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Cal @ Arizona State Live Blog

I'm concluding this gymnastics weekend with some Pac-12 action with Cal at Arizona State. ASU has seen a massive improvement this season, currently ranking # 14 after three weeks of competition versus their 41st place final finish in 2017. The Twitters have great things to say about ASU this season and their newest star is Cairo Leonard-Baker who was named PAC 12 Freshman of the Week.  Follow along and refresh the page every five to ten minutes or so for all the action! First rotation - ASU is on vault, Cal is on bars. Kaitlyn Szafranski leads off ASU on vault  - FTY small hop, arms a bit bent on entry. 9.75 Sofie Seilnacht leads of Cal on Bars -  giant 1/2  + pike jaeger + bail,  Good HS position,  blind change + back 1 1/2 flyaway. 9.8 Jessica Ginn VT ASU -  FTY, good height, step back on the landing. Good form in air. 9.825 Kyana George UB -  tkatchev, short on that last KCHS bail, falls on HS, stalder + full in,  small step 8.95 Anne Kuhm ASU -  beauti

Utah @ Arizona Quasi Live Blog

So I lied, I said I wasn't going to do any more live blogging tonight, but I changed my mind. I'm starting this meet late so, I'm not "live" live, but who cares. That's why this is a "quasi" live blog. We're going from the SEC to the PAC12 with Utah at Arizona. Refresh the page every five to ten minutes for all the updates! First rotation, Utah will start on bars and the home team, Arizona is on vault! Let's get started. Maddi Leydin leads off vault for Arizona - FTY, chest a bit down on the landing, hops to the side, but good height. 9.75 Tiffani Lewis leads off bars for Utah -  giant full + tkatchev, nice air,  bail, bit short on the last HS, sticks DLO dismount.  9.85 Courtney Cowles VT AZ -  FTY, lots of height, hops to the side on landing, but another good vault. 9.8 Makenna Merrill-Giles UB -  toe on + deltchev,  bail, toe circle,  stalder + double back, slight hop back, but a solid routine. Form is much improved this ye

Oklahoma @ Florida Live Blog

Friday gymnastics time has begun! It's former vs. current national champions! Refresh the page to get all the good stuff! Jazzy Foberg leads off vault for Florida -  FTY, gorgeous, solid landing. good height, distance. Looked stuck, but not really, that is ok. 9.875 AJ Jackson leads off bars for Oklahoma - feed froze so I missed most of that routine. 9.85 Sierra Alexander VT FL -  FTY, huge height and distance. hop back, 9.825 Anastasia Webb OK UB -  good 1st HS, pak, nice, shap 1/2, legs glued together, blind change + double front dismount, stuck. 9.925 Alicia Boren VT FL -  big y 1 1/2,  bends her legs on the ascent down, but good height and distance. Won't get as high as she is accustomed. 9.875 Stefani Catour UB OK - perfect ray,  toe on + bail, nice HS position,  almost over arches HS, snaps back in a hot second, DLO, stuck. 9.85 Baker VT  y 1 1/2 BRENNA FREAKIN' DOWELL!  Ray,  nice bail,  bit short on the last HS, DLO, solid. 9.85 Rachel Slocum V

NCAA Gymnastics 2018 - Week 4 Schedule & Preview

Week 4 Thursday, Jan. 25 th 7 ET/6 CT/5 MT/4 PT Iowa @ Maryland Big 10 Network / Live Scores Friday, Jan. 26 th 7 ET/6 CT/5 MT/4 PT Oklahoma @ Florida SECN / Live Scores 7 ET/6 CT/5 MT/4 PT Southeast Missouri @ Penn Live Scores 7 ET/6 CT/5 MT/4 PT Georgia @ Arkansas SECN / Live Scores 7 ET/6 CT/5 MT/4 PT Gustavus Adolphus @ UW-Stout Live Stream / Live Scores 7 ET/6 CT/5 MT/4 PT North Carolina, Ursinus @ Towson Live Stream 7 ET/6 CT/5 MT/4 PT UW Whitewater, Hamline @ Winona State Live Stream 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT Utah @ Arizona Pac 12 8:30 ET/7:30 CT/6:30 MT/5:30 Missouri @ Alabama SECN 8:30 ET/7:30 CT/6:30 MT/5:30 PT Kentucky @ Auburn SECN+/ Live Scores 9 ET/8 CT/7 MT/6 PT Boise State @ Southern Utah Pluto TV / Live Scores 9 ET/8 CT/7 MYT6 PT Air Force @ BYU BYU TV / Live Scores 10 ET/9 CT/8 MT/7 PT Lindenwood, UW- Eau Claire @ Seattle Pacific YouTube / Live Scores 10 ET/9 CT/8 MT/7 PT West Virginia, Illinois-Chicago @ UC Davis F

George Washington, Towson @ West Virginia Live Blog

One final live blog to close the weekend and to get you through the week! This afternoon we're in West Virginia, where the Mountaineers are in a tri-meet against Towson and everyone's favorite hipster team, George Washington! Follow along a refresh the page every five minutes or so for all the action! Intros are under way now; the home team is being introduced last. First rotation - West Virginia, the home team is on vault, George Washington is on bars, Towson is on beam. Touch warm ups happening. K well I missed first vault from WVU. 9.75 Stuck dismount on beam from Towson. Michelle Waldron VT WVU -  yfull, step back, flat feet in the air. 9.7 Liz Pfeiler UB - bail,  KCHS,  giant full + double tuck, clean landing. Julia Merwin VT WVU - FTY, small step. clean in the air, not much distance. 9.8 Lauren Taylor BB Towson = full turn,  clean gainer pike to end. Drouin Allaire UB GWU -  blind change + pike jaeger, nice,  KCHS,  giant full + double tuck, clea

Nastia Liukin Confirms Support for Nassar's Victims; announces WOGA as an interim training location

2008 Olympic Champion, Nastia Liukin confirms her support for Nassar's victims.apologized for her apparent lack of concern and support for her teammates. She explained in a post on her personal website , she explained when asked about it for the first time on national television, the query caught her off guard.

UCLA @ Arizona Live Blog

Time for more Pac 12 fun with UCLA at Arizona. I missed UCLA last week because Elevate the Stage was literally held during last week's Air Force at Denver home opener. Yep. I'm out of clever quips at the moment. According to Risa Perez's twitter, there is a dance party going on down in Tuscon, with at least one person. I expect more dance parties. Just saying. Kennady is straight KILLIN WARM UPS — r i s a ☮ (@risaloveslife) January 20, 2018 To find out if a dance party happens, follow along with me and refresh the page every five minutes or so for the fun.

Western Michigan @ Central Michigan & Cal @ Washington Live Blog

Today, it's a Michigan centric live blog this afternoon with Western Michigan @ Central Michigan. Central Michigan received a good boost early in the season when then they were ranked # 3 after the first week of competition. They're currently ranked # 16. Refresh the page every five minutes or so for updates! Central Mich starts on vault as the home team and Western Mich starts on bars. Brytanny Kaplan VT CMU - Yfull, some piking in the air. 9.725 Taylor Buis UB WMU -  tkatchev, bail, bit short on her last HS, DLO, pikes a bit in the air, lands a bit short. 9.625 Nora Fettinger VT - tucked y full, decent height, couldn't see the landing. Kelsey Hood -  West  Mich - blind change + jaeger, bail, 9.75 Sydney Rae Johnson for CMU sat her yfull, 9.250 Stacy Harrison West Mich - over arches hs, blind change + jaeger, nice,  bit short on last KCHS, DLO, solid.

Alabama @ LSU Live Blog

More SEC fun coming your way with Alabama at LSU. You know the drill! Refresh the page to stay alive... or something like that. And of course I'm late getting over here, stupid computer wouldn't save... or maybe it was Blogger, bleh. Yurchenko 1 1/2 for Myia Hambrick, step out. 9.8 Dickson UB -   bail,  great HS or she over arched it, ugh I'm off my game,  toe on, tkatchev, huge, 9.75 Sarah Edwards VT - y 1 1/2, solid. Kiana Winston UB Alabama - toe on + shap nice,  pak, gorg,  bit short on that last HS, DLO, beautiful. 9.875 Lexie Priessman VT LSU - beautiful, clean Yfull Mack Brannan UB Bama toe 1/2 + jaeger, nice,  toe on + bail,  DLO, piked a bit down and hopped. 1st rotation scores - everything's all tied up - LSU vault - 49.150 Bama bars - 49.150

Florida @ Kentucky Live Blog

We're in for an exciting match up. Kentucky is a team on the rise, having gained much attention over the past few years, slowly making their mark as a team ready to break through. Right now, they are tied with Florida in the rankings. How will they stack up against former NCAA champions, Florida? Refresh the page every five minutes or so to get all the action! Of course there was a small delay in getting my computer started. But no fear, I here now. First rotation - Kentucky is on vault - Florida's on bars. Alex Hyland VT KY - Nice Y full, good distance, tried to hide the step with the ole' "quick salute" 9.825 Kennedy Baker UB FL -  ray, big air,  bail, toe shoot to hB, nice, blind change to double front, stuck. 9.8 Katrina Coca VT KY -  yfull, hop back, bit piked on landing 9.725 Alicia Boren UB- tkatchev, big air, clear hip + bail,  nice form, DLO, didn't control the stick as well as I'ld like 9.775 Sidney Dukes! VT KY -  y 1/2, good

Sayonara Karolyi Ranch

Today, new USA Gymnastics president, Kerry Perry announced that the Karolyi Ranch is no more.  The following statement was released today, via Twitter: “We have cancelled next week’s training camp for the U.S. Women’s National Team. We are exploring alternative sites to host training activities and camps until a permanent location is determined. We thank all those in the gymnastics community assisting in these efforts.” — USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) January 18, 2018

NCAA Gymnastics 2018 - Week 3 Preview and Schedule

Week 3 Schedule & Links Week 3 Friday, Jan. 19 th 1 ET/12 CT/11 MT/10 PT Southern Utah @ BYU BYUTV / Live Scores 6 ET/5 CT/4 MT/3 PT Eastern Michigan @ Bowling Green Live Scores 7 ET/6 CT/5 MT/4 PT Auburn @ Georgia SECN+ / Live Scores 7 ET/6 CT/5 MT/4 PT Florida @ Kentucky SECN /Live Scores 7 ET/6 CT/5 MT/4 PT Northern Illinois @ Kent State Video / Live Scores / Radio 7 ET/6 CT/5 MT/4 PT UW Eau Claire @ UW Stout Video / Live Scores 7 ET/6 CT/5 MT/4 PT Temple @ North Carolina ACC 7 ET/6 CT/5 MT/4 PT Penn State @ Maryland  FLO/ BTN2GO 7:30 ET/6:30 CT/5:30 MT/4:30 PT UW La Crosse @ Hamline 7:30 ET/6:30 CT/5:30 MT/4:30 PT UW Osh Kosh @ Winona State Video 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT Arkansas @ Missouri SECN+ / Live Scores 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT Centenary, Alaska-Anchorage @ Lindenwood Video / Live Scores 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT Ohio State @ Iowa BTN2Go / Flo / Live Scores 8:30 ET/7:30 CT/6:30 MT/5:30 PT Alabama @ LSU SECN / Live Scores 9 ET/8 CT/7 MT/6 P

Power Rankings - The Procrastination Edition

Welcome to Power Rankings! First one of 2018. This is where I recap the most interesting parts of the week of competition and stack them against each other. This isn't real team rankings. This is ranking the newsworthy and the interesting stuff that goes on during the week. We now have two weeks of NCAA gymnastics under our belts, all the teams have shown up in competition. There was drama, tears laughter, falls and crazy scoring! I'm a total procrastinator, so I missed the first week (sorry). So this is the procrastination edition. Since I put this off for a couple of weeks, this might be short. (sorry) Let's discuss!

Oklahoma @ Georgia Live Blog

Today, it's the current national champions, Oklahoma versus the former many time national champion Georgia. Oklahoma opens their season on the road and Georgia has their second meet in a matter of days. Georgia struggled in their season opener against Alabama and will definitely want to make Friday a distant memory. Oklahoma, as per usual is expected to kill it. Refresh the page every five minutes or so for all the good stuff! KJ looks incredibly bored. 1st rotation  - Georgia is on vault, Oklahoma is on bars. Sabrina Vega UGA -  FTY, chest a bit down, knees slightly bent. 9.775 AJ Jackson Oklahoma UB -  l grip giant, piked jaeger, bail,  full in- small hop 9.85 Marissa Oakley VT - UGA - small shuffle, good position and height 9.8 Anastasia Webb UB Oklahoma -  pak, very nice,  shap 1/2,  toe 1/2 + double front. solid, small step 9.85 Rachel Dickson UGA VT -  solid, nice height, flares it. small hop. 9.825 Stefani Catour UB -  overarches 1st hs, toe on, bail, gr