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
- Between Iowa, Penn State, Michigan and Minnesota, Nebraska will face off against last year’s top four Big Ten teams.
- 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.
- 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.