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2018 NCAA Schedule

The gymnastics season is dead, long live the gymnastics season!

The world championship ended four days ago, which is like four months, which is like 50 years. It was forever ago, and it’s high time that we move on and start looking at an NCAA season that is a mere 85 days away, which is like two days, which is like a second.

It’s happening!

Preparations for the NCAA season begin with the schedule. At this point, enough schools except Alabama and the Iowas have released their full slates that we can now put together a fairly complete picture of the season to come. Continue reading 2018 NCAA Schedule

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Things Are Happening – March 31, 2017

A. Weekend schedule

Friday, March 31
Scores Watch
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – DIII Championship Team Final LINK FLOG
Saturday, April 1
Scores Watch
4:30am ET/1:30am PT – Jesolo Juniors AA/Team FLOG
10:00am ET/7:00am PT – Jesolo Seniors AA/Team FLOG
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – West Virginia Regional LINK LINK
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Florida Regional LINK SEC+
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Arkansas Regional LINK SEC+
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Illinois Regional LINK LINK – AA
LINK – VT
LINK – UB
LINK – BB
LINK – FX
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Nebraska Regional LINK LINK
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Washington Regional LINK LINK
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – DIII Championship Event Finals LINK FLOG
Sunday, April 2
Scores Watch
9:00am ET/6:00am PT – Jesolo Event Finals FLOG

For comprehensive information about all the regional competitions, check out the Regionals HQ.

B. Live blogs

Jesolo is even more firmly barricaded behind the Flo paywall than usual this year, so I’m going to add a live blog of the senior competition on Saturday before the regionals live blog so that hopefully you’re not completely in the weeds.

What more could anyone want than all-day gymnastics? What’s sunlight? Continue reading Things Are Happening – March 31, 2017

Things Are Happening – March 17, 2017

A. Weekend schedule

Friday, March 17
Scores Watch
6:30 ET/3:30 PT – DIII West Regionals
UW-Whitewater
UW-La Crosse
Winona State
UW-Stout
UW-Eau Claire
UW-Oshkosh
Hamline
Gustavus Adolphus
LINK FREE
Saturday, March 18
Scores Watch
12:00 ET/9:00 PT – ECAC DI Championship
Temple
Cornell
Brown
Yale
Penn
William & Mary
LINK  Ivy $
12:00 ET/9:00 PT – ECAC DII Championship
Bridgeport
West Chester
Southern Connecticut
12:00 ET/9:00 PT – Big Ten Championship Session 1
Maryland
Minnesota
Michigan State
Rutgers
LINK BTN
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – SEC Championship Session 1
Kentucky
Missouri
Auburn
Arkansas
ESPNU
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – EAGL Championship
George Washington
New Hampshire
North Carolina
NC State
Towson
Pittsburgh
LINK ACCN
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – MAC Championship
Eastern Michigan
Kent State
Central Michigan
Western Michigan
Northern Illinois
Ball State
Bowling Green
LINK ESPN3
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – MIC Championship
Lindenwood
Texas Woman’s
Illinois-Chicago
Illinois State
SEMO
Centenary
LINK
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Pac-12 Championship Session 1
Cal
Arizona
Stanford
Arizona State
LINK P12
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Big Ten Championship Session 2
Michigan
Nebraska
Iowa
Illinois
Ohio State
Penn State
LINK BTN
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Big-12 Championship
Oklahoma
Denver
West Virginia
Iowa State
LINK FLOG
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – SEC Championship Session 2
LSU
Florida
Alabama
Georgia
SECN
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Mountain Rim Championship
Boise State
Southern Utah
Utah State
BYU
LINK FLOG
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Pac-12 Championship Session 2
UCLA
Utah
Oregon State
Washington
LINK P12
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Mountain Pacific Championship
UC Davis
Sacramento State
San Jose State
Air Force
Seattle Pacific
Alaska
LINK FREE
Sunday, March 19
Scores Watch
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – DIII East Regionals
Brockport
Ursinus
Cortland
Springfield
Ithaca
Rhode Island
FREE

Conference championship weekend! First note: I’ll be at the Pac-12 Championship on Saturday so won’t be live blogging the day, but I’m sure I’ll have some observations to tweet.

I’ve also attached the day’s master schedule in chart form to help keep track of all the simultaneous flimflam and jibberjabber.

2017 Conference Champs Schedule Continue reading Things Are Happening – March 17, 2017

Things Are Happening – March 9, 2017

A. Weekend schedule

Friday, March 10
Scores Watch
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [22] West Virginia @ [3] Florida LINK SEC+
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Towson @ NC State LINK ACC+
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Ball State @ Kent State LINK FREE
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Temple @ William & Mary LINK FB
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Winona State @ UW-Eau Claire LINK
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – UW-La Crosse @ Gustavus Adolphus LINK
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – [12] Kentucky @ [15] Missouri LINK SEC+
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Pitt @ [20] Auburn LINK SEC+
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – San Jose State, Centenary @ Arkansas LINK
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Lindenwood @ Illinois State FREE
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – New Hampshire @ [2] LSU LINK SEC+
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – Iowa State @ [6] Alabama LINK SEC+
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – [8] Denver @ [10] Boise State LINK FREE
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – [21] Southern Utah @ [23] Utah State LINK FREE
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Arizona @ BYU LINK FREE
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Sacramento State, Bridgeport @ Arizona State LINK FREE
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Air Force @ UC Davis LINK FB
Saturday, March 11
Scores Watch
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Brown, Cortland, Rhode Island @ Springfield FREE
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Ursinus @ West Chester
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Northern Illinois @ Central Michigan LINK FREE
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Big Ten Qualifier: [13] Nebraska, [24] Ohio State, Michigan State, Maryland @ [19] Illinois LINK BTN
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Big Ten Qualifier: [11] Michigan, Minnesota, Penn State, Rutgers @ [16] Iowa LINK BTN
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – [5] Utah @ [7] Georgia LINK SEC+
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – SEMO @ Western Michigan LINK
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Illinois-Chicago @ [9] Oregon State LINK FREE
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Hamline @ UW-Whitewater LINK FREE
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Bowling Green @ [25] Eastern Michigan LINK EMU
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Seattle Pacific @ [14] Washington FREE
Sunday, March 12
Scores Watch
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Penn, Southern Connecticut, Ithaca @ Temple FREE
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Stanford, NC State, Yale @ [18] George Washington LINK GW $
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Cornell, Brockport @ Towson
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – North Carolina @ [4] UCLA LINK P12
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – [1] Oklahoma @ [17] Cal LINK P12
Monday, March 13
Scores Watch
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – [21] Southern Utah @ BYU LINK FREE

The final weekend before championship season is upon us. It’s an odd one because the “conference schedule” is over, so that means we get a lot of haphazard matchups between random teams. Not a bad thing—we get to see teams we don’t usually—but it doesn’t make for a ton of exciting meets. The highest-profile contests will come on Saturday and Sunday with Utah/Georgia and Oklahoma/Cal, though it’s Friday’s Denver/Boise State meet that may prove the most worthwhile of all. These are two fairly even teams, both often hovering around the 197.0 marks and both looking to play the same spoiler role in the postseason. Continue reading Things Are Happening – March 9, 2017

Things Are Happening – March 2, 2017

A. Weekend schedule

Thursday, March 2
Scores Watch
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – UW-La Crosse @ Winona State
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – [22] Utah State @ [10] Boise State LINK FREE
Friday, March 3
Scores Watch
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Kent State @ Bowling Green LINK FB
6:30 ET/3:30 PT – West Virginia, Michigan State, Towson @ Pitt LINK ACC
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Arkansas @ [11] Kentucky LINK SEC+
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Beatification of St. Nastia LINK NBC
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Rutgers, TWU @ SEMO LINK FREE
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – UW-Stout, Gustavus Adolphus @ UW-Eau Claire
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – [18] Auburn @ [15] Missouri LINK SEC+
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Stanford @ [5] Utah LINK P12
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – NC State @ [21] Southern Utah LINK FREE
11:00 ET/8:00 PT – Centenary @ Alaska LINK FREE
Saturday, March 4
Scores Watch
11:30 ET/8:30 PT – American Cuppity Cup Cup Cup LINK NBC
12:00 ET/9:00 PT – Ithaca @ Cortland FREE
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – UW-Oshkosh @ Hamline
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – North Carolina @ William & Mary LINK  FB
3:30 ET/12:30 PT – Temple @ Cornell Ivy $
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – [1] Oklahoma @ [11] Michigan LINK FREE
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Iowa State @ [14] Iowa LINK BTN
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – BYU @ Minnesota LINK BTN+
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – [25] Ohio State @ [7] Denver LINK DU $
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – UC Davis, Seattle Pacific @ Sacramento State LINK FREE
Sunday, March 5
Scores Watch
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Brown, Yale @ New Hampshire
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Rutgers @ Central Michigan LINK FREE
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Penn State, Bridgeport, West Chester @ Penn LINK Ivy $
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Western Michigan @ Ball State FREE
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Brockport @ Ursinus
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Southern Connecticut @ Springfield
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – [6] Alabama @ [8] Georgia LINK SEC
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – [16] George Washington, [24] Eastern Michigan, Pitt @ West Virginia LINK FREE
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Bowling Green @ Michigan State LINK BTN+
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – TWU @ Lindenwood LINK FREE
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Air Force @ SEMO LINK FREE
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – [17] Washington @ [9] Oregon State LINK P12
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Arizona State @ [23] Arizona P12
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – [20] Illinois, Northern Illinois, Illinois-Chicago @ Illinois State FREE
3:30 ET/12:30 PT – [3] Florida @ [2] LSU LINK SEC
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – [19] Cal @ [4] UCLA LINK P12
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – [22] Utah State @ San Jose State LINK FREE
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Centenary @ Alaska LINK FREE

It’s the weirdest of weekends. We begin with a couple random Thursday meets (which, why don’t you just put all the forks in the spoon slot while you’re at it), then on Friday, the SEC women’s basketball tournament has bumped the major gymnastics TV meets—even though SEC women’s basketball has worse attendance than SEC women’s gymnastics—so we really won’t know what to do with ourselves.

Stanford and Utah will charitably fill in for us on Friday to provide some semblance of normalcy, though we’ll also have the competition that definitely isn’t all about Nastia to sate us. My primary live blogging attention will be on the actual NCAA meets, but La Nastia is something to pay attention to as well, either now or eight months from now when you’re scouring YouTube for videos of the new freshmen. It’s usually a good preview of how NCAA will look 2-3 years later.

Early Saturday will be all about the American Cup (twitter party!), which takes 764 hours and therefore will lead right into the Oklahoma/Michigan showdown. But really, Sunday has turned into the big day suddenly. The major SEC meets have been pushed to Sunday so they can be televised, where they’ll join a flood of Pac-12 action. If you want, you can go straight from Alabama/Georgia to Florida/LSU to UCLA/Cal. But who would do that? Continue reading Things Are Happening – March 2, 2017

Things Are Happening – February 23, 2017

A. Weekend schedule

Friday, February 24
Scores Watch
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Maryland, Temple, Southern Connecticut, West Chester (@ Philadelphia, PA)
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [13] Missouri @ [3] Florida LINK SEC
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [8] Denver @ [20] Ohio State LINK OSU $
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [18] Washington, [22] Illinois, Northern Illinois @ [11] Kentucky LINK SEC+
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – William & Mary @ North Carolina LINK ACC
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Rutgers @ Towson LINK FREE
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Ball State @ Eastern Michigan LINK ESPN3
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Air Force @ [23] New Hampshire LINK FREE
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – UW-Whitewater @ UW-La Crosse FREE
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – UW-Eau Claire @ UW-Oshkosh FREE
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – UW-Stout @ Gustavus Adolphus LINK
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – [7] Georgia @ [1] Oklahoma LINK OU $
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – [2] LSU @ [14] Auburn LINK SEC
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – [12] Boise State @ [4] Alabama LINK SEC+
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – [10] Oregon State @ Stanford LINK P12
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – [17] Iowa @ BYU LINK FREE
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Sacramento State, San Jose State, Seattle Pacific @ UC Davis LINK FB
Saturday, February 25
Scores Watch
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Brown, Cornell, Penn @ Yale Ivy $
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – [21] Arkansas @ Michigan State LINK BTN+
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Lindenwood @ Centenary LINK FREE
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Arizona @ [6] UCLA LINK P12
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Pitt @ Penn State LINK FREE
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [5] Utah @ Arizona State LINK P12
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [19] Cal, [24] Utah State, SEMO @ [15] Nebraska LINK FREE?
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – [16] George Washington, Kent State @ NC State LINK ACC
Sunday, February 26
Scores Watch
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Southern Utah @ [9] Michigan LINK FREE
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – [24] Iowa State, Maryland @ West Virginia LINK FREE
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Bowling Green @ Central Michigan LINK ESPN3
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Air Force @ Bridgeport
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Ursinus, Brockport, Rhode Island @ Ithaca FREE
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – [1] Oklahoma @ TWU LINK FLOG
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Winona State, Hamline, Gustavus Adolphus @ Minnesota LINK BTN+
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Western Michigan @ Illinois-Chicago LINK
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – [22] Illinois, Illinois State @ [8] Denver LINK DU $

It looks like no TV for Oklahoma’s meet against Georgia on Friday, but there will be plenty of SEC meets and a rare Friday Pac-12 affair between Oregon State and the concept of unease, all of which will keep us warm instead.

B. Meet Notes

Georgia @ Oklahoma
This is Oklahoma’s senior night (already!), so be on the lookout for the McKenzie Wofford 10 that we’ve been wondering about for, oh, four years now. And the Chayse Capps 10, but obviously. This will also be a excellent opportunity to gauge how competitive Georgia actually is, now 7th in the country and knocking on the door of the Super Six places but still with just one score into the 197s. Georgia isn’t going to win this meet, but is Georgia somewhere in the vicinity of Oklahoma, enough to look like a believable Super Six team? Continue reading Things Are Happening – February 23, 2017

Things Are Happening – February 16, 2017

A. Weekend schedule

Friday, February 17
Scores Watch
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – [16] Nebraska, Brown, Seattle Pacific, Lindenwood (@ St. Charles, MO)  LINK FLOG
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Yale, Springfield, Rhode Island @ Southern Connecticut FREE
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [3] Florida @ [23] Arkansas LINK SEC
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – NC State @ [8] Michigan LINK FREE
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [22] Iowa, Maryland, William & Mary, Pitt @ [20] George Washington LINK A10 $
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – New Hampshire @ North Carolina LINK ACC
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Eastern Michigan @ Northern Illinois LINK NIU $
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Hamline @ UW-Stout LINK FREE
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – [1] Oklahoma, [2] LSU, [10] Georgia, [15] Missouri (@ St. Charles, MO) LINK FLOG
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Centenary @ SEMO LINK FREE
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Illinois State, Gustavus Adolphus @ Iowa State LINK ISU $
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – UW-Eau Claire @ Winona State FREE
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Michigan State @ [21] Illinois LINK FREE
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – [17] Auburn @ [6] Alabama LINK SEC
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – [7] Boise State @ Utah State LINK FLOG
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – BYU @ [13] Southern Utah LINK FREE
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Alaska @ UC Davis LINK FREE
Saturday, February 18
Scores Watch
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – West Chester @ Cornell Ivy $
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Stanford @ Arizona State LINK P12
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – [24] West Virginia @ [19] Ohio State LINK OSU $
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Ball State @ Bowling Green LINK FB
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – UW-Oshkosh @ UW-Whitewater LINK FREE
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [12] Oregon State @ [18] Cal LINK P12
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Minnesota @ [11] Denver LINK
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – San Jose State @ Air Force FREE
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – [4] UCLA @ [5] Utah LINK ESPNU
10:15 ET/7:15 PT – Winter Cup Finals LINK USAG
Sunday, February 19
Scores Watch
12:00 ET/9:00 PT – UW-La Crosse @ Illinois State
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Central Michigan @ Kent State LINK FREE
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Temple @ New Hampshire ESPN3
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Cortland @ Brockport FREE
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Ithaca @ Springfield FREE
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – [9] Kentucky, William & Mary, Penn @ Maryland BTN+
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Penn State, Western Michigan, Sacramento State @ TWU LINK FREE
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Brown, Seattle Pacific @ Lindenwood LINK FREE
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Rutgers @ Illinois-Chicago LINK
3:30 ET/12:30 PT – [20] George Washington, [22] Iowa @ [2] LSU LINK SEC+
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – [25] Arizona @ [14] Washington P12
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Alaska @ UC Davis LINK FREE
Monday, February 20
Scores Watch
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Utah State, Bridgeport @ [4] UCLA LINK P12
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Towson @ Eastern Michigan LINK EMU $

This Friday goes a little differently, with the usual packed SEC Network slate giving way to the Gym Quarters Invitational presented by “We’re totally the new Metroplex, you guys.” It features Oklahoma, LSU, Georgia and Missouri in the evening session, following a day session headlined by Nebraska. Coverage is behind the paywall at Aunt Flo, but don’t worry, I’ve got you with the live blog.

With that meet, Florida and Alabama holding up their usual end of the bargain in SEC Network action, and a rare Michigan appearance on a Friday, the day is just as packed with teams as we would want but without too, too many meets to try to follow at once. Saturday brings its own comfortably spread-out affair culminating in the big UCLA/Utah clash. Very charitably, LSU has a rare Sunday meet to give us a truly full weekend. Continue reading Things Are Happening – February 16, 2017

Things Are Happening – February 9, 2017

A. Weekend schedule

Friday, February 10
Scores Watch
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [9] Georgia @ [3] Florida LINK SEC
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [6] Alabama @ [10] Kentucky LINK SEC+
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Kent State @ Eastern Michigan LINK
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – North Carolina, Pitt, William & Mary @ NC State LINK ACC+
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – UW-Stout @ UW-La Crosse FREE
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – [14] George Washington, [25] Iowa State, Lindenwood @ [13] Missouri LINK SEC+
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – SEMO, UW-Whitewater, UW-Eau Claire, Winona State (@ Milwaukee) LINK
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Hamline @ Gustavus Adolphus LINK
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – [1] Oklahoma v. [16] Auburn (@ Oklahoma City) LINK FSN
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – [2] LSU @ [23] Arkansas LINK SEC
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – [15] Cal @ Arizona P12
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Utah State @ [20] Southern Utah FREE
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Sacramento State @ San Jose State LINK FREE
Saturday, February 11
Scores Watch
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Bridgeport, Ithaca, Brockport @ Cornell Ivy $
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Springfield @ West Chester
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – [7] Michigan @ Michigan State LINK BTN+
2:30 ET/11:30 PT – New Hampshire @ Bowling Green LINK FB
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – [19] Nebraska @ Minnesota LINK BTN
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – [18] Ohio State @ Penn State LINK FREE
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Stanford @ [5] UCLA LINK P12
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – [4] Utah @ [11] Oregon State LINK P12
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – [21] Illinois, UIC @ [22] Iowa LINK? BTN+
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Arizona State @ [17] Washington P12
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Maryland, Yale, Penn @ Rutgers LINK
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – BYU, Centenary @ TWU LINK FREE
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – [8] Boise State @ [12] Denver LINK DU $
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – UC Davis, Seattle Pacific @ Air Force FREE
Sunday, February 12
Scores Watch
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Central Michigan @ Ball State LINK ESPN3
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Northern Illinois @ Western Michigan LINK ESPN3
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Cortland @ Ursinus FREE
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Southern Connecticut, Rhode Island @ Brown
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – [24] West Virginia, Temple, North Carolina @ Towson LINK FREE
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – SEMO @ Illinois State FREE

Note: We have a time change from the originally released schedules. Nebraska @ Minnesota will at 4:00 ET/1:00 PT, not 5:00 ET/2:00 PT, and will be televised on BTN. Also, North Carolina has been added to the Towson meet on Sunday to make up for the lost meet last weekend.

Saturday afternoon is the new Friday evening with a ton of ranked teams bunched together. Meanwhile, Sunday is the new…November? Pull yourself together, Sunday. Continue reading Things Are Happening – February 9, 2017

Things Are Happening – February 2, 2017

A. Weekend schedule

Friday, February 3
Scores Watch
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [10] Kentucky @ [9] Georgia LINK SEC
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Towson, William & Mary, UW-Whitewater @ North Carolina LINK ACC+
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Bowling Green @ Northern Illinois LINK NIU $
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Winona State, Gustavus Adolphus @ UW-Stout LINK FREE
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Centernary, SEMO @ Iowa State LINK ISU $
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – UW-Oshkosh @ UW-La Crosse FREE
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – UW-Eau Claire @ Hamline
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – [8] Denver, [20] Nebraska, TWU @ [1] Oklahoma LINK FSN
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – [24] Arkansas @ [17] Auburn LINK SEC+
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – [3] Florida @ [6] Alabama LINK SEC
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – [11] Missouri @ [2] LSU LINK SEC+
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – [11] Southern Utah @ [11] Boise State LINK FREE
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – BYU @ Utah State LINK FREE
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Alaska @ Sacramento State LINK FREE
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – UC Davis @ San Jose State LINK FREE
Saturday, February 4
Scores Watch
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Pitt, West Chester, Ursinus @ Temple  FREE
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Brown @ Yale Ivy $
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Ithaca @ Brockport FREE
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Bridgeport @ Southern Connecticut FREE
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – [25] West Virginia @ Kent State LINK FREE
3:30 ET/12:30 PT – [15] Cal @ [4] Utah P12
3:30 ET/12:30 PT – [5] UCLA @ Arizona State LINK P12
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Michigan State @ Penn State LINK FREE
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Rutgers @ [19] Ohio State LINK OSU $
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – [23] Minnesota @ [21] Illinois LINK BTN+
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – [14] Oregon State @ Arizona P12
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Air Force @ Seattle Pacific LINK FREE
Sunday, February 5
Scores Watch
12:00 ET/9:00 PT – [7] Michigan @ Maryland LINK BTN+
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – New Hampshire, Ball State @ [16] George Washington LINK
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Illinois State @ Central Michigan LINK FREE
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – NC State, Bridgeport, Cornell @ Penn LINK Ivy $
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Springfield, Rhode Island @ Cortland FREE
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – [22] Iowa @ [20] Nebraska LINK UN
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Western Michigan @ Bowling Green LINK
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Lindenwood @ TWU LINK FREE
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Eastern Michigan @ Illinois-Chicago LINK
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – [18] Washington @ Stanford LINK P12
Monday, February 6
Scores Watch
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – [8] Denver @ [11] Southern Utah FLOG

Friday begins coolly and calmly enough with Kentucky/Georgia, but an hour later we’re hit with a typhoon of 8 top-11 teams in simultaneous action. For live-blogging purposes, I’ll be focusing on the Oklahoma quad—because I know that’s the hardest for a lot of people to get—but not at the expense of Florida/Alabama, a jewel of the SEC schedule. A three-way tie for #11 this week also gives us an #11 v. #11 match-up between Boise State and Southern Utah, which is far too “we’re a tie!!!” for my taste and needs to be used to determine who is the true #11. Continue reading Things Are Happening – February 2, 2017

Things Are Happening – January 26, 2017

A. Weekend schedule

Friday, January 27
Scores Watch
6:30 ET/3:30 PT – North Carolina @ Pitt LINK ACCN
6:30 ET/3:30 PT – Bridgeport @ Brown
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [16] Auburn @ [3] Florida LINK SEC
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [2] LSU @ [6] Kentucky LINK SEC+
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [11] Missouri @ [12] Georgia LINK SEC+
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [9] Southern Utah @ [24] NC State LINK ACCN
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – UW-Oshkosh @ Centenary LINK CTVT
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – [1] Oklahoma @ Iowa State LINK ISU
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – [5] Alabama @ [23] Arkansas LINK SEC
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – [14] Boise State v. BYU
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Hamline @ Seattle Pacific FREE
Saturday, January 28
Scores Watch
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Penn @ West Chester
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Springfield @ Brockport FREE
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – [12] Nebraska @ [10] Michigan LINK FREE
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Bridgeport, Southern Connecticut, Rhode Island @ Yale Ivy
4:30 ET/1:30 PT – [4] Utah @ [19] Washington P12
4:30 ET/1:30 PT – [8] UCLA @ [17] Oregon State LINK P12
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – [20] Ohio State @ Minnesota LINK BTN+
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – UW-La Crosse, Winona State @ Lindenwood LINK FREE
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – UW-Eau Claire @ UW-Whitewater LINK FREE
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Michigan State, Cornell, Ursinus @ Rutgers LINK
7:45 ET/4:45 PT – Metroplex Challenge ([18] George Washington, Central Michigan, Bowling Green, San Jose State) FLOG
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Arizona State @ [15] Cal LINK P12
Sunday, January 29
Scores Watch
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – [6] Kentucky @ Ball State FREE
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Eastern Michigan @ Western Michigan ESPN3
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Utah State @ New Hampshire
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – [7] Denver, Towson, Temple @ [25] West Virginia LINK FREE
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Kent State, SEMO @ Northern Illinois NIU
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Iowa State @ TWU LINK FREE
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Penn State @ [21] Illinois FREE
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Maryland @ [22] Iowa Iowa
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Air Force @ Centenary
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Arizona @ Stanford LINK P12
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Sacramento State @ UC Davis LINK FREE
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – [5] Alabama v. [16] Auburn (@ Birmingham, AL) LINK
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Illinois-Chicago @ Illinois State FREE

B. The weekend of horrendous scheduling

Thanks, NCAA gymnastics. Your everything is terrible.

Friday begins with five simultaneous meets involving significant teams. Oh, just the five. I’m sort of glad Oklahoma’s meet is behind a paywall since it takes one of the options off the table that we don’t have to bother pretending to pay attention to. So then it’s just the three SEC meets and Southern Utah, suddenly a top-10 team. Easy. We won’t succumb to hysterical hallucinations at all.  Continue reading Things Are Happening – January 26, 2017