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    Funding the RTCs

    Well, college wrestling programs are not flush with donors as every school operates in the red. You are right that the donors are mostly the same people. Not sure why that would create a conflict. The RTCs also raise money thru camps, clinics, etc.
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    Funding the RTCs

    Track has 19 individual events plus 2 relays and Cross Country needs 7 scoring runners and men's T&F/XC gets a total of 12.6 ships, so me thinks you are WAY off base with that one. Obviously, FB, and BB (both men's and women's) get way more ships than they really need.
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    NLWC and funding

    The NLWC is fully funded by donations, etc. and receives no money from USA Wrestling of the USA government so this entire thread is moot.
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    Ryan Mango to Minnesota

    There is an NCAA imposed limit to how many official coaches you can have. However, he can be an athlete in training for the Storm and still work out with the Gophers, effectively making him an additional coach.
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    National Duals

    Matthews won't be eligible this season for Edinboro unless Clarion grants him a release. If that has already happened I haven't heard about it.
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    Tyler Caldwell - Big Ups

    The OP did not just celebrate Caldwell's performance, he also used it to take a cheap shot at DT. Did you not notice that?
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    Big Ten scheduling = a joke

    i ran this through google translate and got nothing. can anyone interrupt for me? thanks! It's kind of hard to interrupt someone on a message board. :lol:
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    End of NCAA Tournament As We Knew It (link)

    They could still get an at large since they could have been bronze status. Plus also being proposed is another set of coaches rankings after the conference tournaments so a wrestler that wins the Big 12 tourney could move up in status.
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    NCAA Wrestling Committee April Meeting Report

    Is that true because the NCAA rules don't say that. However, the Ivy rules may say that. As to the Big 12 it sounds like what the Committee is trying to do is force the Big 12 to merge with another conference to form a viable qualifying event.
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    Nebraska releases 2014-15 schedule...

    I would assume they'll be treated as conference (co)-champs just like you would expect them to. Yes, which makes me wonder how the other schools would respond when Nebraska is claiming they are dual champions despite possibly being the 5th best dual team in the conference. The Big Ten dual schedule makes no sense (to me). It is clear the conference doesn't value the dual portion of the season too much. Nebraska won't CLAIM they are dual champs, the BIG will. I do agree that the conference and the schools for the most part don't pay much attention to who wins the regular season dual title since it doesn't really mean much. Kind of like winning the regular season title in bball. It's nice and it gets you the #1 see for the B1G tournament, but the tournament results is what everyone pays attention to.
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    Forget dual proposal & focus on Growth!

    At most of these schools, athletic funding is largely derived through student fees. Interestingly, CSU-Fullerton has the largest enrollment of all the non-football schools... Jason makes a very good point because except for about 50 schools in the BS BcS conferences every other school that has football LOSES MONEY on football, and therefore, has less money to spend on other sports.
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    Dual Component Model/Presentation

    How many teams would tank that quarterfinal match (with the gap between first and eighth only four points) and send out a virtual B-squad rather than actually wrestle it then? Probably quite a few. Precisely the point as an argument against this proposal. Anything that promotes tanking a dual or a match HURTS wrestling. In an individual tournament no one tanks a match. That argument seems to be completely dismissed by those arguing for National Duals.
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    Ruth vs. Wilps

    Meh, instead of the inj def perhaps Ruth would have lost 10-3 or 10-4. That particular match was decided long before Ruth's knee "locked up". In 2012, way different story. Prior to the injury Ruth was beating Much 2-1 and was dominating the match so you can save your revisionist BS.
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    Ruth vs. Wilps

    Agreed...Ruth def had a good chance to beat Reader. He toyed with some really good wrestlers his freshman year...smashed up Lewnes and Henrich pretty good at the Scuffle that year. Beat Henrich & Lewnes again in wrestle backs at NCAAs that year too.
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    jrob calls out cael on dual proposal

    When he is speaking for them, and or when he makes claims like he did. Yea he should. I am glad you have had a good team for two whole years. That is awesome. I am actually very impressed with what Cael has done and applaud him for it. Some of us can respect and appreciate all sorts of teams. But as we have seen in your post and wrestle(iam9) post some people can't. Yea its out east you wil probably have more fans, do you want us to make a trophy for you? Grow up. ctmopar, you need to grow up and learn how to show some class. There is nothing worse, IMHO, that a sore winner who likes to rub their win into others faces. Try acting like an adult for once.
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