Redbird Gymnastics Releases 2014 Season Schedule
Oct. 3, 2013
NORMAL, Ill. - The Illinois State gymnastics schedule for the 2014 season has been finalized, as announced by head coach Bob Conkling. The team will compete in six home meets and six on the road before returning home to host the Midwest Independent Conference Championship on Saturday, March 22.
The Redbirds open the season with a home meet against Ball State on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 4 p.m. Conkling is excited about the more than usual six home meets that the Redbirds will compete in this season.
"The home meets look great this year," said Conkling. "It's rare that we host both the conference and Illinois Classic meet in the same season."
Following their home opener, on Friday, Jan. 10, the Redbirds will travel to Iowa State to compete in a meet with the host Cyclones and Michigan. The team will stay on the road to compete in a dual meet at Penn on Saturday, Jan. 18, at noon.
After returning home to host Lindenwood on Friday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m., the Redbirds will travel to compete in the fourth annual Illinois vs. Michigan Classic at Central Michigan on Saturday, Feb. 1.
The annual Illinois vs. Michigan Classic is a meet the team has grown to enjoy and look forward to each season.
"In the Illinois vs. Michigan Classic, ISU and Illinois-Chicago combine scores to compete against CMU and EMU," said Conkling. "The winner receives a trophy, and it's a meet we really enjoy."
The Redbirds will then host Alaska on Friday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Following the home meet the team will travel to Lindenwood to compete in a dual meet on Valentine's Day.
Illinois State will host the annual Illinois Classic on Friday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at Horton Field House. The quad meet will involve Illinois State, Northern Illinois, Illinois and UIC.
The Redbirds will end their home season with a dual meet against Penn on Saturday, March 1 at 4 p.m. The team will be on the road for the remainder of the regular season as they take on SEMO on Sunday, March 9 at 1 p.m. and University of Illinois-Chicago on Saturday, March 15 at 5 p.m.
The Redbirds will then host the MIC Championship on Saturday, March 22 at 4 p.m. at Redbird Arena.
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