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Hinkel named Rookie Coach of the Year

Purdue University Sports Information WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue head wrestling coach Scott Hinkel was named the 2008 Amateur Wrestling News (AWN) Rookie Coach of the Year on Tuesday. Joining him with first-year honors were freshmen Luke Manuel, Logan Brown…

Askren set for Olympic wrestling trials

Former Missouri wrestler Ben Askren, top, is competing at the Olympic Trials on June 13-15 in Las Vegas. By DAVID THIESSEN It would be wise not to doubt Ben Askren. He is competing at the Olympic Trials in Las Vegas…

Mike Rodriguez was one of the great college wrestlers of the 1950s — a three-time Big Ten champ and two-time NCAA finalist for the University of Michigan… Then he became a long-time high school coach in Detroit, molding Michigan high…

Rahway grad Caldwell hopes to transfer from NC State to Rutgers

By GREG TUFARO Sophomore Darrion Caldwell, an NCAA All-American wrestler who asked for his release from North Carolina State University, has been granted permission to speak with three schools, including Rutgers, where he would like to continue to wrestle and…

Colleges: Four NCAA divisions would be a crowd

by Catherine Guiles Thirty-five years after creating the nonscholarship Division III, the National Collegiate Athletic Association is surveying division members about adding a fourth division, citing rapid growth and policy disputes. But athletic directors at several Chicago area Division III…

Lehigh-PSU Dual Has A Twist

A pilot program will have the coaches picking weight order. By Gary R. Blockus | Of The Morning Call When Lehigh hosts No. 5 Penn State in wrestling at Stabler Arena on Friday night, the 96th meeting in one of…