. – Navy vs. Colorado Univ.
*3. Sat. 2 p.m. – Univ. of Wisconsin – Milwaukee vs. Cougar Rugby
4. Sat. 4 p.m. – Univ. of North Carolina vs. Brown University – Field 5
5. Sun. 10 a.m. – UMass vs. Univ. of Wisconsin – Milwaukee or Cougars Field 5
*6. Sun. 12 p.m. – Penn State vs. Univ. of Wisconsin – Milwaukee or Cougars
7. Sun. 12 p.m. – Colorado Univ. vs. Univ. North Carolina – Field 5
*8. Sun. 4 p.m. – Navy vs. Brown

MATCH SCHEDULE – Women’s DII Collegiate Playoffs
Seminole Soccer Complex – Sanford, Fla.
www.ustream.tv/usarugbyIII
1. Sat. 10 a.m. – Temple Univ. vs. (TBD – #16) – Field 3
2. Sat. 10 a.m. – Rutgers vs. Gustavus Adolphus – Field 4
3. Sat. 12 p.m. – UC Santa Cruz vs. La Salle Univ. – Field 3
4. Sat. 12 p.m. – Slippery Rock vs. Claremont Colleges – Field 4
5. Sat. 2 p.m. – Lee University vs. Winona State Univ. – Field 3
6. Sat. 2 p.m. – Washington State Univ. vs. Stonehill College – Field 4
7. Sat. 4 p.m. – Texas Tech vs. Norwich – Field 3
8. Sat. 4 p.m. – East Carolina University vs. Georgetown – Field 4
9. Sun. 10 a.m.- Lee vs. Stonehill – Field 3
10. Sun. 10 a.m.- Texas Tech vs. Georgetown – Field 4
11. Sun. 12 p.m.- #16 vs. Gustavus – Field 3
12. Sun. 12 p.m.- LaSalle vs. Claremont – Field 4
13. Sun. 2 p.m.- Temple vs. Rutgers – Field 3
14. Sun. 2 p.m.- UC Santa Cruz vs. Slippery Rock – Field 4
15. Sun. 4 p.m.-  Winona State vs. Washington State Univ. – Field 3
16. Sun. 4 p.m.- Norwich vs. East Carolina Univ. – Field 4

To view the D1 brackets, go here. To view D2, go here. You can also submit your bracket predictions for D1 and D2.

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