Mules Down Jayhawks

The University of Central Missouri scored their second-straight shutout of the season Saturday, beating Kansas 31-0 in Kansas City, Kan.

Up next for the Mules is their first-ever Gateway Conference match against Saint Louis University (SLU) in Warrensburg. The game is the first of seven league games this fall. The top four teams from the regular season advance to a spring playoff, the champion of which will represent the Gateway in the DII Sweet 16.

Note from coach Robert Smith after the win over Kansas:

“Good day for rugby yesterday, UCM defeated the Kansas Jayhawks 31-0 in a friendly match preparing for league play next saturday vs. SLU. Great team effort and outstanding defense was key in our victory. Make practice a priority this week and if you have to miss a tuesday or thursday show up and train on monday and wednesday with the girls squad.”

Mules Open Season in Top 25

The University of Central Missouri rugby team has opened the 2012/2013 season at No. 9 in RUGBYMag.com’s Top 25. The Mules finished the 2011/2012 season ranked 14th.

The Mules shut out the Kansas City Rogues men’s team in their league opener on September 1st, 17-0, avenging a 36-10 loss the year before. The Rogues, a club that includes several former Mules, and UCM play for a traveling trophy, a wooden paddle, in the annual match known as the ‘Battle for the Paddle’. The series is now 1-1 since the trophy was introduced in 2011.

The Mules now turn their attention to Kansas before starting their inaugural Gateway Collegiate Rugby Conference campaign. Their schedule can be found under the schedule tab.

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The 14th-ranked…

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The 14th-ranked Mules, fresh off the heels of a win over John Brown, take on Truman State in Kirksville, Mo. Saturday. The DI Bulls should provide a solid test for UCM, as the Mules prepare for a playoff run. 

March 10th the Mules will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a rivalry match against Pitt State, an alumni dinner that night at Fitter’s and the annual alumni match the following day. For more information on alumni weekend, contact Robert “Tef” Smith. His information is available under the contacts tap. 

When the Mules cross the state for the West final four the first weekend of April, they’ll meet either St. Edward’s or Texas Tech for a Sweet 16 berth. St. Ed’s and Tech play March 24 for the Texas title. When the two met earlier this season, St. Edward’s won 23-21 on a last-second penalty near midfield. 

The 14th-ranked…

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The 14th-ranked Mules, fresh off the heels of a win over John Brown, take on Truman State in Kirksville, Mo. Saturday. The DI Bulls should provide a solid test for UCM, as the Mules prepare for a playoff run. 

March 10th the Mules will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a rivalry match against Pitt State, an alumni dinner that night at Fitter’s and the annual alumni match the following day. For more information on alumni weekend, contact Robert “Tef” Smith. His information is available under the contacts tap. 

When the Mules cross the state for the West final four the first weekend of April, they’ll meet either St. Edward’s or Texas Tech for a Sweet 16 berth. St. Ed’s and Tech play March 24 for the Texas title. When the two met earlier this season, St. Edward’s won 23-21 on a last-second penalty near midfield. 

The Mules, fres…

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The Mules, fresh off the heels of a win over John Brown, take on Truman State in Kirksville, Mo. Saturday. The DI Bulls should provide a solid test for UCM, as the Mules prepare for a playoff run. 

March 10th the Mules will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a rivalry match against Pitt State, an alumni dinner that night at Fitter’s and the annual alumni match the following day. For more information on alumni weekend, contact Robert “Tef” Smith. His information is available under the contacts tap. 

When the Mules cross the state for the West final four the first weekend of April, they’ll meet either St. Edward’s or Texas Tech for a Sweet 16 berth. St. Ed’s and Tech play March 24 for the Texas title. When the two met earlier this season, St. Edward’s won 23-21 on a last-second penalty near midfield. 

The Mules, fres…

Aside

The Mules, fresh off the heels of a win over John Brown, take on Truman State in Kirksville, Mo. Saturday. The DI Bulls should provide a solid test for UCM, as the Mules prepare for a playoff run. 

March 10th the Mules will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a rivalry match against Pitt State, an alumni dinner that night at Fitter’s and the annual alumni match the following day. For more information on alumni weekend, contact Robert “Tef” Smith. His information is available under the contacts tap. 

When the Mules cross the state for the West final four the first weekend of April, they’ll meet either St. Edward’s or Texas Tech for a Sweet 16 berth. St. 

The Mules, fres…

Aside

The Mules, fresh off the heels of a win over John Brown, take on Truman State in Kirksville, Mo. Saturday. The DI Bulls should provide a solid test for UCM, as the Mules prepare for a playoff run. 

March 10th the Mules will celebrate their 40th annivers