Gophers to celebrate, then return to mat

Minnesota assistant coach Brandon Eggum will open his home Thursday to wrestlers on the squad who live too far to return home for the holidays.

Eggum said he expects eight or nine guys at his house for Thanksgiving dinner, which will be a good chance for members of the team to bond. He said they’ll watch football, hang out and eat.

Then it’s back to the mat Saturday in Fargo, N.D. Continue reading at www.mndaily.com

Northwestern Dual Moved Up on Minnesota Schedule

The Gophers will now face the Wildcats on Dec. 7 at 7:00 p.m.

The date and time for the Minnesota Wrestling dual meet against Northwestern has been changed. Originally scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. CT on Sunday, Dec. 9, the match has been moved to Friday, Dec. 7 and will now start at 7:00 p.m. CT at the Sports Pavilion.

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Rutgers University to join the Big Ten Conference

By Scott Chipman Big Ten Conference

Park Ridge, Ill.— The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) announced unanimous approval today for Rutgers University to join the Big Ten Conference, with competition to begin in all sports at a date to be determined. Rutgers University also looks forward to joining the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of world-class research institutions dedicated to advancing their academic missions.

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Minnesota’s Tony Nelson ready to make another run at No. 1

By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling

There are a number of reasons why 66-year-old J Robinson is having so much fun coaching right now.

Working with young men like junior Tony Nelson is near the top of the list.

The massive 6-foot-4 Nelson not only is a returning NCAA champion who placed fifth at the 2012 University World Championships in freestyle wrestling. Continue reading at www.themat.com

University of Maryland to join Big Ten Conference

By Scott Chipman Big Ten

Park Ridge, Ill.— The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) announced unanimous approval today for the University of Maryland to join the Big Ten Conference effective July 1, 2014, with competition to begin in all sports for the 2014-15 academic year. The University of Maryland also looks forward to joining the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of world-class research institutions dedicated to advancing their academic missions.

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2012 All-Star Classic to be Broadcast on Fox College Sports

WASHINGTON D.C. – Wrestling fans across the country who did not have the opportunity to experience the 47thNWCA All-Star Classic presented by The United States Marine Corps live or want to relive the excitement will have eleven chances to view the event compliments of Fox College Sports.

Eight installments will be broadcast via Fox College Sports Pacific and three installments will be broadcast via Fox College Sports Atlantic.

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