Iowa wrestlers talk about facing Edinboro University at Dual Championship Series


IOWA CITY, Iowa - The National Wrestling Coaches Association announced Monday that the University of Iowa wrestling program will meet Edinboro University on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the 2017 NWCA Division I Dual Championship Series.

Edinboro, champions of the Eastern Wrestling League and ranked No. 24 in the USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll, host the third-ranked Hawkeyes at McComb Fieldhouse in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. The dual starts at 6 p.m. (CT) and will be streamed live on
The Hawkeyes (12-2) are 7-0 all-time against the Fighting Scots (8-5), having won the last meeting 22-19 at Edinboro on Dec. 5, 2013.
The Iowa-Edinboro dual is one of eight in a Dual Championship Series that includes the top eight teams from the Big Ten against eight of the top schools from outside the conference. This is the second year in row the NWCA has executed a Bowl-style format. In 2016, the Dual Championship Series was hosted on the campuses of Big Ten schools. Big Ten Conference schools will be visitors in 2017.

Iowa coach Tom Brands and select members of his team met with the media on Tuesday to talk about facing Edinboro, along with other subjects.

 2017 NWCA Dual Championship Series
Friday, Feb. 17
6 p.m.                   Purdue at #17 South Dakota State
6 p.m.                   #16 Michigan at #7 NC State
6 p.m.                   #12 Rutgers at #11 Lehigh
Saturday, Feb. 18
6 p.m.                   #3 IOWA at #24 Edinboro
Sunday, Feb. 19
12 p.m.                #4 Ohio State at #8 Cornell
2 p.m.                   Indiana at #20 Appalachian State
3 p.m.                   #2 Penn State at #1 Oklahoma State
6 p.m.                   #6 Nebraska at #5 Virginia Tech
All times Central