Penn State Wrestling Slate Announced

The two-time defending NCAA champions once again face a strong schedule. It begin with the annual intrasquad match at Rec Hall Nov. 1.

Home matches with Michigan State, Wisconsin and Nebraska highlight the 2012-13 Penn State wrestling schedule, which was released Monday afternoon.

Penn State will kick off regular-season action by hosting in-state rival Lehigh at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, the first of five non-conference matches for the Nittany Lions.

Big Ten wrestling starts in December, and Penn State will open that slate at home, as well. Indiana travels to Rec Hall for a 2 p.m. dual on Sunday, Dec. 9. The dual is the lone Big Ten match for Penn State until the calendar turns to 2013.

The Nittany Lions will again hold their annual intrasquad scrimmage. The match, which will start at 7 p.m. Nov. 1, will again be free and open to the public at Rec Hall.

The Southern Scuffle is also on the Nittany Lions' schedule again this season. Penn State has won the tournament in back-to-back seasons.

Cael Sanderson's Nittany Lions are two-time defending NCAA champions.

Here is the schedule:

NOVEMBER

Thur. 1 INTRASQUAD DUAL 7 p.m.

Fri. 16 LEHIGH 2 p.m.

Sun. 18 at West Virginia 2 p.m.

DECEMBER

Sun. 2 NITTANY LION OPEN 8:30 a.m.

Sun. 9 INDIANA* 2 p.m.

Sat. 15 LOCK HAVEN 2 p.m.

JANUARY

T-W 1-2 Southern Scuffle, Chattanooga, Tenn. All Day

Sun. 13 Michigan STATE* 2 p.m.

Fri. 18 WISCONSIN* 7 p.m.

Sun. 20 at Purdue* 1 p.m.

Sun. 27 NEBRASKA* 2 p.m.

FEBRUARY

Fri. 1 at Illinois* 8 p.m.

Sun. 3 at Iowa* 3 p.m.

Fri. 8 at Pittsburgh 7 p.m.

Sun. 10 at Ohio State* 2 p.m.

Sun. 17 RIDER 2 p.m.

Sun. 24 at Rutgers 1 p.m.

MARCH

Sa.-Sn. 9-10 2012 Big Ten Championships, Champaign, Ill.

Sat. 9 Session 1 -- Opening Round TBA

Sat. 9 Session 2 -- Semifinals TBA

Sun. 10 Session 3 -- Consolations, 7th place TBA

Sun. 10 Session 4 -- Championship finals, 3rd, 5th TBA

Th.-Sa. 21-23 2012 NCAA Wrestling Championships, Des Moines, Iowa

Thur. 21 Session 1 -- 1st Round TBA

Thur. 21 Session 2 -- 2nd Round/Consolations TBA

Fri. 22 Session 3 -- Quarterfinals/Consolations TBA

Fri. 22 Session 4 -- Semifinals/All-America Rd. TBA

Sat. 23 Session 5 -- Medal Rounds TBA

Sat. 23 Session 6 -- Championship Finals TBA

* Big Ten Dual

All Dates and Times Subject to Change -- All Times EASTERN


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