Less than three months after winning the 2011 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships team title, Penn State released its schedule for the 2011-2012 season on Thursday.
Among the highlights for head coach Cael Sanderson and crew:
- Seven home dual meets at Rec Hall
- Wrestling New Year’s Day at the 2012 Southern Scuffle, now hosted by the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga after being a post-Christmas fixture at Greensboro, N.C.
- Dual meets with Big Ten conference rivals Minnesota, Ohio State, Michigan and University of Iowa at home… and road trips to Michigan State, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Nebraska, which will be in its first season in the Big Ten
- A mid-February trip to Utah Valley University
The season begins on Thursday, Nov. 3, when Penn State opens the Rec Hall doors for its Intrasquad Dual at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The regular season starts with the 2011-12 opener on Sunday, Nov. 13, when the Bloomsburg Huskies come to town for a 2 p.m. match-up.
The Nittany Lions hope to defend their conference title at the 2012 Big Ten championships, to be held at Purdue University, March 3-4… then, two weeks later, their national crown at the 2012 NCAAs in St. Louis on March 15-17.
According to the official Penn State wrestling website, the season ticket package for 2011-2012 features seven home duals (the Nittany Lion Open is not part of the package and the Intrasquad is free) and costs only $42 for all seats, the same price as last year. Fans can place new orders for season tickets by calling Joel Diamond at 814-867-2557. A $5 per order handling fee will be added to new season ticket holders. Current season ticket holders from last year will receive their renewal notices later this summer and information on single dual tickets will come as the season approaches.
Want to know more? For the complete schedule — and details about upcoming dual meets and tournaments — check out this article at the official wrestling website for Penn State.
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