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Wrestling: 2021-22 Season Schedule Released

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Nebraska will face some of the country’s best teams in the regular season

2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Wrestling Championship
Mikey Labriola, seen here after winning his third-place match at the 2021 NCAA Wrestling Championships, will lead the Huskers through a treacherous schedule.
Photo by Scott Rovak/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

The Big Ten Conference released its 2021-22 wrestling schedule Wednesday, and as you’d expect in the Big Ten, Nebraska will have to run through a real gauntlet.

After already releasing its non-conference schedule, Nebraska’s schedule is now complete.

2021-22 Nebraska Wrestling Schedule

Thursday, Nov. 11 – Nebraska Duals in Lincoln, Neb.

Wednesday, Nov. 17 – North Carolina in Lincoln, Neb.

Sunday, Nov. 21 – at Daktronics Open in Brookings, S.D.

Friday, Dec. 3 – Saturday, Dec. 4 – at Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev.

Saturday, Dec. 18 – South Dakota State in Lincoln, Neb.

Friday, Jan. 7 – Purdue in Lincoln, Neb.

Friday, Jan. 14 – at Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn.

Friday, Jan. 21 – at Wisconsin in Madison, Wisc.

Sunday, Jan. 23 – at Northwestern in Evanston, Ill.

Friday, Feb. 4 – Michigan in Lincoln, Neb.

Sunday, Feb. 6 or Friday, Feb. 11 – at Penn State in University Park, Pa.

Sunday, Feb. 13 – Illinois in Lincoln, Neb.

Sunday, Feb. 20 – Iowa in Lincoln, Neb.

Saturday, March 5 – Sunday, March 6: Big Ten Championships – Lincoln, Neb.

Thursday, March 17 – Saturday, March 19: NCAA Championships – Detroit, Mich.

My Quick Takeaways

  1. Between Iowa, Penn State, Michigan and Minnesota, Nebraska will face off against last year’s top four Big Ten teams.
  2. Nebraska will face a brutal back half of its schedule, as it faces the Big Ten’s three best teams in a 16-day span in February. The Huskers get Michigan and Iowa at home but will go on the road to face Penn State.
  3. Nebraska will not face Ohio State, Rutgers, Michigan State and Maryland in a conference dual. Ohio State and Rutgers generally have a solid squad. Michigan State has some solid wrestlers, but Maryland is the bottom-feeder of the Big Ten.