NCAA Championships Action Begins Thursday

Illinois' Paul Ruggeri won the high bar and parallel bar titles at the 2009 NCAA Championships.

Illinois' Paul Ruggeri won the high bar and parallel bar titles at the 2009 NCAA Championships.

April 14, 2010

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All six Big Ten men's gymnastics teams begin competition at the 2010 NCAA Men's Gymnastics National Qualifier on Thursday. Session 1 begins at 1 p.m. ET and Session 2 begins at 7 p.m., with the top three teams in each session advancing to Friday's team final. Additionally, the top three all-around competitors from each session not on an advancing team move on to Friday's all-around final, scheduled for 7 p.m. Individual event finals are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Three Big Ten teams, No. 1 Illinois, No. 5 Ohio State and No. 8 Penn State, begin competition during Thursday's afternoon session, and the remaining three, No. 3 Michigan, No. 7 Minnesota and No. 11 Iowa, will take to the gym during the evening session.

ESPN2 will broadcast Friday's team and all-around finals competition in tape delay at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 23.

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