The fourth annual Atlantic Coast Invitational, presented by USA Sevens LLC, will take place in Greensboro, N.C. at Macpherson Stadium on September 17-18, 2011. The tournament will feature the men’s rugby teams from Clemson University, Duke University, Florida State University, Georgia Tech, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia and Wake Forest University.
This year the ACI champion will receive an automatic invitation to the first ever USA Rugby men’s collegiate rugby sevens national championship and other ACI teams will be eligible for at-large bids to the USA Rugby sevens championship.
The USA Rugby men’s collegiate sevens competition will consist of approximately 12 qualifying tournaments, among men’s College Premier Division and Division 1 teams, culminating in a 24-team championship tournament on December 16-17 at a location soon to be announced. Champions of the qualifying tournaments will receive an automatic bid to the December event. The remaining bids will be selected at large by a national selection committee.
More information on the Atlantic Coast Invitational can be found at www.acirugby.com. The Atlantic Coast Invitational is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by the Atlantic Coast Conference.