Weekly #3: Michigan Hosts MSU, Hits Road at Nebraska
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MGOBLUE Natalie Beilstein
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Natalie Beilstein
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Jan. 19, 2010

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MICHIGAN HOSTS MSU BEFORE STARTING A THREE-WEEK ROAD TRIP
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m. -- vs. No. 19 Michigan State (Crisler Arena)
Live Results | Natalie Beilstein Video Feature
Broadcast on the Big Ten Network (tape delay) airing Saturday (Jan. 23) at 1 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 24, 2 p.m. CST -- at No. 9 Nebraska (Lincoln, Neb.)
Live Results | Live Video


The No. 15-ranked University of Michigan women's gymnastics team (2-0, 1-0 Big Ten) meets in-state and Big Ten rival No. 19 Michigan State on Wednesday (Jan. 20) at 7 p.m. in Crisler Arena in a contest televised on the Big Ten Network. The Wolverines then begin a three-week road trip, heading to Lincoln, Neb., to face No. 9 Nebraska on Sunday (Jan. 24) at 2 p.m. CDT at the Devaney Center. The U-M/MSU meet will be shown tape-delay on the Big Ten Network on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m.

Promotions
• DOLLAR ADMISSION NIGHT! [ PRINT COUPON] -- Print the coupon and receive one-dollar admission.
• MAIZE N' BLUAU! The first 500 fans to Crisler Arena receive a free Maize N' Blue lei. Wear your best Hawaiian outfit.
• GIVEAWAYS AND PRIZES! Free trading cards and U-M gymnastics calendars all night, plus post-meet autographs by gymnasts.

THE MICHIGAN WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS RUNDOWN

1,053 Days and Counting
When meet day rolls around, the Wolverines will not have lost to a Big Ten program in 1,053 days. U-M's last loss to a Big Ten school was Feb. 16, 2007. U-M has racked up 29 straight Big Ten wins over that span.

Undefeated on the Big Ten Network
Michigan has never lost when appearing on the Big Ten Network. This will be the ninth time U-M will appear on the BTN and the first time this season. U-M is a perfect 19-0 in those meets, including title wins at the 2008 and 2009 Big Ten Championships.

The All-Around: The Official Podcast of Michigan Women's Gymnastics
The second episode of "The All-Around" is live in the All-Access Player on MGoBlue.com and in the MGoBlue.com Podcast Center for download to your iPod or MP3 player. The All-Around is a fast-paced interview with U-M coaches and athletes covering life on and off the competition floor. Check back every Tuesday for a new episode.

In the fourth episode of The All-Around, senior Sarah Curtis talks about competing on TV, how to recover from falls and describes something called the Circulator. You need to listen to find out. [ Full Episode ]

Random Fact to Impress Your Friends
Wolverine senior Maureen Moody grew up in East Lansing. Her brother, Nolan, pitched for the Spartans baseball team and is now a member of the Detroit Tigers organization.

Inaugural Big Ten Freshman of the Week
Newcomer Natalie Beilstein was named the inaugural Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Jan. 11 after winning a pair of titles in her first collegiate meet.

The Botterman Express
Junior Kylee Botterman picked up a pair of titles in her first meet of the year, winning bars and the all-around.

Get Your Season Tickets TODAY
Season tickets to Michigan women's gymnastics are available through the U-M ticket office for affordable prices. Catch top-flight gymnastics talent all season long with visiting schools like five-time defending national champion Georgia (March 12), perennial powerhouse Utah (Feb. 19), 2006 Big Ten champion Minnesota (Feb. 13) and in-state rival Michigan State (Jan. 20).

The Michigan Women's Gymnastics Yearbook is Online
Check out the brand new Michigan women's gymnastics yearbook. The fully interactive online publication features the athletes and coaches, Crisler Arena, the Donald R. Shepherd Gymnastics Training Facility and covers the storied history of Michigan women's gymnastics. [ Check it out today! ]

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
Follow the Michigan women's gymnastics program all season long on Twitter and Facebook. Receive news, updates and exclusive links on your computer or mobile device.

Contact: Richard Retyi (734) 763-4423

   

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