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Possible Big Changes Coming to NCAA

The big five conferences (ACC, SEC, B1G 10, BIG 12, PAC 12) and Notre Dame have been given more power from the NCAA. After years of debate, a compromise was finally reached to allow schools in these conferences to write many of their own rules. This change would affect more than just the revenue sports, football and basketball. It will impact all sports and all student athletes. Student athletes would get a stipend beyond room, board and tuition (e.g. meals, insurance). This new reform strengthens the grip of the already-powerful big five conf...

Key Withdraws From Championships

Bailie Key has withdrawn from the P&G Championships due to recovery from her minor elbow injury.  Texas Dreams posted a statement on their website highlighting Bailie's incredible junior international elite career and the past 14 months where she went eight for eight in all-around gold medals.  They stated that Bailie had a quick surgery to repair her elbow that was bothering her. While they did not outright state it, it seems as though she has not has adequate time to prepare for the Championships.  While it is disappointing to...

A Closer Look at the P&G Championships Roster

Pictured: Peyton Ernst The 2014 P&G Championships roster was released a couple days ago and we are excited about these storylines:    Seniors vs. Juniors   Like the Secret U.S. Classic, the juniors field is much bigger than the seniors field. The roster lists 16 seniors and 37 juniors. While it is exciting to see the depth of juniors in this country, it is also a little concerning to see so few healthy seniors.    At the U.S. Classic, there were 16 seniors but only nine competed all four events. The roster for Champion...

Next BTR: Sam Mikulak

Beyond the Routine is breaking into new territory! In our next series, we feature a male gymnast for the first time ever. This series gives you an inside look at Olympian, NCAA champion, and America’s heartthrob Sam Mikulak.   This two part series looks at Sam’s past, present, and future. Sam tells us how he got started in gymnastics and why he chose Michigan. He tells us about his incredible Olympic experience as well as his NCAA career, where he won three individual all-around titles and lead Michigan to back to back Nationa...

TUMBLE - Britain's Big Launch Tomorrow!

The brand-new BBC six-part series, Tumble, is due to air live this Saturday night in Great Britain. The entertainment show has created a lot of hype that has traveled across the pond. The show consists of 10 celebrities who will learn and perform their best gymnastics on a range of disciplines to not only impress the judging panel, but win the public’s vote. It’s basically a Dancing with the Stars and Splash! idea, but for gymnastics. Here is a closer look at the contestants, many of whom will be unfamiliar to the United States...

Summer Update- Oklahoma

Summer Update- Oklahoma

Keri Monstrola

August 7, 2014, 1:00pm

(c) OU Gymnastics Gymnastike recently spoke with head coach of Oklahoma's Women's Gymnastics Team, K.J. Kindler.  How has training been going this summer? Who have you seen in the gym? Training has been going really great, we have seen everyone in the gym for some part of the summer sessions (except Keeley Kmieciak). We have lots of girls working new upgrades and exciting new skills for next year. Chayse Capps is working on upgrades everywhere- 1 ½ on vault, double layout on floor and some fun new combinations on beam. Chayse is al...

Diana Bulimar Injured, Out of Worlds

Romanian gymnast Diana Bulimar has injured her knee and will miss this year's World Championships. Romania Gymnastics posted on Facebook about Bulimar's injury saying that her knee gave way. They said that the doctors have advised that under their care she could return quickly but she will miss Romanian Nationals and World Championships.  This is the second year in a row that Bulimar will miss Worlds due to injury. Last year it was also a knee injury that kept her out of competition. Full story on exclusivNews here.

Orozco Gives Inside Scoop

2012 Olympian John Orozco will be blogging for Team USA, "to give you all an inside scoop of what it is like training and competing in men's elite gymnastics."  In his first post, Orozco recaps his 2014 competitions including the HNI, Winter Cup, Pacific Rim Championships, and Korea Cup. He gives fun little insights including telling himself "GET IT TOGETHER, JOHN!" at the Winter Cup when his performances weren't living up to his expectations. He concludes by giving and update on his training for the P&G Championships. He mentions that he...

Gabby Douglas Training at Buckeye

Update 8/7: Gabby Douglas has spoken out about training at Buckeye and leaving Chow again.  "I wasn't looking to leave Iowa, but I was placed in a position where I had to make a decision to find another coach," Douglas said in an interview with AP. "Even though I have had to make that change, I'm committed to working hard to be a part of the 2016 Rio Olympic Team."  She also referred to speaking with Martha Karolyi about her training plans. Karolyi had expressed being pleased with Douglas' fitness and skill levels at the June Na...

SCEGA's Paulicivic Named Arizona Assistant

University of Arizona women’s gymnastics Head Coach Bill Ryden announced today that Meredith Paulicivic has been hired as the new assistant coach. Paulicivic will be taking the place of former assistant coach Randi Acosta.   “We are very excited to have someone with Meredith’s experience, knowledge and talent depth,” Ryden said. “She’s been coaching at the club level for the past 17 years and a year at UC Berkley prior to that. She has coached many elite and national championship athletes. Her experienc...

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