International Rugby Coming to Chicago

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports At a news conference inside Soldier Field it was announced The Rugby Weekend will be held in Chicago once again. The last time Chicago hosted the event in 2016  sell-out crowds packed the Chicago Bears stadium to see their beloved country-men and women play rugby. Team members from Italy, New […]

From rugby to NFL: New Zealander’s unconventional journey to Bears

Paul Lasike

Q & A with Paul Lasike, Chicago Bears hopeful at running back By Aishwarya Kumar Lakshminarayanapuram Set aside the fact that Paul Lasike, currently a practice squad running back for the Bears, did not start playing football until his sophomore year at Brigham Young University. He never watched a football game until the age of 20. Lasike […]

USA Rugby announces a big goal for Chicago

By Kristen Vake A weekend dedicated to rugby is set for November 4-5 this year in Chicago. “The Rugby Weekend” will feature professional rugby games as well as community engagement and fan interaction with rugby players. The last time a professional rugby game was played at Soldier Field was in 2014 when the USA Eagles took […]