The Big Ten got going this weekend with Illinois playing Purdue and Indiana facing off against Wisconsin.
Despite the turmoil in their leadership somewhat, IU played some solid rugby and shut out Wisconsin 65-0. The Badgers worked hard and it's early days for them, but this was a very good start for Indiana.
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.
The University of Indiana rode a torrid second half to get past Ohio State and win the Big Ten Saturday at Fortress Obetz in Ohio.
The victory capped off a day of final games in the conference, with all eight teams in action.
Ohio State and Indiana played it pretty close in the first half, but as time went on, IU started to control the point of contact.
Three weekends remain in the Big 10 Rugby Conference and the chase is well and truly on for the top two spots.
The teams finishing 1st and 2nd after November 2 will play-off in the conference final. The next two play for 3rd, and so on. So this weekend carries plenty of importance.
Here are the current standings: