During his turns behind the microphone last summer on the Iowa banquet circuit, Tom Brands would point to one shortcoming his program needed to address in its quest for conference and national wrestling supremacy. Like everyone else in college wrestling, the Hawkeyes had fallen behind Penn State and the stack of bonus points it could […]
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The controversy over the high school dual meet postseason is brewing and there is a big meet Friday night in Iowa City between the Hawkeyes and Cael Sanderson’s Nittany Lions. College and high school wrestling with Andy Hamilton
Brands was rewarded Tuesday with a new 5-year contract
Andy Hamilton of The Des Moines Register will cover Sunday’s dual meet and host a live blog that will launch at 12:30 p.m. today. Live blog: Iowa at Penn State wrestling
There were three tiers in the college wrestling hierarchy that developed last March when the 2011 NCAA Championships ended and the 2012 race began – Penn State, a trio of teams trying to overthrow the Nittany Lions and the rest of the teams aiming to emerge from the pack. At the time, the Nittany Lions […]
Cael Sanderson is making his return to competition this weekend.
Tom Brands rarely heaps praise on the opposition without good reason. Most times, the Iowa wrestling coach takes an introspective look and examines all facets of his team’s performance rather than getting into what’s transpiring in the other corner. It’s not in Brands’ competitive DNA to publicly commend the opposition unless there’s a reason behind […]
Could Ferentz replace Joe Paterno as Penn State’s head football coach someday?