Dec. 5, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -
A total of six of Alabama gymnastics regular-season meets will be broadcast as part of the Southeastern Conference television package the league office announced this week, including two that will air on the ESPN family of networks.
"We have a tremendous schedule again this year, one that I think our fans will love," UA head coach Sarah Patterson said. "That is just one of the reasons I'm so grateful that we compete in a conference that works hard every day to provide tremendous exposure for our sport and the SEC, something that will only get better as we move to the SEC Network next year."
Combined, ESPN, FSN and CSS will broadcast 21 SEC gymnastics meets this season, in addition to the SEC Championship. All meets will be broadcast on a delayed basis.
The Crimson Tide will open the season on Jan. 10 with its home meet against Missouri on Fox Sports Net with a broadcast date of Jan. 18. The Tide's tri-meet with Kentucky and Nebraska, which will be held in Knoxville, Tenn. on Jan. 18, will air on CSS on Jan. 24. The Tide's meet at LSU on Jan. 31 will also air on CSS, with a broadcast date of Feb. 4.
When Alabama faces off against archrival Georgia on Feb. 7, ESPN2 will be on the house with the meeting airing on Feb. 9. The meet will also be shown on ESPNU on Feb. 13. On Feb. 14, Alabama travels to Auburn where the action will be covered by CSS with an airdate of Feb. 18.
On Feb. 28, the winners of the last three NCAA Championships, Alabama (2011 and 2012) and Florida (2013) will face off in Tuscaloosa with ESPNU in the house. That meet is slated to air on March 6.
In addition to regular season action, fans can watch the SEC Championship on ESPNU and ESPN. Fans will also be able to access the ESPN and ESPN2 telecasts through their mobile devices on WatchESPN.
2014 Alabama Gymnastics SEC TV Schedule
Date Meet Air Date/Time (CT) Network
1/10 Missouri @ Alabama 1/18 - TBA FSN
1/18 Alabama, Kentucky & Nebraska 1/24 - TBA CSS
1/31 Alabama @ LSU 2/4 - TBA CSS
2/7 Georgia @ Alabama 2/9 - 11:30 1.m. ESPN2
2/13 - 4:30 p.m. ESPNU
2/14 Alabama @ Auburn 2/18 - TBA CSS
2/28 Florida @ Alabama 3/6 - 4:30 p.m. ESPNU
3/22 SEC Championship 3/27 - 4:30 p.m. ESPNU
3/29 - 10:00 a.m. ESPN2