It was recently announced that the University of Arkansas Rugby club will be joining the D1A Red River Rugby Conference starting in the 2016-2017 season.
The University of Arkansas has been competing in the Heart of America Conference in D1AA. They have competed in the D1AA Final Four in the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 season. They were the Heart of America 15’s Champs in 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2016.
The Red River Rugby Conference was formulated in 2014. The teams that compete in the conference are, Louisiana State, University of Texas, University of Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Texas Christian University, and Baylor University. This seasons Red River Rugby Conference Champions, Louisiana State, hosted the first round of the 2016 D1A Rugby Playoffs.