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Saturday Live Blog – January 23, 2021

Saturday, January 23
Scores Stream
1:00pm ET/10:00am PT – [17] Illinois, [22] Maryland @ Rutgers LINK BTN+
2:00pm ET/11:00am PT – Nebraska @ Penn State LINK BTN+
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – Arizona @ [6] Utah LINK P12N
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – [15] Arizona State @ UCLA LINK P12N
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – Washington @ Oregon State LINK FREE
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – [13] Ohio State @ [9] Iowa LINK BTN+
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – [14] BYU @ [25] Boise State LINK FREE

What a chill day of gymnastics we had yesterday. Oklahoma and Michigan both counted falls on multiple events, and I still say there was something wrong with that floor at Michigan. (#WheresBart) And UCLA hasn’t even gone yet.

Lowering blood pressure right now: Some of those Arkansas vault scores yesterday were in fact scoreboard errors and the real scores were more normal. And the Olivia Dunne bars score was more normal than I originally thought upon watching the replay. Cling to the little things.

Continue reading Saturday Live Blog – January 23, 2021

Friday Live Blog – January 22, 2021

Friday, January 22
Scores Stream
5:30pm ET/2:30pm PT – [4] Minnesota @ [3] Michigan LINK ESPNU
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – [21] NC State, Temple @ Towson LINK FREE
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – [2] Oklahoma @ West Virginia LINK ESPN+
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – [12] Kentucky @ [20] Missouri LINK SECN
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – North Carolina @ New Hampshire LINK FREE
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – [1] Florida @ [8] Arkansas LINK SEC+
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – Tennessee Classic (Northern Illinois, Lindenwood, SEMO)    
8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT – [11] Georgia @ [5] LSU LINK SEC+
8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT – [18] Auburn @ [10] Alabama LINK SECN
9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT – [19] Southern Utah @ [24] Utah State LINK FREE

The premier meet of the entire weekend starts us off today as Minnesota and Michigan contend for national “we’re better than you” status. After that, I’ll make a point of following Oklahoma pretty closely since I know fewer people have access to watch that one on a subscription stream.

Bev’s mask sparkles are all of them. Because when I think of glitz, I think of Bev Plocki.

Rotation 1

Heiskell – VT – Michigan – already identified as Lexi Montgomery – Bridget thinks she fell last week (that was bars) – pretty full, near stick, smallest slide back, not the most distance, but pretty much as clean as she can go. 9.875

Continue reading Friday Live Blog – January 22, 2021

NCAA Week 3 – Schedule and Links

Friday, January 22
Scores Stream
5:30pm ET/2:30pm PT – [4] Minnesota @ [3] Michigan LINK ESPNU
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – [21] NC State, Temple @ Towson LINK FREE
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – [2] Oklahoma @ West Virginia LINK ESPN+
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – [12] Kentucky @ [20] Missouri LINK SECN
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – North Carolina @ New Hampshire LINK FREE
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – [1] Florida @ [8] Arkansas LINK SEC+
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – Tennessee Classic (Northern Illinois, Lindenwood, SEMO)    
8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT – [11] Georgia @ [5] LSU LINK SEC+
8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT – [18] Auburn @ [10] Alabama LINK SECN
9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT – [19] Southern Utah @ [24] Utah State LINK FREE
Saturday, January 23
Scores Stream
1:00pm ET/10:00am PT – [17] Illinois, [22] Maryland @ Rutgers LINK BTN+
2:00pm ET/11:00am PT – Nebraska @ Penn State LINK BTN+
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – Arizona @ [6] Utah LINK P12N
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – [15] Arizona State @ UCLA LINK P12N
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – Washington @ Oregon State LINK FREE
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – [13] Ohio State @ [9] Iowa LINK BTN+
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – [14] BYU @ [25] Boise State LINK FREE
Sunday, January 24
Scores Stream
1:00pm ET/10:00am PT – Bowling Green** @ [25] Eastern Michigan LINK ESPN3
2:00pm ET/11:00am PT – [23] Kent State @ Pittsburgh LINK ACCN
2:00pm ET/11:00am PT – Illinois State @ SEMO    
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – Central Michigan @ Ball State LINK ESPN3
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – Northern Illinois @ Western Michigan LINK  
4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT – Air Force @ [7] Denver LINK DU($)

Links will continue to be added as they become available.

Starting their seasons this weekend will be UCLA, Washington, West Virginia, Arizona, New Hampshire, Central Michigan, North Carolina, Northern Illinois, Ball State, Western Michigan, and Illinois State. Centenary has withdrawn from Friday’s Tennessee Classic.

#15 Iowa State is idle.

**Bowling Green won’t have enough gymnasts to compete for a team score.

Continue reading NCAA Week 3 – Schedule and Links

Keeping Up with the Cool GIFs – Week 2

This week…

Belle Gottula went, “Gymnasts walk on flat ground like…”

And Alyssa Perez-Lugones went, “Gymnasts hold their own prom like…”

Then gave Alicia stage 3 Commentator’s PTSD

The tibia-spring vault family was born

Oregon State got a 45.8 on bars

Tired: Robot Judging. Wired: Robot Coaching

Maryland had a stick Hand Sanitizer Golden Chain Necklace

While Boise State had a stick sledgehammer

Jerquavia Henderson hit bars

…and BTN spent a CONFIDENT ROTATION telling us she got a 10.000

Four Salutes is the new One Salute

Michigan gets big home scores now

Oklahoma almost had to get a score with a 196 in it..

…but was like

And Lexy Ramler got her fifth 9.975 on beam