Great question. I'll be in contact with the staff to find out.
I'm not sure I agree. Hunter is a two-time All-American. I believe he had a better chance to beat Houdashelt than Languis, who is a solid wrestler in his own right. These things can happen in a kid's first match and national championships aren't won in dual meets in December. The Buckeyes will be ok.
I'm personally ok with Hunter starting. Hunter is coming back from an injury, so he may be less than 100% cardio-wise, but he's a two-time All-American. Languis is a tough kid, but I think Hunter gives the team a better chance at winning against Houdashelt.
I believe Hunter was redshirted last season in part to help give the team a shot at making a run at next year's title as well as this year's. Also, I think Coach Ryan wanted to utilize Ian Paddock, who had already used a redshirt and wasn't going to beat Logan, Hunter, or Demas for a spot in the lineup. Be patient. You can't call the season a loss after just one match. Hunter, I believe, has exceeded expectations with trips to the NCAA semis in each of his first two years.
Somebody get these guys a tree. Well deserved for both.
139. I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised with a low output because EZE is going to go wild.
56-3 Buckeyes with me still saying that 56 isn't enough and 3 is too many.
The Illinois game in '02 was far too close (but weren't they all that season?). If I remember correctly, Mo Hall took an option pitch from the 5 or so to win the game in OT.
Probably not in the discussion as far as "greatest game," but I really enjoyed the Fiesta Bowl against ND. Troy Smith to Ted Ginn really set the tone early on.
As far as greatest games are concerned, my votes have all been mentioned
97 Rose Bowl
02 vs Miami
06 vs U of M
Did anybody mention 02 vs Purdue? "Krenzel's going for the ballgame..."
Vrabel, John Simon, Bosa, Will Smith
Hawk, Katzenmoyer (Wasn't old enough to see Spielman in college), Shazier
Springs, Rob Kelly, Doss, Winfield.
In no particular order:
GTA San Andreas
Fallout: New Vegas
NCAA Football (Madden is not even close. I prefer the aspect of recruiting vs draft/FA. Also, I think running the ball is far more realistic in the NCAA series)
Tetris. I could (and did) play this game for hours.
Maybe this is more your speed then. 38-3 is a pretty major blowout, though the final score is a bit deceiving because Kent's best wrestler didn't get to compete and gave up 6 team points (7 if you include the lost team point).
At a glance, it looks like that's action from last year's match with Kent State.
You are correct that a major decision is worth 4 team points. With that said, KSU was assessed a personal conduct penalty (during the 157 match if memory serves) and lost a team point.
Thanks for keeping me honest!
BTN Plus is their premium or PPV plan.
Don't take a drink just before you click the link or you'll end up mopping off your screen.
Stieber grew up in Monroeville, so if you tell me you're from Attica and then moved to Pittsburgh, I'll feel pity for you.
I live near Fathead's Brewery in North Olmsted, so I'm able to find their Holly Jolly in stores near me. Holly Jolly is fantastic.
It's on BTN Plus tonight. Fear not! I should have a recap up ASAP