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Weekly Rankings

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All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics teams appear in the top 12 of the GymInfo National Team Rankings, with five checking in in the top 10. Illinois remains at No. 2 this week with a team season average of 348.000, while No. 3 Penn State (346.750) and No. 4 Ohio State (346.125) following closely. Minnesota moves up two spots to No. 6 at 340.967, while Michigan stands at No. 8 (339.367). Nebraska ranks 11th nationally (333.483), while Iowa follows at No. 12 (325.033).

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Weekend Schedule

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JANUARY 27-28
#4 PENN STATE at West Point Open - 7 p.m. ET

JANUARY 28
#7 MICHIGAN/#1 Oklahoma at #2 ILLINOIS - 5 p.m. CT
#14 IOWA at #12 Illinois-Chicago - 5 p.m. CT
#8 MINNESOTA at #10 Air Force - 5 p.m. MT
#9 NEBRASKA/#5 California at #6 Stanford - 7 p.m. PT

Weekly Rankings

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All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics teams hold spots in the top 14 of this week's GymInfo National Rankings, with six owning top-10 team season averages through two weeks. Illinois leads the way for the Big Ten with a 347.100 average, good for No. 2 nationally. Ohio State (346.125) and Penn State (344.125) follow at Nos. 3 and 4. Michigan holds No. 7 (339.500), while No. 8 Minnesota (338.750) and No. 9 Nebraska (333.925) also hold top-10 averages. Iowa rounds out the group at No. 14 (321.500).

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Weekend Schedule

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JANUARY 21
#11 Illinois-Chicago at #7 MINNESOTA - 1 p.m. CT
#3 Oklahoma at #2 OHIO STATE - 4 p.m. ET
#4 ILLINOIS at #13 IOWA - 5 p.m. CT
#1 PENN STATE at #6 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m. ET

JANUARY 22
#9 Air Force at #10 NEBRASKA - 1 p.m. CT

Weekly Rankings

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After one week of competition, Penn State leads the country in total season average after scoring a 349.800 last weekend, placing the Nittany Lions atop the GymInfo Men's Gymnastics National Rankings. Top-ranked Penn State is followed by No. 2 Ohio State at 344.500, while Illinois checks in at No. 4 at 341.900. Michigan holds a 338.700 season average, good for sixth nationally, while Minnesota follows in seventh at 338.100. Nebraska rounds out the top 10 at No. 10 with an average of 331.300, while Iowa ranks 13th with a mark of 316.800.

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Weekend Schedule

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JANUARY 14
#2 ILLINOIS at Windy City Invitational - 7 p.m. CT
#10 IOWA at Windy City Invitational - 7 p.m. CT
#3 MICHIGAN at Windy City Invitational - 7 p.m. CT
#8 MINNESOTA at Windy City Invitational - 7 p.m. CT
#9 NEBRASKA at Rocky Mountain Open - 7 p.m. MT
#14 Army at #6 PENN STATE - 7 p.m. ET

BTN Men's Gymnastics Coverage Announced

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BTN has announced its broadcast and streaming schedule for Big Ten men's gymnastics, which features two dual-meets and a tri-meet and concludes with live coverage of the Big Ten Championships on April 6-7, 2012. The broadcast schedule begins on Feb. 11 with live coverage of a tri-meet featuring Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska at 8 p.m. ET. The schedule continues with two meets on Feb. 18 as Michigan hosts Ohio State and Penn State hosts Illinois. Both meets will be shown on tape delay on Feb. 25. The schedule concludes with a live broadcast of the Big Ten Championships in Iowa City, Iowa, at 8 p.m. ET on April 6 and 7. The complete coverage schedule can be found below.

MEN'S GYMNASTICS COVERAGE SCHEDULE
Feb. 11      Minnesota and Nebraska at Iowa      8 p.m. ET    BTN (LIVE)
Feb. 18      Ohio State at Michigan                    7 p.m. ET    BTN (2/25, 1 p.m. ET)
Feb. 18      Illinois at Penn State                       7 p.m. ET    BTN (2/25, 3 p.m. ET)
April 6        Big Ten Championships                   8 p.m. ET    BTN (LIVE)
April 7        Big Ten Championships                   8 p.m. ET    BTN (LIVE)

National Preseason Poll Released

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All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics teams appear in the top 10 in the 2012 GymInfo Preseason Coaches Poll. Defending Big Ten Champion Illinois has earned the highest ranking entering the season, holding No. 2 nationally, while Michigan follows at No. 3. Penn State checks in at No. 6, followed by No. 7 Ohio State, No. 8 Minnesota, No. 9 Nebraska and No. 10 Iowa.

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MGYM: Penn State's Pineda Named Academic All-America

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Penn State's Miguel Pineda has been named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America At-Large First Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Tuesday. Pineda, a science major, boasts a 3.99 grade-point average and is the lone men's gymnast to earn Academic All-America status.

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Twenty-two Big Ten student athletes earned Capital One Academic All-District honors as announced on Thursday. Ten student-athletes received first-team recognition while 12 picked up second-team honors. The first-team honorees are now eligible for Academic All-America consideration. The complete list of Big Ten Academic All-District award recipients can be found below.

MEN'S AT LARGE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT

District II - First Team
Miguel Pineda, Penn State (gymnastics)

District IV - First Team
Sean Duddy, Ohio State (ice hockey)
Justin Farra, Ohio State (swimming and diving)
Brad Smith, Ohio State (golf)

District IV - Second Team
Carl Hagelin, Michigan (ice hockey)

District V - Second Team
Abe Souza, Illinois (tennis)
Eric Ress, Indiana (swimming and diving)
Ivan Gutesa, Minnesota (swimming and diving)
Matt Stewart, Purdue (swimming and diving)

WOMEN'S AT LARGE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT

District IV - First Team
Sarah Curtis, Michigan (gymnastics)

District IV - Second Team
Samantha Cheverton, Ohio State (swimming and diving)
Carolin Helmholz, Ohio State (rowing)

District V - First Team
Melissa Fernandez, Illinois (gymnastics)
Kaylee Jamison, Minnesota (swimming)
Kelsey Lindenschmidt, Northwestern (golf)
Allie Smith, Purdue (swimming)
Becca Ruegsegger, Wisconsin (ice hockey)

District V - Second Team
Allison Buckley, Illinois (gymnastics)
Margaux Farrell, Indiana (swimming)
Lauren Gustafson, Purdue (swimming)
Maggie Meyer, Wisconsin (swimming)
Carolyne Prevost, Wisconsin (ice hockey)
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