The season started today! Well, sort of. There was a meet. Central Michigan hosted Wisconsin-Eau Claire, beginning the season with a fairly rough 192.550 to Eau Claire’s 183.800. By contrast, the two teams met on the first weekend of last season and CMU recorded a 194.450. Lots of 9.5s and 9.6s, though Kylie Fagan did record a 9.900 on bars, so the judges showed they were willing to throw a bigger number for a high level routine. Here’s the full rundown.
Stanford, Cal, you have your mark to beat tomorrow.
In other news, I’ve put together a TV and streaming schedule for January’s meets involving Pac-12 and SEC teams. Below are all the meets featuring teams from those conferences that will, as of right now, be broadcast in some way this month. Not all the Pac-12 streaming has been confirmed, so there may be some additions.
All Pac-12 streaming can be found on pac-12.com, all the SEC streaming can be found on WatchESPN, and televised meets from both conferences can also be viewed online but only by subscribers to those TV networks.
Yes, it’s a little big conference-centric to include only the SEC and Pac-12, but there you go. It’s what we have, and those conferences feature most of the major TV options. Has anyone seen a streaming/TV schedule for the Big (More Than) 10? I’m still unclear on the Michigan and Minnesota options for this season.
8:30 ET/5:30 PT
Iowa @ LSU – SECN+ streaming
Arizona @ Alabama – SECN+ streaming
9:00 ET/6:00 PT
Kentucky @ Washington – TV – Pac-12 Washington
Boise State, Southern Utah, UC Davis @ Utah – Pac-12 streaming
WHY would UCLA/Utah and Florida/Alabama be at the same time on the same day? This is why we need national oversight on scheduling. Also so that we don’t have fake false-start weekends like this one.