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IOWA CITY, IA — The defending Big Ten and NCAA champion University of Iowa wrestling team has announced its schedule for the 2008-09 season. The Hawkeyes are set to host seven home events, including intrastate rival Iowa State.
Iowa will kick off the season by hosting the Iowa City Duals Friday, November 21 in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Coe and Mankato State are currently scheduled to compete in the single-day event. The remainder of Iowa’s home schedule includes Iowa State (Dec. 6, 7 p.m.), Wisconsin (Jan. 23), Illinois (Jan. 25), Bucknell (Jan. 30, 7 p.m.), Purdue (Feb. 13) and Minnesota (Feb. 15).
The Hawkeyes will face Northern Iowa (Dec. 11, 7 p.m.), Oklahoma State (Jan. 18), Michigan State (Feb. 6), Penn State (Feb. 8, 2 p.m.) and Indiana (Feb. 20, 6 p.m.) in road duals. The team will also make its annual trek to the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30) in Evanston, IL, and the Cliff Keen/N.W.C.A. National Duals (Jan. 10-11) in Cedar Falls, as well as the Journeyman Duals in Albany, NY, Nov. 29. Binghampton, Maryland, Central Michigan and Bloomsburg are scheduled to compete at that event. The 2009 Big Ten Championships are scheduled for Mar. 7-8 in State College, PA, while the 2009 NCAA Championships will return to St. Louis, MO, Mar. 19-21.
Wrestling season tickets can be ordered from the UI Athletics Ticket Office, at (319) 335-9327, or online at www.hawkeyesports.com.