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Latest DI Coaches’ Rankings and RPI Revealed

NCAA Wrestling

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA released Friday the second of four coaches’ panel rankings for the 2016-17 wrestling season and the first release of the RPI. The final rankings will be one of the tools used as part of the selection process to determine the qualifiers for the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. This year’s event is March 16-18 at ...

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#2 Nebraska-Kearney, Undefeated Central Oklahoma Headline MIAA Championships

MIAA Championships

MIAA Wrestling Championships When:  10:00 AM on 02/12/17 Where:  Heath and Sports Center,  University of Nebraska-Kearney Website:  http://lopers.com/sports/2017/2/6/miaa-wrestling-championships.aspx   Mama MIAA, here we go again.  This Sunday will bring together the six wrestling teams that compete in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association and name the conference champion.  The NWCA Division II team rankings from February 1st included five ranked squads ...

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Cowboys and Sooners Clash in the 176th Edition of Bedlam on Sunday

Bedlam

In the 176th edition of the most oft-contested rivalry in NCAA Division I wrestling, the second-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys will host the #18 Oklahoma Sooners at 2 pm central time on Sunday, February 12th, inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. The sport that inspired the term Bedlam, which is now used to describe all Oklahoma versus Oklahoma State battles, will again take center ...

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Another Week, Another Test: #3 Iowa Set to Host #5 Nebraska on Sunday

Iowa vs. Nebraska

I feel like we have talked about this before. It seems to be a recurring theme for the third-ranked Iowa Hawkeye wrestling team.  This weekend will feature their fourth dual against a top five team in less than a month.  Throw in a rivalry weekend where they headed to the always hostile Williams Arena in Minneapolis to take on 12th ...

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Cornell Hosts Princeton with Ivy League Title on the Line

Cornell vs. Princeton

Saturday afternoon in Ithaca, New York, Cornell will host Princeton as they look to keep the longest title streak in any sport in Ivy League history alive. The Big Red have won 14 straight Ivy League wrestling crowns and haven't dropped a dual to the Tigers since 1986. They lead the all-time series, 54-15, and enter this weekend as favorites ...

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Ohio State Travels to Nebraska and Minnesota for Next Challenge

Ohio State

It’s been a busy season for the fourth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. The wrestling Bucks are fresh off a loss to number one Penn State on Friday and a tough win over 20th-ranked Rutgers on Monday. Now Tom Ryan’s crew, with a dual record of 9-2, sets its sights on the next challenge. Ohio State starts off the weekend on Friday ...

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TOM’s NCAA Wrestling Dual of the Week – Feb. 9th, 2017

Virginia Tech vs. NC State

Two of the top up and coming programs in NCAA Division I wrestling will meet to decide the ACC dual title for the second consecutive season. A year ago North Carolina State was 21-0 when Virginia Tech came to town on February 12th. The Wolfpack needed to beat the Hokies and Missouri in a three-day span to book their trip ...

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King Seeks Four-peat at 2017 WCWA Championships (Preview)

WCWA Championships

In the history of women's college wrestling in North America, only one team has won four WCWA titles. Oklahoma City University did so from 2009 to 2012, topping the University of the Cumberlands' three in a row from 2006 to 2008. King University heads into the 2017 WCWA Championships Friday and Saturday in Oklahoma City on their own run of ...

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Top 10 Redshirting Freshmen in NCAA Division I Wrestling

Top Redshirting Freshmen

Every year the debate rages. Which of the brand new true freshmen across the country should redshirt and which should jump right into the fire. Mark Hall (Penn State) had his redshirt pulled in January. Alex Marinelli (Iowa) is keeping his on. We will see, eventually, all of these young men in their respective lineups, barring something unforeseen, but it ...

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Top 10 NCAA Wrestling Matches to Watch This Week – Feb. 7th, 2017

Top Matches

This week we have another incredible slate of match-ups including some outstanding rematches. We’ve seen seven of these 10 match-ups before, including one in the national finals, one in last year’s round of 12, and two in big tournament finals earlier this season. We even saw one of these pairs scrap in the 2016 Big 10 final and then again ...

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