Sunday Live Blog – February 26, 2017

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 $

Today’s fun little factoid is that if the season ended right this minute, regional #1 would contain Oklahoma, Michigan, and Nebraska, in Nebraska. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR #1. Continue reading Sunday Live Blog – February 26, 2017

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Saturday Live Blog – February 25, 2017

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

The Pac-12 moves to the forefront today, and Alabama’s inability to reach 197 yesterday has presented the opportunity for both Utah and UCLA to move  ahead.

In-progress RQS rankings are as follows:
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UCLA needs 196.650 to move ahead of Alabama.
Utah needs 197.150 to move ahead of Alabama.
UCLA needs 197.400 to guarantee passing Utah. Continue reading Saturday Live Blog – February 25, 2017

NCAA Week 8 Results

Friday, February 24
Final Score
Maryland, So. Conn., West Chester v. Temple Maryland 195.225
Temple 193.900
WC 193.600
So Conn 191.275
[13] Missouri @ [3] Florida Florida 197.900
Missouri 196.750
[8] Denver @ [20] Ohio State Denver 196.900
Ohio St 195.225
[18] Washington, [22] Illinois, NIU @ [11] Kentucky Kentucky 196.625
Illinois 196.625
Washington 196.450
NIU 193.800
William & Mary @ North Carolina UNC 195.625
W & M 191.250
Rutgers @ Towson Towson 195.675
Rutgers 194.275
Ball State @ Eastern Michigan EMU 195.950
Ball St 194.225
Air Force @ [23] New Hampshire UNH 196.050
Air Force 193.125
UW-Whitewater @ UW-La Crosse La Crosse 191.675
Whitewater 191.275
UW-Eau Claire @ UW-Oshkosh Eau Claire 185.200
Oshkosh 184.925
UW-Stout @ Gustavus Adolphus Stout 185.350
Gustavus 183.000
[7] Georgia @ [1] Oklahoma Oklahoma 197.675
Georgia 196.925
[2] LSU @ [14] Auburn LSU 197.675
Auburn 196.100
[12] Boise State @ [4] Alabama Alabama 196.925
BSU 196.675
[10] Oregon State @ Stanford Oregon St 197.125
Stanford 196.325
[17] Iowa @ BYU Iowa 196.550
BYU 196.425
Sac State, SJ State, Seattle Pacific @ UC Davis Davis 194.650
SJ State 193.900
Sac St 193.250
SPU 192.550
Saturday, February 25
Final Score
Brown, Cornell, Penn @ Yale Cornell 193.325
Penn 192.925
Yale 192.875
Brown 192.400
[21] Arkansas @ Michigan State MSU 195.550
Arkansas 185.275
Lindenwood @ Centenary Lindenwood 193.850
Centenary 189.600
Arizona @ [6] UCLA UCLA 197.725
Arizona 196.275
Pitt @ Penn State Penn St 195.200
Pitt 193.525
[5] Utah @ Arizona State Utah 197.600
ASU 194.850
[19] Cal, [24] Utah State, SEMO @ [15] Nebraska Nebraska 197.175
Cal 196.400
Utah St 196.200
SEMO 190.325
[16] George Washington, Kent State @ NC State GW 196.725
Kent St 196.125
NC State 195.550
Sunday, February 26
Final Score
Southern Utah @ [9] Michigan Michigan 197.825
So Utah 196.600
[24] Iowa State, Maryland @ West Virginia WVU 195.950
Iowa St 195.725
Maryland 195.450
Bowling Green @ Central Michigan BGSU 195.725
CMU 195.625
Air Force @ Bridgeport Bridgeport 194.275
Air Force 193.975
Ursinus, Brockport, Rhode Island @ Ithaca Ursinus 188.825
Brockport 187.725
Ithaca 186.550
RI177.900
[1] Oklahoma @ TWU Oklahoma 198.175
TWU 192.975
Winona St, Hamline, Gustavus Adolphus @ Minnesota Minnesota 194.700
Winona 188.025
Hamline 185.650
Gustavus 184.550
Western Michigan @ Illinois-Chicago WMU 195.300
UIC 194.225
[22] Illinois, Illinois State @ [8] Denver Denver 196.975
Illinois 195.450
Illinois St 192.175

Week 8 AA leaders:
1. MyKayla Skinner, Utah – 39.750
2. Amelia Hundley, Florida – 39.675
3. Taylor Houchin, Nebraska – 39.650
4. Alicia Boren, Florida – 39.625
4. Madison Kocian, UCLA – 39.625
4. Chayse Capps, Oklahoma – 39.625 (Meet 2)
Continue reading NCAA Week 8 Results

Friday Live Blog – February 24, 2017

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

For today, the top four in the rankings are set and will not move regardless of result. Tomorrow, it will be possible for both Utah and UCLA to challenge Alabama depending on how everyone does. The 4-6 teams could end up in any order in Monday’s rankings, but no lower teams can challenge that group of six for this week. Continue reading Friday Live Blog – February 24, 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

Best Routine of Week 7 Poll

Congratulations to our week 6 champion, Peng Peng Lee’s bars, which won by a billion votes to zero. It was a close-run thing for the remaining spots, however, as Rachel Slocum’s vault took second, just two votes ahead of Ali Jackson’s floor, which was just three votes ahead of Alex McMurtry’s bars, itself only two votes ahead of Maggie Nichols’ floor.

ROUTINE OF THE WEEK 1st 2nd 3rd
Week 1 Skinner, FX Edney, VT Nichols, UB
Week 2 Ward, VT PP Lee, BB Hambrick, FX
Week 3 Artz, FX Childers, BB Skinner, VT
Week 4 Ross, UB McMurtry, VT PP Lee, UB
Week 5 Gardiner, BB Ward, VT Winston, FX
Week 6 PP Lee, UB Slocum, VT Jackson, FX
Week 7

Now, to the vote for week 7, in which the highest score given out to any gymnast was 9.875. No, I’m totally kidding, everyone got a 10 obviously.

(Heads up, no nominees from the GymQuarters meet this weekend because that meet is behind a paywall and not all of you can watch the routines, in case you’re wondering why Maggie Nichols isn’t four of the nominees. I think she’ll survive.) Continue reading Best Routine of Week 7 Poll

Adventures with Elfi in the Rain

Oh hey, would you like to watch some NCAA gymnastics fluff that has the soundtrack, production quality, color scheme, and fucking moccasins of a 1970s sex ed video set in a zoo?

That’s correct.

So, Elfi. We’re going to need you to go for a short jog while jamming a book to your forehead like you’re absorbing a series of Egyptian prophesies. Annnnnnnnd…action!

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Get the girl an umbrella?

Maybe that’s why she never imagined Russia sending someone that untalented to a world championship. The book LIED to her.

So wait, there were just random pictures of Elfi up around town? Was she an escaped criminal or lost dog? Did Elfi do a murder, you guys?

I mean, we could show her doing some gymnastics, but that’s just so obvious, you know. We don’t have that much time, so I feel like we really need to devote most of it to her laboriously opening a closet. That’s what girls do. Hop in, Elf.

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Ugh, easiest skill in the whole routine. Continue reading Adventures with Elfi in the Rain