This weekend: First-ever rugby event at Crew Stadium
June 1, 2010
This might be the first time you've heard about rugby in Columbus, but it's certain not to be the last. Ohio State is one of 16 teams in this round-robin tournament, along with the traditional powerhouses of Army, Navy, Harvard, Dartmouth and Cal, plus Indiana, Penn State and Bowling Green.
Sevens rugby will be an Olympic sport, beginning in 2016. It's a fast-paced, high-scoring game with seven players on each team battling it out for two seven-minute halves. Click here for a Spectator's Guide.
Games are Friday-Sunday. Ohio State is guaranteed to play three matches: on Friday v. Utah at 7:50 p.m., then on Saturday v. Bowling Green at 1 p.m. and v. Penn State at 5:30 p.m.
General admission tickets are $15 and $20. Kids 14 and under are free with an adult. If you can't make it out, it'll be broadcast live on NBC Sports from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, visit USASevensCCI.com .