• In 2015, Tony Ersland was one of nine head coaches that were in their first season as a Division I head coach and one of 13 coaches that were in their first year at the helm of their respective program ...
It’s just a shame we’ll never know the name of the Sumerian genius to whom we owe Blazing Saddles.But with the rise of comedy as a commercial art form in the 20th century, and with advances in modern bookkeeping, it’s now much easier to assign credit for innovations in joke-telling, which is exactly what Vulture set out to do with this list of the 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy.He was the head assistant wrestling coach at Northern Illinois in 19 after getting his start as a graduate assistant at Central Michigan from 1997 to 1999.On the mat, Ersland wrestled for the University of Iowa under legendary coach Dan Gable and was a part of three-straight NCAA team championships (1995-97) and four Big Ten Championships (1994-97).A few notes on our methodology: We’ve defined “joke” pretty broadly here.
Yes, a joke can be a one-liner built from a setup and a punch line, but it can also be an act of physical comedy.
Donald Mc Pike Award, given to the senior on the team with the highest grade-point average.
Ersland earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Iowa (1997) and a Master of Arts in athletic administration from Central Michigan (1999).
His familiarity with the Big Ten extends beyond his time at Nebraska.
From 2000-05, Ersland was the head assistant wrestling coach at Northwestern, and he also served as a coach and board member for the Wildcat Wrestling Club.
• Eight Boilermakers qualified for the NCAA Championships in 2015 to match a program high ...