Wrestling

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Minnesota won half the matches, but it couldn’t overcome two pins in the middle of the dual.
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Mon, 12/03/2012
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Minnesota wrestled without three starters Sunday, and Nick Dardanes lost a match slated as an automatic win on paper.

That was a recipe for disaster against the third-ranked team in the nation.

The Gophers fell 22-15 to Oklahoma State in a dual littered with missed opportunities. Still, head coach J Robinson didn’t make any excuses.

“We had a chance … to win,” Robinson said. “We didn’t make it happen, and that’s just not acceptable.”

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Minnesota won half the matches, but it couldn’t overcome two pins in the middle of the dual.
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OSU has lost to Minnesota only once since 2006, but the Gophers are 6-0 this season.
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Thu, 11/29/2012
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Top-ranked Minnesota has shot out to a 6-0 start this season, but when No. 3 Oklahoma State comes to town, the Cowboys will boast the long-term momentum.

Though OSU has only competed in one match all season, it has lost to Minnesota only once since 2006.

OSU defeated Minnesota in Stillwater, Okla., last season, and this weekend, the Gophers are looking for payback.

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A previous version of this article incorrectly stated how many times Oklahoma State has lost to the Gophers since 2006. Oklahoma State has lost to them once in that span.
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OSU has lost to Minnesota only once since 2006, but the Gophers are 6-0 this season.
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Minnesota rallied from behind to beat North Dakota State at the Bison Quad.
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Mon, 11/26/2012
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Minnesota assistant coach Brandon Eggum described his team’s approach this weekend as relaxed.

It didn’t show on the mat.

The Gophers faced their toughest test yet at the Bison Quad in Fargo, N.D., but still dominated, sweeping their three opponents.

Minnesota head coach J Robinson became the winningest coach in program history with the sweep. Robinson passed former head coach Wally Johnson — who finished his career with 392 wins — and improved his record to 394-129-4 in 27 seasons with the team.

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Minnesota rallied from behind to beat North Dakota State at the Bison Quad.
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Wed, 11/21/2012
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Minnesota assistant coach Brandon Eggum will open his home Thursday to wrestlers on the squad who live too far to return home for the holidays.

Eggum said he expects eight or nine guys at his house for Thanksgiving dinner, which will be a good chance for members of the team to bond. He said they’ll watch football, hang out and eat.

Then it’s back to the mat Saturday in Fargo, N.D.

The Gophers will tussle with Eastern Michigan and North Dakota State this weekend.

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Minnesota dropped four matches all weekend and won both its duals.
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Mon, 11/19/2012
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LINCOLN, Neb. — Defending Big Ten champion Kevin Steinhaus was in a familiar situation Friday night in Nebraska.

Steinhaus was deadlocked with Josh Ihnen in a rematch of the Big Ten title match at 184 pounds last season. His team had the dual well in the bag at that point, but Steinhaus kept battling.

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Minnesota will wrestle at Nebraska on Friday and drive home to face Boise State on Sunday.
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Thu, 11/15/2012
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Minnesota backed up its No. 1 NCAA ranking last weekend with a dominant win over Hofstra and five titles at the Bison Open.

This weekend offers no rest for a team in pursuit of its first national title since 2007.

The Gophers will make the nearly eight-hour trek to Lincoln, Neb., on Friday and travel back to host Boise State at home on Sunday afternoon.

“It will be tough, two duals in three days,” sophomore Logan Storley said.

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Minnesota defeated Hofstra 32-6 on Friday and captured five titles Saturday.
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Mon, 11/12/2012
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Minnesota’s wrestlers were ranked No. 1 in the USA Today preseason poll, and they exerted their dominance in the first weekend of the season.

The Gophers cruised to a 32-6 win against No. 25 Hofstra on Friday and followed it up with five titles at the Bison Open on Saturday.

“We saw some great things from our guys this weekend, but this early in the season, there is still room to improve,” assistant coach Brandon Eggum said.

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Minnesota defeated Hofstra 32-6 on Friday and captured five titles Saturday.
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Minnesota will wrestle Friday against Hofstra and Saturday at the Bison Open.
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Thu, 11/08/2012
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Minnesota has opened its season at the Bison Open for seven consecutive years.

That will change this weekend when the Gophers host Hofstra on Friday before trekking to Fargo, N.D., for the Bison Open on Saturday.

 “It’s not a perfect situation,” assistant coach Brandon Eggum said, “but it’s a good test for them early in the season.”

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Minnesota is ranked No. 1 after finishing second to Penn State at last year’s NCAA championships.
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Thu, 11/08/2012
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Tony Nelson flexed his biceps as the heavyweight champion of college wrestling last March, but he and his Gophers teammates had to watch as Penn State ran away with the team title.

Minnesota finished second to Penn State at the NCAA championships, but it carries the No. 1 ranking into this season, according to the USA Today poll. They shoulder equally lofty goals.

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Wed, 10/31/2012
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Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson can’t swim, hates to bike and hates to run. His wife, Sue Rubens, lives for all three.

Rubens is an avid competitor in Ironman triathlons — an extreme triathlon that includes a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run, all in succession.

Rubens regularly spends 30 hours per week training for these races but said she gains her motivation from Robinson.

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