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Collegiate Rugby On ESPN2, ESPNews This Weekend

rugby 7sFor the first time this weekend, competition in the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship will be carried live on ESPN2, ESPNews and the new ESPN+ app.

Philadelphia is in the international sports spotlight this coming weekend, as the Olympic sport of Rugby 7s returns to Talen Energy Stadium for the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, Friday, June 1st through Sunday, June 3rd.
The three-day rugby festival is one of the largest gatherings of collegiate and high school rugby teams in the world, with over 30,000 fans anticipated to be in attendance.

The 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship features the nation’s top 24 men’s collegiate rugby 7s teams, the top 16 women’s teams, a regional competition with a six-team field vying for a spot in next year’s main bracket; the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) national championship; and a national high school tournament with both boys’ and girls’ teams.

The 24-team men’s field features America’s best teams, including: Air Force, Arizona, Arkansas State, Army, Boston College, Dartmouth, Delaware, Eastern Washington, Indiana, Iona, Kutztown, Life, Lindenwood, Maryland, Mount Saint Mary’s, Navy, Notre Dame, Penn State, Saint Joseph’s, South Carolina, Temple, UCLA, Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin.

The live television coverage schedule will be as follows:
• Saturday, June 2: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET on ESPN2
• Sunday, June 3: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET on ESPN2
• Sunday, June 3: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET on ESPNews.

All the other matches featured in-stadium will be covered live on ESPN+, the first-ever multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company Direct-to-Consumer and International segment and ESPN.

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a freelance writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 25 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and now is the PR manager for Wizard World, which runs pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America. Milani is also the play-by-play announcer for Caldwell University football and basketball broadcasts. He is a proud graduate of Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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