Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State wrestling coach Tom Minkel has announced the schedule for the 2015-16 season. The Spartans will take on six of the top-25 teams from last year, all of which are from the Big Ten Conference, including home matches against Purdue (Jan. 15) and Illinois (Jan. 17).
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State Athletics Director Mark Hollis has announced a coaching succession plan for the Spartan wrestling program. Tom Minkel, who has directed the program since 1991, will retire following his 25th season at Michigan State in 2015-16. Roger Chandler, who recently completed his 18th season on the Spartan wrestling staff and was promoted to associate head coach in 2011, has been named head coach designate and will assume the head coaching duties following Minkel’s retirement.


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Wrestling highschoolsports.mlive.com —  Williamston native Nick Simmons, who was a 4-all-American at Michigan State University and four-time high school, went 1-2 in the tournament at 57 kilograms (125.5 pounds). It was the first full year wrestling for Simmons since 2012, who is now the associate head coach at Indiana University, when he was an alternate for the U.S. Olympic team. "This would have been great, but it's about next year," Simmons said.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Former Spartan three-time National Champion Greg Johnson was inducted posthumously into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in a ceremony Saturday night in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Johnson passed away at the age of 52 in 2001 from a rare blood disorder. He was also inducted into the Michigan State Athletics Hall of Fame in September 2014. Former Spartan teammate and fellow NCAA Champion Pat Milkovich was on hand at the event to accept the award on Johnson's behalf.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State has earned Division I All-Academic Team honors from the National Wrestling Coaches Association for the 2014-15 season. The Spartans were one of 30 schools recognized, ranking No. 19 in the nation with a 3.114 grade-point average. The team grade-point average was determined using a system that includes 12 student-athletes from each program.
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Wrestling youtube.com —  Spartan Sports Network sat down with Michigan State Wrestling coach Tom Minkel as part of The Coaches Series.



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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Senior John Rizqallah earned Michigan State's Outstanding Wrestler Award at the team banquet, which was held last weekend on the campus of Michigan State University. Rizqallah, a three-time NCAA qualifier at 184 pounds, closed his career with a 75-45 record and led the team with 18 wins in 2014-15.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Ten members of the Michigan State wrestling team have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, the conference announced this week. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten consideration, student-athletes must earn a varsity letter, be in at least their second academic year at a Big Ten institution and carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Senior 184-pounder John Rizqallah battled fourth-seeded Jack Dechow of Old Dominion, but eventually lost a tough 4-2 decision in the second sudden victory period on Friday in the second consolation round of the NCAA Wrestling Championships at the Scottrade Center.
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Wrestling onlyfans.cstv.com —  John Rizqallah defeated Cal Poly's Nick Fiegener, 8-3, in the first consolation round of the NCAA Wrestling Championships on Thursday night at the Scottrade Center.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Before embarking on his third and final trip to the NCAA Wrestling Championships this week in St. Louis, senior captain John Rizqallah sat alone in the Spartan wrestling room, tucked away in a corner at I.M. West, reminiscing about the end of his collegiate career without trying to get too caught up in the moment.
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Wrestling onlyfans.cstv.com —  Senior 184-pounder John Rizqallah, who is making his third straight trip to the NCAA Championships, will face third-seeded and Pac-12 Champion Blake Stauffer (31-1) of Arizona State in the first round on Thursday in St. Louis at the Scottrade Center.
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Wrestling onlyfans.cstv.com —  Senior 184-pounder John Rizqallah, who is making his third straight trip to the NCAA Wrestling Championships, will face third-seeded Blake Stauffer of Arizona State in the first round.
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Wrestling impact89fm.org —  For the third year in a row, senior John Rizqallah is headed to the NCAA tournament. Rizqallah pinned Northwestern’s Mitch Sliga in the semifinal match of the Big Ten Championships on Saturday. This pin Pinning Sliga automatically places Rizqallah into the top ten placers at the NCAA tourney.
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Wrestling onlyfans.cstv.com —  The Michigan State wrestling team concluded action at the Big Ten Championships Sunday afternoon at St. John Arena on the campus of Ohio State University.
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Wrestling onlyfans.cstv.com —  John Rizqallah punched his ticket to his third consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships by pinning Northwestern's Mitch Sliga Saturday night during session two of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships.
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Wrestling onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State began action at the Big Ten Championships with session one on Saturday. Session two will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday night; live brackets are available at TrackWrestling.com, and live streaming is available at BTN2Go.com.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State will travel to Columbus, Ohio, this weekend (Saturday-Sunday, March 7-8) for the 101st edition of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships. The Spartans (5-13) finished the dual season at home on Feb. 20-21 at Jenison Field House with two hard-fought losses to Duke and Central Michigan.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  The Big Ten Conference has announced the preliminary seeds for the 2015 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, which are set for March 7-8 (Saturday-Sunday) at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The pre-seeds, as voted on by the conference's coaches, rank the top eight wrestlers in two weight classes, along with all 14 starters in eight weight classes due to the Big Ten receiving eight or more NCAA Championships qualifier allocations in those classes.
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Wrestling onlyfans.cstv.com —  The Michigan State wrestling team held a 12-9 lead with four matches remaining, but ultimately lost a hard-fought dual to Central Michigan, 21-12, on Senior Night at Jenison Field House.
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