2014 NCAA Schedule

It’s almost here, people. Only 3.5 short months away. That’s a cup of coffee, really. A cat nap. It’s time to start emotionally preparing and deciding how many regrets you’re going to have this year. I’m going for maybe something like four. That seems safe.

[ELITE TANGENT] I’m feeling particularly NCAA antsy because we’re still over a week away from Worlds, which is forever. Still, the updated women’s roster was released today. It’s so pitiful. I’m betting right now that the cutoff score for the AA final is lower than the junior qualifying score to US Nationals (51.500). Too harsh? At this rate . . . honestly, the Australians who aren’t even going are still in medal contention. Silver lining: an attending Icelander has the last name Odinsdottir. That’s awesome. If I were a dottir, I would be taking that name as my own instantly. [/ELITE TANGENT]

But for now, enough NCAA teams have finally released their 2014 schedules that I can put together a composite schedule that is beginning to verge on reliable. We’re still waiting on a Tardy Timothy or two to release their schedules (I’m referring to you, Nebraska), and Georgia is being total molasses in getting the meet times out, so keep that in mind. Otherwise, the schedule below should tell you what you need to know about the top teams’ seasons.  

Oddly, the season is going to false start on the first weekend with only a couple teams competing, which is uncomfortable. It’s like during the Olympics when a few events begin before the opening ceremonies. It’s just wrong. The actual season won’t begin until the 10th of January.

Lots of Saturday meets this season, especially in the Pac-12 as dictated by the TV requirements of the Pac-12 Network. Fortunately for those of us who get the network, many more meets will be on TV this year. Fortunately for those who don’t, I’ll be my usual live blogging self during all of the good ones, awarding Amanda Borden’s hair a 9.825 and maybe talking about the actual gymnastics if there’s time. There are also way too many Monday meets for my liking. It’s like Stanford’s whole schedule.

As usual, the SEC teams have the most challenging schedules because of their conference requirements, and we’ll have all the usual mouth-watering match-ups. In particular, circle Alabama hosting Florida on February 28th. Oklahoma’s schedule also stands out because, well, look at those road meets. One is the Bart and Nadia Special (which is a home meet in everything but name), two others take place in the state of Texas, and another is in Florida. Those road scores are going to be flying for the Sooners all year long. Don’t be remotely surprised by a #1 Oklahoma team for a good chunk of the season.  

So, here we go. Some time after Worlds, I’ll begin going through the teams and looking at the freshmen to see where they might contribute.

Week 0 – January 3-5
Sunday, January 5
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Penn State @ Iowa State
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Stanford, San Jose State, UC Davis @ Sacramento State
Week 1 – January 10-12
Friday, January 10
7:00 ET/4:00 PT ­– Penn State, West Virginia, Ball State @ Kentucky
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Illinois @ Michigan State
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Michigan @ Iowa State
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Georgia @ Oklahoma
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Centenary @ LSU
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Western Michigan @ Arkansas
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Texas Woman’s @ Auburn
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – Missouri @ Alabama
Saturday, January 11
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Oregon State, Bowling Green @ Ohio State
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Arizona @ UIC
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Air Force, Lindenwood @ Minnesota
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Northern Illinois @ Nebraska
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Cal @ Denver
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Boise State, Southern Utah, BYU @ Utah
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Florida @ UCLA
Sunday, January 12
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Georgia @ Stanford
Monday, January 13
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Minnesota @ Washington

Week 2 – January 17-19
Friday, January 17
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Michigan @ NC State
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – LSU @ Georgia
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Florida @ Auburn
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Arkansas @ Missouri
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Iowa State @ Oklahoma
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Denver @ Boise State
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Utah @ Cal
Saturday, January 18
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – SEMO, UIC, Cornell @ Penn State
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Centenary, Wisconsin-Eau Claire @ Illinois
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Arizona State, San Jose State, UC Davis @ Washington
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Alabama, Nebraska, Kentucky @ Ozone Invite
Sunday, January 19
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Minnesota @ New Hampshire
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Rutgers @ Ohio State
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Arizona, BYU, Sacramento State @ Stanford
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Oregon State @ UCLA
Monday, January 20
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Iowa @ Georgia
Week 3 – January 24-26
Friday, January 24
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Georgia @ Florida
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Kentucky @ Missouri
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Auburn @ LSU
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Nebraska @ Iowa
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – Arkansas @ Alabama
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Southern Utah @ Boise State
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Washington @ Seattle Pacific
Saturday, January 25
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Penn State @ Michigan State
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Ohio State @ Michigan
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Oklahoma @ Arizona
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Illinois @ Minnesota
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Air Force @ Denver
9:30 ET/6:30 PT – UCLA @ Utah
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Iowa State @ Oregon State
Sunday, January 26
TBA – Stanford @ UC Davis
Week 4 – January 31-February 2
Friday, January 31
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Oklahoma @ Florida
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Michigan State @ Michigan
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Alabama @ LSU
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Auburn @ Arkansas
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Iowa @ Illinois
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – UCLA @ Cal
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Denver @ BYU
TBA – Boise State @ Southern Utah
Saturday, February 1
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Utah @ Arizona State
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Kentucky @ Georgia
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Penn State @ Ohio State
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Washington @ Arizona
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Minnesota @ Nebraska
Monday, February 3
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Stanford @ Oregon State
Week 5 – February 7-9
Friday, February 7
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Florida @ Kentucky
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Minnesota @ Ohio State
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Chicago Style (Boise State, North Carolina, UIC, N. Illinois)
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – LSU @ Arkansas
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Michigan @ Illinois
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – Georgia @ Alabama
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Arizona @ Utah
Saturday, February 8
3:30 ET/12:30 PT – Arizona State @ UCLA
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Nebraska @ Penn State
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Auburn @ Air Force
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Stanford @ Washington
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – NC State, Southern Utah @ Denver
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Cal @ Oregon State
Sunday, February 9
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – LSU @ Oklahoma
Week 6 – February 14-16
Friday, February 14
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Arkansas @ Florida
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Michigan @ Nebraska
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Missouri @ Georgia
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Alabama @ Auburn
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Ohio State @ Iowa
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Denver @ Southern Utah

Saturday, February 15
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Illinois @ Penn State
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Michigan State @ Minnesota
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Metroplex Challenge (Oklahoma, LSU, Arizona, Kentucky)
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Boise State, Seattle Pacific @ Oregon State
Sunday, February 16
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – UCLA @ Washington
Monday, February 17
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Utah @ Stanford
Week 7 – February 21-23
Friday, February 21
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – LSU @ Florida
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Minnesota @ Iowa State
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Alabama, Oklahoma, Michigan, West Virginia @ Perfect 10
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Georgia @ Auburn
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Kentucky @ Arkansas
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Illinois Classic
9:00 ET/5:00 PT – Denver @ Utah State
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – San Jose State @ Boise State
Saturday, February 22
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Arizona @ Arizona State
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Penn State, Temple, Ursinus @ Rutgers
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Oregon State @ Utah
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Stanford @ UCLA
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Washington, Sacramento State @ Cal
Sunday, February 23
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Minnesota
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Kentucky, Bridgeport, Wisconsin-Stout @ Nebraska
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Ohio State, Central Michigan @ Illinois
Week 8 – February 28-March 2
Friday, February 28
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Kent State, BYU @ Michigan
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Auburn @ Kentucky
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Bridgeport, Western Michigan, Yale @ Penn State
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Denver @ Michigan State 
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – Florida @ Alabama
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Illinois @ Oklahoma
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Missouri @ LSU
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Washington @ Utah
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Iowa @ Boise State
Saturday, March 1
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Arkansas @ Georgia
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – UCLA @ Arizona
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Iowa State @ Minnesota
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Nebraska, Arizona State @ Oregon State
Sunday, March 2
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Ohio State @ West Virginia

Monday, March 3
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Cal @ Stanford
Week 9 – March 7-9
Friday, March 7
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – West Virginia @ Florida
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – UCLA, Utah @ Michigan
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Arkansas @ Nebraska
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Cal, Centenary @ Kentucky
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Arizona State @ Oklahoma
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – NC State @ LSU
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Missouri @ Auburn
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Washington @ BYU
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – Stanford @ Alabama
Saturday, March 8
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Denver @ Georgia
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Penn State, Bridgeport, George Washington @ New Hampshire
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Ball State @ Ohio State
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Lindenwood @ Illinois
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Seattle Pacific @ Boise State
Sunday, March 9
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Oregon State @ Arizona
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Oklahoma, Minnesota, Michigan State @ Texas Woman’s
Week 10 – March 14-16
Friday, March 14
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Florida @ Missouri
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Kentucky @ LSU
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Oklahoma @ Arkansas
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – Auburn @ Alabama
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Oregon State, Washington @ Seattle Pacific
Saturday, March 15
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Nebraska, Ohio State, Illinois @ Michigan State
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Minnesota, Penn State, Iowa @ Michigan
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – BYU, Bridgeport, Texas Woman’s @ Arizona
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Boise State, Iowa State @ Denver
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Georgia @ Utah
Sunday, March 16
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Bowling Green @ UCLA
Monday, March 17
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Arizona @ Air Force
Week 11 – March 21-23
Saturday, March 22
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Big Ten Championships Session 1
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – SEC Championships Session 1
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Big 12 Championship
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Big 10 Championships Session 2
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – SEC Championships Session 2
TBA – Pac-12 Championships
Week 12 – March 28-30
NONE
Week 13 – April 4-6
Saturday, April 5
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Georgia Regional (Athens)
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Arkansas Regional (Fayetteville)
TBA – LSU Regional (Baton Rouge)
TBA – Minnesota Regional (Minneapolis)
TBA – Penn State Regional (State College)
TBA – Washington Regional (Seattle)
Week 14 – April 11-13
NONE
Week 15 – April 18-20
TBA – National Championships – Birmingham, Alabama
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