Posted November 29, 2018 at 07:00 AM | Updated November 29, 2018 at 07:04 AM
BY JIM CARLSON | Special to PennLive
Penn State’s No. 11 Anthony Cassar defeated Lehigh’s Jake Jakobsen wrestle during their 197 pound match on Dec. 3, 2017 at the PPL Center. He’ll wrestle heavyweight against Lehigh on Sunday. Lehigh Valley Live photo.
Pennsylvania’s marquee collegiate wrestling rivalry will take on a national flavor Sunday when the Big Ten Network airs Penn State vs. Lehigh, a match that showcases No. 1 vs. No. 8 in the InterMat rankings.
And typically it’s Penn State that leaves people hanging about who’s going to wrestle where, but this time it’s Lehigh with some big question marks in its lineup for the 1:30 p.m. show.
Penn State (1-0) opens its two-match weekend Friday at Lewisburg against Bucknell (2-1); Lehigh, a 21-13 loser to Michigan in its opening dual meet, hosts Princeton on the same night.
Let’s break down what might happen in another sold out Rec Hall on Sunday as Penn State shoots for its 47th straight victory against last season’s defending Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association champions. First, though, let’s take a look at the Bucknell match.
– Penn State’s Roman Bravo-Young celebrates after pinning Kent State’s Tim Rooney in the third period of their match Sunday. The Nittany Lions scored seven pins in their season-opening victory. Mark Selders, Penn State Athletics