Change on the horizon for NCAA wrestling

Changes are coming to college wrestling – and they could lead to monumental shifts in the landscape of the sport.

NCAA officials met Saturday with college coaches at the National Wrestling Coaches Association annual convention in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to discuss the growing push to turn the National Duals into an NCAA-sanctioned championship event, as well as the implementation of video replay next season on an experimental basis. Continue reading at

Minnesota wins National Duals title

An Oklahoma State alum won the National Duals wrestling title … but it wasn’t the guy who coaches the Cowboys, John Smith. Nor did the much-anticipated rematch of Oklahoma State and Iowa take place.

Instead, Sunday at Gallagher-Iba Arena was the day of the Gophers. No. 3 Minnesota first topped the No. 4 Hawkeyes in a 16-15 semifinal thriller, and then downed the host Cowboys — the top-ranked team in the country — 18-13 for the championship. Continue reading at