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Author: Gift Egbelu

  • HBCU Rugby Weekly: Finalizing the Fall season

    HBCU Rugby Weekly: Finalizing the Fall season

    Last week I took off and unfortunately was not able to let you know about what was happening in HBCU Rugby. I apologize for that. But the schools have not taken a rest, even when we did. So, let’s take a look at what happened these last two weeks and what we see happening moving…

  • HBCU Rugby Weekly #4

    HBCU Rugby Weekly #4

    Happy Halloween weekend!! We have another fun rugby weekend coming up. And you know it’s going to be even more hyped because this is Halloween weekend. If you haven’t experienced it before, rugby players, dressing in costumes and socializing go together like sweet potato pie and Patty Labelle. Before you go out and celebrate or…

  • HBCU Rugby Weekly #3

    HBCU Rugby Weekly #3

    RECAP This past week should have been an active one for HBCU Rugby, but unfortunately, circumstances did not allow it. Both Prairie View A&M Men and Howard University Women were unable to play their scheduled games due to their opponents not having enough players to field teams.  So instead of a recap of what the…

  • HBCU Rugby Weekly – Week 2

    HBCU Rugby Weekly – Week 2

    Schedules For This Weekend This week, teams are returning back to play after taking two weeks off.  Howard University Women’s Rugby is looking to build on their winning streak as they head out to York College in Pennsylvania. In their last game, they took down a Division 1 University of North Carolina team, 59-7. Howard University…

  • HBCU Rugby Weekly Updates #1

    HBCU Rugby Weekly Updates #1

    HBCU Rugby teams finished their first week of action, and it was definitely a great start.  Howard University Women went into to North Carolina and showed that they were picking up right where they left off last year. They would go on to defeat the University of North Carolina, 59-7, in dominant fashion. Howard Women…

  • Citizens Sports Partners with HBCU Rugby Classic and Music Festival

    Citizens Sports Partners with HBCU Rugby Classic and Music Festival

    Washington, DC – Citizens Sports, a leading provider of sports products and services, is proud to announce their partnership with the HBCU Rugby Classic and Music Festival. The event, founded and organized by Gift Egbelu, will take place at Howard University in Washington DC on March 31 – April 2, 2023. As part of the…

  • HBCU Rugby Classic gets a boost from partnerships with Sheehy Auto Stores, DC Old Glory, and Young Glory

    HBCU Rugby Classic gets a boost from partnerships with Sheehy Auto Stores, DC Old Glory, and Young Glory

    Washington, DC – Sheehy Auto Stores, DC Old Glory, and Young Glory have announced their partnership and sponsorship of the 5th annual HBCU Rugby Classic and Music Festival, set to take place at Howard University in Washington, DC on March 31 – April 2, 2023. The event will be hosted by Howard University Rugby. The…

  • HBCU Rugby Classic Announces Athstat as Official Data Management and Analytics Partner for 2023 Event

    HBCU Rugby Classic Announces Athstat as Official Data Management and Analytics Partner for 2023 Event

    Washington D.C. – The HBCU Rugby Classic and Music Festival is excited to announce that Athstat will be its official data management and analytics partner for the 2023 event. Athstat is a leading platform that allows sports analysts, coaches, and players to store all their game-day data in a single place, and analyze it in…