About The UBRFC was founded in 1966. It was originally called the Queens Rugby Football Club. In 1971 the club gave up its ties to the university and became the Buffalo Old Boys men's club. In 1980, a university team was again organized as the "Black Horses", being sponsored by Koch's Brewery. In 1984 the sponsorship ended when the UB Student Association funded the team and they became the "Mad Turtles." The 1984 season was also important as it claimed a victory in the NYSRC Collegiate Championship qualifying them for USA Rugby's Collegiate National Championship for the first time. The future looks promising for the Mad Turtles as they continue to add members. The development of more local high school rugby programs is helping to raise the overall skill level of the team and they are committed to continuing their success.
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