GRR: Indiana University
Luke Gross enjoyed a rugby career as an American that is almost unprecedented in its length at the highest levels.
A basketball player at Indiana State and also at Marshall, Gross picked up the sport of rugby late, but his career blossomed with the Cincinnati Wolfhounds and with his 6-9 frame and love of contact, he soon earned notice from the USA setup.
In a tense, dramatic final worthy of the name Indiana eked by Ohio State to win the Big Ten Conference final Saturday night in South Bend, Ind.
Played at the University of Notre Dame, which hosted four games for placement from 1st to 8th in the conference, the final capped off an entertaining day of rugby.
Indiana took the conference title, Ohio State is second.
Indiana defeated Wisconsin Saturday to move to 2-0 in their Big 10 East schedule.
For IU, the win, secured their top spot in the Big 10 East. But bigger than that, it was their first on-campus game in close to three years, and played at Memorial Stadium, the school's football stadium.
Davenport defeated Indiana 29-8 Saturday in a game that highlighted two teams on different stages of their journey.
The University of Indiana men's rugby program has confirmed that Luke Gross as their new Head Coach.
IU played last season under interim Head Coach Eddie Abel, who had stated that he did not expect to be a long-term coaching solution for the program. Indiana finished runner-up in the Big 10 and then competed in both the R7CC and May Madness 7s under 7s Coach David Fee.