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IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa welcomes the last two NCAA Division I national champions to Carver-Hawkeye Arena this season.
Iowa released its 2016-17 schedule Wednesday, including home duals against defending national champion Penn State and 2015 NCAA champion Ohio State. The dual with the Nittany Lions will be either Jan. 20 or 22, while the Buckeyes come in the following weekend.
The Hawkeyes also host in-state rival Iowa State on Dec. 10. Iowa defeated Iowa State, 33-6, last year in Ames, winning its 12th straight dual in the series.
The home schedule begins with the Iowa City Duals on Nov. 18. Teams in the Iowa City Duals field have not been released. Iowa also will host Wisconsin (Feb. 3) and Nebraska (Feb. 12), while competing in the National Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals. The date and location for the NWCA Duals still is to be determined.
The season begins with the Grand View Open on Nov. 5. The Hawkeyes visit Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla., the weekend of Jan. 13-15.
Indiana will host the Big Ten Championships in Bloomington, Ind., on Mar. 4-5.
The NCAA Championships return to St. Louis, Mo., and will be held March 16-18 at Scottrade Center.
Nov. 5 — at Grand View Open
Nov. 18 — Iowa City Duals
Nov. 27 — at Purdue
Dec. 2 — at South Dakota State
Dec. 10 — Iowa State
Dec. 29-30 — at Midlands
Jan. 6/8 — at Michigan
Jan. 6/8 — at Michigan State
Jan. 13/15 — at Oklahoma State
Jan. 20/22 — Penn State
Jan. 27/29 — Ohio State
Feb. 3 — Wisconsin
Feb. 5 — at Minnesota
Feb. 10 — at Indiana
Feb. 12 — Nebraska
March 4-5 — Big Ten Championships
March 16-18 — NCAA Championships
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