College Wrestling News

Getting to Know: Evan Cheek, Cleveland State

Evan Cheek, Cleveland 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: Evan Cheek ...

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Rule Change Recommendations Include Leg-Pass Punishment and Optional Headgear

NCAA Wrestling

The annual NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee meeting took place this week and their recommended rule changes for college wrestling were released yesterday. Each of the recommendations must be approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel during a teleconference on June 13th. Among the issues at which the committee took aim are wrestlers lying on their back during a neutral ...

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Weight Changes and Planning for Future Lineups

Bo Nickal, Seth Gross

The favorite pastime of many wrestling fans during the off-season is tinkering with potential line-ups and speculating about potential weight moves. This is understandable. Every off-season we see wrestlers move weights, both up and down. Sometimes it works out, like in the case of Seth Gross (South Dakota State) who moved down to 133 and made the national finals or ...

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Report: Gavin to be Named Pitt Head Wrestling Coach

Pitt

PA Power Wrestling reports that after big names such as Lehigh’s Pat Santoro, Edinboro’s Tim Flynn, and South Dakota State’s Chris Bono decided to stay at their current posts, Pitt will name one of their former national champions, Keith Gavin, who won the title in 2008, as their next head coach.  This will be Gavin’s first head coaching job after ...

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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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