Originating in Great Britain in 1823, rugby first appeared in North Carolina in 1965 at N.C. State University. Today, all ACC schools have rugby teams. Although similar to football, rugby players wear no padding and no helmets. Often considered barbaric, the white collar of the uniform jersey is a reminder that this is the sport of gentlemen and ladies, and both teams cheer each other off the field at the end of games. Additionally, the home team hosts an after-game party for the visitors.