Wrestling

University of Nebraska at Kearney wrestling student-athlete suspended for conduct

INDIANAPOLIS -- University of Nebraska at Kearney wrestling student-athlete Patrick Martinez received a public reprimand and an eight-match suspension for his misconduct during the 2013 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships. The NCAA...

PROP approves rules changes for men’s and women’s basketball

By Greg Johnson The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel, which met via conference call June 24, approved a change to how block/charge calls will be made in men’s basketball and added a 10-second backcourt rule in women’s basketball,...

Pittsburgh-Johnstown’s Sean Isgan is one cool cat

By Erica Rath For NCAA.org Sean Isgan knows how to keep his cool. In the summer of 2002, Isgan, a Pittsburgh-Johnstown alumnus and former NCAA Division II All-America wrestler, aided rescue in one of the most notorious mine collapses in...

Binghamton University wrestling coach reprimanded for misconduct

Binghamton University wrestling head coach Matt Dernlan received a public reprimand and certain penalties for misconduct during the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Specifically, Dernlan failed to attend a mandatory...

Mat-side video review could become available next season

By Greg Johnson The Wrestling Rules Committee has recommended making the mat-side video review rule an option for use beginning in the 2013-14 season, except at open tournaments. Under the proposal, which must be approved by the Playing...

Wrestlers build a community bridge

About 70 wrestlers from 13 Division II schools took time Wednesday afternoon to interact with kids at two Birmingham-area Boys and Girls Clubs. It was a good day not only for the participants and student-athletes, but also for veteran...

Former Division II and Olympic wrestling champion Blatnick dies

Jeff Blatnick, a former two-time NCAA wrestling champion at Division II Springfield College who overcame cancer to win a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics, died of heart failure Wednesday in Schenectady, N.Y...

New rules go into effect for winter sports

By Greg Johnson College basketball season officially begins today, but college referees have been preparing for the season for weeks. NCAA National Coordinator of Officials John Adams and Secretary-Rules Editor Art Hyland have been...

Rules panel approves shot clock procedure in men’s lacrosse

By Greg Johnson The Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Friday approved rules changes in men’s lacrosse, including the establishment of a shot clock procedure that replaces the sport’s stall warning. The panel also approved changes in...

PROP approves rules to increase offense in ice hockey

By Greg Johnson The Playing Rules Oversight Panel during its conference call July 19 approved proposals aimed at increasing offensive opportunities in ice hockey next season. Among the changes is to allow some displacement of the goal...

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