This rivalry matchup has been circled on my calendar since the B1G schedule was released last summer. The Hawkeyes own a 70-25-1 record over the Minnesota Gophers and have been especially dominant when the Gophers travel to Carver, winning 32 of the last 44 duals in Iowa City. Is this Iowa's biggest rivalry? Maybe. Is this Minnesota's biggest rival? Yes.
You can argue that Iowa is the biggest rival on everyone's schedule. People love to hate Iowa and their fans and Iowa fans love that they are hated. This year there might be some new bad blood out of Minnesota since Ben Berhow, a former Gopher wrestler and assistant coach, joined the Iowa staff. But beyond Berhow traveling south to join Brands and Co. this rivalry was reignited for the Hawkeyes after the Gophers beat Iowa twice last year, first at a B1G dual meet in Minneapolis and again in the semifinals of the NWCA National Duals (also in Minneapolis).
WHO: #4 Minnesota (7-1, 4-1)
WHEN: 1:04 PM CST; Saturday, January 25th, 2014
WHERE: Iowa City, Iowa Carver Hawkeye Arena
TV: Big Ten Network
RADIO: AM-800 KXIC (free), Hawkeye All-Access ($)
TWITTER: @IowaWRLive, @hagertony, @critterk10, @Andy_Hamilton,@kjpilcher, @codygoodwin
NOTE: Go ahead and use this thread as your live thread to talk about the results of the dual on Saturday afternoon, too!