ESPN Features More Than 60 Hours of Industry-Leading NCAA Gymnastics Coverage in 2022, ABC to Broadcast Regular Season Action for the First Time

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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

Date Time (ET) Meet Network
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

 

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Amanda Brooks

Amanda is the Communications Manager for ESPN College Football and SEC Network, and oversees publicity for college gymnastics and track & field across all ESPN networks. Amanda is a proud alum of Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., and earned her master's in ethics from Vanderbilt University. A native of Kent, Ohio, she is a die-hard Cleveland Indians fan.
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