Written by Pat Clifton    Tuesday, 22 May 2012 16:44    PDF Print Write e-mail
St. Edwards Joins Southwest Conference
Colleges - Men's DI College

The Southwest Conference has added St. Edward's University to its membership, filling the void left by Sam Houston State, which left for the Allied Rugby Conference.

"St. Edwards University Rugby Football Club is proud and honored to compete against the best college rugby teams in Texas,” the program said in a release.

“SEURFC has rapidly ascended the Texas college rugby divisions and we are excited to be the first sport from SEU to compete nationally in Division 1."

St. Edward’s finished second in Texas’ DII league this season behind Texas Tech. The season prior, St. Edwards’ first, they won Texas DIII league.

In their press release announcing the admission of St. Edwards, the Southwest Conference noted that Sam Houston, along with the other charter members of the league, originally agreed to compete in the new league for three years.