The No. 1 Iowa Hawkeyes wrestling team will host the No. 7 Nebraska Cornhuskers at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday.
The dual is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET and will be televised on the Big Ten Network. If you don’t have cable or don’t have BTN, you can watch a live stream of Nebraska vs Iowa on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick, or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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Big Ten Network is one of the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
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If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which will allow you to watch the match on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
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If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. Of those, the “Max,” “Choice,” “Xtra,” and “Ultimate” bundles all include the Big Ten Network, and the “Max” bundle comes with a free seven-day trial:
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Nebraska vs Iowa Preview
Coming off a Midlands team championship that saw five Hawkeyes take individual titles, Iowa (6-0 overall, 3-0 in the Big Ten) dominated in Indiana last week, posting a pair 41-0 shutouts. They bested the Indiana Hoosiers on Jan. 10, then took down the No. 14 Purdue Boilermakers two days later.
True freshman Abe Assad came in second at 184 pounds at Midlands. He made his dual meet debut against Indiana, besting Jane Hinz 6-2. Assad then topped Purdue’s Max Lyon 5-2.
“I think I’m the best wrestler for the weight,” Assad said after beating Hinz, according to The Daily Iowan. “I think I go out there, score points. I’m diverse with my wrestling. I just know [Brands] wanted me to wrestle, and I wanted to wrestle. So, I was like, alright let’s do it.”
Assad, now ranked 10th in his weight class by InterMat, is just the fourth Hawkeye to wrestle as a freshman since Tom Brands took over as head coach in 2006.
“If I told you I didn’t have nerves I’d be lying to you,” Assad said after his dual debut, per The Daily Iowan. “Everyone has nerves. Even matches when I’m at open tournaments I still get a little nervous before every match. Obviously here the nerves are heightened more, but I knew that if I went out there and wrestled loose and tried to score points, good things are going to happen.”
The Hawkeyes have five wrestlers ranked first or second in their class by InterMat: two-time national champion Spencer Lee (first at 125), Pat Lugo (first at 149), Austin DeSanto (second at 133), Alex Marinelli (second at 165), and Michael Kemerer (second at 174).
Kemerer beat Indiana’s Jacob Covaciu 9-6 then bested No. 4 Dylan Lydy of Purdue 8-4 on Sunday.
“This is when it gets fun,” Kemerer said after the win over the Boilermakers, per The Daily Iowan. “Down the stretch we’re going to need to win highly-ranked matchups. We got the shutout here. They had a lot of guys and thought maybe they could beat us, make it 5-5 or 6-4; we took 10 matches. We just have to stay in there and stay tough.”
Nebraska (5-1, 0-1) claimed the Cliff Keen Invitational title in December. They’ve since split a pair of dual meets, besting the Oregon State Beavers 32-3 at home then falling to the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers 25-18 in Madison.
“It’s a great environment,” Nebraska head coach Mark Manning said of Carver-Hawkeye Arena, according to the Omaha World-Herald. “My guys have to be prepared, ready to pull the trigger, ready to let it all hang out. We have to do the best job preparing technically, physically — getting them mentally ready to go — to trust your practice and trust your training.”
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