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PSU announces schedule

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Big Ten Conference announced the 2020-21 wrestling schedule recently, and the Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team now knows who it is facing in the upcoming season. Coach Cael Sanderson’s squad will take on nine Big Ten opponents in five traditional dual meets and two tri-meets.

Penn State will visit Rutgers on Saturday, Jan. 16, to open up the new season in the last place it competed nearly a year ago (Rutgers hosted the 2020 Big Ten Championship last March). The Nittany Lions then host Michigan State on Sunday, Jan. 24.

Penn State’s next two dates will be road tri-meets. Tri-meets feature three teams wrestling at one site with all teams present wrestling two duals in one day’s worth of competition. Penn State will trek to Northwestern on Saturday, Jan. 30, for matches with Northwestern and Indiana. The next week, Penn State visits Michigan for a tri-meet on Sunday, Feb. 7. Penn State will battle the Wolverines and Wisconsin.

The Nittany Lions host the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday, Feb. 12 in a dual meet in Happy Valley. The final weekend of the regular season has Penn State visiting Ohio State on Friday, Feb. 19, and closing out the regular season by hosting Maryland on Sunday, Feb. 21.

Penn State will host the 2021 Big Ten Championships on Saturday and Sunday, March 6-7. The 2021 NCAA Championships will take place on March 18-20 in the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo.

All dates, including the postseason, are subject to change.

Start times and television broadcast designations for wrestling events will be released at a later date. Under current Big Ten guidance, public tickets will not be sold for 2020-21 Penn State wrestling home matches.

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