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December 8th, 2013 — Gymnastics, NCAA
Please sign this petition.
target: The Temple University Board of Trustees
The Temple University Board of Trustees has recently announced that they will no longer be funding several sports programs, one being men’s gymnastics. Temple gymnastics has been a pillar to Temple University with it’s academic and athletic excellence. We have produced national champions, world team members, and Olympians since our inaugural season. Please help us SAVE OUR SPORT!
Save Temple University Men’s Gymnastics
NCAA MEN’S GYMNASTICS ALUMNI on Facebook:
This is an Open Letter to Temple University, The Gymnastics Community, and Sports World:
Gymnastics is one of the most watched sports during the Olympics world wide. Including Temple University, there are only 17 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics programs in the entire nation. This means that any gymnast who can even make it onto a collegiate team is one of the most elite athletes in the nation. And these are also the gymnasts who go on to represent the United States of America at international competitions, including the Olympics.
Discontinuing funding of any NCAA Men’s Gymnastics program will be not only a major loss to the university, but to the entire national gymnastics community. I had to fight to keep the University of Illinois at Chicago Men’s Gymnastics program from being cut and I will fight just as hard to save Men’s Gymnastics Team at Temple University. Losing Temple gymnastics will cause a domino effect of problems throughout NCAA gymnastics that I am not willing to see happen. The Temple Athletic Director and University President need to understand that not only will they be taking away opportunities from students athletes at their own school but also at schools around the entire ECAC and NCAA.
To the Freddy and the men of Temple Gymnastics:
You have always been fierce competitors on the competition floor, yet gracious hosts to the City of Brotherly Love. I know the rivalry that stood between us also drove us all to be better gymnasts, letting us reach new levels in our sport. However, there is no place for rivalry when it comes to saving our sport. I am all in. I will do everything I can to rally the troops and stand beside Temple Gymnastics in the fight to save this program.
To those reading this:
Sign the petition and then be ready to fight! This is a call to arms to support our brothers in sport.
University of Illinois at Chicago 2006-2010
from December 1994, the last time Temple threatened to cancel Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics.
The article was linked by the Save Temple Men’s Gymnastics’s Page.
December 6th, 2013 — Gymnastics, NCAA
My thoughts are with Fred Turoff and everyone at Temple right now.
I hope they can rally as did Cal.
The Board of Trustees approved a recommendation from Athletic Director Kevin Clark Friday to eliminate seven intercollegiate sports from the university’s Division I sponsorship, effective July 1, 2014.
The following sports will be cut: baseball, softball, men’s crew, women’s rowing, men’s gymnastics and men’s indoor/outdoor track & field. Approximately 150 student-athletes will be affected and nine full-time coaches will lose their jobs.
The cuts were described by officials as a culmination of the university’s long history of an underfunded athletic department despite sponsoring a relatively large number of sports. Student-athletes under scholarship are still guaranteed financial aid for the remainder of their academic tenure and will be able to transfer without sitting out a year. …
Temple News – University to eliminate seven intercollegiate sports
LIKE that photo on Facebook.
(via Jeff Robinson)
related – Philly.com – Temple to drop 7 sports, including baseball, rowing
Update via Dvora Meyers:
… The cuts will save just $3 million of Temple athletics’ $44 million annual budget, or not much more than it costs to run one of the FBS’s worst football teams (and run it at a loss). …
Deadspin – How Temple Football Pulled Everything Down With It
December 4th, 2013 — ethics, floor (women), Gymnastics, judging, NCAA
All those bewildering 9.925 College scores will be here SOON.
GymCastic does some ‘splainin:
College gymnastics programs do not use the FIG’s Code of Points. In order to determine skill difficulty, the NCAA uses the Junior Olympic Code of Points.
At times, the difficulty values of both Codes overlap. Other times, however, certain skills are downgraded in the J.O. Code of Points, and sometimes, certain skills are upgraded in the J.O. Code of Points, which makes things wicked complicated for gym fans. …
A Gym Nerd’s Guide to NCAA Floor
Here’s why so many girls use Rudi and front layout 2/1 twist. Both are UPGRADED for College:
I’m happy College girls aren’t forced to compete a double somersault to be competitive.
In fact, Courtney McCool won Championships 2008 without a double salto. Her wild techno routine.
Click through to see the entire infographic. That’s just a small snippet.
December 2nd, 2013 — Gymnastics, NCAA
Triple Twist compiled intrasquad vids from many of the top teams.
Defending Florida is the team to beat in 2014. (Though I’ve still not seen results from the annual GymInfo Pre-Season Coaches Poll.)
Click PLAY or watch Florida’s VAULT/BARS on YouTube.
Check Forida’s upgraded training facility. (VIDEO)
I expect Balance Beam Situation in 2014 to again be my main source of detailed and nuanced analysis online.
2014 Balance Beam Situation Preseason Ranking:
12. OREGON STATE
As that posts mentions, Stanford could and should be higher. UCLA … you never know.
November 4th, 2013 — Gymnastics, NCAA, sport medicine
What you go through in life just makes you that much stronger. Going for my 2nd ACL reconstructive surgery tomorrow. Sucks to be out for another season but I’m on the road to being 100%
Christine Lee on Facebook.
It’s the same knee. Because it had not healed correctly enough, the same ACL and patella tendon are under repair.
November 3rd, 2013 — ethics, Gymnastics, NCAA
• more than 463,000 student-athletes in NCAA 2012-13
• 9 women’s teams for every 8 men’s teams
• Lacrosse the fastest-growing sport in 2012-13
• There are more women’s basketball teams (1,090) than teams in any other women’s sport, but outdoor track and field boasts the largest number of female student-athletes with 27,127.
NCAA – Participation rates continue to rise
via NCAA Men’s Gymnastics on Facebook
October 25th, 2013 — Gymnastics, NCAA, parents
… When she was 11, she earned first place all-around for her level in the state, all ages. It was an incredible moment, and I started believing that maybe she was good enough to get a college scholarship.
Then the injuries started. She fractured the growth plate in one wrist, then the other. Later, there was an ankle fracture. After that, the fear crept in. The skills were getting harder, and the back handspring on the beam gave her anxiety. Her palms often had giant blisters from the bars. I asked her often if she still wanted to do gymnastics. She always said yes. …
We were driving home after a vacation in Virginia a few weeks ago when she told me: “Mom, I’m done with gymnastics.” Just like that. After almost eight years — about half her life — she was ready to trade in her leotard for a life outside the gym. She said the sport wasn’t as much fun anymore. She was tired of being afraid. …
It took me a few days to realize that the huge investment of time had made her who she was now. She’d had to be organized to get her homework done. She was meticulous, focused and strong. Gymnastics had done that.
She’d learned to take risks. She’d learned to fight fear. She’d learned perseverance in the face of disappointment. She’d learned to succeed at one of the toughest sports on earth. She’d learned to give it up on her terms.
Grief turned to relief. …
read more – Gymnast’s decision throws her mom off balance
October 22nd, 2013 — biomechanics, Gymnastics, NCAA, sport science
I’ve linked — but not embedded before — this 2011 feature.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
Don’t bother commenting on the painfully obvious Y axis confusion. The more ESPN notices gymnastics, the better.
October 11th, 2013 — Gymnastics, NCAA
In the annual GymInfo – Men’s Gymnastics National Coaches Poll … Michigan got every #1 vote.
Michigan Roster 2013-14
Championships for the coming season are being hosted, appropriately, at Ann Arbor, Michigan April 11-12, 2014.
Good news — it doesn’t conflict with WAG this year. Women’s NCAA Championships are being hosted the following weekend in Birmingham, Alabama.
October 9th, 2013 — floor (men), Gymnastics, NCAA, rings, vault
Many, including me, doubted that the Americans would score as well as they did in Antwerp. Nor have much of a chance for medals.
The U.S. Men looked GREAT.
Final Worlds medal count:
USA 4 … NCAA trained = 3
Floor 2nd. Jacob Dalton 6.700 + 8.900 = 15.600
Rings 3rd. Brandon Wynn 6.700 + 8.966 = 15.666
Vault 2nd. Steven Legendre 15.249 Final
Click PLAY or watch Jake’s FX on YouTube.
Tamayo a little suspect that time. … What’s the value of “Biles?”
Click PLAY or watch a post-Rings interview with Brandon on Gymnastike.
Watch more video of 2013 World Championships on gymnastike.org
The judging panel decided his L-cross press to inverted cross was piked in the Final. Layout in prelims. Thus the 0.1 difference in start value.
Click PLAY or watch Steve’s Vaults on YouTube.
John Orozco, who trains at the USOTC was 3rd on P Bars. (15.533)
AND for most of the competition it seemed destiny that Michigan’s Samuel Mikulak would finish 2nd AA. One mistake dropped him to 6th.
September 20th, 2013 — Gymnastics, NCAA
September 20th, 2013 — Gymnastics, NCAA
NCAA Gymnastics is the most professional in the world.
Especially the SEC.
Does any National Team in the world travel by private plane?
September 18th, 2013 — Gymnastics, NCAA
Where I live, the “regular” gymnastics year has begun.
All we have left of Summer is the photos.
posted by Joel Gagnon
Joel Gagnon is looking at the NCAA starting with the 2014-15 season. Check his highlights video.