ESPN Features More Than 60 Hours of Industry-Leading NCAA Gymnastics Coverage in 2022, ABC to Broadcast Regular Season Action for the First Time
ESPN continues to stick the landing in its NCAA Gymnastics coverage across ESPN networks, with more than 60 hours of flips, full-outs and all-around action in 2022. Collegiate gymnastics will shine in the spotlight once again this season, with broadcast coverage on ABC for both the 2022 NCAA National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships and a regular season meet between perennial powerhouses.
ABC was the home of last year’s NCAA trophy and the 2022 NCAA National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships return to ABC this spring. The Championship Final will be live on Saturday, April 16 at 1 p.m. ET. Semifinal I will take place on Thursday, April 14 at 1 p.m. on ESPN2 with Semifinal II airing live at 6 p.m. Thursday, also on ESPN2. Also returning this season is streaming coverage of NCAA Regionals, with the four regional competitions live on the ESPN App via ESPN3/ESPN+ with coverage of every gymnast and apparatus.
New in 2022, ABC will broadcast a regular season contest, as two of the top teams in the Southeastern Conference, Alabama and Florida, flip into action on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m.
Between the regular season, Conference Championship Saturday and comprehensive coverage of all rounds of the NCAA Gymnastics Championship, more than thirty meets featuring teams from the Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC will be available across ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, ESPN3 and ESPN+, with additional action on SEC Network+ throughout the season.
Defending national champion Michigan will be on ESPN networks three times in 2022, beginning with a Big Ten meet against in-state rival Michigan State on Sunday, Jan 30 at 2 p.m., on ESPNU. For the fifth straight season, ESPN networks will carry college gymnastics on Super Bowl Sunday, with a Big Ten battle between Penn State and Michigan on ESPN2 at 6 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 13. Michigan’s final regular season TV appearance will be on the road at 2021 NCAA runner-up and four-time NCAA Champion Oklahoma at 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 4 on ESPN2.
Two regular season meets are set for ESPN this season, starting with reigning Big 12 champion Denver visiting the Sooners at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30. The following weekend, Pac-12 powerhouses Utah and UCLA go head-to-head on ESPN at 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4.
SEC Network’s “Friday Night Heights” franchise returns in 2022, with eight consecutive weekends of high-flying action from around the conference beginning on Friday, Jan. 7. Viewers will be treated to a record five “Friday Night Heights” tripleheaders on SEC Network and ESPN2 featuring SEC squads during the 2022 regular season, including a quadruple-header on Friday, Feb. 18. In total, SEC Network will showcase 19 live meets in the 2022 regular season. Please click here for more on SEC gymnastics.
ESPNU and SEC Network are teaming up once again to close out the regular season with Championship Saturday on Saturday, March 19. The Big 12 Gymnastics Championship will be carried live in primetime at 7 p.m. with the champion crowned on ESPNU.
The SEC Gymnastics Championship will be telecast live, with the 2022 edition airing exclusively on SEC Network. Coverage of the afternoon session flips on at 3:30 p.m. with the evening session tumbling along at 8 p.m.
As always, every meet on ESPN networks is available via the ESPN App on smartphones, tablets, connected streaming devices or espn.com/watch.
2022 ESPN NETWORKS TV SCHEDULE – NCAA WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS
|Fri, Jan 7||7 p.m.||West Virginia at LSU||SEC Network|
|Sun, Jan 9||1 p.m.||Alabama at Oklahoma||ESPN2|
|Fri, Jan 14||7 p.m.||Georgia at Kentucky||SEC Network|
|8:30 p.m.||Auburn at Arkansas||SEC Network|
|9:30 p.m.||Oklahoma at Utah||ESPN2|
|Sun, Jan 16||3 p.m.||Alabama at Florida||ABC|
|Fri, Jan 21||6 p.m.||Florida at Georgia||SEC Network|
|7:30 p.m.||Kentucky at Alabama||SEC Network|
|9 p.m.||Arkansas at LSU||SEC Network|
|Fri, Jan 28||7 p.m.||LSU at Georgia||SEC Network|
|8:30 p.m.||Arkansas at Florida||SEC Network|
|9 p.m.||Alabama at Auburn||ESPN2|
|Sat, Jan 29||4 p.m.||Missouri at Kentucky||SEC Network|
|Sun, Jan 30||2 p.m.||Michigan State at Michigan||ESPNU|
|5 p.m.||Denver at Oklahoma||ESPN|
|Fri, Feb 4||7 p.m.||Florida at Missouri||SEC Network|
|10 p.m.||Utah at UCLA||ESPN|
|Sat, Feb 5||4 p.m.||Auburn at LSU||ESPNU|
|Fri, Feb 11||6 p.m.||LSU at Florida||SEC Network|
|7:30 p.m.||Georgia at Alabama||SEC Network|
|9 p.m.||Missouri at Auburn||SEC Network|
|Sun, Feb 13||6 p.m.||Penn State at Michigan||ESPN2|
|Fri, Feb 18||6 p.m.||Florida at Kentucky||SEC Network|
|7:30 p.m.||Auburn at Georgia||SEC Network|
|9 p.m.||Alabama at LSU||ESPNU|
|Arkansas at Missouri||SEC Network|
|Fri, Feb 25||6 p.m.||Missouri at Alabama||SEC Network|
|7:30 p.m.||Kentucky at Auburn||SEC Network|
|9 p.m.||Georgia at Arkansas||SEC Network|
|Fri, Mar 4||9 p.m.||Michigan at Oklahoma||ESPN2|
|Sat, Mar 19||3:30 p.m.||SEC Championship (Afternoon Session)||SEC Network|
|7 p.m.||Big 12 Championship||ESPNU|
|8 p.m.||SEC Championship (Evening Session)||SEC Network|
|Wed, Mar 30||TBD||NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships – Regionals||ESPN3/ESPN+|
|Thu, Mar 31||TBD||NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships – Regionals||ESPN3/ESPN+|
|TBD||NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships – Regionals||ESPN3/ESPN+|
|Sat, Apr 2||TBD||NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships – Regionals||ESPN3/ESPN+|
|Thu, Apr 14||1 p.m.||NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships – Semifinal I||ESPN2|
|6 p.m.||NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships – Semifinal II||ESPN2|
|Sat, Apr 16||1 p.m.||NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships – Final||ABC|