Football players join men’s rugby, saving them from a short roster

The unforeseen cancellation of the Fall 2017 football season at Occidental opened the door for football players to join the rugby team. Before the administration canceled the season, rugby player Will Ayres (senior) joined the football team to add to…

Club sports get ready to go all in for Occidental

Whether a student has been playing sports since sixth grade or has never touched a ball, club sports at Occidental provide anyone interested in athletics with the opportunity to play men and women’s rugby, frisbee or men’s lacrosse without the…

Rugby teams play in prom dresses

Prom dresses and rugby go together like chicken and waffles — it’s not an obvious combination but, after the Occidental rugby teams put them together for their annual prom dress game Saturday, it’s hard to see how anyone could ever…

Club sports struggle for funding

Club sports at Occidental serve as an outlet for competition without the rigorous time commitment of a NCAA sport, but the lighter schedules do not come without their fair share of challenges. In order to compete against other schools in…

Rugby captains lead Oxy team toward rebound season

Last spring, the Occidental Men’s Rugby Club — to put it gently — struggled. Normally a stalwart program (recent accolades include a Sevens national Championship in 2014), the Tigers lost every game but one — and that lone victory came…

LMU defeats Oxy in rivalry match

April 24 marked the 50th annual Occidental-Loyola Marymount rugby game. Although the Tigers were not victorious this year, it was nevertheless a valuable experience for the team. The two schools share the oldest rugby rivalry west of the Mississipi and…

Women’s rugby empowers teammates on, off the pitch

The rugby pitch is one place on campus where women at Occidental can push their bodies and minds to the limit. While their 1-5 record may not reflect a successful season, the players still feel like winners. “Rugby is really…

Men's rugby team rebuilds, moves up to Division II

This year’s Occidental Rugby Football Club (0-2) is facing a tough transition, making a move from Division III to Division II and going up against larger schools like UC Riverside and the Claremont Colleges. “We’re playing bigger teams and teams…

Student joins top-flight Rugby Union league

At first glance, one would not expect Janet Lee (senior) to be one of the most influential women’s rugby players Occidental has had in years. Despite standing barely over five feet tall, Lee has been a standout player on the…

Audsley brings international style of play to Men’s Rugby

Strutting across the turf to the beat of house music blasting from his headphones, Occidental men’s rugby captain Barnaby Audsley (senior) mentally prepared for the final game of the rugby 7s National Championship qualifying round against Sonoma State. At the…

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