GRR: Bowling Green
Saturday’s Men’s D1 and crossover games provided a few on-paper upsets and close surprises as teams started to get moving after a long layoff.
Just as some college rugby teams are getting back into competition, others are slowing down their activity.
IUPUI defeated Bowling Green 26-20 Saturday in the first game for each team in well over a year.
For IUPUI this was a victory in several senses of the word as the Jaguars had to battle through losing a coach and dealing with a recalcitrant school administration.
"We got denied three times to have games," said club president Spencer Strout. "But we kept coming back."
Easter weekend doesn’t see a break in college rugby, as not only does the Mid-South stay active, but a few programs long quiet are back on the field.
The quote from Ernest Hemmingway's The Sun Also Rises about how Mke Campbell went bankrupt—"Gradually, then suddenly"—is kind of how, in a more positive fashion, we will see college rugby come back.