MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (January 8, 2003) - West Virginia University announced today that five Mountaineer wrestling matches will be broadcast through the Internet on WVU's official athletic website, www.MSNsportsNET.com. All remaining home matches as well as the final round of the Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) championships that are being held in Morgantown on March 8-9.

Kyle Wiggs, of WAJR and the Mountaineer Sports Network, will do the play-by-play while former WVU wrestler Tony Onorato will provide the color analysis.

The webcast debuts tomorrow, January 9, at 7:30 p.m., as sixth-ranked WVU takes on seventh-ranked Ohio State. Follow this link for a complete broadcast schedule.

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (January 8, 2003) - The No. 6 West Virginia University wrestling team (1-0) will take on No. 7 Ohio State (3-1) at the WVU Coliseum on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

Ohio State is led by 2002 NCAA champion Tommy Rowlands at heavyweight. In addition to Rowlands, the Buckeyes feature four other wrestlers ranked in the top 13 in the country: Rowlands and Keaton Anderson (157) are ranked second, John Clark (165) is ranked fifth, Anton Talamantes (197) is sixth and Jeff Ratliff (141) is 13th. OSU opened its dual season last week at the Buckeye Duals going 3-1.

West Virginia comes into Thursday's match after defeating Iowa State, 22-14 last Saturday afternoon at the WVU Coliseum. The Mountaineers have nine wrestlers ranked in the two major polls, including top-ranked Greg Jones at 174.

For the first-time ever, wrestling fans can listen to a Live Cast of the event at MSNsportsNET.com. Kyle Wiggs and former WVU wrestler Tony Onorato will handle the call.

Follow this link to match notes at msnsportsnet.com

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