Two new fixtures are added for February 2012. The Tigers will host Washington University of St. Louis on the 18th of February and will travel to Carbondale, to take on Southern Illinois University.
The Tiger coaching staff is currently searching for information about these two teams. The tigers have not ventured to the north to play in recent history. Both SIU and Washington University had heard about the recent successes of the Memphis team and wanted to test their mettle. “When you are winning, everyone wants to try their hand,” stated Coach Cole. “The Tigers have been solid in collegiate play and folks just want to see how they measure up.”
Interestingly, Coach Cole played against the SIU Salukis in Carbondale when he was a student at Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1977. “They had a pretty good side back then,” remembers Cole.
It is believed that the Wash U team may be new. Dr. Bradford Cole played in St. Louis three years ago while he was a student at the Logan College of Chiropractic and played for the St. Louis Royals. He doesn’t remember Wash U having a team. Any Tiger supporter with knowledge of these teams should contact Coach Cole.
The Tigers learned a lot in their recent match with the Blues and are ready to use their new knowledge in collegiate competition. The next three matches should give us a good idea where Tiger Rugby stands.