Author Archives: Alex Steen

Getting to Know: Johnny Sebastian, Northwestern

Johnny Sebastian, Northwestern

Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall.  You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.     Name: Johnny Sebastian ...

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College Wrestling Dual Attendance at 15 year High

Battle at the Birthplace

Photo By Ben Solomon The demise of the college wrestling dual meet has been greatly exaggerated. At least, that is what attendance numbers from the 2016-17 season appear to be telling us. Starting with the 2001-02 season, Denny Diehl has been compiling attendance data for 15 years. This season, working in concert with Denny, TOM continued that tradition, gathering information ...

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Getting to Know: Andrew Crone, Wisconsin

Andrew Crone - Wisconsin

Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall.  You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.     Name: Andrew Crone ...

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Getting to Know: Tristan Sponseller, Lock Haven

Tristan Sponseller - Lock Haven

Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall.  You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.     Name: Tristan Sponseller ...

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ESports Emerging as Another Threat to Non-Revenue Sports

eSports

When Utah announced this week that it is forming a varsity eSports program, it represented yet another threat to non-revenue sports. There are already at least 12 varsity eSports programs at colleges around the country. With an established audience, big money sponsors, and, at least for now, operating largely outside the purview of the NCAA, eSports are poised to be ...

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Getting to Know: Lane Hinkle, Kent State

Lane Hinkle - Kent State

Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall.  You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.     Name: Lane Hinkle School: ...

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Opinion: Increase in Correct Throw Scoring a Step in the Wrong Direction

Kyle Snyder - Team USA

USA Wrestling has announced rule changes for domestic competition in freestyle and Greco. There are many good changes being implemented including making the scoring the same between the two styles, which means the return of the five-point move in freestyle, making the point awarded after the expiration of the 30 second shot clock come with no caution and allowing action ...

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Getting to Know: Paddy Quinlan, Franklin and Marshall

Paddy Quinlan - F&M

Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall.  You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.      Name: Paddy Quinlan ...

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Getting to Know: Jake McKiernan, SIUE

Jake McKiernan - SIUE

Today we kick off our series getting to know Division I wrestlers from across the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program and will be posting what they had to say as we make the long trek to next fall when college wrestling returns.  It is our hope that, when these guys do take the mat once again, we’ll all know ...

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The Five Previous Hodge Winners to Return to NCAA Competition

Returning Hodge Winners

In 1995, the Hodge Trophy was handed out for the first time with senior TJ Jaworsky (North Carolina) winning the inaugural award. It wasn’t until Cael Sanderson (Iowa State) won the first of his Hodge Trophies in 2000 that the most outstanding college wrestler of the year returned to compete at the NCAA level after winning the award. With Zain ...

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