Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State wrestling will face two ranked opponents this weekend when it travels to take on No. 13 Nebraska on Friday, Feb. 1 and then will square off against No. 4 Minnesota on Sunday, Feb. 3. Both matches will be streamed live on the Big Ten Digital Network via Spartan All-Access. Discuss »
Wrestling statenews.com —  They call him Batman. Redshirt freshman 149-pounder Roger Wildmo has been in the starting lineup for the MSU wrestling team the past two meets, and has taken advantage of it. Wildmo scored a 4-3 win against Northwestern on Friday night before pinning his opponent at Ohio on Sunday. Discuss »
Wrestling statenews.com —  At 285 pounds, No.7 junior heavyweight Mike McClure is a big man, so big, that some teams think twice about facing him in competition. He won his matches against Iowa and Northwestern by forfeit after No. 5 Bobby Telford and No. 9 Mike McMullan didn’t compete. “It’s definitely very disappointing because you train all week to wrestle at the weekend, and there’s nobody there to wrestle,” McClure said after the meet against Northwestern on Friday. Discuss »
Wrestling statenews.com —  The MSU wrestling team had a case of cat scratch fever this weekend as they lost to No. 16 Northwestern Wildcats, 18-15, on Friday, and the Ohio Bobcats, 22-16, on Sunday. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Spartan wrestling lost on the road to Ohio on Sunday afternoon, 22-16. Michigan State was out in front 16-6 after Ryan Watts picked up a decision at 157 pounds but then went on to drop the last four matches. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State wrestling lost a narrow dual to No. 23 Northwestern, 18-15, on Friday night at Jenison Field House. The Spartans (4-8, 0-4 Big Ten) took four matches from the Wildcats and sophomore Nick McDiarmid took down No. 16 Alex Polizzi, 3-2, at 197 pounds. Discuss »
Wrestling statenews.com —  The road ahead for the MSU wrestling team doesn’t get any easier as they take on No. 16 Northwestern at 6 p.m. Friday in Jenison Field House. The Spartans (4-7 overall, 0-4 Big Ten) have lost four straight matches, including their last two in the Big Ten to No. 1 Penn State and No. 3 Iowa. Discuss »
Wrestling statenews.com —  As frigid temperatures infuriate students that walk to and from class, Spartan athletes must deal with the weather in a totally different way. The temperature has scarcely been above 20 degrees this week. Add the wind chill and it gets even colder, yet another thing for members of both the wrestling and gymnastics teams to take into account. Being indoor sports, they’re sheltered from the weather more, but there still are things that can go wrong. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State wrestling takes on its third straight ranked opponent on Friday night when it hosts No. 23 Northwestern. The dual is slated for 6 p.m. and will be live on the Big Ten Network. MSU will then travel to Athens, Ohio to take on the Bobcats on Sunday, Jan. 27. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State wrestling fell at home to No. 4 Iowa (14-1, 4-0) Big Ten on Sunday afternoon, 27-12. The Spartans (4-7, 0-4) picked up wins at 149 pounds, 184 pounds and heavyweight. Sophomore John Rizqallah upset No. 11 Ethen Lofthouse, 6-3, picking up his 10th dual victory of the season to lead all Spartans in dual wins on the season. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State wrestling will host No. 4 Iowa on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. inside Jenison Field House. MSU will wrestle just one dual this weekend after previously having three duals the last two weekends. The dual against the Hawkeyes will stream live on Spartan All-Access via the Big Ten Digital Network. Discuss »
Wrestling statenews.com —  Every day this week there has been a sign hanging on the MSU wrestling training room door to motivate the team to focus on the little things and be persistent, because the team is counting on them. Coming off a weekend that saw the Spartans (4-6, 0-3 Big Ten) lose three dual meets to Clarion, UNC and No. 1 Penn State, they will need to more be persistent than ever if they want to knock off No. 3 Iowa at 2 p.m. Sunday in Jenison Field House. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State wrestling head coach Tom Minkel announced on Tuesday the signing of Christian Pagdilao (Corona, Calif./Corona Santiago) to a National Letter of Intent, bringing the 2013-14 recruiting class to four student-athletes. Pagdilao will be joined by Javier Gasca (Kingsburg, Calif./Kingsburg), Josh Pennell (St. Johns, Mich./St. Johns), and Mitch Rogaliner (Temperance, Mich./Temperance Bedford) who each signed a NLI in November. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State wrestling fell to No. 1 Penn State 41-0 on Sunday afternoon at a sold out Rec Hall. The Spartans (4-6, 0-3 Big Ten) were unable to win a match against the Nittany Lions, and lost five matches to wrestlers ranked inside the top-3. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State wrestling fell to both North Carolina and Clarion on Saturday afternoon at Tippin Gym in Clarion, Pa. The Spartans lost a close dual to the Tar Heels, 23-21 and then fell to Clarion, 25-16. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State wrestling heads to Pennsylvania to compete in three dual matches for the second consecutive weekend. The Spartans will face North Carolina and Clarion on Saturday, Jan. 12 then square off against No. 1 Penn State on Sunday, Jan 13. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State wrestling defeated both Bucknell and Lindsey Wilson on Saturday afternoon amidst the Spartan Country youth tournament at Jenison Field House. The Spartans (4-3) beat the Bison 28-11 in the first match of the doubleheader and won 28-12 over Lindsey Wilson, while wrestling in conjunction with the 10-mat youth tournament that brought hundreds of young wrestlers together with the collegiate athletes. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State wrestling lost to No. 21 Purdue on Friday night at Jenison Field House, 26-10. John Rizqallah picked up an 11-1 major decision at 184 pounds and David Cheza earned a 10-4 decision at 157 pounds; both remain undefeated in duals this season. No. 5 Michael McClure also improved to 18-1 with an 8-1 win over Alex White. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Fresh off the holiday break, the Spartans kick off the New Year with a dual meet against Purdue on Friday, Jan. 4 at Jenison Field House at 7 p.m. MSU will then host both Bucknell and Lindsey Wilson on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Junior heavyweight Michael McClure was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week as announced by the conference office on Tuesday, Dec. 18, after taking first place at the Reno Tournament of Champions last weekend. This is McClure's second wrestler of the week honor of the season after also being recognized on Nov. 13. Discuss »