Penn State sophomore Scott Rosenthal has been named the Big Ten Gymnast of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday. Rosenthal took first place in the still rings to help the ninth-ranked Nittany Lions to a win over No. 15 Army on Saturday.
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The 2011 Big Ten men's gymnastics season begins this weekend, as Penn State hosts Army on Jan. 8 in the conference's first meet of the new season. The conference's five other teams open competition on Jan. 15.
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Illinois has named Justin Spring its head men's gymnastics coach, Director of Athletics Ron Guenther announced on Wednesday. Spring served as associate head coach last season after spending three years as an assistant coach at Illinois. He also was a member of the Illini gymnastics team from 2003-06, collecting four individual national titles, 12 All-America honors and the 2006 Nissen-Emery Award.
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After earning its fourth NCAA Championship in 2010, Michigan has been chosen as the 2011 Big Ten men's gymnastics preseason favorite by the conference coaches, the Big Ten announced on Wednesday. The Wolverines are followed by defending Big Ten Champion Illinois, Ohio State, Penn State, Minnesota and Iowa in the 2011 preseason poll. The coaches also selected two gymnasts from their respective teams to a Gymnasts to Watch list.
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The Big Ten Network has announced its men's gymnastics broadcast schedule for the 2011 season. Coverage begins on Jan. 29 with a meet between Iowa and Illinois and concludes with a live broadcast of the 2011 Big Ten Championships on April 1-2. Every Big Ten team will be featured at least once during the season, with all six conference squads receiving extensive coverage at the Big Ten Championships to close out the season. The complete 2011 broadcast schedule can be found below.
Jan. 29 - Iowa at Illinois - 1 p.m. ET - DELAY (Feb. 5, 3 p.m. ET)
Feb. 26 - Ohio State at Penn State - 1 p.m. ET - DELAY (March 5, 3 p.m. ET)
March 5 - Iowa, Penn State at Minnesota - 7 p.m. ET - DELAY (March 12, Noon ET)
March 12 - Illinois, Nebraska at Ohio State - 7 p.m. ET - DELAY (March 19, 1 p.m. ET)
March 19 - Ohio State at Michigan - 7 p.m. ET - DELAY (March 26, Noon ET)
April 1 - Big Ten Championships - TBA - LIVE
April 2 - Big Ten Championships - TBA - LIVE
All six Big Ten men's gymnastics teams have earned top-10 status in the 2011 GymInfo Preseason Coaches Poll with defending national champion Michigan leading the way at No. 2. The Wolverines tied with top-ranked Stanford for the most first-place votes in the poll, receiving seven.
Michigan's Chris Cameron and Ohio State's Brandon Wynn have been chosen to represent the United States at the 2010 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on Oct. 16-24 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Cameron and Wynn are two of the six U.S. team members competing in the Championships, while Illinois' Paul Ruggeri has been named an alternate.
Cameron, the 2010 Big Ten and NCAA all-around champion, also led the Wolverines to their first NCAA title since 1963. The senior became the fourth gymnast to earn the individual NCAA all-around title in Michigan history.
Wynn also earned Big Ten and national titles in 2010, earning top billing on the rings at both competitions. He became the first Buckeye gymnast to earn the national title since 2004.
Ruggeri led the Illini to their second straight Big Ten Championship in 2010, taking home the individual titles in the vault and high bar competitions en route to first-team All-Big Ten status.
Reive served as an assistant coach at Stanford for the past seven seasons. There he help guide the Cardinal to four top-three team finishes as well as the 2009 national championships.
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