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UB Rugby Prospective Student Athlete Day October 28th.

The University at Buffalo Rugby program will be holding a special day of events for prospective student athletes and their parents on Saturday, October 28th 2017.

If you are a high school student that is seeking a challenging academic environment and the opportunity to play rugby at the highest level of collegiate competition you should consider UB.

Founded in 1846, The University at Buffalo is the flagship institution in the State University of New York system. As the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system UB is a premier research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence.

The University at Buffalo Rugby program strives to maintain these same standards of excellence. Founded in 1966, the club has established a winning tradition ever since and is one of the longest tenured clubs on campus. UB Rugby now competes at the highest level of collegiate competition in USA Rugby’s D1A Rugby East Conference.

Join us on Saturday October 28th for the following:

· 9:00 am Campus Tours: North Campus

· 11:00 am Campus Tours: South Campus

· 12:00 pm South Campus: Diefendorf Annex - UB Rugby Program Overview. Learn about our player development strategy and strength & conditioning program with Head Coach Mike Hodgins and S&C Coach Dr. Dave Hostler. There will also be a Q & A session on anything pertaining to UB Rugby.

· 4:30 pm North Campus: UB Rugby Alumni Association pre-game tailgate

· 6:00 pm North Campus: UB Rugby vs. University at Albany at Kunz Stadium. Come see the UB Rugby Bulls in action under the lights!

Optional: Friday October 27th

· Admissions visits

· Shadow a Rugby Player Day - If you have a particular major you would like to explore we will match you up with a current undergraduate student/athlete for a walk around and classroom visit.


More about the University at Buffalo

Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking, and pragmatic dreaming that enable us to reach others every day. Of the 29,850 (fall 2014) students, 19,831 are undergraduate combined with 10,019 graduate and professional students.

UB has a full spectrum of programs including more than 100 undergraduate degrees, 190 master’s degrees, 83 doctoral degrees, and 4 professional degrees. Our programs include:

  • College of Arts and Sciences

  • Architecture and Planning

  • Dental Medicine

  • Education

  • Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • Law

  • Management

  • Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

  • Nursing

  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Public Health and Health Professions

  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute Graduate Division

  • Social Work

UB spends more than $349.4 million annually on research, seeking knowledge that leads to new cures, improved processes, stronger materials, faster computers, smarter software, smaller machines, and thousands of other improvements to life that flow from a great research university.

According to US News and World Report, “the University at Buffalo embraces a tradition of academic excellence, path breaking research, provocative creative expression, and meaningful community service.

Our more than 213,000 alumni live in every state and 130 countries around the world. UB ranks first in the nation in international enrollment among comprehensive public research universities.

Nearly 11 percent of UB students study abroad—five times the national average. UB has exchange programs with 65 universities around the world.


More About University at Buffalo Rugby

As a member of the powerhouse Rugby East conference we regularly compete with some of the top programs in the country as well as against teams in the Big 10, MAC, Ivy League, and other conferences.

With over 50 players, UB Rugby is one of the largest clubs on campus and currently fields three complete sides every week including a development team. We primarily focus on fifteens in the fall with sevens and development 15’s in the spring.

Visit UB Rugby online:

First XV Scholarship

The UB Rugby Alumni Association (UBRAA) is a NY State registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to create a legacy that ensures UB Rugby to remain competitively successful and that the program continues to deliver a professional image for years to come. As part of that mission, the UBRAA has graciously provided us with scholarship support to be awarded each year to an incoming freshman rugby player.


Join UB Rugby

If you are a rugby player or athlete that loves a challenge and would like to compete with the best, consider continuing your academic and rugby career here at the University at Buffalo.

To become part of the UB Bulls Rugby program contact the University at Buffalo Office of Admissions

University at Buffalo

Office of Admissions 12 Capen Hall Buffalo, New York 14260-1660 (716) 645-6900


To find out more about our Prospective Student/Athlete Day or rugby at the University at Buffalo, contact:

Mike Hodgins

Head Coach

University at Buffalo Rugby

(716) 474-0885

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