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    NCAA Session 1 Thread

    It's under review. Could change. Stay tuned.
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    NCAA Session 1 Thread

    Point of note: The pizzas taste better if they're cooked. But do you, boo-boo. :-)
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    Cael said "Wrestling needs more scholarships"

    True. I understand your post. I was referring to tightwaist's post. #AllGood. Nice topic.
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    NCAA tourney - legal streaming options abroad

    Interesting that just over ten years ago, FloSports - along with a few others, I'm sure - stated streaming would be the next step. ...and here we are! Best of luck, BTF.
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    Cael said "Wrestling needs more scholarships"

    Is the premise of this line of thinking that many (most) schools could not afford to provide more scholarship money and thus would be forced to cut the program?
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    Cael said "Wrestling needs more scholarships"

    To answer the OP question - I would say yes. Ten weight classes getting 9.9 is definitely askew. Above, others have mentioned football and basketball as examples of why wrestling should get more scholarships. The better way to do it is to create a list of sports, individuals on the roster, the number of positions/players per game, and then list the number of scholarships the sport receives. (The one ancillary piece - as others have pointed out - is the "6th-man" situation. Football, volleyball, and basketball all have guys who sub in on a regular basis; as does hockey. I am unsure of baseball, softball, and track, let alone the fringe sports such as LAX, field hockey, and gymnastics.) By doing this one would get a better player-to-scholarship ratio, strengthening (or weakening) wrestling's case. One thing I know for sure is the solution cannot come from reducing the number of scholarships for other squads. No, a better way would be to make wrestling viable for each program. This can be done a myriad of ways but one of the best ways is to make a connection with the local high school, JH, and youth wrestling scenes. As a staff, be out-and-about (being diligent as to not violate any recruiting rules), hold clinics, host a tournament, etc. When the people in the sport around a campus care, the administrators will (should) notice. (And if they don't, there is most likely an agenda involved; ex.: Cleveland State U, Eastern Michigan U...) One final piece for wrestling is what seems to be an outdated red-shirting policy. This needs addressed and done so immediately. I still maintain that having wrestlers compete for 5 years, but in only 4 conference (and thus 4 NCAA) tournaments is the best solution. This allows wrestlers who are on redshirt to still compete in duals and tournaments for the team as opposed to forcing them to flounder about on the "open" scene.
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    OK State 13-0 vs Mizzou 15-0 sat Feb 16

    I like ESPN3's coverage as I watched a handful of dual meets a couple of years ago. (Maybe it was ESPN+, I really don't remember.) What I do know is that I'd have to spend an additional fee (~$5/month maybe). I ain't trying to do that! Although $5 isn't much, it just seems that there will be another outlet next year that has me sign up and pay another $5 for more. Arrrrrrgh. Nickel and dime me to death with my vices.
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    Will Kerry McCoy ever be on the hot seat?

    Although in one sense I do agree with this statement, many of the qualified applicants also recognize that if the flop here (which would be a HUGE probability) they are stained for years to come.
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    What were the Indiana coaches thinking?

    What if the coaches have been trying to improve their wrestler over the last three weeks in a position that they felt was a deficiency? And for three weeks this kid has been buying in and was willing to try out the feel of any new techniques? And in doing so, recognized that the next 4 weeks of practice sessions just gained new light on the need for smarter tactics on bottom; tactics that could shore up areas in an improving wrestler, and possibly, propel him from a lower placement at B1Gs to a qualifying spot??? If the wrestler truly wants to improve, and the coaches sense that, they will do what is necessary to try and test their practices. Perhaps this is one of those times.
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    Dan Gable - The Champion

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    Bo Nickal

    If Nickal continues the route he's on, he is in the lead for Hodge trophy winner. I suppose a (strong) case can be made for teammate Nolf, as both are unreal talents.
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    Penn State @ Ohio State

    I disagree as Moore's style (constant offensive attacks) will play right into Nickal's strengths, more than likely, this match ends with a Nickal pin.
  13. I'm not sure how many of you saw the weight class order for the dual between GW and Citadel but they chose to pick the weight class order. Instead of drawing a weight and working sequentially, they chose which weight would be first, second, third and so on. Cool concept in my mind. Probably took a little communication to start, but I don't hate on the idea. Thoughts?
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    RTC's - Wild, Wild West

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    Gardner-Webb v. Citadel: Order of wrestling...

    RE: Starting at 157...I am not opposed to that. Maybe 174 or 184, but my reasoning does revolve around most 285 matches contain less action than a typical 141-184 match. Let's send the crowd home on a good note!
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    RTC's - Wild, Wild West

    Would track and field not be considered a sport with 2 competition formats??
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    RTC's - Wild, Wild West

    Pinnum: Perfectly stated. I think it will continue this way until those who think in line with the have-nots get enough influence to convince the NCAA to put an end to it through some well-crafted argument dealing with competitive balance or even money.
  18. Aside from the Schultz Memorial and Yariguin, this week’s line-up of dual meets available on FloWrestling looks to be quite full. January 25th PSU vs. Purdue Minnesota vs. Wisconsin Oklahoma vs. Iowa State Northern Iowa vs. Northern Colorado MSU vs. Rutgers January 27th MSU vs. Maryland Iowa vs. Northwestern Illinois vs. Nebraska Northern Iowa vs. Oklahoma PSU vs. Indiana Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State Northern Colorado vs. NDSU WVU vs. Wyoming There are some "duds" in here but for the most part, this stands to be an exciting and eventful weekend of wrestling. Enjoy!
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    National Tickets

    Do we know why this is the case!?
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    PAC 12 Network - ASU vs OrSU

    I thought I was the only one who considered these points!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did we just become best friends!?!?!?!?!?!!
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    3 years or 4 til ISU tops Iowa?

    I can only imagine what that was like. Perhaps pulling Metcalf and Zadik onto the Cyclone staff can relive some of the magic. I think it would be more proper to first desire competitiveness, then intensity.
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    PAC 12 Network - ASU vs OrSU

    I am more inclined to go ALL CAPS with OHST, OKST, & ORST, but I, too, appreciate the distinguishment.
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    3 years or 4 til ISU tops Iowa?

    This is one of those rivalries that are good for the state and the schools involved (for recruiting purposes). One thing I appreciate is the cross-conference nature of the rivalry. I think ISU is at least one, possibly two recruiting cycles (3-6 years) away from making it competitive. It will take some transfers to speed us this process. As mentioned above, they have a handful of guys that are going to be in the line-up for a few years. They'll need to make a splash soon in order to make ISU attractive for the next crop and that's when they will begin the process of pushing Iowa. In the end, I'd like to see this dual meet grow in intensity.
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    Open Weights for NHSCA and Disney Duals

    How can we see a complete list of teams competing? Or, how many teams normally attend the event?