Here are some of the more memorable stories from the first quarter of the past year, thematically grouped. I'll try to get to succeeding quarters in the next few days, and will look to follow up on these trends in 2011.
High school & college
- College plans put National Guard outcome in context
- ACC launch unveiled, national league gains steam
- College playoff regulars heading to premier league
- Reaction to USCRA could loose broad changes
- 'Youthquake' in northern California
Senior & representative
- Should USARFU prioritize 7s over 15s?
- Next-gen 7s Eagles know the way forward (US reaches final of Australia 7s)
- On the Super League and representative rugby
- Canadian Suggit wins women's 7s post
Commerce, policy, and adminstration
- 7s conflict of interest for USARFU executive?
Update: Grand Prix Sports & Entertainment and Melville
- Refs mentor Porter stepping down