OU Rugby has welcoming role at football games

D1A Rugby: OU Rugby has welcoming role at football games

BOULDER, Colo. – When the University of Oklahoma Rugby team is not busy on the rugby pitch on Saturdays, then the team’s time will be well spent at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, home of the Sooner’s football team.

Selected by the Athletic Director’s office, Oklahoma’s Men’s Rugby program will have the opportunity to greet and interact with a distinct group of OU fans known as the Sooner Club.

“The Sooner Club is elated to have the OU Rugby Team serving as greeters at our donor parking entrances on game day,” said Oklahoma’s Assistant Director of Athletics Development Anne Martin. “We selected these young men because they truly embody the mission of our athletics department, understand what it takes to be champions in sport and in life, and will represent OU in the highest regard.”

The responsibility towards the University’s beloved football program is a step in attempting to strengthen the relationship between OU’s rugby team and the school’s administration.

Head Coach Jason Horowitz has been doing everything in his power improve to culture of the team both on and off the pitch. The early returns have been positive on the pitch, as Horowitz led the Sooners to Conference Championships in both sevens and 15s last season in just his first at the lead man at OU.

This fall Oklahoma has a beefed-up 15s schedule which includes matches against Baylor, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, TCU and the University of Texas. The Texas-sized schedule will be completed prior to the boys from Norman travelling to Jonesboro, Ark. to compete in the Arkansas State 7s tournament.