Ohio State won the Big Ten 7s and booked a spot in USA Rugby's 7s National Championships after beating Wisconsin in the final.
For the Buckeyes, it was a fairly comfortable trip to the final, but Wisconsin made it difficult, and in a back-and-forth game, Matt Stauder scored the game- (and tournament-) winner.
Saturday’s tournament victory for Ohio State was a huge step forward as the Buckeyes look to a challenging 7s season.
For Captain Aaron Thomas, this was the first step toward qualifying the Buckeyes for a major end-of-season 7s team. And going unbeaten on a sox-game tournament day at the Mooseman 7s was an impressive start.
Indiana continued its domination of the Big Ten, taking the program’s second conference title in as many years.
Indiana finished the Big Ten season undefeated, while Ohio State claimed 2nd with a win over Michigan Saturday.
IU defeated Wisconsin in what was far and away their closest Big Ten game of the season. Sparked by their experienced and talented backline, IU took an early lead, and held a 27-10 advantage at halftime. Wisconsin scored late, but couldn't close the gap further.
The Big Ten Conference #1 seed is at stake this weekend as GRR #3 Indiana faces GRR #12 Wisconsin.
Wisconsin defeated Ohio State 19-15 to join Indiana as the only undefeated teams in the Big Ten, but it might not be enough to see the Badgers in the top two.
Time to separate the contenders from the pretenders in the Big Ten, as most of the top half teams in the conference play each other.
A quick glance at the stats shows that Indiana has dominated, clearly. They've dominated so much that even without their captain and best player, Bryce Campbell, they are heavily favored against Michigan.
It's been a season of lopsided victories so far in the Big Ten, and certainly it looks as though there's a group of strong teams, and a group of not-so-strong teams, and possibly two trying to jump from one to the other.
Bowling Green defeated Ohio State in one of the longest continuously played rivalries in the Midwest, if not the United States; the series kicked off in 1968 when BG defeated OSU 5-3 in the Falcons' first ever match.
The Falcon ruggers beat Ohio State 26-16 this time around, marking BGSU's seventh straight victory over the Buckeyes.
The Big Ten doesn’t get going for two weeks but several of the teams in the conference saw action this weekend.
Ohio State slammed Cincinnati 59-5 Friday, with Jojo Eramo featured heavily in the scoresheet as did captain Aaron Thomas - both scored three tries. The Buckeyes looked good against a tough Cincinnati team.
Indiana University defeated Ohio State 34-14 to win the Big Ten Universities Conference Saturday in Rockford, Ill.
The teams battled in a tight contest where Ohio State tried to assert their dominance in the forwards, and Indiana tried burn the Buckeyes on the outside. And this is how the two teams stayed deadlocked, 14-14 at halftime.
Indiana takes on Ohio State in a championship weekend in the BTU Conference that includes final matches for everybody.
IU is undefeated, 6-0 with a points-against average of less than ten points a game. Their offense has been impressive, with try-scorers all over the field, and yet they struggled to score against Wisconsin in last week's semi. They won, sure, but only 20-13.