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Even with a strong opening match NIU falls to University of Northern Iowa

By Mike Romor | January 30, 2011

DeKALB | Faced with a break from MAC play, the NIU wrestling team was defeated 23-15 on Friday night in Cedar Falls, Iowa by the University of Northern Iowa Panthers. NIU (2-10 overall, 0-4 MAC) lost to a non-conference opponent despite pinfall victories...

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...

Wrestling goes down to the wire at Hoosier Duals

By Mike Buda | November 28, 2010

NIU wrestling opened its dual season at the Hoosier Duals and saw three tight matches until the very end. The Huskies went 1-2 in their first duals of the season with a 16-14 win over Old Dominion and 21-15 and 22-18 losses to North Carolina Greensboro...

Dave Grant is entering his final year as NIU wrestling head coach. He has been leading the Huskies since 1996.

NIU wrestling coach Dave Grant reflects on career

By Mike Buda | November 10, 2010

Wrestling has been in NIU head coach Dave Grant's life for 30 years and come March, he will be done coaching. Grant, who announced his retirement in April, has been at the head of the wrestling team since 1996 and couldn't be more enthused about his final...

Adoption can’t stop shared love of teaching

By Jimmy Johnson | September 14, 2010

It isn't difficult to recognize that NIU defensive lineman Zach Anderson and his father, John McMahon, didn't come from the same bloodline.Anderson, who was adopted by McMahon and his wife Cheryl at the age of seven, stands at a towering 6'2" 288 pounds...