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  1. GreatWhiteNorth

    NCAA Session 1 Thread

    This is the same Stoll we've seen all year. Big and pushy. Works if he can overpower his opponent, otherwise Stoll doesn't move well enough to win. This was basically a bad matchup for Parris. Not sure what the outrage is about.
  2. GreatWhiteNorth

    Should College Wrestling Adopt Cumulative Dual Scoring?

    I think we should stop trying to reinvent wrestling and instead switch from folkstyle to freestyle and get on board with the rest of the world. It's not a popular move, but the world keeps getting smaller and the future of isolationism is too limiting. Big picture - let's get on board with freestyle. Then, we focus on trying to make freestyle better. Folkstyle scoring tweaks each year... seems like we're rearranging deck chairs.
  3. GreatWhiteNorth

    Penn State National Champs

    Aviator - Wrong place to post this. This fits perfectly in the 'regular' College Wrestling section, not the Legends, you'll more likely get a conversation started there.
  4. GreatWhiteNorth

    An Outsider's Take on the Big Tens

    That thinking is just plain silly. Using the fact that you participate in one sport or multiple sports is a poor way to gauge athleticism.
  5. GreatWhiteNorth

    I'd like to start a themat.com forum petition

    He's not perfect - certainly not more or less than anybody else. Given that, what I enjoy is his sincere dedication to the sport. He's not faking that. Oh, and also, he brings his hips to the party.
  6. GreatWhiteNorth

    Senator Birch Bayh Title IX author died today at 91

    Condolences to Mr Bayh's family. (And it might be time to CLOSE this thread)
  7. GreatWhiteNorth

    Forfeiting Conference Final

    I agree. If a wrestler is too 'banged up' to wrestle the conference finals - it should be safe to assume they would have lost that final for seeding purposes. If they can essentially not 'lose' that final match from a seeding perspective without having to wrestle it, then why wrestle?
  8. GreatWhiteNorth

    Nolf = 'The Creator' with a GPA of 4.5 ?

    The irony is that if he were to come on this board and comment honestly on wrestling, he'd be bashed around like a rag doll.
  9. GreatWhiteNorth

    State vs States... National vs Nationals

    Where's that grammar police guy when we need him? "Boise Idaho" or whatever... time for that guy to jump in. (Sarcasm alert - Yes, I'm kidding. I don't remember the posters name, but I think we need grammar correctors like a billy goat needs a 3rd pecker)
  10. GreatWhiteNorth


    https://www.ncaa.com/championships/wrestling/d1/championships-schedule 2019 NCAA DI WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS FORMAT SCHEDULE *All times are Eastern. All times, events, and locations subject to change Thursday, March 21 Noon Session 1- Eight Mat Configuration Pigtails and First-Round Competition 7 p.m. Session 2- Eight Mat Configuration Preliminaries: Wrestle-Back Prelims (pigtail matches) as needed. Wrestle-Back First Round. Followed by Championship Round, Second Round and Consolation Round. Friday, March 22 11 a.m. Session 3- Eight Mat Configuration Quarterfinals on middle four mats; Wrestle-Back Second and Third Rounds on outside mats. 8 p.m. Session 4- Six Mat "Dog Bone" Configuration Semifinals on inside two mats (one weight at a time) and Wrestle-back Fourth Round on outside four mats. Followed by Wrestle-Back fifth rounds on all six mats. Saturday, March 23 11 a.m. Session 5- Three Mat Configuration Wrestle-Back Semifinals on all three mats. Followed by third, fifth and seventh place medal round matches. 7 p.m. Session 6- One Championship Mat Championship weight class finals. Individual weight class awards.
  11. I saw a mention of this somewhere yesterday and caught it myself when I re-watched the B1G finals. According to the B1G announcers, Nolf's nickname is 'The Creator' and he has a GPA of 4.5. Was somebody playing on joke on those guys? Does he train with Chuck Norris, too?
  12. GreatWhiteNorth

    How Penn State can lose at Nationals

    I think it'd take something really significant and extremely bad luck - something like Nolf blowing out his knee in an early NCAA round like he did last year at B1G's. Otherwise, everything would really have to line up perfectly right for all the OkSt guys, and PSU to have some average every day type bad luck (Sugar aggravates injury, Bo doesn't pin everyone, etc.) And that seems unlikely. Longshot either way.
  13. GreatWhiteNorth

    Jimmy Kennedy MOW

    I did see the "1st part" where the Iowa coaches acted with 'passion and emotion' directed toward the NW coaches before that was reciprocated. I've got no dog in the fight here. It did seem to me that this was a 50/50 deal as far as coaches were concerned. Maybe both Brands and Storniolo need to be spoken to?
  14. GreatWhiteNorth

    Big 12 Finals

    I agree - after hearing sooo much of "bringing the hips to the party", "just go ahead and...", etc. And now the faux hype style stuff like "his nickname is The Creator", and "his GPA is 4.5" kind of bologna that we get from the guys on B1G. Flo announces will be a welcome change of pace.