Gymnastics Hosts Free Showcase Event Monday
BATON ROUGE – The LSU gymnastics team, the defending Southeastern Conference champions, will give fans across the country a preview of the 2018 squad with the fifth annual Gymnastics 101 Showcase at 6:30 p.m. Monday inside the Maravich Center.
The event is free and open to the public with doors opening at 5 p.m. Gym 101 serves as an exhibition meet with the team running through lineups and routines on all four events. A judge will be hon hand to score the routines. Head coach D-D Breaux, associate head coach Jay Clark and assistant coach Bob Moore will also be on the mic to give fans a rundown of the routines.
“We really try to make the most out of this event,” Breaux said. “Other teams can practice where they compete so we use 101 to mimic a real meet. This is the first time we’ll be landing on hard surfaces so it will be an adjustment from how we train.”
“For our program, we want to start with a big statement and win the battle of perception. We want people across the country to know that LSU has its act together and they’re ready for the season. If we send out the message early then the team will really develop into a team to be recognized.”
Holy Cow T-Shirt Pickup
Season ticket holders attending Gym 101 will have a chance to pick up the 2017 “Holy Cow” t-shirts using their vouchers. T-shirts will be passed out at portal C on the south side of the concourse near the ticket office.
Season Tickets Still Available
Although the program surpassed 5,000 season ticket holders, tickets for all six home meets are still available. Season tickets will be available for purchase behind section 220 in the arena. Tickets begin at $30 for adults and $18 for youth ages 3-12.
Geaux Clear Reminder
Fans are also reminded of LSU’s “Geaux Clear” policy that is in effect at all athletic venues. The policy allows for only clear tote bags smaller than 12” x 6” x 12” or one-gallon plastic freezer bags to be permitted. Bags must be clear and transparent and cannot be tinted, textured or patterned. For full details on the policy, please visit www.LSUSports.net/GeauxClear.
Many lots around the Maravich Center are free and open to the public, including 101, 104 and 105. North Stadium Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 4:30 p.m. Lots 201 and 300 off of North Stadium Drive will be reserved. ADA parking has also been relocated to lot 300 in an effort to relocate the lot closer to the PMAC.
Gym 101 to be Streamed Online
Gym 101 will also be streamed at WatchESPN.com for fans not able to make it to the Maravich Center. Lyn Rollins, Lori Strong-Ballard and Kaleigh Abboud will have the call for SEC Network+.
LSU will host six meets inside the Maravich Center in 2018. The Tigers open the season against Arkansas on Friday, Jan. 5. The Tigers have thrived at home over the last four seasons with a perfect record of 28-0. LSU is one of three teams in the nation with an undefeated record over the last five seasons and is tied for the third-most wins at home in that span.
Fans can follow the Tigers on the team’s social media channels: @LSUgym on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, www.Facebook.com/lsugym and at YouTube.com/lsugymnastics.