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US college sports system a rarity across the globe

...don't receive a salary. Even in England, where rowing and rugby college events can draw thousands of fans, the competition...the transfer fee.AUSTRALIAIn Australian rules football and rugby, talented players are scouted in their early teens and join...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-28/us-college-sports-system-rarity-across
Sports
Today In Sports History

...221875 - Harvard beats Yale 4-0 in the schools' first football meeting. With 15 players on each side, the game is a mix of rugby and soccer.1945 - Jim Benton of the Cleveland Rams is the first NFL player to have more than 300 receiving yards in a game...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-11-22/today-sports-history
Sports
Crimson Bears out-box Patriots 79-51 in Cap City Classic

...going to a fight and a hockey game breaks out was changed to a bruising mixed metaphor of basketball, football and full-speed rugby as the Juneau-Douglas and North Pole boys' basketball teams committed 31 first-half fouls and 60 for the game in a 79-51...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-12-29/crimson-bears-out-box-patriots-79-51-c
Sports
Dean of college rugby

...saw a flier advertising the school's rugby program and decided to give the sport a...School, Dean proved to be a natural in rugby and is now considered one of the top college...country. "It was my first time playing rugby," Dean said of the tryout during a recent...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110402/spo_rugby.shtml
Sports
Sporting tributes for Nelson Mandela

...country, where he famously used the 1995 Rugby World Cup to knock down the last barriers...Mandela understood the intricacies of rugby, soccer and cricket, the most popular...Africa returned to the Olympic family, won rugby's World Cup, won soccer's African...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-12-08/sporting-tributes-nelson-mandela
Sports
Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at 95

...memorable gesture came when he strode onto the field before the 1995 Rugby World Cup final inJohannesburg. When he came on the field in...bastion of white Afrikanerdom - the temple of South African rugby - and made its followers feel they belonged in the new South...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-05/nelson-mandela-20th-century-colossus-di
State
The All Blacks win!

...back on top. Though battered and bruised, the New Zealand rugby team beat France 8-7 in the World Cup yesterday, or last...like Juneau should be proud of every one of theirs. Also, in rugby they use the word "biff" when describing a fight. And that...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2011-10-24/all-blacks-win
Sports
Peterson Lake Trail to get long-overdue makeover

...area's most popular trails mean hikers will no longer show up to the Peterson Lake cabin looking like they've been in a rugby match. U.S. Forest Service officials say they've heard dozens of complaints for at least two years about the state of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031210/loc_586477883.shtml
News
GOLD!

Seth McBride and the U.S. wheelchair rugby squad went undefeated over five games at the 2008 Paralympics games in Beijing last week, topping Australia in Tuesday's championship...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091708/spo_333379849.shtml
Photo: Golden opportunity

Juneau's Seth McBride of the U.S. Wheelchair Rugby Team makes a big hit and takes control of the ball Friday in a game against China during the Paralympic Games in Beijing. Team...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091708/loc_333380483.shtml

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