The powers that be came out with this fall/winter's schedule.
Nov. 8 — Northern Illinois, 7 p.m.
Nov. 10 — Cyclone Open
Nov. 16 — at Rider
Nov. 18 — vs. Binghamton, West Virginia and Clarion at Binghamton
Dec. 2 — at Minnesota, 2 p.m.
Dec. 9 — Iowa, 2 p.m.
Dec. 16 — at Northern Iowa, 2 p.m.
Dec. 29-30 — Midlands Championships at Evanston, Ill.
Jan. 12-13 — National Duals at Cedar Falls
Jan. 18 — Wisconsin, 7 p.m.
Jan. 25 — at Oklahoma, 7 p.m.
Jan. 27 — at Oklahoma State, 2 p.m.
Feb. 8 — Oregon State, 7 p.m.
Feb. 10 — at Arizona State, 2 p.m.
Feb. 17 — Missouri, 2 p.m.
Feb. 24 — Nebraska, 2 p.m.
March 8 — Big 12 Championships at Stillwater, Okla.
March 20-22 — NCAA Championships at St. Louis, Mo.
The big matches, of course, start on December 2nd. Cael and the gang have their chance to get revenge against the Golden Gophers. ISU should come into the season ranked in the top 3, based on just how bad the voters feel graduation has hurt us. The key matches this year include Minnesota, Iowa, Oklahoma State and Mizzou. Those four meets will go a long way towards deciding the Big 12 and the national championship race. A solid freshman class really contributed last year, and things will really be kicking into gear in December. ISU will also have a chance to defend it's Midlands title iin late December. The five Big 12 meets occur in January and February, with the two matches that will likely decide the conference against Okie State and Mizzou.
It's been just about two decades since our last national championship in wrestling. It's about time we get another banner to hang in Hilton.