Dixie State University 29 v Glendale Community College 22       University of Arizona 27 v Dixie State University 31       University of Southern California 25 v Dixie Sate University 33       Wayne State College 66 v University of North Florida 0       Longwood University 24 v Bridgewater College 12       Longwood University 21 v Hampden-Sydney College 12       University of Notre Dame 26 v University of Pittsburgh 24       Wayne State College 20 v Marion Military Institute 33       University of Notre Dame 13 v University of Michigan 42       Wayne State College 19 v The Apprentice School 28       

Southern Illinois Edwardsville Announces Schedule

10/02/2011 -

EDWARDSVILLE, ILL. - Head Coach David Ray said he has the best wrestling schedule he's had since coming to SIUE.

Ray announced the 2011-12 schedule Monday that includes six home dates. SIUE has Truman and Purdue at the Vadalabene Center Dec. 18. SIUE faces Central Missouri in a Jan. 12 dual match. The Cougars host a quadrangular meet Jan. 29 with Truman, Missouri, and Eastern Michigan. SIUE faces off against Indiana and South Dakota State Feb. 3. The regular season closes out Feb. 19 with a dual meet against Buffalo.

"I wish I could have a home schedule like this every year," said Ray.

The postseason includes the National Collegiate Wrestling Association's (NCWA) North Central Conference Championships at the Vadalabene Center Feb. 25. The NCWA's national championship meet is scheduled for Mar. 8-10 at a site to be determined.

Named a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon) this summer, the Cougars will not compete in SoCon Championships, however, until next season. Until then, Ray said the Cougars will meet Campbell twice and Gardner-Webb once this season. SIUE will have a full SoCon schedule during the 2012-13 season.

Ray said he is excited to announce that the Cougars will be competing against four Big Ten (Indiana, Northwestern, Purdue, and Indiana), three Mid-American Conference (Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois, and Buffalo), and one Big 12 team (Missouri).

"Having top 20 teams on the schedule helps us realize where we are at from year to year, where we are progressing, and where we need to go," Ray said.

The season opens Nov. 2 with the Red and Black Intrasquad meet schedule for 7 p.m.

More Information...