COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s gymnastics team announced a variety of promotions for the Buckeyes’ matchup with Illinois at noon Saturday at St. John Arena. It is the first dual women’s gymnastics meet to be aired on Big Ten Network. 

The meet will be OS”U”th Day, and the fun and excitement will start with entertainment on the concourse before the start of the competition.  Kids will have the opportunity to get their picture taken with Brutus, have balloon animals made, create posters to cheer on their favorite gymnasts and be a part of the rally line that will welcome the team onto the floor. Additionally, the first 250 OSU students in attendance will receive free pizza.  After the meet, there will be an autograph session for fans to get the 2011 poster signed by all the members of the team.

Fans also will be able to register to win an iPad and iPod Touch.  The iPod Touch will be raffled off at the end of Saturday’s competition, and the winner of the iPad will be selected at the final home meet of the season at 1 p.m. March 12 against Missouri and Pittsburgh.  Raffle tickets will be available for the iPad at every home meet throughout the season.