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‘U’ wrestlers try to rebound

McClatchy Newspapers

The University of Minnesota wrestling team will seek to rebound from its first loss of the season tonight against visiting Nebraska. Minnesota lost to Iowa State 18-13 Sunday, ending the Gophers' 23-meet victory streak and a 14-meet home meet winning streak.

The loss dropped the Gophers to No. 2 in the national polls behind top-rated Iowa State. Minnesota had been ranked No. 1 every week since Jan. 21 of last season. Nebraska is ranked No. 12 nationally.

The Gophers have won 11 of the past 12 meetings against Nebraska, including 32-6 last season at Lincoln.

Gophers earn honors

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Sixty-three student-athletes from the University of Minnesota earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the fall season.

Football had 24 members named to the Big Ten All-Academic team, including Adam Weber, who was named to the Sporting News Big Ten All-Freshman Team and threw for a school-record 2,845 yards this past season. Honorable mention All-Big Ten honorees Tony Brinkhaus and Steve Shidell also received the honors.

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