Download our Mobile App                  

  Search The Site
Top News Stories...
TheMat.com moving to USOC website platform with new look and functionality

This week, TheMat.com will move to the USOC platform, with a new look, new functionality, but with the same favorite features....

Terry Shockley named Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Shockley will succeed long-time chairman Jim Keen. Sr. as Chairman of the Board....

Iowa's Tony Ramos determined to finish career with NCAA title

The Hawkeye senior will battle Virginia Tech's Devin Carter in the NWCA All-Star Classic on Saturday....

NCAA announces finalist cities for its championships for 2014-18, including wrestling at all levels

Cleveland, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia & St. Louis are Div. I finalists. Div. II and III finalists also announced....



North Carolina to host first ACC/Big Ten Clash



CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - In the tradition of the annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge in men's basketball, the University of North Carolina will host the first annual ACC/Big Ten Clash, a six-team wrestling event scheduled for Nov. 18 at Carmichael Auditorium.

Joining the host Tar Heels on the Atlantic Coast Conference side will be NC State and Virginia, while traditional powers Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin will represent the Big Ten Conference. Each team will wrestle the three schools from the opposing conference in a dual match format, and the league with the most victories will bring home the ACC/Big Ten Clash Cup. Fans will be able to watch simultaneous action on three mats.

"We want to put on a good show and keep the event here," said UNC head assistant coach Glen Lanham. "We want to try to get our local high schools and local media out to create a fan-friendly event. If we can get enough people to come and watch some top-notch wrestling, the Clash could really take off and be huge."

Local wrestling fans will be able to see some of the top teams in the country, as Northwestern (13th), Purdue (20th) and Wisconsin (21st) each posted top-25 finishes at the 2006 NCAA Championships. North Carolina (47th) and NC State (58th) also placed at nationals a year ago.

A complete schedule for the event will be available at TarHeelBlue.com when finalized.

Winners of back-to-back ACC titles, the Tar Heels should be poised for a strong 2006-07 season. Ten starters from last year's league championships return, including five NCAA qualifiers and a pair of ACC champions.
Untitled Document
   
© Copyright 2000-2014 USA Wrestling, All rights reserved.
Contents of this site may not used without the expressed written consent of USA Wrestling.