2014-15 Schedule Announced
Aug. 13, 2014
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The University of Illinois men’s gymnastics team’s 2014-15 schedule was announced by head coach Justin Spring on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014. In addition to the December 7th Orange and Blue exhibition, the Fighting Illini will also host five home meets in the spring.
Spring’s unit will open the season on the road on January 10th at UIC and is slated to return to Chicago the following weekend for the Windy City Invitational. A trip to Ohio State on January 24th will mark the beginning of four consecutive Big Ten dual meets. The Illini home opener is set for January 31st when Minnesota comes to town followed by Iowa and Penn State the following two weekends respectively.
From February 19th-21st the Illini will travel to Las Vegas, Nev., to compete at the Winter Cup. Illinois will finish out the regular season with trips to Oklahoma and Michigan along with hosting Stanford and Nebraska. Four teams on the Illinois schedule finished in the top six at nationals in 2014 including: Ohio State, Oklahoma, Stanford and Michigan.
Penn State will play host for the Big Ten Championships from March 27th-28th where the Fighting Illini will compete for the program’s 28th Big Ten Championships title. The NCAA Championships will be held at Oklahoma this season over the three-day span of April 9th-11th. Illinois has now advanced to the Finals session at the NCAA Championships for 12 consecutive seasons.