GRR: Indiana University
NCR's D1 playoffs have four teams left as Notre Dame College, Indiana, St. Bonaventure, and Brown all advanced from the quarterfinals over the weekend.
Indiana University won the Big 10 in convincing fashion Saturday at Notre Dame, defeating Michigan State 55-21.
It’s time to wrap up the Big 10 with all eight teams participating in the Big 10’s rugby conference playing at University of Notre Dame Saturday.
Notre Dame, of course, is not a traditional Big 10 school but as recent shifts in college sports have sent traditional conference associations into turmoil, the Fighting Irish are much more Big 10 than many others.
Michigan State pulled off a bit of a surprise result, defeating perennial Big 10 power Ohio State 20-17.
The Spartans win was something of an upset but not a massive one as Ohio State had shown itself to be a little bit vulnerable. They had escaped in a couple of close games and not really been consistent enough to be a sure bet.
Team captain Ben Haugh scored three tries for the Navy men’s rugby team as they defeated Indiana 69-21 Saturday.
In a clash of two teams that won their conference in 2022, Navy had the upper hand against an IU team that graduated some very key veterans.