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National Championship – Schedule and Links

And so we arrive at nationals. Three more competitions to decide the 2021 champion. Friday will bring us both of the national semifinals, from which the top 2 teams at each advance to Saturday’s team final, which will be live on free TV in the US for the very first time. So take that, hockey and golf.

Let’s get to the schedule. In addition to TV broadcasts, each competition will have the four-event view and specific event streams on ESPN3. I always use the four-event stream because it’s best for live blogging, but I know that’s too much stimulation for a lot of people.

Friday, April 16
Scores Stream
1:00pm ET/10:00am PT – Semifinal I
[1] Florida
[4] Michigan
[5] Cal
[8] Minnesota
LINK ESPN2
4-event
VT
UB
BB
FX
Spanish
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – Semifinal II
[1] Oklahoma
[3] LSU
[6] Utah
[7] Alabama
LINK ESPN2
4-event
VT
UB
BB
FX
Spanish
Saturday, April 17
Scores Stream
3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT – Team Final

LINK ABC
ESPN3
4-event
VT
UB
BB
FX
Spanish

The team final on ABC will be broadcast live on TV for anyone in the US. There will also be access on ESPN3 for those who have been able to watch ESPN3 competitions in the past.

The semifinals on ESPN2 will be broadcast live on TV and can also be streamed online at the link provided for those who have a log-in from a TV provider subscription that gets ESPN2, which is all of them.

All remaining streams will be on ESPN3 and may be streamed on WatchESPN for those who have a log-in from an internet service provider.


Here is the rotation order for the semifinals and individual athlete assignments. All the individual titles are awarded on Friday based on scores at the semifinals only.

Regional Championships – Schedule and Links

Let’s begin this week’s preparation for regionals with the schedule and links—and a format refresher thrown in for luck. And necessity. Most of the scoring links aren’t a thing yet, but I’ll add them once they are.

Part 1: Play-ins

Competition begins on Thursday with the much-maligned (but also I secretly enjoy them) play-in meets, where the two lowest-ranked teams at each regional site compete to see who gets to join the seven other teams at Actual Regionals, and who is eliminated.

Thursday, April 1
Scores Stream
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – Georgia Play-in
[26] NC State vs. [35] Western Michigan
LINK FREE
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – West Virginia Play-in
[33] Penn State vs. [35] West Virginia
LINK ESPN3
4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT –  Alabama Play-in
[31] Eastern Michigan vs. [32] Maryland
LINK ESPN3
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT –  Utah Play-in
[30] Temple vs. [34] Arizona
LINK ESPN3

Part 2: Regional Semifinals

After the elimination of one team, the remaining eight teams at each regional site compete in two regional semifinals, both on Friday. The top two teams from each semifinal advance to the next day, while the two losing teams are eliminated, taking us from 32 teams to 16 teams.

Friday, April 2
Scores Stream
1:00pm ET/10:00am PT –  Georgia Semifinal #1
[8] Minnesota
[9] Denver
[18] Georgia
[24] Oregon State
LINK ESPN3
1:00pm ET/10:00am PT –  West Virginia Semifinal #1
[5] Cal
[12] BYU
[27] Ohio State
[28] Towson
LINK ESPN3
2:00pm ET/11:00pm PT –  Alabama Semifinal #1
[7] Alabama
[10] Arkansas
[19] Iowa
[20] Iowa State
LINK ESPN3
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT –  Utah Semifinal #1
[6] Utah
[11] Arizona State
[17] Boise State
[21] Southern Utah
LINK ESPN3
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT –  Georgia Semifinal #2
[1] Florida
[16] Illinois
[25] Central Michigan
[26] NC State
LINK ESPN3
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT –  West Virginia Semifinal #2
[4] Michigan
[13] UCLA
[29] Kent State
[35] West Virginia
LINK ESPN3
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT –   Alabama Semifinal #2
[1] Oklahoma
[15] Auburn
[23] Missouri
[32] Maryland
LINK ESPN3
9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT –   Utah Semifinal #2
[3] LSU
[14] Kentucky
[22] Utah State
[34] Arizona
LINK ESPN3

The regional semifinal day can get to be a lot (though not nearly as bad as it used to be in the previous format), so I’ve included the half-hourly schedule breakdown with team-by-team rotations if you need to plan which terrifying beam rotations you need to watch at which time.

Friday’s competition also serves to determine which individual qualifiers advance to nationals. On Friday, the top all-around gymnast who doesn’t end up making nationals with a team will nonetheless qualify as an individual, as will the top scorers on each apparatus who are not on an advancing team. (They compete only that particular apparatus at nationals.)

Part 3: Regional Finals

On Saturday, the remaining four teams at each regional site compete in a single session, with the top two teams advancing to nationals and the two losing teams eliminated, taking us from 16 teams down to the eight that make nationals.

Saturday, April 3
Scores Stream
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT –   Georgia Regional Final LINK ESPN3
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT –   West Virginia Regional Final LINK ESPN3
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT –   Alabama Regional Final LINK ESPN3
9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT –   Utah Regional Final LINK ESPN3

Conference Championships – Schedule and Links

Thursday, March 18 Scores Stream
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – Winona State @ UW-Oshkosh   FREE
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – Gustavus Adolphus @ UW-Eau Claire    
Friday, March 19 Scores Stream
4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT – MIC Championships
@ #43 Illinois State
#44 Lindenwood
#46 TWU
#48 SEMO
#53 Centenary
LINK ESPN+
Saturday, March 20 Scores Stream
1:00pm ET/10:00am PT – Big Ten Championship Session #1
#26 Ohio State
#31 Maryland
#32 Penn State
#36 Nebraska
#42 Rutgers
LINK BTN
1:00pm ET/10:00am PT – EAGL Championship Session #1
#27 NC State
#35 New Hampshire
#40 North Carolina
#49 George Washington
LINK ESPN3
2:00pm ET/11:00am PT – Big 12 Championship
#1 Oklahoma
#9 Denver
#22 Iowa State
@ #38 West Virginia
LINK ESPN2
2:00pm ET/11:00am PT – Pac-12 Championship Session #1
#24 Oregon State
#37 Arizona
#41 Washington
#55 Stanford
LINK P12N
2:00pm ET/11:00am PT – MAC Championship
#25 Central Michigan
#28 Kent State
#29 Eastern Michigan
@ #33 Western Michigan
#34 Ball State
#45 Northern Illinois
#50 Bowling Green
LINK ESPN3
3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT – SEC Championship Session #1
#14 Kentucky
#15 Auburn
#16 Georgia
#23 Missouri
LINK SECN
AA
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UB
BB
FX
4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT – San Jose State @ Air Force LINK FREE
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – Hamline @ UW-Stout LINK FREE
6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT – Big Ten Championship Session #2
#3 Michigan
@ #7 Minnesota
#16 Illinois
#18 Iowa
LINK BTN
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – EAGL Championship Session #1
#29 Towson
#39 Temple
@ #47 Pittsburgh
#52 LIU
LINK ESPN3
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – SEC Championship Session #2
#1 Florida
#4 LSU
#8 Alabama
#9 Arkansas
LINK SECN
AA
VT
UB
BB
FX
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – Mountain Rim Championship
#12 BYU
#19 Boise State
#20 Southern Utah
@ #21 Utah State
LINK FREE
9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT – Pac-12 Championship Session #2
#5 Cal
#6 Utah
#11 Arizona State
#13 UCLA
LINK P12N

#16 Georgia has withdrawn from the SEC Championship and #35 New Hampshire has withdrawn from the EAGL Championship due to COVID things.

So, it’s a lot. Just be thankful it’s not like last time, when the Birmingham and Doha World Cups were happening at the same time too.

Here is the annual composite conference championships schedule for Saturday for download:


Meets marked ESPN2 will be broadcast live on TV and can also be streamed online at the link provided for those who have a log-in from a TV provider subscription. Which is all of them.

Meets marked SECN will be broadcast live on TV on the SEC Network and can also be streamed online at the link provided for those who have a log-in from a TV provider subscription—U-Verse, Spectrum, DirecTV, Dish, Xfinity, Verizon, Sling, Hulu, or YouTube TV.

The AA and apparatus streams for SEC Championships may be streamed on WatchESPN for those who have a log-in from a TV provider subscription—U-Verse, Spectrum, DirecTV, Dish, Xfinity, Verizon, Sling, Hulu, or YouTube TV.

Meets marked P12N will be broadcast live on TV on the Pac-12 Network and can also be streamed online at the link provided for those who have a log-in from a participating TV provider that carrier the Pac-12 Network. The Pac-12 Network also provides an international subscription option for those outside the US.

Meets marked BTN will be broadcast live on TV on the Big Ten Network and can also be streamed online at the link provided for those who have a log-in from a participating TV provider subscription that carries BTN.

Meets marked ESPN3 may be streamed on WatchESPN for those who have a log-in from a participating internet service provider, which is all of them.

Meets marked ESPN+ may be streamed through a paid subscription to the ESPN+ streaming service ($5/month).

Meets marked FREE are free at the link provided.

NCAA Week 10 – Schedule and Links

Wednesday, March 10
Scores Stream
4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT – [6] Cal @ Washington LINK FREE
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – Stanford @ San Jose State LINK FREE
Thursday, March 11
Scores Stream
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – UW-Eau Claire @ UW-Oshkosh   FREE 1
FREE 2
9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT – [11] Denver @ [12] BYU LINK BYUTV
Friday, March 12
Scores Stream
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – [4] Michigan @ Maryland LINK BTN+
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – Kent State @ Bowling Green LINK FREE
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – George Washington, Temple @ Towson LINK FREE
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – UW-La Crosse @ Winona State   FREE
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – Hamline @ Gustavus Adolphus LINK FREE
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – TWU @ Centenary   FREE
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – West Virginia @ Pittsburgh LINK ESPN3
7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT – Northern Illinois @ [23] Iowa State LINK ESPN+
7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT – Illinois State, Lindenwood @ SEMO LINK  
9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT – [10] Arizona State @ [18] Boise State LINK FREE
9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT – [20] Utah State @ [5] Utah LINK FREE
Saturday, March 13
Scores Stream
1:00pm ET/10:00am PT – Penn State @ Rutgers LINK BTN+
1:00pm ET/10:00am PT – LIU @ NC State LINK ACCN
2:00pm ET/11:00am PT – [7] Minnesota @ [21] Illinois LINK BTN+
2:00pm ET/11:00am PT – Ball State, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan @ Central Michigan LINK FREE
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – [17] Southern Utah, Air Force @ Arizona LINK FREE
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – San Jose State @ [14] UCLA LINK FREE
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – UW-Whitewater @ UW-Stout LINK FREE 1
FREE 2
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – William & Mary @ North Carolina LINK FREE
Sunday, March 14
Scores Stream
1:00pm ET/10:00am PT – [1] Oklahoma @ [23] Iowa State LINK ESPN+
2:00pm ET/11:00am PT – Pittsburgh @ West Virginia LINK ESPN+
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – [24] Oregon State @ Stanford   FREE
4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT – George Washington, New Hampshire, Temple @ Towson LINK FREE
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – Washington @ [6] Cal LINK FREE
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – [19] Iowa @ Nebraska LINK BTN+

Links will continue to be added as they become available.

Michigan State’s meet against [25] Ohio State is canceled as Michigan State has shut down its season. Ohio State will not compete this week.

SEC teams [1] Florida, [3] LSU, [8] Alabama, [9] Arkansas, [12] Kentucky, [15] Auburn, [16] Georgia, and [21] Missouri do not compete this week.

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NCAA Week 9 – Schedule and Links

Wednesday, March 3
Scores Stream
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – Rutgers @ Maryland LINK BTN+
Friday, March 5
Scores Stream
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – Nebraska @ [5] Minnesota LINK BTN+
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – [14] Kentucky @ [18] Georgia LINK SEC+
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – West Virginia @ Pittsburgh LINK ESPN3
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – Towson, George Washington @ Temple LINK ESPN+
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – Iowa State, Illinois State @ Northern Illinois LINK NIU($)
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – [8] Arkansas @ [12] Auburn LINK SEC+
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – [11] BYU @ [2] Oklahoma LINK FSOK
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – [4] Utah @ [23] Oregon State LINK FREE
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – San Jose State @ Air Force   FREE
8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT – [1] Florida @ [6] Alabama LINK SEC+
8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT – [22] Missouri @ [3] LSU LINK SEC+
Saturday, March 6
Scores Stream
1:00pm ET/10:00am PT – North Carolina @ William & Mary LINK FREE
2:00pm ET/11:00am PT – [19] Illinois @ [17] Iowa LINK BTN+
4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT – NC State @ New Hampshire LINK FREE
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – [10] UCLA @ [9] Cal LINK FREE
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – Arizona @ [7] Arizona State LINK FREE
Sunday, March 7
Scores Stream
1:00pm ET/10:00am PT – Towson @ George Washington LINK FREE
1:00pm ET/10:00am PT – Iowa State, Air Force, Bowling Green @ Eastern Michigan LINK ESPN3
1:00pm ET/10:00am PT – Ball State @ Kent State LINK FREE
2:00pm ET/11:00am PT – Michigan, Penn State, Rutgers @ [21] Ohio State LINK BTN+
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – [2] Oklahoma, Centenary @ TWU LINK TWU($)
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – [24] Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Lindenwood @ Illinois State   ESPN+
4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT – [15] Southern Utah, [20] Utah State @ [13] Denver LINK DU($)
4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT – LIU @ Temple LINK ESPN+
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – [16] Boise State, Stanford @ Washington LINK FREE

Links will continue to be added as they become available.

Continue reading NCAA Week 9 – Schedule and Links

NCAA Week 8 & Elite – Schedule and Links

Wednesday, February 24
Scores Stream
4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT – Arizona @ [17] Arizona State LINK FREE
Thursday, February 25
Scores Stream
10:00am ET/7:00am PT – Winter Cup – Senior Men Podium Training A N/A FLO
1:30pm ET/10:30am PT – Nastia Liukin Cup Podium Training N/A FLO
4:30pm ET/1:30pm PT – Winter Cup – Senior Men’s Podium Training B N/A FLO
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – UW-Eau Claire @ Hamline LINK FREE
Friday, February 26
Scores Stream
8:00am ET/5:00am PT – Winter Cup – Elite Team Cup (Junior Men) Podium Training N/A FLO
10:00am ET/7:00am PT – Winter Cup – Senior Women’s Podium Training N/A FLO
2:30pm ET/11:30am PT – Promising Young Nastia Cup LINK NBCSN
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – Big Five ([8] Minnesota, [19] Illinois, [21] Ohio State, Nebraska @ Maryland) LINK BTN+
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – New Hampshire, Towson @ LIU LINK FREE
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – UW-Stout @ Gustavus Adolphus   FREE
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – [2] LSU @ [14] Kentucky LINK SECN
7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT – Winter Cup – Senior Men Day 1 LINK NBCSN
7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT – Illinois State, Centenary @ SEMO LINK  
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – [10] Denver, Lindenwood, TWU @ [3] Oklahoma LINK FSOK
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – [7] Alabama @ [6] Arkansas LINK SEC+
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – [15] Georgia @ [23] Missouri LINK SEC+
8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT – [18] Auburn @ [1] Florida LINK SECN
9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT – [9] Cal @ [4] Utah LINK P12N
9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT – [22] Utah State @ [11] BYU LINK BYUTV
Saturday, February 27
Scores Stream
8:00am ET/5:00am PT – Winter Cup – Junior (and select seniors) Women’s Podium Training N/A FLO
12:30pm ET/9:30am PT – Winter Cup – Senior Women LINK NBC
2:00pm ET/11:00am PT – Oregon State @ [13] UCLA LINK P12N
2:00pm ET/11:00am PT – Big Five ([12] Iowa, Penn State, Michigan State, Rutgers @ [5] Michigan) LINK BTN+
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – Kent State @ Northern Illinois LINK NIU($)
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – San Jose State @ Stanford    
4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT – North Carolina, Temple @ [25] NC State   ACCN
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – Winona State @ UW-Whitewater LINK FREE
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – UW-Oshkosh @ UW-La Crosse   FREE
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – Winter Cup – Elite Team Cup (Junior Men) LINK FLO
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – [16] Southern Utah @ [20] Boise State LINK FREE
Sunday, February 28
Scores Stream
12:00pm ET/9:00am PT – Winter Cup – Junior (and select seniors) Women LINK FLO
2:00pm ET/11:00am PT – Bowling Green @ Central Michigan LINK ESPN+
2:00pm ET/11:00am PT – Centenary @ SEMO LINK  
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – Western Michigan @ Ball State LINK  
4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT – New Hampshire, Pittsburgh, Towson @ LIU   FREE
4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT – Arizona, TWU @ Air Force    
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – [17] Arizona State @ Washington LINK FREE
5:30pm ET/2:30pm PT – Winter Cup – Men’s (Junior & Senior) Day 2 LINK FLO
Monday, March 1
Scores Stream
7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT – West Virginia @ [24] Iowa State LINK ESPN+

Links will continue to be added as they become available.

NCAA Monday meets will not be included as part of week 8 for ranking purposes.

Stanford has canceled its intended Friday meet against Arizona and replaced it with a Saturday meet against San Jose State. Arizona instead joins the Air Force meet on Sunday.

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