The Big Ten Universities Rugby Conference is a premier USA Rugby Men's Collegiate Division I-A rugby conference. The conference was created in 2012 in response to USA Rugby’s shift to a college conference system.
Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Purdue, Ohio State, and Wisconsin were the inaugural teams. Penn State and Northwestern compete in the Big Ten Sevens Series in the Spring.
The conference plays regular-season games in the fall and the top accepting seed is accepted into American Collegiate Rugby Championship Bowl Series.
The BTU Rugby Conference is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by the official Big Ten Conference.