Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

PSU Wrestling

PSU’s showdown against Iowa postponed due to COVID

Photo by Penn State Athletics

The showdown between No. 1 Iowa and No. 3 Penn State scheduled for Friday has been postponed because of COVID issues within the Iowa program, Penn State announced Monday night.

The news was not unexpected after Iowa coach Tom Brands tested positive last week. The Iowa program has paused team activities, and it’s unclear how many positive tests there have been in the program.

“We are appreciative of the Iowa medical staff and respect the decision to pause activities,” Brands said in a university statement, per HawkCentral.com. “We will continue to follow Big Ten protocols and look forward to a return to training and competition.”

According to PSU’s release: “The institutions will work with the Big Ten Conference to identify rescheduling options.”

Penn State already has had to pause team activities once and had its season opener postponed twice. The Nittany Lions have wrestled three matches so far, beating Indiana and Northwestern in a tri-meet, then winning at Wisconsin last Tuesday.

Become a Nittany Pride member for an ad-free experience throughout the site and even more exclusive in-depth content. You can sign up for $3.99 per month or get a yearly subscription for only $38.00.

Click for more Nittany Sports Now coverage

Get Nittany Sports Now in your inbox

Sign-up for email updates and get the whole story first from Cory Giger and the Nittany Sports Now team, delivered straight to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Written By

Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

Click to comment

Sound Off!

Get NSN in your Inbox

Enter your email address to get notifications of new posts by email.

Most Viewed

Big Ten or ACC? Which is the better home for Penn State?
Franklin: 'We've got a chip on our shoulder'
Recruiting notebook: Breaking down defensive commits, and top targets left at each position
How much money is Penn State paying Shrewsberry? And why won't the school tell us?
James and the 'Fatman': Lions continue to stockpile talent at RB
Which would you pick? PSU commit Lonnie White Jr. faces choice between college FB, pro baseball
Top recruit in PA, DE Enai White, not planning official visit to PSU, but unofficial visit planned
Jayson Oweh's brother, Otega, receives PSU basketball offer
'Super bizarre': Alli Campbell explains weird situation at Notre Dame, the lack of communication and why she chose PSU
PSU recruiting notebook: Highly rated 2023 prospects expected to visit campus this summer

More from Nittany Sports Now

PSU Wrestling

0 The Penn State wrestling program picked up a commitment today from the No. 12 prospect in the nation for the class of 2022,...

PSU Football

0 James Franklin ivered some great news Saturday afternoon, bringing the coach “one step closer” to being able to fully reunite with his family....

PSU Wrestling

0 The Penn State wrestling team has picked up a big-time transfer as Cornell’s Max Dean, NCAA runner-up at 184 pounds two years ago,...

PSU Football

0 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf was at Penn State on Wednesday and held a press conference encouraging people to get vaccinated for COVID-19. PSU...

Get Nittany Sports Now in your inbox

Sign-up for email updates and get the whole story first from Cory Giger and the Nittany Sports Now team, delivered straight to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Send this to a friend