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ESPN Expands Industry-Leading Gymnastics Coverage to 30 Meets, Nearly 50 Hours of High-Flying Action in 2019

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  • Nearly 50 Hours of Gymnastics Coverage on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network and SEC Network+
  • “Friday Night Heights” Series Returns on SEC Network with Eight Consecutive Weeks of Doubleheaders

ESPN continues to lead the industry in NCAA Gymnastics coverage across its networks, boasting nearly 50 hours of live regular season action in 2019. Between the regular season and Championship Saturday, 30 meets featuring teams from the Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC will be available across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network and SEC Network+.

Defending National Champion UCLA will bookend the regular season slate, as the Bruins host Big Ten foe Nebraska in primetime on Friday, January 4 on ESPN2, and travel to Norman to face three-time NCAA Champion Oklahoma on Sunday, March 3 at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN.

For the second consecutive year, ESPN will carry Big Ten gymnastics on Super Bowl Sunday, with end-of-year No. 7 Nebraska at No. 13 Michigan at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 3.

SEC Network will televise 18 live meets in the 2019 season, with the “Friday Night Heights” gymnastics series continuing with eight consecutive weeks of elite matchups from around the conference.

In addition to the eight weeks of “Friday Night Heights” throughout January, February and March, gymnastics fans will be treated to three tripleheaders this spring, including a massive matchup between two-time defending SEC Champion LSU at six-time NCAA Champion Alabama to close regular season SEC action on ESPN2:

  • Jan 18 – Arkansas at Kentucky at 6 p.m. (SECN); Alabama at Georgia at 7:30 p.m. (SECN); Florida at LSU at 9 p.m. (SECN)
  • Jan 25 – Kentucky at Florida at 6 p.m. (SECN); Georgia at Auburn at 7:30 p.m. (SECN); LSU at Alabama at 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
  • Mar 1 – Kentucky at Missouri at 6 p.m. (SECN); Auburn at Alabama at 7:30 p.m. (SECN); Georgia at LSU at 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

ESPN2, ESPNU and SEC Network are teaming up to close out the regular season with Championship Saturday on Saturday, March 23. The Big 12 Gymnastics Championship will be carried live at 2 p.m. with the champion being crowned on ESPNU.

For the fourth consecutive year, the 2019 SEC Gymnastics Championship will be telecast live, with coverage of the afternoon session on SEC Network at 4 p.m. and flipping to ESPN2 for the evening session at 8 p.m.

As always, every meet on ESPN networks is available on the ESPN App for authenticated subscribers.

 

Date Time (ET) Meet Network
Fri, Jan 4 9 p.m. Nebraska at UCLA ESPN2 LIVE
Fri, Jan 11 7 p.m. Missouri at Florida SEC Network LIVE
8:30 p.m. LSU at Auburn SEC Network LIVE
Fri, Jan 18 6 p.m. Arkansas at Kentucky SEC Network LIVE
7:30 p.m. Alabama at Georgia SEC Network LIVE
9 p.m. Florida at LSU SEC Network LIVE
Fri, Jan 25 6 p.m. Kentucky at Florida SEC Network LIVE
7:30 p.m. Georgia at Auburn SEC Network LIVE
9 p.m. LSU at Alabama ESPN2 LIVE
Fri, Feb 1 7 p.m. Arkansas at Georgia SEC Network LIVE
Auburn at Kentucky SEC Network+ LIVE
8:30 p.m. Alabama at Missouri SEC Network LIVE
Sun, Feb 3 2 p.m. Nebraska at Michigan ESPN LIVE
6 p.m. Auburn at Kentucky ESPNU Tape Delay from 2/1
Fri, Feb 8 7 p.m. Auburn at Florida SEC Network LIVE
8:30 p.m. LSU at Kentucky SEC Network LIVE
Sat, Feb 9 6 p.m. Minnesota at Nebraska ESPNU LIVE
Sun, Feb 10 6 p.m. UCLA at Washington ESPN2 LIVE
Fri, Feb 15 7 p.m. Kentucky at Georgia SEC Network LIVE
8:30 p.m. Florida at Alabama SEC Network LIVE
Sun, Feb 17 3:30 p.m. Missouri at LSU SEC Network+ LIVE
Mon, Feb 18 5:30 p.m. Missouri at LSU ESPNU Tape Delay from 2/17
Fri, Feb 22 7 p.m. Georgia at Florida SEC Network LIVE
Alabama at Kentucky SEC Network+ LIVE
8:30 p.m. LSU at Arkansas SEC Network LIVE
Sun, Feb 24 6 p.m. Alabama at Kentucky ESPN2 Tape Delay from 2/22
Fri, Mar 1 6 p.m. Kentucky at Missouri SEC Network LIVE
7:30 p.m. Auburn at Alabama SEC Network LIVE
9 p.m. Georgia at LSU ESPN2 LIVE
Sun, Mar 3 1 p.m. UCLA at Oklahoma ESPN LIVE
Sat, Mar 23 2 p.m. Big 12 Championship ESPNU LIVE
4 p.m. SEC Championship
Afternoon Session
SEC Network LIVE
8 p.m. SEC Championship
Evening Session
ESPN2 LIVE