Huskers Head To NCAA Championships

By: Courtesy: NU Media Relations
By: Courtesy: NU Media Relations

The 10th-ranked Nebraska men's gymnastics team will travel south to Norman, Oklahoma this week to compete in the 2012 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships on April 19-21. The event will be held at the Lloyd Noble Arena on the campus of the University of Oklahoma and will feature three days of competition between participating teams.

A total of 12 teams will compete in the team qualifier on Thursday, April 19, which will be split into two sessions. The top three finishing teams in each session will advance to the team finals, to be held on Friday, April 20 alongside all-around finals. The championships will conclude on Saturday, April 21 with individual event finals.

The Huskers are seeded 10th overall with a qualifying score of 341.587 and will compete in the first of two qualifying sessions on Thursday. Nebraska will face off with five other teams in the first qualifying round at 1 p.m. CST. NU will join No. 2 Penn State, No. 3 Stanford, No. 5 Minnesota, No. 8 California and No. 11 Iowa in the first session.

The second team qualifier is slated for a 7 p.m. start on Thursday and will consist of No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 4 Illinois, No. 6 Michigan, No. 7 Ohio State, No. 9 Temple and No. 12 Air Force.

Fans wishing to attend the NCAA Championships may obtain tickets by contacting the OU Ticket Office at (800) 456-GoOU or by ordering online at The University of Oklahoma will have a live webcast, live scoring and final results available at the Championship Central page online at Fans may also view live updates from NU's competition by following the Huskers on Twitter (@NebraskaMGym).

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