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Flo Wrestling's Latest News and Rumors

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Christian Pyles hits an off season 5-point move with his news and rumors video. Give it a listen. Waters back to 125. Nico 'shirt or shirtless. Gopher lineup changes and more.

Penn State Football: Week 1 Depth Chart

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Coach Franklin and the gang release their Week 1 depth chart.

Penn State Wrestling Recruiting Update

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Let's take a quick look at the top state and national recruiting lists.

Only Malik Golden Until Penn State Football

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BSD counts down the days until kickoff in Ireland.

BSD Film Room: Inside the Huddle

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Let's break down a play call.

Flo's Top 10 Matches of Last Season

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Penn State makes the list at #10 and #1. Neither were my favorite. Both were noted for some....uh...questionable officiating.

There's always a cradle somewhere

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Ed Ruth is interviewed by USA Wrestling. Ed's in Colorado at the OTC for mandatory USA World Team training. Next month he'll be in Tashkent, Uzbekistan for the World Championships, and probably will end up cradling some unsuspecting Iranian. The World is about the learn the Truth.

Mat Notes: Recruiting 125lbs

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Let's look at the recruiting options for Penn State at 125lbs.

Short Time Podcast: Jason Bryant and Coach Eslinger

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This is an outstanding listen. Jason Bryant is the best wrestling journalist out there, and Coach Heath Eslinger of the Chattanooga Mocs is one of the thought leaders in the sport. These two talk about growing the sport of wrestling from the context of high school divisions and dual meets (with a little bit of National Duals). I've always been on Jason's side of this, but Heath won me over with some excellent arguments.

Paul T. Stecko Family Donates $1M To Upgrade Lasch

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Ask and ye shall receive. Coach Franklin caught everyone's attention when he mentioned that Vandy's interior decorations were better than Dear Old State's. The Stecko Family stuffed a cool $1M in Coach's pocket and said, "there - that ought to take care of it." The team locker room will now bear the Stecko Family name. >Sidenote to the link: how about the $2.2B total raised from a fractured alumni base as part of the "For The Future" campaign? Not too shabby.

Mat Notes: Maruca to Arizona State

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Congrats to Franklin Regional's Josh Maruca, who committed to Zeke Jones and Chris Pendleton at Arizona State. Maruca is a rising senior at 145lbs, ranked #12 overall in PA by PAPowerWrestling, and ranked #5 at 145lbs by Flo, after an impressive 3rd place All-America finish at Fargo a few weeks ago. Maruca's a 3-time place winner at PIAAs (5th, 5th, and 3rd), with his eyes set on gold as a senior. Photo courtesy of WrestlersAreWarriors.com. Thanks, fellas!

SwH Goes Round In Circles

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Success with Hyperlinking Goes Round In Circles.

2015 NWCA National Duals Set

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Another year, another new format. For 2015, the NWCA National Duals will again feature 16 teams - but those 16 teams will each wrestle one dual on February 15th, with the 8 winners heading to Carver Hawkeye Arena on Feb 22nd (a Sunday, away from the Iowa state high school tournament). That's 3 duals in one day, if you make the finals. It should be great for the fans - an entire day of awesome wrestling, and hopefully BTN carries coverage again this year. But I'm not as certain it's in the best interests of the wrestlers. Plus, conference championships would be right around the corner.

Intermat Follows Penn State Recruiting Target Fredy Stroker At Fargo

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Intermat's Steve Elwood followed top recruiting target Fredy Stroker around at the recent Fargo Nationals event, and produced an outstanding read. Steve's also quite complimentary of PA wrestling, which, as we all know, is the best.

Piecing Together PSU's Wrestling Schedule

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Five Big Ten squads have released their 2014/15 wrestling schedules, and our Nittany Lions make an appearance on three of them. At Ohio State 1/11; at Michigan 1/30; and at Sparty 2/1. Nebraska and Wisconsin both released schedules that don't include PSU, as have Bloomsburg and Edinboro. Of particular note on the Buckeye schedule linked above: National Duals is scheduled 2/21, in Iowa City - right about the same time that Iowa holds its state individual tournament.

Fargo results jumble Flo Rankings

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So Penn State target Fredy Stroker (Bettendorf, IA via Cumberland Valley, PA) lost in the semi-finals at Fargo a few days ago, and has tumbled out of Willie's P4P rankings. Vincenzo Joseph (Central Catholic), who knocked Fredy off, isn't in the P4P top 10 either, because he lost the final to Isiah White (IL). Given that, who's your target for PSU at that 149/157/165 middle weight?

Spencer Lee - World Champ

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Spencer Lee, a rising soph at Franklin Regional (Nico's school) recently won GOLD at 50kg/110lb, joining our own zPain Retherford as a Cadet World Champ. Spencer didn't allow a single point, winning by Tech Fall, Tech Fall, Fall, and Tech Fall (11-0) in the final. Think he might be a Cael target in a few years?

Big Ten Media Day 1: Head Coach Q&A

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Thanks to the miracle of TV, Black Shoe Diaries captures not just the talking points, but the tone and demeanor of each of the 14 Big Ten head coaches on Day 1 of Big Ten media days.

Nittany Lion Wrestling Club Places Three at FILA

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Nittany Lion Wrestling Club Places Three at FILA Golden Grand Prix in Azerbaijan

My Favorite Penn State Season: 1986

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As we head into the last throes of the offseason, BSD has decided to get nostalgic, coming up with our favorite Penn State football-related memories. This week, we take a look back at our favorite...

My Favorite Penn State Player: Jeff Hartings

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As we head into the last throes of the offseason, BSD has decided to get nostalgic, coming up with our favorite Penn State football-related memories. This week, we take a look back at our favorite...

Only Roger Jackson Until Penn State Football

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BSD counts down the days until kickoff in Ireland.

My Favorite Game: Penn State 14, Miami-FL 10

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As we head into the last throes of the offseason, BSD has decided to get nostalgic, coming up with our favorite Penn State football-related memories. This week, we take a look back at our favorite...

Only Jeff Hartings Until Penn State Football

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BSD counts down the days until kickoff in Ireland.

Only Eric Cole Until Penn State Football

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BSD counts down the days until kickoff in Ireland.

Only Curtis Cothran Until Penn State Football

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BSD counts down the days until kickoff in Ireland.

Only Derek Dowrey Until Penn State Football

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BSD counts down the days until kickoff in Ireland.

Only Matt Stankiewitch Until Penn State Football

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BSD counts down the days until kickoff in Ireland.

Only Wendy Laurent Until Penn State Football

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BSD counts down the days until kickoff in Ireland.

Only Lance Mehl Until Penn State Football

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BSD counts down the days until kickoff.

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