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  1. No. This is fully run by Bassett. There is another one in Murrysville with the wrestling run by Shane Valko.
  2. Just in the past two years in Division 1 we've added: Fresno State Arkansas Little Rock LIU-Post Presbyterian Cal Baptist, Augustana, and Bellarmine are transitioning to Division 1. Recently we've lost Boise, Eastern Michigan, and Grand Canyon (that one before making the full transition)
  3. Living in Chattanooga, we have direct flights from Chicago, Detroit, Philly, DC, New York, and Charlotte (not bothering to count the Dallas one for this). Granted most teams may need a connection through hubs, but I think it's hard to say Chattanooga is far out of the way. Nashville would be much more convenient for travel. However, I think what makes the Scuffle work so well since moving to Chattanooga is the level of wrestling support in the direct area and north Georgia.
  4. If he stayed home and went to WVU, that would be quite the coup. Really hope WVU can at least pull of John Martin Best, but Braxton Amos would be huge.
  5. So everyone can enjoy the shenanigans of that 2012 PSU Nebraska student broadcast.
  6. You are definitely correct on the no-takedown calls. Man I need to find this full broadcast somewhere...
  7. I was looking forward to a lazy Sunday afternoon in 2012. Watch some PSU wrestling. I was surprised with comedic gold. Stallmate. Reversals instead of takedowns. Thinking Koehn had any sort of control when he was in Ruth's cradle. All was fantastic. For reference for one of the best of the match...
  8. I hope things work out, but the fact that he was taken into custody does not bode well.
  9. Personally, if I found out one of my coworkers was an AA or NCAA champion in any sport, they would definitely gain immediate respect from me. I wouldn't forget it either. It's just so hard to achieve, that credibility doesn't fade to me.
  10. Beefing up their social media presence is critical to expanding their personal branding, which ultimately impacts their endorsements.
  11. I think this was sad, but important news. I don't think conjecture needs to be spun around it, but simply take the story for what it is and hope that Macri gets the support he needs. As a WVU alum, I was excited that he ended up at WVU. I wanted to hear how he was doing, but certainly not end up with a story like this.
  12. I had absolutely 0 issues with feeds freezing and crashing and I've been watching since Thursday with multiple TVs for every round. Definitely wouldn't have been able to do that if I still lived in PA, where I only would have been able to watch the finals on PCN. PCN could have met FLO's offering and televised every match, but they didn't. I got to watch every kid I used to coach from my computer in Tennessee, even in the wrestlebacks. You're not getting that coverage from PCN.
  13. So after two pages of posts, really no news. Got it.
  14. I thought Billy Miller was transferring to VA Tech. Any confirmation which school it is?
  15. Yeah, definitely agree with you. For PA guys, they'll gladly go to those than go out of their comfort zone and do international styles. The only argument in favor of Fargo vs those others is that there is nearly 100% D1 coaching presence there. The others will have strong attendance, but if you are really trying to catch some attention, Fargo is the place to be.
  16. Would you please elaborate on this thought? Just curious why you feel this way.
  17. One of my major theories behind this is that PA kids don't necessarily HAVE to wrestle international styles. If they're excelling in the state in folkstyle, they'll be in line to get a scholarship. The best kids in the state don't have to go to Fargo to lock that up. I couldn't get too many guys interested in international styles when I coached there. I think their believe is, "why do something I might suck at, when I know I'm good at this?" I now coach in Tennessee. You have to excel in major national tournaments, which would include Fargo, if you want a legit look from a school. I think that drives a lot of the success in international styles in other states. PA also does not have great international style coaches in the state to teach the kids. Look at it inversely... why is PA so good and how did it get that way? We have 11(?) D1 schools, which I'm going to guess used to be 20+ at one point. Many of these state schools that we call "Teacher's Schools" (Edinboro, Lock Haven, Bloom, East Stroud, Millersville... PSAC schools). These ex-D1 wrestlers graduate, become gym, history, reading, etc teachers, and take on coaching roles in the schools. Some entire coaching staffs are made up of ex D1 guys. They are teaching top-level skills to their wrestlers. The skill level of coaches in the state for free/greco is not close to that level. Give me a list of top level guys that are really promoting international wrestling in the state? Not saying many don't work on it, but they're not pushing it. One of you mentioned how badly-run states is. Look at the PAWF from someone outside the inner-circle and that provides you some good insight into why international styles have not been killing it in PA. PS. I agree with the lack of offensive skill on the feet in the state. I think a lot goes back to the top notch skill level in competition. High-risk, low reward taking a shot because kids are so good hand-fighting and defending. Doesn't mean they can't be trained to open it up, which more freestyle/greco will do!
  18. Big difference between revenue and profit. Football produces SIGNIFICANT revenue at most schools. Remove football and you remove a major revenue stream. Doesn't mean that the athletic department is profitable (revenue - expenses). TV deals are what is driving vast amount of the cash flow in D1 sports. Since joining the Big 12, WVU is bringing in >$30 million more than they did when they were in the Big East solely from the Big 12 TV deal. That's how you can afford to pull a guy like Flynn and provide the resources.
  19. Last year I was in Boston for St Patrick's day and asked for one tv in the corner, very politely understanding the amount of basketball that was on. They literally laughed at me, despite having the same 4 basketball games on about 20 tvs.
  20. No reason WVU shouldn't be out-recruiting all of those schools, except for PSU and more on-par with Pitt. Lehigh isn't as big of a draw in SW PA, as they're much more popular in eastern PA and NJ. Morgantown is also 2.5 hours from Cleveland area fertile recruiting grounds. We have not consistently been pulling guys from these areas for probably the last ten years.
  21. Rumor, totally unconfirmed, that Damion Hahn interviewed last Thursday.
  22. Which then makes the move potentially dangerous. This move is used by numerous wrestlers throughout the season, but we all know the rules change when you get to states. Fast stall calls, fleeing the mat, etc. None called the same as during the regular season. Still a terrible call and glad to see Koser pin the kid in the 2nd period in the Consi semis.
  23. Absolutely wrong call. The move was legal and would have become potentially dangerous. The top wrestler was not pulling the arm up off the opponent's back, which would constitute the illegal hammerlock. It's the same wrist on the back tilt that Nolf has gone to over the past few years. While it can turn potentially dangerous if the arm passes 90 degrees or comes off the back, it is far from an illegal move. A very INCOMPETENT call. Koser was robbed, and Cathedral Prep should be ashamed of putting points for the team trophy ahead of integrity.
  24. Agreed. If anyone has followed him from his early days, he's very emotional to the point of being disrespectful. Will always be talking to the refs and making faces. His entire personality is like he's on speed, which obviously translates to his wrestling. Easy to see him freak out (like last year at Districts when his headgear went missing and he went bonkers). Other people don't believe me when I tell them about some of his quirks. Not necessarily a bad kid, just definitely a little odd. But as I said, you definitely see it lend itself well to his wrestling style.
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