March 3, 2013
LOGAN, Utah -- After three weeks of road competition, Utah State gymnastics is back in the familiar hold of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. As the lone Monday meet of the year, action will get underway at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 4.
For the Monday night meet, Utah State Athletics is hosting Family Night for the BYU meet. All fans are eligible to receive one free youth ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket. Furthermore, the Worldwide Book Drive will be placing collection bins near the ticket office windows during Monday evening's competition. Fans who donate a book will receive $1 admission to the meet. The bins of donated books will be collected after the meet and distributed around the world, promoting literacy and education. In its eight years, the Worldwide Book Drive has collected and donated 3 million books.
USU is ready for their second meet in four days. The Aggies returned to Logan on Saturday afternoon after competing in a Western Athletic Conference meet at Sacramento State on Friday evening.
The Aggies fell to the Hornets in a tight finish. After a tough comeback in the third rotation, Sacramento State maintained its lead, finishing with an overall score of 193.800 to the Aggies' 193.400.
BYU and Utah State have a long history of competition. The two compete twice each season and overall, the Cougars lead the series 65-39-1. Most recently Aggies opened their 2013 campaign in a dual-meet in Provo with BYU coming out ahead 194.075-189. 425.
BYU is coming off a tri-meet with in-state foe No. 8 Utah and North Carolina State. The Cougars finished in second-place with a score of 195.500. That was the team's second-best mark this season and the fourth time topping 195.000 this year. Utah came out on top with a 197.125 while North Carolina State finished third with a 194.675.
Live results for Monday's meet are available by clicking on the "Live Stats" and "Watch Live" links at www.UtahStateAggies.com. The live stats link will only work once the meet has started.
For USU gymnastics ticket information, contact the USU Ticket Office at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, by phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or (435) 797-0305, or online 24 hours a day at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
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