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Sooners Arrive in Auburn for NCAA Championship
April 20, 2005

AUBURN, Ala. The University of Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team arrived at Auburn University late Tuesday after a flight from Oklahoma City to Atlanta and then a two-hour bus ride back into the Central Time Zone.

The team will have a late wake-up call Wednesday morning before eating a quick lunch and heading straight to the Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum for the first official practice on the competition floor. OU will share the floor with Michigan, Brigham Young and Alabama in the training session.

After a required study hall session back at the hotel, the Sooners will dine at Auburn City Limits, a restaurant well-known for its Creole cuisine.

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The team will end the night with a movie before the real business begins.

Oklahoma will begin its national title quest Thursday, April 21, at 1 p.m. in the first preliminary competition sessionwith Louisiana State, Utah, Michigan, Penn State and Nebraska.

If the Sooners finish in the top three, they will advance to the team finals on Friday for the first time in program history. OU’s best finish in the championships was ninth in 1989.

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