Pac-12 Announces Remainder of 2021 Utah Gymnastics Schedule
SALT LAKE CITY – The Pac-12 Conference has officially released Utah's conference slate for the 2021 season, which begins this Saturday, Jan. 23 against Arizona in the Jon M. Huntsman Center.
With TV selections made only through Feb. 28, the Red Rocks will have television coverage every meet, with two meets airing on ESPNU and four meets on the Pac-12 Networks. The three regular season appearances on an ESPN network is the most in history in a single regular season for Utah gymnastics.
"We are thrilled that ESPN continues to showcase women's gymnastics and our program," said Utah head coach Tom Farden. "Viewers nationwide had the opportunity to see us this past weekend on ESPN2, while two additional meets will be nationally televised on ESPNU this season and we could not be any more pleased. The extensive coverage by ESPN and the Pac-12 Networks for every meet through the end of February is something we do not take for granted."
Utah begins Pac-12 competition this Saturday against Arizona for the home opener at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Utah and Arizona will open Pac-12 play at 1 p.m. MT on the Pac-12 Networks. Utah will remain in Salt Lake City the following week to take on Washington. The Utes and Huskies will compete Saturday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. MT on ESPNU for the rematch of the last year's regular season title meet.
Returning to the road, Utah will have its first away Pac-12 meet at Arizona State on Saturday, Feb. 6 and will follow the road trip in Tempe, Ariz. with a road trip to Palo Alto, Calif., to face Stanford on Monday, Feb. 15. Both road meets will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks with Utah at Arizona State beginning at either 1 p.m. MT or 7 p.m. MT, while Utah and Stanford will meet at 3 p.m. MT.
Utah will come home to the friendly confines of the Huntsman Center to host the UCLA Bruins on Friday, Feb. 19. The Red Rocks and Bruins will battle it out on ESPNU at 7 p.m. MT. Utah will then host California on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. MT on the Pac-12 Networks to close out home conference events before heading to Corvallis, Ore. for the final Pac-12 dual meet of the year. Utah and Oregon State will compete on March 5 in Gill Coliseum.
Due to Minnesota's conference-only restrictions imposed by the Big Ten Conference, Utah will now welcome Utah State for senior night in Salt Lake City. The dual meet between the Utes and Aggies will be March 12 at 7 p.m. MT.
Utah will compete for a conference title on Saturday, March 20 at the 2021 Pac-12 Gymnastics Championships at the Maverik Center in West Valley City. The NCAA Regionals are slated to be April 1-3, while the NCAA Championships are scheduled for April 16-17. Utah is scheduled to be one of the four host sites for the NCAA Regional rounds this year.
Due to the extension of the spectator policy enforced by the Pac-12 Conference, there will be no spectators allowed to attend home gymnastics meets in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Season ticket holders for Utah gymnastics will have three options regarding their season tickets for the 2021 gymnastics season. The options are as follows:
- Apply your payment to the 2022 Utah Gymnastics season.
- Reinvest your money as a tax-deductible donation to the Dumke Expansion project. If you reinvest your ticket money to the Dumke Expansion project, you will have the opportunity to have a cardboard cutout of yourself placed inside the Huntsman Center during competition.
- Request a refund of your payment.
Non-season ticket holders that would like to support the program from afar can donate $50 or more to the Dumke Expansion project. Fans who wish to donate are eligible to receive a fan cut-out (one per $50 donation) to be placed in the arena for the duration of the gymnastics season. To donate to the Dumke Expansion project, visit here.
2021 Utah Gymnastics Schedule
|Sat., Jan. 9||Best of Utah||West Valley City, Utah||7 p.m.||BYUtv|
|BYU, Southern Utah,
|Sun., Jan. 17||at Oklahoma||Norman, Okla.||3 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Sat., Jan. 23||Arizona*||Salt Lake City||1 p.m.||ESPN700||P12N|
|Sat., Jan. 30||Washington*||Salt Lake City||8 p.m.||ESPN700||ESPNU|
|Sat., Feb. 6||at Arizona State*||Tempe, Ariz.||1 p.m. OR 7 p.m.||P12N|
|Mon., Feb. 15||at Stanford*||Palo Alto, Calif.||3 p.m.||P12N|
|Fri., Feb. 19||UCLA*||Salt Lake City||7 p.m.||ESPN700||ESPNU|
|Fri., Feb. 26||California*||Salt Lake City||7 p.m.||ESPN700||P12N|
|Fri., March 5||at Oregon State*||Corvallis, Ore.||TBD|
|Fri., Mar. 12||Utah State||Salt Lake City||7 p.m.||ESPN700|
|Sat., Mar. 20||Pac-12 Championships||West Valley City, Utah||P12N|
NCAA Postseason Events
|Thurs., Apr. 1||NCAA Regional 1st Round||TBD#|
|Fri., Apr. 2||NCAA Regional 2nd Round Semifinal|
|NCAA Regional 2nd Round Semifinal 2|
|Sat., Apr. 3||NCAA Regional Final|
|Fri., Apr. 16||NCAA Championships Semifinal 1||Fort Worth, Texas|
|NCAA Championships Semifinal 2||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Sat., Apr. 17||NCAA Final||Fort Worth, Texas|