(WCIA) — Wednesday evening at Huff Hall, Illinois Men and Women’s Gymnastics held their annual Orange and Blue Exhibition Meet.
The gymnasts had a chance to compete before the start of the regular season, which won’t start until January. Fans, however, got an early chance to see the Illini in action. It was the Orange team that earned the 11-9 title, but instead of typical scoring fellow student athletes were the judges — waving orange or blue flags for their decided winners. If there was a tie, the audience got a say in the judging as well.
The men will face UIC for their first competition on January 12, 2018. The women will travel to compete against Central Michigan, Arizona, and Bridgeport for their first meet on January 6, 2018.