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UNI hosts rugby Midwest regionals<br>

October 30, 2002

Tim Klatt, associate director of recreation, (319) 273-7120
Melissa Barber, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa men's and women's rugby teams will host the Midwest regional tournament Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3 on the intramural fields west of the UNI-Dome. The teams will compete for the Midwest champion title. Both UNI teams are Midwest Champions of last year.

Winners will continue on to the Elite 8 tournament in April. From there, qualifiers advance to the national tournament in May. The UNI women's rugby team won the national championship in 2002 and 2001. The UNI men's team placed second nationally last year.

The women's regional tournament will pit No. 2 University of Minnesota against No. 3 University of Dayton at 11 a.m, and No. 1 UNI against No. 4 Lacrosse at 1 p.m. The men's tournament will see No. 1 UNI play No. 3 Iowa State University at 11 a.m. No. 4 University of Wisconsin-Stout will battle No. 2 University of Dayton at 1 p.m.