Justin Spring is in his fifth season as head coach of the Illini.
Dec. 23, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Illinois men's gymnastics team's home meet against Ohio State has been changed to Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. CT and will air on tape delay on Big Ten Network. The contest was originally scheduled for Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. CT.
The Illini will host BTN in Champaign for a regular season meet for the third time and will be featured on BTN in the regular season for the sixth time in program history. The Illini are 6-2 all-time and 2-0 at Huff Hall on BTN in the regular season, including last season's 21-9 win over Minnesota in match play. Illinois also won at home against Iowa in the 2010-11 season.
Illinois has won five of the last six regular season meetings with Ohio State, with the lone loss coming in a 2011 tri-meet that was televised on BTN. Illinois returns three All-Americans from last year, including 2013 NCAA vault champion Fred Hartville, and also returns 2012 NCAA rings champion C.J. Maestas, who sat out 2013 with an injury.
The Illini begin the regular season on Jan. 12 at UIC at 1 p.m. The Ohio State meet will be the first home event of the season and one of only two home meets in 2014, along with UIC on March 8, which will serve as Gym Jam.