John Smith and the Oklahoma State wrestling squadannounced their opponents for the 2013-14 season, which is highlighted byvisits to Penn State and the University of Iowa.
"I believe, in every way, that this year's schedule willhelp develop and prepare us for the best regular season and postseason that wecan have," Smith said.
The Cowboys, coming off a 20-1 season and a second-placefinish at NCAAs, will begin the season at home on Nov. 17 against Bucknell. ThePokes will make a trip to Norman to take on in-state rival Oklahoma on Dec. 1before returning to Stillwater for a battle against Minnesota on Dec. 8.
The 2013 Big 12 champions will be on the road from Dec. 14through Jan. 19 to visit Wyoming, Northern Colorado, Iowa, West Virginia andPittsburgh, respectively. During that time, the Pokes will make their secondappearance at the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tenn.
The Cowboys return to Gallagher-Iba Arena on Jan. 24,beginning a four-dual home stand, including duals against Iowa State, formerBig 12 rival Missouri, Cal State-Bakersfield and Oklahoma.
Traveling to State College, Pa., for the first time since1996, the Cowboys will take on the Nittany Lions of Penn State led by CaelSanderson on Feb. 16. They will also wrestle Clarion that same weekend.
The Pokes will return home to finish the dual season inStillwater with matchups against Arizona State on Feb. 21 and AmericanUniversity on March 2.
For the postseason, the Cowboys will stay close to home asthey compete for their 47th conference championship in Norman, Okla., and their35th national title in Oklahoma City at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
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