UTC Wrestling: Purdue, Oklahoma Highlight Home Schedule

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Highlighted by the nation’s best in-season collegiate tournament – the Southern Scuffle - and on-campus matches with Purdue and Oklahoma, a challenging and attractive seven date home schedule awaits the UTC wrestlers and fans for the 2014-15 UTC wrestling season under coach Heath Eslinger.

The first semester has the Blue-Gold scrimmage (Nov.1), followed by the mat Mocs hosting Big 10 foe Purdue (Dec. 12), wrestling North Carolina in Atlanta as a home match (Dec. 14) and the Southern Scuffle (Jan.1-2).

After the Scuffle, the Mocs wrestle four straight Southern Conference foes before Big 12 foe Oklahoma comes to town Sun. Feb. 15 (day after TSSAA state traditional)

The SoCon home schedule shows Campbell, The Citadel, VMI and Davidson in 13 days before the Sooners arrive.

“We have a great home schedule wrestling a team from the Big 10, Big 12 and the Atlantic Coast, along with the Southern Scuffle and four Southern Conference matches,” said coach Eslinger.

“Our overall schedule is set to help us prepare for the NCAAs in March.”

2014-15 UTC Wrestling Schedule

Sat. Nov. 1 - Blue-Gold … 11 a.m. … Maclellan Gym

Sun. Nov 9 - Hokie Open … All Day … Blacksburg, WV

Sat. Nov. 15 - Eastern Michigan Duals, All Day … Ypsilanti, Mich.

Sat. Nov. 22 - Navy Classic … Annapolis, Md.

Fri. Dec. 12 – Purdue … 7 p.m. … Maclellan Gym

Sun. Dec. 14 - North Carolina … 3 p.m. in Atlanta

Sat. Dec. 20 – Old Dominion … 2 p.m. … Norfolk, Va.

Jan. 1-2 - Southern Scuffle … All Day … McKenzie Arena

Jan. 9-10 - Virginia Duals … All Day, Hampton, Va.

Fri. Jan. 16 - Gardner Webb* … 6 p.m. … Boiling Springs, N.C.

Sun. Jan. 18 – Campbell Univ.* … 2 p.m. … Maclellan Gym

Fri. Jan. 23 – The Citadel * … 6 p.m. Maclellan Gym

Sun. Jan. 25 – VMI * - 2 p.m. … Maclellan Gym

Fri. Jan. 30 – Davidson* … 6 p.m. … Maclellan Gym

Sun. Feb. 8 – Appalachian State* … 2 p.m. … Boone, N.C.

Sun. Feb. 15 – NWCA Duals/vs. Oklahoma … 2 p.m. … Maclellan Gym

Sun. Feb. 22 – SIU-Edwardsville* … 2 p.m.  … Edwardsville, Ill.

Sat. March 7 – Southern Conf. Tourney – All Day … Asheville, N.C.

Mar. 19-21 - NCAA D-I Tournament … All Day … St. Louis, Mo.

 * SoCon Matches

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