Ute fans will see gymnastics teams like UCLA, Georgia, Oregon State and BYU in the Huntsman Center this year.
Sept. 19, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY--
The Pac-12 Conference released the 2014 gymnastics schedule today and for the second-straight year, the Utes will be the most televised gymnastics team in the conference. Utah will appear on the Pac-12 Networks a total of seven times--five of them national broadcasts. The televised meets include five in the Huntsman Center, one road dual meet and the Pac-12 Championships in Berkeley, Calif.
Utah, which qualified for a record 38th-straight national championship last April, has four other teams from the 2013 NCAA Championships on this year's schedule: UCLA (twice), Stanford, Michigan and Georgia.
"Our fans will see a lot of great gymnastics this season--in the Huntsman Center and on television. Our schedule allows us to meet some of the best teams in the country week-in and week-out, which is great preparation for the postseason," said Utah co-head coach Greg Marsden.
Utah opens its season at home on Jan. 11 against regional foes Brigham Young, Southern Utah and Boise State. Other marquee matchups on the six-meet home schedule are against UCLA (Jan. 25), Oregon State (Feb. 22) and Georgia (Mar. 15).
Season tickets for the nation's attendance leader--Utah averaged 14,349 fans a home meet last year to lead all women's sports--are on sale now at UtahUtes.com or by calling 801-581-UTIX. More than 5,000 season tickets have already been sold.
The 2014 Pac-12 Conference Championships will be hosted by Cal on April 5. It will mark Utah's second trip to Berkeley: The Utes open their conference schedule at Cal on Jan. 17. The NCAA Regionals are scheduled for April 5 at a location to be determined. The 2014 NCAA Championships will be held in Birmingham, Ala., Apr. 18-20.
The Utes return 12 letterwinners--including their entire 2013 NCAA Championships' lineup--and nine All-Americans. New to the team is freshman Baely Rowe, a three-time Junior Olympic champion. Fans will get their first chance to see the Utes at the annual Red Rocks Preview on Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Huntsman Center. Admission to the popular event is free.
Date Opponent Location Time TV Fri., Dec. 13 Red Rocks Preview Salt Lake City 7:00 p.m. MT Sat., Jan. 11 BYU, Southern Utah, Boise State Salt Lake City 7:00 p.m. MT Fri., Jan 17 at California* Berkeley, Calif. 7:00 p.m. PT Sat., Jan 25 UCLA* Salt Lake City 7:30 p.m. MT Pac-12 Net Sat., Feb. 1 at Arizona State* Tempe, Ariz. 1 p.m. MT Fri., Feb 7 Arizona* Salt Lake City 7:00 p.m. MT Pac-12 Net Mon., Feb 17 at Stanford* Stanford, Calif. 2:00 p.m. PT Pac-12 Net Sat., Feb 22 Oregon State* Salt Lake City 6:00 p.m. MT Pac-12 Net Fri., Feb 28 Washington* Salt Lake City 6:00 p.m. MT Pac-12 Net Fri., Mar 7 at Michigan w/UCLA Ann Arbor, Mich. 7:00 p.m. ET Sat., Mar 15 Georgia Salt Lake City 7:00 p.m. MT Pac-12 Net Sat., Mar. 22 Pac-12 Championships Berkeley, Calif. TBA Pac-12 Net Sat., Apr. 5 NCAA Regionals TBA TBA Fri., Apr. 18 NCAA Championships-Semifinals Birmingham, Ala. TBA Sat., Apr. 19 NCAA Championships-Super Six Birmingham, Ala. TBA Sun., Apr. 20 NCAA Championships-Event Finals Birmingham, Ala. TBA *Pac-12 Conference meet; Times are local to site