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    Wrestling Future

    So I'm guessing that if Nebbie and Mizzou bolt for the B10/11 that any teams we pick to replace them will not have a wrestling program.

    Because of this, my thought is the 3 remaining programs (ISU, OU, OSU) would join in with the Pac10 as part of the new alliance and compete as a "joint conference".

    This is another great reason for these two conferences to partner up.

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    Re: Wrestling Future

    Great idea. Although I was under the impression that BYU had a wrestling program and I think that Utah does too. Joining the Pac10 for wrestling makes a lot of sense. It's a fairly strong conference that I'm sure would welcome the three remaining Big12 schools. There aren't a lot of conference dual meets that you have to travel to. You could also try and schedule two duals in one trip. I think they've done that in the past with OU and OSU so I don't think it would be that big of a deal.

    The nice thing is that now wrestling earns qualifier spots so it is in the conference's best interest to add more strong teams. It's not like football where you only get one automatic BCS spot.



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    Re: Wrestling Future

    I think it would be great. Arizona State's wrestling program is barely holding on - a partnership with the Big 12 would save that program.



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    Re: Wrestling Future

    I've heard people say that NU and Mizzou leaving would kill the ISU wrestling program, and I totally disagree. It would actually be an opportunity, like you guys are saying, to grow the program through a new conference of Western states wrestling programs, like Boise State, Arizona State, BYU, etc.



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    Re: Wrestling Future

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    Great idea. Although I was under the impression that BYU had a wrestling program and I think that Utah does too. Joining the Pac10 for wrestling makes a lot of sense. It's a fairly strong conference that I'm sure would welcome the three remaining Big12 schools. There aren't a lot of conference dual meets that you have to travel to. You could also try and schedule two duals in one trip. I think they've done that in the past with OU and OSU so I don't think it would be that big of a deal.

    The nice thing is that now wrestling earns qualifier spots so it is in the conference's best interest to add more strong teams. It's not like football where you only get one automatic BCS spot.
    Neither BYU nor Utah has a wrestling program.

    If the Big 12 disbands, ISU will join a different wrestling conference. It could also lead to the NCAA changing the qualification format to be more like what we have in our high schools. Who knows. Either way, we'll still have a good program.



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    Re: Wrestling Future

    The way I understood, if BYU still had a wreslting program, we would never have seen the Sandersons at ISU.



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    Re: Wrestling Future

    Wrestling will be dead in college in the next 10 years. Outside of a few select schools there is no market for it.


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    Re: Wrestling Future

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Wrestling will be dead in college in the next 10 years. Outside of a few select schools there is no market for it.
    That is the generalist, non-wrestling follower observation.

    The upper midwest and northeast schools will always have wrestling. Likely will become purely regional (somewhat is right now), but it will never dissolve.



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    Re: Wrestling Future

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Wrestling will be dead in college in the next 10 years. Outside of a few select schools there is no market for it.
    If "markets" determined the athletic programs sponsored by schools, there would be no collegiate sports outside of football and basketball and even those sports would only be sponsored at select schools.

    The wrestling landscape may look a lot different in 10 years, but it won't be dead. It will exist in one way or another.

    To the poster above, ASU's program is on very solid ground now. The program and all scholarships are now firmly endowed.



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    Re: Wrestling Future

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    Great idea. Although I was under the impression that BYU had a wrestling program and I think that Utah does too. Joining the Pac10 for wrestling makes a lot of sense. It's a fairly strong conference that I'm sure would welcome the three remaining Big12 schools. There aren't a lot of conference dual meets that you have to travel to. You could also try and schedule two duals in one trip. I think they've done that in the past with OU and OSU so I don't think it would be that big of a deal.

    The nice thing is that now wrestling earns qualifier spots so it is in the conference's best interest to add more strong teams. It's not like football where you only get one automatic BCS spot.
    BYU has not had a wrestling program for quite some time. Cody Sanderson started the Utah Valley University program in Orem, Utah. They are now a Division 1 program under Greg Williams. This year was their first year to compete at the Division 1 level. They beat Boise in their dual match.



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