NCAA President’s Thoughts on Emerging Sports

Via the Double-A Zone Blog, a NCAA blog …

Last Saturday, Eastern Illinois and West Chester played the first-ever NCAA women’s rugby game. Many colleges and universities sponsor the sport at the club level, but only four give it varsity status.

If 40 programs sponsor an emerging sport at the varsity level, those teams can compete for an NCAA championship. On today’s edition of Mondays With Myles, NCAA President Myles Brand discusses the importance of emerging sports for women’s athletics.

And here’s the interview

Worth pointing out, Myles knows there are “a number of highly-proficient women’s rugby clubs” at universities across the country.

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