May Madness 2022:
May 28 - 30 in New Orleans, LA

The Largest US Collegiate Rugby Tournament

100+

110 Men's and Women's Teams Across Six Divisions

Experience the Festival

Food and Beer Trucks

Food and beer trucks on-site and fully stocked

Live Music

Live music from great local artists

Women's Rugby Museum

US Women’s Rugby traveling museum, over 50 years of history

Festival Layout

Read the Stadium Rules Here

Where to Watch

The Road to May Madness

Collegiate Men

Premier Cup

  • Open Regional Automatic Qualifiers
  • Conference Automatic Qualifiers

Small College, DII and DI Club

  • Conference and Regional Automatic Qualifiers
  • At-Large Bids
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Collegiate Women

Premier Cup

  • Open Regional Automatic Qualifiers
  • Conference Automatic Qualifiers

DI Club

  • Conference and Regional Automatic Qualifiers
  • At-Large Bids
Learn More

America’s best collegiate rugby teams face off in the largest collegiate tournament. We want to see you there! Get in on the Madness and join us in New Orleans.

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Historical Collegiate Rugby Championship Timeline

2010

Jon Prusmack founds the CRC, the first college 7s national championship. Utah wins the inaugural title in Columbus, Ohio, led by Eagle and future MLR pro Thretton Palamo.

2011 - 2012

Dartmouth men win the next two CRCs, launching the careers of Team USA Olympic captain Madison Hughes and Eagle and Freejacks GM Alex Magleby. Army win the inaugural women’s title in 2011.

2013 - 2017

Cal men win 5-straight titles with stars like 2x Olympian Danny Barrett. Penn State women win 3 in a row, followed by back-to-back titles for Life. CRC signs largest sponsorship deal in American rugby history with Penn Mutual.

2018 - 2019

Lindenwood takes over, the men unseating Cal and the women beating Life to win back-to-back double championships. Founder John Prusmack loses his battle with cancer in December 2018. 2019 marks 10-straight years of CRC on National TV.

2020 - 2021

Spring ’20, COVID pauses college rugby. NCR partners with Prusmack’s wife, Patti, to take majority ownership of the event. CRC moves to New Orleans and is only national college competition of 2021, safely returning 56 teams to meaningful play.

2022

The grand daddy of them all returns to grandeur. Two-year deal with CBS Sports puts the CRC back on national television. 110 teams ascend on New Orleans for the largest college rugby tournament ever.