🏆 Breaking records and taking names
Several athletes and teams broke records in their respective NCAA sports this weekend.
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With the NCAA postseasons for winter sports approaching, top athletes are pulling out all the stops to gain an edge, leading to shattered records on the court, track, pool deck, and mat this weekend.
February 26, 2024
🤸 Lucky number 13
No. 3 LSU senior Haleigh Bryant records the NCAA's 14th-ever gym slam
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No. 3 LSU senior Haleigh Bryant earned her 13th career perfect score and her first on beam, becoming the 14th NCAA women’s gymnast ever to achieve perfection in all four events (aka a gym slam).
February 11, 2024
🤸 No nights off
The latest from the all-important NCAA women’s gymnastics rankings
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Unlike other sports’ subjective polling, gymnastics rankings are especially telling: They’re based on score averages throughout the season, meaning squads compete against opponents and their past selves at every meet.
January 31, 2024
🤸 Everyone watches women’s gymnastics
The SEC flips to history in weekend gymnastics meets
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The SEC is packed with talent, boasting more Top-25 teams than any other conference — and last Friday, they certainly lived up to that hype.
January 29, 2024
🤸 Ballin’ out on the mat
Ball State shines on the mats at the Tennessee Collegiate Classic
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Athletes racked up eight perfect 10s this weekend alone, with half coming from squads you might not expect...
January 22, 2024
🤸 Hit the floor
Who's moving up and down the women's gymnastics rankings
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Their Top 25 is especially volatile because rankings correlate with average meet scores, not subjective committee votes, like the AP’s.
January 17, 2024
🤸 Okay, Boomer (Sooner)
Defending champion Oklahoma impresses at Super 16 meet
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The season’s first big meet — this weekend’s four-session, Mean Girls–themed Super 16 — is officially in the (burn) books, and it served dominance…and disappointment.
January 08, 2024
🤸 Let’s flipping go
2024 NCAA gymnastics season preview
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January 05, 2024
You don’t have to wait until this summer’s Paris Olympics to catch world-class gymnastics — the collegiate women’s season hits the mat this weekend.
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 An Athletes Unlimited and Formula One preview
Ep #344

An Athletes Unlimited and Formula One preview

February 29, 2024

Hey there!

Today’s episode of The GIST of It is a season preview doubleheader, with co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz breaking down the need-to-know storylines from the upcoming Athletes Unlimited Pro Basketball and Formula 1 campaigns.

First, the gals dive into the wild world of Athletes Unlimited, a unique pro sports league that operates under a fantasy-style system, crowning an individual champion at the end of each short season. Will your favorite WNBA superstar win it all this year?

And start your engines because part two is all about F1, the high-intensity, elite racing league loved by celebs and GISTers alike. And with just as much drama off the track as on it, this season is a must-watch, whether or not you’ve binged all six seasons of Drive to Survive.

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Kara Eaker announces retirement, citing abuse from an unnamed male coach
Kara Eaker announces retirement, citing abuse from an unnamed male coach
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On Friday, Red Rocks junior and two-time Team USA World Champion Kara Eaker, a member of Utah’s 2023 national third-place squad, announced her retirement from women’s gymnastics and her withdrawal from the university, citing abuse from an unnamed male coach.
October 23, 2023
How NCAA women's gymnastics works
How NCAA women's gymnastics works
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About 3,500 (!!!) women across 83 Division I, II, and III gymnastics programs will compete this winter for both individual glory and the single cross-division team natty.
August 04, 2023
How NCAA men's gymnastics works
How NCAA men's gymnastics works
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Gymnastics is one of the few college sports where the gals are granted more of the spotlight — and that may be due to the achingly few NCAA men’s teams: There are just 15 NCAA men’s gymnastics teams (12 DI and three DIII) in existence today.
August 04, 2023
A U.S. Classic gymnastics preview
A U.S. Classic gymnastics preview
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Collegiate gymnastics won’t start, ahem, meet-ing until January, but NCAAers also competing at the sport’s elite level are gearing up for a big year as the clock ticks closer to next summer’s Paris Olympics.
August 04, 2023
When will cheer become an NCAA sport?
When will cheer become an NCAA sport?
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Title IX created countless opportunities for women to compete in NCAA sports, but there are athletes on nearly every college campus who aren’t counted under the landmark law: cheerleaders.
June 26, 2023
Oklahoma women and Stanford men take home NCAA gymnastics championships
Oklahoma women and Stanford men take home NCAA gymnastics championships
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Saturday put both the women’s and men’s gymnastics seasons in the book, with trophies hoisted by the sports’ dynasties: the No. 1 Oklahoma Sooner gals and the No. 1 Stanford Cardinal fellas.
April 17, 2023