Tag Archives: College Wrestling

NCAA Wrestling Rules Changes: Thoughts


We have been on a bit of a hiatus but do not worry, we are here and paying attention. The recommendations are not breaking news and many of you may have already shared you ideas and thoughts on any number of forums. But, recently I was reading an opinion piece about Deflategate written by former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay ...

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Increasing Interest in College Wrestling: Editorial

College Wrestling Opinions

By: Eric John The issues with College wrestling and its decline are nothing new. The reasons or theories are abundant and have been discussed in many articles, committees, forums and other media formats. I am of the belief that so much energy is spent doing this that energy is not being spent on some fundamental things that could help advance ...

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Second Coaches Panel Rankings, First RPI released by NCAA

By Matthew Holmes NCAA INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA released the second of three coaches’ panel rankings and the first Rating Percentage Index (RPI) for the 2013-14 wrestling season. The final rankings and RPI will be two of the tools used as part of the selection process to determine the qualifiers for the 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Wrestlers in ...

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USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll – January 21, 2014

Several upsets over the weekend changed the wrestling landscape and they changed the Top 25 of the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll released on Tuesday. Penn State (10-0) again received all 10 first-place votes, but after the top-ranked Nittany Lions, the top ten saw quite a bit of movement. Minnesota (7-1) fell from No. 2 to No. 4 after ...

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College Signings: Goodie’s agenda will remain busy at York

The Open Mat.com By Kevin Foote (Original here) Northside High School’s Trevor Goodie takes multi-tasking to a whole new level. In an age of high school athletes specializing in one, or maybe two, sports, Goodie bucked the trend in a major way during his four-year career with the Vikings. So it should surprise no one that he’s even planning on ...

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VT: Wrestling program to get new facilities

The Open Mat.com BLACKSBURG – Coming off one of the best seasons in school history, the Virginia Tech wrestling program will be afforded the opportunity of continuing to build on the foundation in place as the athletic department has approved new facilities for the program as part of the new football locker room and lounge project. The third floor of ...

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Minot State: looking to add two sports

The Open Mat.com By MICHAEL LINNELL – Minot Daily – (Original here) In keeping with Minot State University President David Fuller’s quest to make the university a “premier university in the Great Plains,” MSU announced it’s looking to add two sports to it’s stable of teams. Minot State Athletic Director Rick Hedberg made the announcement at a press conference Wednesday ...

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