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Michigan sex-misconduct claims mirror Ohio State doctor case

By KANTELE FRANKO and LARRY LAGE | February 23, 2020

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — When the University of Michigan announced last week that allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct by a sports doctor were under investigation, former wrestler Mike DiSabato was stunned by the parallels to an abuse scandal...

University of Michigan officials told of abuse decades ago

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — University of Michigan officials were warned more than four decades ago that one of its doctors was fondling patients during medical exams, but he continued working there despite a demotion and went on to allegedly abuse again...

Wrestler adds to abuse allegations against university doctor


ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — An Olympic wrestler has accused a University of Michigan doctor of touching him inappropriately during medical exams at the school and said the physician's reputation for such conduct was well known among his teammates.Andy...

Senior wrestler reflects on season close

By Ed Rietveld | February 26, 2013

The wrestling season winding downs means the end of the college career for NIU’s lone senior, Arber Bebo. Bebo, who is the backup at 197 pounds, has spent the last two years at NIU after transferring from Harper College. During his career as a Huskie,...

Men’s wrestling to take on dual meet in Ohio

By Ed Rietveld | February 20, 2013

The wrestling team closes out the regular season with a pair of dual meet contests on the road against Gardner-Webb and Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday. The Huskies (8-8, 1-4 MAC) are coming off their first dual meet victory since...

Wrestling triumphs in dual meet weekend

By Ed Rietveld | February 17, 2013

The wrestling team did something on Saturday that it hasn’t done since Jan. 6: It won a dual meet. The Huskies (8-8, 1-4 MAC) snapped a five-dual-meet losing streak with their 20-18 back-and-forth victory over the University of Buffalo Bulls (1-10,...

A good wrestler is an escape artist

By Ed Rietveld | February 11, 2013

Since wrestling matches last only seven minutes, every point scored is valuable, whether it be on a two-point takedown, a two-point reversal or even a near fall, which can be worth two or three points. Some might argue that the most valuable way a wrestler...

Men’s wrestling to take on the Wildcats

By Ed Rietveld | February 6, 2013

Wrestling finishes the home portion of its schedule with a dual meet against 18th-ranked Wildcats of Northwestern University (6-7) after a week away from dual meet action. The Huskies (7-7) come into Friday night’s action having lost four duals in a...

Men’s wrestling wins big at Open

By Ed Rietveld | February 3, 2013

Even though this was a weekend away from dual meet action, it still proved to be a successful one for NIU wrestling. Huskie reserve and redshirt wrestlers competed in the Harper Open at Harper College on Saturday. NIU had 10 wrestlers make the podium;...

Coach’s Corner with NIU wrestling associate head coach Ryan Ludwig

By Mike Romor | January 26, 2011

When associate head coach Ryan Ludwig first came to NIU to assist head coach Dave Grant's rising wrestling team, he felt that the job was a good fit for him. Six years later, Ludwig has become a key part of NIU wrestling and its reform to become a nationally...