Gymnastics Leads League with Seven Meets Televised
Assistant Communications Director
BATON ROUGE – The LSU gymnastics program will once again be broadcast nationally as the team will be on ESPN’s networks a school record 11 times in 2018, ESPN and the Southeastern Conference announced Thursday.
LSU, the reigning Southeastern Conference regular season and meet champions, leads the league with seven meets televised on SEC Network in 2018. LSU’s non-conference dual meet against Texas Woman’s, road meet at NC State and the regular-season finale against Arizona will also be streamed live on WatchESPN.com.
Season tickets for the 2018 season are going fast with the Tigers fast approaching a school record 5,000 sold. One of the top environments in all of collegiate gymnastics, LSU fans have packed the PMAC and set new attendance records in five-straight seasons, including a third place nationally in attendance rankings.
Fans will have the chance to catch the Tigers live on SEC Network for the first three weeks of the season. The season opener at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5 at against Arkansas in the Maravich Center is the lone meet scheduled on the Network on the first weekend of 2018. LSU will return to the Network against Florida on Friday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. and at home against Alabama on Friday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Following the Metroplex Challenge in Dallas, LSU will compete on the Network in consecutive weeks against Kentucky on Friday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and at Missouri on Friday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
The Tigers final two league meets against Georgia and Auburn will also be live on SEC Network. LSU and Georgia will meet on Friday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. The Tigers will once against close out the Network’s coverage of SEC regular season gymnastics on Sunday, March 4 at 2:30 p.m.
For the third-straight year, the SEC Championship will be carried live. SEC Network will show the early session beginning at 2 p.m., while ESPN2 will carry the second session beginning at 6 p.m. CT.
In addition to the meets throughout the 2018 season, GYM 101 will also be available through SEC Network+. The year’s event will take place Monday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m. CT inside the Maravich Center.
After unprecedented live coverage in 2017, SEC Network continues to provide premier access to Southeastern Conference gymnastics. SEC Network will televise18 live meets in the 2018 season, and SEC Network’s “Friday Night Heights” gymnastics series continues with eight consecutive weeks of elite matchups from around the conference.
2018 LSU Gymnastics Schedule
|Jan. 5||Arkansas||SEC Network||7 p.m.|
|Jan. 12||at Florida*||SEC Network||6 p.m.|
|Jan. 19||Alabama||SEC Network+||7:30 p.m.|
|Feb. 2||Kentucky*||SEC Network+||7:30 p.m.|
|Feb. 9||at Missouri*||SEC Network||7:30 p.m.|
|Feb. 18||Texas Woman’s||SEC Network+||2:30 p.m.|
|Feb. 23||at Georgia*||SEC Network||6 p.m.|
|March 4||Auburn*||SEC Network||2:30 p.m.|
|March 9||at NC State||ESPN3||6 p.m.|
|March 17||Arizona||SEC Network+||TBA|
|March 24||SEC Championship||ESPNU/SEC Network||1 p.m./5 p.m.|
* SEC Meet