Penn State

Penn State-Pitt pre-meet notes

Forty minutes until No. 2 Penn State hosts No. 22 Pitt. Here are some pre-meet notes:

-- Penn State senior Brad Pataky is a scratch. Senior Eric Caschera will wrestle at 125. Caschera, who attended District 4 South Williamsport High School, hasn’t wrestled in a dual meet since losing to Michigan State’s Joel Trombley 7-1 on Feb. 15, 2008.

-- Pitt 197-pounder Zac Thomusseit is out with an injury. Phil Sorrentino, who wrestled last week at Lock Haven, will likely take his place.

-- The meet begins at 6 p.m. and is being shown live on the Big Ten Network. Steve Jones and former Penn State All-American Ken Chertow are the commentators.

-- Parts of Park Avenue are covered with snow and backed up. Leave now if you want to get here on time.

-- Rec Hall’s new HD videoboard are sharp. Expect some changes in the meet presentation.