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CEDAR FALLS — The University of Northern Iowa released a 2017-18 wrestling schedule Tuesday that includes at least three opponents that finished among the top 10 at last year’s NCAA Championships.

The Panthers, who are now members of the Big 12 Conference in wrestling, will host Missouri, which finished fifth, Feb. 17 in the West Gym and will also travel to Oklahoma State (third) Feb. 2 and Cornell (eighth) Nov. 17.

UNI opens its season Nov. 4 at the Harold Nichols Open at Iowa State, then goes to Cornell for its dual opener. The Panthers open their home dual season Nov. 19 against North Dakota State.

“All and all, our schedule will have us prepared for the Big 12 Championships and the NCAAs,” said UNI head coach Doug Schwab. “The way we want to train and build for the end of the season and try to peak at the end of the season, I think it will fit us perfectly.”

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