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Sunday Live Blog – January 17, 2021

Sunday, January 17
Scores Stream
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – Bowling Green @ Kent State LINK FREE
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – [3] Utah @ [2] Oklahoma LINK ESPN2
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – Maryland @ Penn State LINK BTN

Utah and Oklahoma is probably the only non-conference ooooooh meet we’re going to get this season, though we will get various conference things later on like Florida-LSU and (hopefully?) Utah-UCLA. Just not as many this season.

Initial lineups have Anastasia Webb, Maile O’Keefe, and Cristal Isa in the AA, so no surprises there.

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Saturday Live Blog – January 16, 2021

Saturday, January 16
Scores Stream
4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT – Ohio State @ Michigan LINK BTN+
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – [10] BYU @ [11] Arizona State LINK FREE
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – Towson, Eastern Michigan @ Temple LINK ESPN+
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – Lindenwood, SEMO @ TWU LINK FREE
9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT – Air Force @ [13] Southern Utah LINK FREE

Eager to see Michigan get underway today because, on paper, this is a damn good team. Easily a 197+ team. But what’s the actual situation here? Every team is sort of at risk for an Oregon State moment until we see them compete because what is this season.

So, um, twiddling thumbs and whatnot.

Michigan vault lineup is Heiskell, Brenner, Wojcik, Wilson, Morrison, Brooks. OSU bars is Pritchard, Malas, Edwards, Hankins, Miller, Swartzentruber. So just two people who’ve competed scored bars before in the Ohio State lineup.

Michigan moved Heiskell into the lineup instead of Koulos, who will exhibition.

Rotation 1

Heiskell – VT – Mich – solid full in the air, good position and amplitude, fairly large bounce back. 9.825

Continue reading Saturday Live Blog – January 16, 2021

PART 2: Friday Live Blog – January 15, 2021

On to part 2!

Friday, January 15
Scores Stream
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – [7] Georgia @ [1] Florida LINK SEC+
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – [9] Auburn @ [8] Kentucky LINK SECN
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – Boise State @ Oregon State LINK FREE
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – [4] Alabama @ [14] Missouri LINK SEC+
8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT – [5] LSU @ [6] Arkansas LINK SECN

Oregon State is the most efficient team and is started first.

Masiado starts for Boise State, DLO dismount with a lunge back.

Peterson – VT – Oregon State – full on to back pike, large bounce back but gets pretty good distance on it

Nilson – UB – BSU – toe on, arch, saves it – hits tkatchev – pak, good legs together – one short hs – giant full to double tuck, stuck. She gets the stick sledgehammer.

Georgia and Florida starting

Continue reading PART 2: Friday Live Blog – January 15, 2021

PART 1: Friday Live Blog – January 15, 2021

Because it’s going to be a loooooong one, I’ll split up today’s live blog into two parts. This one will handle the start of the day, and then once the SEC meets begin at 7:00 ET/4:00 PT, I’ll switch over to part 2.

Friday, January 15
Scores Stream
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – Denver @ Iowa State LINK ESPN+
4:30pm ET/1:30pm PT – Iowa @ Minnesota LINK BTN
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – Illinois @ Nebraska LINK BTN+
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – Pittsburgh @ NC State LINK ACCN

I’ve been eyeing the Illinois/Nebraska meet this week, even more so because Nebraska’s press notes list a roster of just 13 gymnasts, absent Sarah Hargrove and Megan Verceles-Carr. So that’s going to be interesting.

Denver and Iowa State about to get started.

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Saturday Live Blog – January 9, 2021

Saturday, January 9
Scores Stream
9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT – Best of Utah ([4] Utah, [17] BYU, [23] Southern Utah, Utah State) LINK BYUTV

Let’s all travel to the land of beehives for today’s lone meet. Southern Utah starts on vault, Utah starts on bars (probably the event where I’m most interested in seeing the lineup) , BYU on beam, and Utah State on floor.

One thing I didn’t mention yesterday because there was so much going on is that the judging assignments haven’t been made public for any of the meets yet, and if college gymnastics thinks we’re going to be OK with that lack of transparency because of a pandemic, it has another thing coming. We need to know exactly who is giving out these terrible scores, especially because in one day we’ve already had clear, objective mistakes in both start value and deductions. Gymnasts have to put their names and faces on their mistakes, so judges should too.

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Friday Live Blog – January 8, 2021

Friday, January 8
Scores Stream
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – [16] Missouri @ [10] Georgia LINK SECN
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – [1] Florida @ [14] Auburn LINK SEC+
8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT – [15] Arkansas @ [3] LSU LINK SECN
9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT – [12] Kentucky @ [6] Alabama LINK ESPNU

It’s, er, um, er, happening. A season. Of gymnastics. Or at least a day. We’ll see how far we get.

Starting us off will be Georgia and Missouri going it alone for the first hour. Among the noteworthy developments in Georgia’s release of its tentative lineups yesterday was the absence of Rachael Lukacs, which is not ideal, and the absence of Victoria Nguyen on beam, also not ideal, and the absence of Soraya Hawthorne, also not ideal. So we’ll see how floor and vault go. Dudes, we were supposed to be worried about bars. Bars.

Continue reading Friday Live Blog – January 8, 2021