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Nolf wins signature match as Penn State continues to dominate foes

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With just three dual meets left before the postseason begins, the Penn State wrestling team has proven its lineup is full of potential national title contenders.

The No. 1 Nittany Lions (11-0, 6-0 Big Ten) appear to be the far-and-away favorite to win the NCAA team title. It would be their fifth under head coach Cael Sanderson. All the evidence has been laid out over the past three months. In that span, Penn State wrestlers have won 88 of a possible 110 individual dual-meet bouts, outscored opponents 391-81 and won their sixth straight Southern Scuffle title.

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Wrestling: The Show's In Town!

By David Abruzzese

Winter's approaching, the 2015 football regular season has come to a close, and with only one bowl game remaining, the season's nearly reached its conclusion. The women's volleyball team made an unceremonious exit from the 2015 NCAA Tournament, and while Penn State men's basketball holds a solid 7-3 record, the impending calamity that is Big Ten Conference play will surely alter the season's course (I hope I'm wrong, but history isn't on the team's side).

But not to worry, Penn State athletics fans, because Cael Sanderson and his esteemed wrestling program have quite the show in store. Let's look now at what the young season has to offer.

For starters, Penn State is the unanimous No. 1 team in the nation according to USA Today, holding all 12 votes after an impressive 5-0 start to the season. The Lions rank over powerhouses like Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma State, and Nebraska – no small feat considering the talent pool that makes up the Top-25.

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Penn State to wrestle twice at Bryce Jordan Center this winter staff report

The Penn State wrestling team will host two duals at the Bryce Jordan Center this season and one will feature a matchup against the defending national champions.

The Ohio State Buckeyes will visit the BJC on Feb. 3 after Wisconsin visits the nearly 16,000-seat venue on Dec. 13.

In addition, Penn State will host part of the 2016 NWCA Division I Dual Championship Series on Feb. 21 at Rec Hall. Designed to pit the Big Ten against the rest of the country, the series will feature the top eight ranked Big Ten teams facing off with the top eight ranked non-Big Ten team all at Big Ten sites.

Penn State will face non-conference foe Lock Haven to open the season at Rec  hall on Nov. 13. The Nittany Lions will also face non-conference foes Virginia Tech (11/15), Cal-Bakersfield (11/20) and Stanford (11/22)on the road in the first month of the season.

Road trips to Rider on Dec. 19 and Lehigh on Feb. 12 round out Penn State’s non-conference schedule.

Penn State will host duals against Nebraska (1/15), Michigan (1/31) and Michigan State (2/13) and travel to Purdue (1/8), Indiana (1/10), Northwestern (1/17) and Illinois (1/23).

The Nittany Lion Open also returns to the schedule and will be held at Rec Hall on Dec. 6.

Penn State will travel to Iowa City for the Big Ten Championships from March 5-6 and to New York’s Madison Square Garden for the NCAA Championships from March 17-19.

Season ticket holders will receive renewal information in the next week. All  seven home dates are included in the ticket package. The renewal period for season tickets will run through September 25. Information on public single tickets for the BJC events and availability for standing room only tickets for Rec Hall matches will be announced soon.