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  1. Actually, right now they are fitting large "curtains" to cover up the glass for the NCAA Final Four this year that will be installed in a few weeks. Now that they have these, they may use them for the wrestling in 2020 as well if they think they need to.
  2. https://www.ncaa.com/news/wrestling/2019-03-11/ncaa-wrestling-championship-qualifiers-be-announced-3-pm-tuesday-march-12
  3. Askren was asked on twitter on a scale of 1-10, how much he'd like to have the UW job, he stated a 10. However, he also stated in the same tweet that how important AWA is to him and he said a 10.
  4. From Ben Askren on the wiwrestling.com forum LOL David is a friend of mine and he isn't giving up his olympic dream to come coach Wisconsin. That being said if he was in the running he would be my #1 choice. That being said here are your choices: Bormet(although unlikely to leave MI as he will assume the head job soon) Bono(Psyched for the opportunity would do a great job) Schwab Snyder(Would fit in well in Madison) Hahn Pritzlaff Luke Becker Me Cunningham and Kolat not very interested.
  5. This is what Askren posted back in December when a lot of the posters on the wiwrestling forum were clamoring for a change at UW and wanted Askren for the job: I am retired from MMA sans 1 more fight against a #1 to prove I am the best. I love running the academy system with Max, John and Josh, but I also very much enjoyed my 4 years of college coaching at ASU and Mizzou. I would consider coaching at the collegiate level but only in a head coaching role at the D1 level and with the roots I have built here I think it is unlikely I leave Wisconsin so that only leaves 1 option. That being said it is a 2 way street and UW would have to want that also. Obviously by this it sounds as if Ben would certainly entertain the idea if the feeling by UW were reciprocal. And looking at everything the guy does, he does everything balls to the wall. A lot of people don't like his attitude or seem to doubt his abilities in some aspects of possibly being a head coach. I'd say he probably takes that as a challenge. The guy doesn't fail at much. Wisconsin needs a shot in the arm, someone that can bring instant credibility and excite the fan base. I think Askren could be that guy. Not to short change any of the other guys who will be candidates, but Askren is a home state guy and brings big time name recognition.
  6. UW had a good idea to have 2 of the better high school programs in the state wrestle before the dual. The problem was they did this on a Thursday night when pretty much every other HS team in the state is wrestling as well. Had they done this dual on another night, they probably would have had more attendance.
  7. The placement order of Big Tens will be the seeds at NCAA's.
  8. I'm a UW fan and I hate to agree but I thought both stall calls on Zeke were correct. UW might have a legitimate beef on the 1st stall call, but the one to end the match you can't really get around. It was the right call. Sucks to end that way. In any case, I'd rather have Zeke lose to Massa now and Zeke get him back in the NCAA's. Massa has beat him 3x times this year and I think Jordan is too good of a wrestler to have it happen 4x in a row.
  9. Based off of previous years order starting this year: Indiana Michigan State Minnesota Penn State Michigan Northwestern Purdue Illinois Wisconsin Ohio State Iowa Now the thing about that is that for this rotation, I'm not sure where Nebraska, Rutgers, and Maryland will fit into the mix. I'm sure the Big Ten can't wait for Rutgers turn and try and have it at MSG.
  10. Rumor is hip replacement is needed.
  11. They're hosting, let them do what they want. 5 or 6 of the teams won't come close to selling their allotment for their sections and those tix will probably go to Iowa fans as well. It's part of having the perk of hosting, being able to wrestle in front of your home crowd. I would imagine many of the other schools do the same.
  12. Anyone know the date when they will be announced? I know they announce the wild cards on the 11th, but couldn't find anything on when the actual brackets are set to be announced.
  13. IMO, Fader pretty much got railroaded by the UWW. There's a lot of opinions of why it happened, but I think one that makes the most sense to me is that the administration is basically making a point to the other coaches that they should be contacted first before the authorities. UWW has a very successful athletics program these days, and with success comes a lot of rumor of things happening behind the scenes that may not show things in such a great light.
  14. UVA could be a target. The problem is, it's not in a big cable market. And although there are many UVA grads in DC, Maryland pretty much covers the DC market already. At any rate, it could happen. Kansas, Missouri, and ISU are actually excellent research universities. They belong to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), like 13 of 14 of the schools in the Big Ten. The only school that does not belong to the AAU is Nebraska. Their not belonging to the AAU was actually a hurdle they had to overcome in joining the Big Ten. The Big Ten's ideal school is a large AAU school in a big cable market with a competitive football team. A wrinkle is that southeastern schools get bonus points for being located in the best areas for football recruiting. By that criteria, I think Georgia Tech is the most coveted school right now. Yeah, I stand corrected. Was reading too many things and getting my info crossed up on Kansas, Mizzou, and ISU. I guess at this point though, the only person that really knows who they are going to go after is Delany.
  15. From a lot of the things I've read, it looks like Virgina and UNC are the first targets. Kansas isn't going to happen because of its academics, which also tosses out quite a few others as well such as Missouri, ISU, WVU. It's going to be a race among the Pac-12, the Big Ten, and the SEC to see who can get the programs from the ACC, Big 12, and Big East, with only the ACC or Big 12 surviving, IMO.
  16. At 125, M. Kelliher is not down to weight yet. Apparently there are options, don't know what they are. At 133, One of the reasons I read on the wiwrestling.com forum is that they didn't want Kelliher and Thielke wrestling and Thielke winning the match because it would open up questioning of why they are RS Thielke. There are many different reasons of why someone RS. Another rumor on the wiwrestling.com forum was that they were both very even with each other in practice. True? I have no idea, I'm not in the room. However, I assume that the coaches are very comfortable with TK in there and his abilities as Thielke would have brought in quite a few more spectators to the home matches considering the buzz JT has created. At 285, look out for Medberry. He's gonna be a stud. I think at the very least he could be a 3x or even 4x AA. The announcing was horrible. The crowd was quiet. But, it's an intersquad scrimmage. The only people cheering usually is the family or close friends of the wrestler.
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