Gymnastics: 2012 Promotional Schedule Revealed


By Shannon McNamara for WVUsports.com
January 03, 2012 11:26 AM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – With the 2012 campaign set to start this weekend, West Virginia officials are planning several promotional days this winter for the Mountaineer gymnastics team.

“We are very excited for all of the promotions we have planned for this season,” says first-year coach Jason Butts. “The team enjoys competing in front of large home crowds, and we believe the promotions we have set up will provide an easy, affordable way for the Mountaineer fans to watch us in action.”

Butts will lead the squad in its season opener against preseason ranked No. 13 Penn State and East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) foe Maryland on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m., at the WVU Coliseum. The meet also is the first of two designated “Dollar Days,” with all tickets, hot dogs, popcorn and Coca-Colas available for purchase for just one dollar. Additionally, the meet also is a “Poster Day,” and the 2012 WVU poster will be available for all fans to pick up.

WVU’s second “Dollar Day” is on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m., against No. 17 Auburn, No. 18 Ohio State and Ball State. The meet also will be a part of WVU’s Random Acts of Kindness week, and fans are asked to bring non-perishable food items for donation.

WVU’s final home match on Saturday, March 10, at 6 p.m., against No. 11 Arkansas, will serve as “Senior Day” for two Mountaineers – Tina Maloney and Nicole Roach.

The Mountaineer Ticket Office is now offering a Varsity Sports Flex Plan, a bargain for families who plan on attending a WVU varsity sporting event. Flex plan packages are available for just $20. A package provides 10 vouchers redeemable for single game tickets at any of these WVU sporting events: baseball, gymnastics and wrestling.

Flex plan packages can be purchased online at WVUGAME.com, by calling 1-800-WVU GAME or by stopping by the Mountaineer Ticket Office in the WVU Coliseum.

WVU returns nine letterwinners from last season’s squad that finished 13-3 and advanced to its 28th NCAA Regional Championships.




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