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Rugby welcomes Arizona for annual game

| Thursday, April 10, 2014

Men’s Rugby

The Jordan College of Science partnered with the men’s rugby team for the 2nd annual Parseghian Cup, a rugby game dedicated to raising money for Niemann-Pick Type C research. The Irish squared off against Arizona for the second straight year and fell, 32-14. Arizona also won the Cup last year. In addition, the Notre Dame “B” squad played Purdue earlier in the afternoon.

Irish and Arizona rugby players battle for the ball during the Parseghian Cup.Photo courtesy of Steve Toepp
Irish and Arizona rugby players battle for the ball during the Parseghian Cup.
Before the Cup, an anonymous donor committed to giving $25 to NPC research for every fan in attendance, with an upper limit of $25,000. Over 1,200 people attended the game, earning the entire 25,000-dollar donation for NPC research. Former Irish football coach Ara Parseghian also attended the match and took time afterwards to take pictures with the team.


This weekend, competitive cycling will return to Notre Dame for the annual Notre Dame Cycling Classic.  Races are scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday, lasting all day, with some ranging from just under 10 miles up to 71.5 miles and others based on distance traveled in a set amount of time. Riders are divided into four categories and receive USA Cycling points instead of prizes. The races are open to the public and sponsored by USA Cycling and the Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference, of which Notre Dame is a member. The course circles around Notre Dame’s campus and downtown South Bend, finishing on Napoleon Street, just east of Eddy Street.

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