Gymnastics media saves the day for NCAA regionals — Aly Raisman speaks to USA Today

The IX: Gymnastics Saturday with Lela Moore, March 30, 2024

Happy Gymnastics Saturday! Conference championships have ended (and so has the Pac-12), and now we’re looking ahead to NCAA regionals next weekend. The regionals draw is set, albeit with a few shuffles to accommodate hosts (and un-accommodate Michigan State, ahem). 

Continue reading with a subscription to The IX

Get unlimited access to our exclusive coverage of a varitety of women’s sports, including our premium newsletter by subscribing today!

Join today

I’d like to highlight the importance of independent gymnastics media here: Jenna King, a senior editor at College Gym News (and the mastermind behind Rudi the Roster Robot), pointed out a huge error by the NCAA committee responsible for naming the 12 individual all-arounders and 16 individual event specialists who will compete alongside the top 36 teams at regionals. The committee used season-high scores instead of the highest score that did not go toward the gymnast’s national qualifying score to break the ties, in violation of its own published rules.

After King’s tweet, the NCAA acknowledged the error and announced five additions to the field. It did not name King specifically, but if you’re a gym fan, now you know who to thank for the right field at regionals. 

Other gym news

The Balance Beam Situation has the liveblog of every NCAA conference championship, the regionals draw, and, of course, the GIFs.

College Gym News has the regionals draw plus an analysis of who won the draw and who … did not. There’s also: a conference championships recap, who’s coming back for a COVID-19 year in 2025, the behind-the-scenes of LSU’s SEC title, a preview of the Berkeley regional, a feature on college leotard design, and leotard rankings from conference champs. 

The Gymternet has the results of the DTB Pokal Team Challenge

Iowa is reviewing its women’s gymnastics program and has placed head coach Larissa Libby on paid leave. 

Want women’s hockey content? Subscribe to The Ice Garden!

Here at The IX, we’re collaborating with The Ice Garden to bring you Hockey Friday. And if you want the women’s hockey goodness 24/7? Well, you should subscribe to The Ice Garden now!

Bidding for the 2025 European Championships has reopened after Tel Aviv, the original host, canceled the competition. 

A tweet from USA Gymnastics about April’s national team camp said that 18 opportunities for international assignments are available for attendees. 

You can stream national team camp live! 

GymCastic explains why Gabby Douglas won’t be at national team camp (spoiler alert: USA Gymnastics is following its own clearly written procedures) and why it matters for her. 

The Olympic Channel also covered what’s next for Douglas

Jade Barbosa is doing a Britney Spears floor routine. We love to see it. 

24/7 women’s soccer coverage with The Equalizer

The IX is partnering with The Equalizer to bring more women’s sports stories to your inbox. Subscribers to The IX receive 50% off their subscription to The Equalizer for 24/7 coverage of women’s soccer.

Five at the IX: Aly Raisman with USA Today

Aly Raisman, who will be on the call for the NCAA championships on April 20, gave an interview to USA Today when she was named one of its 2024 Women of the Year.

Mondays: Soccer
By: Annie Peterson, @AnnieMPeterson, AP Women’s Soccer
Tuesdays: Tennis
By: Joey Dillon, @JoeyDillon, Freelance Tennis Writer
Wednesdays: Basketball
By: Howard Megdal, @HowardMegdal, The Next
Thursdays: Golf
By: Addie Parker, @addie_parker, The IX
Fridays: Hockey
By: @TheIceGarden, The Ice Garden
Saturdays: Gymnastics
By: Lela Moore, @runlelarun, Freelance Writer

Written by Lela Moore