Leading college & university rugby programs, United World Sports and NBC Sports Network to host rugby round-table to announce the production and telecast of college rugby’s 2014 Varsity Cup Championship!
New York, NY
What: On June 20, 2013, leaders in the sport of rugby will be hosting a rugby round-table to announce the creation and telecast of the Varsity Cup Championship, college rugby’s post-season series and championship featuring the traditional 15 man game. The Varsity Cup was formed in 2013 by a group of leading college and university rugby programs dedicated to growing rugby at the collegiate level. In an effort to expand the series and increase its exposure, the group tapped United World Sports (UWS), owners and operators of premier events including the USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament in Las Vegas, which is part of the IRB World Seven Series, the Collegiate 7s Rugby Championship in Philadelphia and the Pro Soccer Challenge; and NBC Sports Network, part of the Olympic broadcasting network and global leader in producing and broadcasting world-class television programming. The Varsity Cup is a championship rugby series featuring leading colleges and universities including but not limited to: Air Force, BYU, California, Central Washington, Dartmouth, Navy, Notre Dame and UCLA. The series will be hosted throughout the United States culminating in a championship match that will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network on May 3, 2014.
Why: Historically, college rugby in the United States has not had a championship structure similar to football and basketball coupled with national television exposure. The production and telecast of the Varsity Cup Championship by United World Sports and NBC Sports Network is an unprecedented step in growing rugby at the collegiate level. Who: Premier college and university rugby programs, United World Sports, and NBC Sports Network. Where: New York Athletic Club The President's Room, 10th floor 180 Central Park South New York, NY 10019
When: Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 10 am ET – 11:30 am ET NOTE: Coffee, Juice, Fruit and Danish will be served. Business casual required for admittance to the NYAC. (Jackets and collared shirts. No jeans, sneakers or T-shirts).
Contact / RSVP: Jeff McDowell, EVP/CMO – United World Sports Email: firstname.lastname@example.org