Rutgers–Michigan, a.k.a. my favorite budding rivalry in the Big Ten, was already set to hit another level Wednesday with Michigan satellite camping at New Jersey prep power Paramus Catholic and Rutgers hosting every other Jersey high school at a camp of its own.
However, it appears this rivalry has spilled into the fan bases. A group with Rutgers ties claiming to be "The Order of Bulls Blood," vandalized Paramus' field Tuesday night.
Paramus Catholic president James Vail told NJ Advance Media his operations team arrived on campus this morning to find Rutgers magnets across the fields and a teddy bear and Rutgers paper packet on the 50-yard line of the football field.
A group claiming unofficial ties to Rutgers University took responsibility, emailing media outlets with pictures of its work and a letter slamming Harbaugh for starting a war with Rutgers.
"The litter has already been cleaned up and we're ready to go for the camp,'' said Vail, whose school is hosting the Next Level Football Camp for 650 high school-level prospects on Wednesday evening, a so-called "satellite camp'' featuring 45 college programs and headlined by Michigan.''
Here is the full decree issued to Jim Harbaugh:
Like I said: This is my favorite budding rivalry in the Big Ten.