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  1. There is NO waiver for PSU to grant. It's the big ten that grants the waiver. The case for the waiver is made by Suriano. It's on him to explain what exrtordanary circumstance applies to which he deserves a waiver. The rules exist so that big ten teams don't attempt to recruit athletes from conference schools. The rule is the rule. I'm a psu alum. I hope Suriano gets the waiver. But psu shouldn't be aiding him in bending the rules. Let Goodale figure out how to get him eligible. He's no longer a psu student-athlete. What happens with his eligibility isn't psu's problem.
  2. That just means wealthy families will get around the rule a kids from poor families will get screwed.
  3. Why should Penn State help him get around the big ten rules. What is the point of the 14 schools agreeing to this policy if when a athlete wants to transfer its waived. Rutgers signed on to that agreement when they joined the conference. If Suriano's case for transferring is strong, he'll get the waiver. But, sorry dude, being 19 and homesick isn't a reason for their to be a special exemption. He's an adult, he made a bad decision for him in choosing penn state. Now, there's a consequence to breaking his commitment. If he wants to wrestle next year he can transfer anywhere but 13 other schools.
  4. We used to have this drunken debate 25 years ago when I was in college.... Who would win a fight between Bruce Baumgartner and Mike Tyson? This was when Tyson was the 'baddest man on the planet'. I always contended that if Bruce could take 2-3 punches and he got in on Tyson's body it would be all Bruce. My non-wrestling roommates thought I was crazy. I believe that the last 15 years of MMA have vindicated my belief.
  5. Cause guys sit back on their heals and flare their arms out and make no effort to improve on bottom. So he builds up 4+ minutes of riding time and goes to things like tilts for back points. It's probably the reason he has twice as many techs this year. Doesn't make it less dominating, just doing it differently.
  6. Ruth has set a really high bar, I understand. But this idea that he is not dominating is silly. SInce then Dean loss, Ruth is 13-0, with 11 wins by bonus points. In those 13 matches he has scored 35 takedowns, given up 0. The only points scored on him are 19 escapes Included in those are 3 wins (steinhaus, lofthouse, aboundader) against top 10 guys. Last year when Ruth was 'dominant' he won 79% of his matches by major or more. This year 93%. Last year he had 12 falls and 4 techs. This year 10 falls and 8 techs. There isn't a wrestler in the country (except Taylor and Steiber, maybe) who's been as dominant as Ruth this year
  7. I don't get the issue with having individual performances determine team results. This is very common in NCAA sports. Of the NCAA sponsored sports the following determine their team champs based on individuals Men's & womens Tennis Men's & womens Golf Men's & womens Swimming men's & womens Track & field (indoor and outdoor) Men's & womens Gymnastics Men's & womensFencing Men's & womens Cross country Men's & womens mixed rifle Men's & womens mixed skiing Wrestling Bowling That's 22 of the 39 sports that the NCAA sponsors (56%) determine their team champs this way. Wrestling is impacted even less than some of the other sports by a couple of strong individuals. In sports like track and swimming 1 guy can compete in multiple events. You can be a top team by having 1 guy win multiple events.
  8. You need an all the above choice
  9. If Retherford wins the BIG he should be the #1 seed. For one, previous seasons are not taken into account for NCAA seedlings. It caused a bit of a fuss a couple of years ago when Ruth was seeded over Amuchadtgi. Zain will have gone unbeaten with a much tougher schedule.
  10. If Retherford wins the BIG he should be the #1 seed. For one, previous seasons are not taken into account for NCAA seedlings. It caused a bit of a fuss a couple of years ago when Ruth was seeded over Amuchadtgi. Zain will have gone unbeaten with a much tougher schedule.
  11. They will never warn a guy for stalling if he has a leg in and a power half. It's a turning combo. The ref call a stalemate if neither guy is able to improve. But that is not a stall ride. And if he flattens the guy to the mat the onus is on the bottom guy to work up.
  12. Kokesh Brown Evans Storley Kokesh gets the #1 seed on the strength of the 8-0 record Brown gets the tie breaker with Evans and Storley based on being the defending champ at that weight (it is a criteria for big ten seeding) Evans gets the three seed on the head-to-head win over Storley
  13. Via PSU sports information twitter feed Quick update from F&M Andrew Alton is very sick... so he won't compete but Dylan will... andrew made the trip but just can't wrestle..sry! 8:52am - 4 Jan 14
  14. It conflicts with a women's basketball game that will draw 2500 fans.
  15. Bob Pickens - 1964 Greco-roman Olympian (6th place), played football for Nebraska and the Chicago Bears
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