BTN Communications, October 28, 2021

Led by the reigning Hodge Trophy winner Spencer Lee, Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Gable Steveson and a group of six wrestlers returning after individual titles at last year's NCAA Championships, the Big Ten returns for the 2021-22 season as the nation's most dominant wrestling conference.

The Big Ten's race to a 15th consecutive NCAA Championship begins on Wednesday, Nov. 17, as No. 12 Nebraska welcomes No. 17 North Carolina at 9 p.m. ET. Conference wrestling begins in 2022 with a Friday night rivalry when No. 8 Minnesota visits No. 1 Iowa at 9 p.m. ET on Jan. 7. Additional schedule highlights include a pair of Friday night doubleheaders in January. On Jan. 21, No. 2 Penn State visits Ann Arbor to take on No. 5 Michigan, while top-ranked Iowa visits No. 10 Ohio State. On Friday, Jan. 28, No. 8 Minnesota travels to No. 5 Michigan at 7 p.m. ET and at 9 p.m. ET, No. 2 Penn State travels to take on No. 1 Iowa.

Shane Sparks and Ray Flores will call the action this season on the Big Ten Network, with analysis from Jim Gibbons and Tim Johnson.

All televised matches can be streamed exclusively on the FOX Sports app, while more than 60 additional duals will be available for streaming on B1G+. Additional coverage details for the 2021-22 wrestling season will be announced at a later date.

According to Intermat's rankings, the Big Ten has 10 teams ranked in the top 25. Defending national champion and No. 1 Iowa leads the way, followed by No. 2 Penn State, No. 5 Michigan, No. 9 Ohio State, No. 10 Minnesota, No. 13 Northwestern, No. 14 Rutgers, No. 16 Nebraska, No. 21 Illinois and No. 23 Wisconsin.

The Big Ten Network's wrestling schedule is below and is also subject to change.

2021-22 Wrestling Schedule

Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Time (ET)
Wednesday November 17, 2021 North Carolina at Nebraska 9:00 PM
Saturday November 20, 2021 Oklahoma State at Minnesota* TBD
Friday January 7, 2022 Minnesota at Iowa 9:00 PM
Sunday January 9, 2022 Purdue at Iowa TBD
Sunday January 9, 2022 Indiana at Penn State* TBD
Sunday January 9, 2022 Northwestern at Minnesota* TBD
Friday January 14, 2022 Michigan at Ohio State 7:00 PM
Friday January 14, 2022 Nebraska at Minnesota 9:00 PM
Sunday January 16, 2022 Iowa at Illinois TBD
Monday January 17, 2022 Michigan State at Indiana 3:30 PM
Friday January 21, 2022 Penn State at Michigan 6:00 PM
Friday January 21, 2022 Iowa at Ohio State 8:00 PM
Sunday January 23, 2022 Wisconsin at Purdue 4:00 PM
Friday January 28, 2022 Minnesota at Michigan 7:00 PM
Friday January 28, 2022 Penn State at Iowa 9:00 PM
Saturday January 29, 2022 Purdue at Indiana Noon
Saturday January 29, 2022 Northwestern at Illinois 2:00 PM
Friday February 4, 2022 Ohio State at Penn State 7:00 PM
Friday February 4, 2022 Michigan at Nebraska 9:00 PM
Saturday February 5, 2022 Wisconsin at Iowa 3:30 PM
Sunday February 6, 2022 Nebraska at Penn State Noon
Friday February 11, 2022 Ohio State at Minnesota 9:00 PM
Saturday February 12, 2022 Maryland at Rutgers 2:00 PM
Sunday February 13, 2022 Illinois at Nebraska Noon
Saturday February 19, 2022 Purdue at Northwestern 1:30 PM
Sunday February 20, 2022 Iowa at Nebraska 7:00 PM
Saturday March 5, 2022 Session 1 B1G Championships 11:00 AM
Saturday March 5, 2022 Semifinals B1G Championships 8:30 PM
Sunday March 6, 2022 Championships B1G Championships 4:30 PM

*Will air on BTN or B1G+ depending on event timing and broadcast windows