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SEC Gymnastics coverage expands in 2016

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SEC Network Expands Live Gymnastics Coverage for Second Straight Year

22 Nationally Televised Meets; Seven Consecutive-Weeks Scheduled for "Friday Night Heights" Doubleheaders

The 2016 gymnastics season vaults onto television screens nationwide, Friday, Jan. 15 with a doubleheader that begins with defending Southeastern Conference champions, Alabama, facing conference opponent Missouri at 7 p.m. ET, on SEC Network. This year's national television schedule includes 22 meets available on either ESPN2, ESPNU or SEC Network. After successfully producing 10 meets live on television for the first time last season, SEC Network expanded live coverage in the 2016 schedule to 15 meets including the SEC Gymnastics Championship. All 22 television meets will be streamed live on WatchESPN.

The SEC dominated the 2015 season with five teams listed in the nation's Top 10 rankings and the Florida Gators capturing the National title. The SEC holds 11 national titles since 2000.

Items of note in the 2016 SEC Gymnastics television schedule:

• "Friday Night Heights": Fridays will continue to be must-watch television for gymnastics fans. SEC Network opens the schedule with back-to-back meets on Friday, Jan. 15, the first of seven consecutive weeks of live primetime doubleheaders on the network

• Champions Tilt: The 2015 SEC Champions, Alabama, face the 2015 NCAA champions, Florida, on Friday, Jan. 29 on SEC Network

• Rivals: Georgia at Alabama, gymnastics fiercest rivalry as documented in the SEC Storied film "Sarah and Suzanne," closes out SEC Network's Friday night gymnastics series Friday, Feb. 26

• First Time Feats: Both sessions of the SEC Gymnastics Championships will be available live on a linear platform for the first time this year. It was previously aired in tape delay on ESPN2

• But wait, there's more: SEC Network + events, additional school produced meets available exclusively via WatchESPN to SEC Network subscribers, will be released at a later date

2016 SEC Gymnastics TV Schedule
Date Time (ET) Meet Network
Fri., Jan. 15 7:00 p.m. Missouri at Alabama SEC Network
Fri., Jan. 15 8:30 p.m. Georgia at Arkansas SEC Network
Fri., Jan. 22 7:00 p.m. Arkansas at Alabama SEC Network
Fri., Jan. 22 8:30 p.m. Florida at Auburn SEC Network
Sun., Jan. 24 7:00 p.m. Florida at Auburn** ESPN2
Mon., Jan. 25 9:00 p.m. Kentucky at LSU* SEC Network
Fri., Jan. 29> 7:00 p.m. Alabama at Florida SEC Network
Fri., Jan. 29 8:30 p.m. Auburn at Arkansas SEC Network
Fri., Feb. 5 7:00 p.m. Florida at Georgia SEC Network
Fri., Feb. 5 8:30 p.m. Arkansas at LSU SEC Network
Sun., Feb. 7 6:00 p.m. Florida at Georgia** ESPN2
Tues., Feb. 9 5:30 p.m. Kentucky at Alabama* ESPNU
Fri., Feb. 12 7:00 p.m. Missouri at Kentucky SEC Network
Fri., Feb. 12 8:30 p.m. Alabama at Auburn SEC Network
Sun., Feb. 14 6:00 p.m. Alabama at Auburn** ESPN2
Mon., Feb. 15 9:00 p.m. LSU at Georgia* SEC Network
Fri., Feb. 19 7:00 p.m. Florida at Missouri SEC Network
Fri., Feb. 19 8:30 p.m. Auburn at LSU SEC Network
Fri., Feb. 26 7:00 p.m. LSU at Florida SEC Network
Fri., Feb. 26 8:30 p.m. Georgia at Alabama SEC Network
Mon., Feb. 29 7:00 p.m. Missouri at Auburn* SEC Network
Mon., Mar. 7 5:30 p.m. Florida at Kentucky* ESPNU
Mon., Mar. 7 7:00 p.m. Auburn at Georgia* SEC Network
Mon., Mar. 7 8:30 p.m. Alabama at LSU* SEC Network
Sat., Mar. 19 2:00 p.m. SEC Championship TBD
Sat., Mar. 19 6:00 p.m. SEC Championship TBD
Sun., Mar. 27 1:00 p.m. SEC Championship** ESPN2

* - tape delayed
** - reairs

The SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have signed a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network which will launch August 14, 2014. The new network and its accompanying digital platform will carry SEC content 24/7 including more than 1,000 events in its first year. The network will televise 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men's basketball games, 60 women's basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC's 21 sports annually. Programming will also include in-depth commentary and analysis in studio shows, daily news and information, original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, and more. AT&T U-verse® TV, Bright House Networks, Charter, Comcast Xfinity TV, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, LUS Fiber, Mediacom, PTC Communications, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Wilkes Telephone, and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC and will carry the television network nationwide at launch. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports will be offered exclusively as SEC Network+ events on WatchESPN and through authenticated access from AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DISH, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC.