The Daily Illini

Big Ten wrestling power rankings

By Alex Wallner

February 18, 2016

Big Ten regular season wrestling is nearing the end. Most of the Big Ten teams are competing against non-conference opponents this weekend, with the regular season officially ending on Sunday.As of today, Iowa and Penn State are tied atop the Big Ten conference at 9-0. Michigan is third at 8-1.Her...

Illini wrestler Isaiah Martinez lost his lunch, not his confidence

Illini wrestler Isaiah Martinez lost his lunch, not his confidence

By Kevin McCarthy

January 31, 2016

Tweet: “Look out Big Ten, Isaiah Martinez is hungry,” says #Illini columnist @KevOMcCarthyA wise man once told me that there’s a first time for everything.Those words rang true at Huff Hall two Saturdays ago. In front of a raucous crowd of 1,407 fans, Penn State’s Jason Nolf did what no wrestl...

Illini wrestling to face No. 1 Penn State for first time in two seasons

Illini wrestling to face No. 1 Penn State for first time in two seasons

By Alex Wallner

January 20, 2016

Illinois wrestling’s Saturday matchup will feature the teams fourth top-10 Big Ten opponent of the season.The No. 13 Illini (10-3, 1-3) are coming off a 32-10 victory over Michigan State in East Lansing, Michigan, Sunday, while their opponent — the No. 1 Nittany Lions (10-0, 5-0) — are com...