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No More Byes - NCAA Approves New Championship Format for 2019

It's official, starting 2019 - the Super Six final will be no more and will be replaced by a four team final, thus eliminating the need for byes.

The NCAA approved the new format change last week during the Division 1 Championship Oversight Committee meeting. Coaches voted in favor of this format over the summer.

So how will this work?

After reading the details, here is what I've come up with:

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World Championships 2017 Power Rankings

Worlds is over for another year (sigh).  While I'm still feeling nostalgic for Worlds, I'm going to recap the best and worst moments of the world championships with my Power Rankings.

Power Rankings are a feature I usually do during NCAA season, but it's still appropriate for an event that all roads lead to in elite.

For the "rankings" of the "power rankings" I'm going to rate an event on the basis of fail or win (occasionally and epic win or epic fail and the general moments of hilarity and heartbreakers.

Let's get started.

Event Finals Day 2 Live Blog

They say all good things must come to an end and today, the World Championships will wrap up with the second and final day of event finals.


Yesterday, the 2015 World Champions all defended their titles. What will the event finals have in store for us today? We will see the men's vault, parallel bars and high bar and women's beam and floor.

Refresh the page every few minutes to get the updates.

Here are the start lists for today's events:


Currently they're showing warm ups for men's vault and women's beam.

Morgan is wearing the ombre raspberry leo with red white and blue sparkles that Jade wore yesterday. Ellie Black is wearing a cerulean leo with sparkles in the shape of a maple leaf. Mai is wearing the leo that has "Nippon" on it in sequins, because rhinestones are for peasants.

Men's vault is first and the athletes are being introduced. I don't seen any flame throwers, which is a mistake. HA. They could have Spaceballs the Flamethrower at wo…

Event Finals Day 2 Preview

The excitement of the World Championships continues with the final day of event finals and the final day of the championships. With five packed finals, this day is sure to offer up some heartbreaks, tears and more tears and possibly some blood.

Let's take a look at what's in store for the final day of event finals and the World Championships. The events for today are men's vault, parallel bars and high bar and women's balance beam and floor exercise.

I'll start with the women's events since that's what I'm most familiar with.


World Champion Morgan Hurd Gets A Congratulatory Tweet from JK Rowling

Morgan Hurd's life changed forever last night when she became the all-around World Champion.

Morgan, an adorable, whip smart little sprite is an avid reader and a huge Harry Potter.  Today, Morgan received a congratulatory tweet from Harry Potter author, JK Rowling. The gymternet at large rallied together to retweet to Rowling to tweet to Morgan. Their efforts paid off greatly.

Event Finals Day 1 Live Blog

We've had an exciting week of highs and major heart breaks and beautiful memories made at the Montreal World Championships.

There's still more to come with the event finals.

Refresh the page about every five minutes to get the most recent updates.

Here are the start lists for today:


Warm ups are going on for the guys on floor. Lots of glorious shots of six packs.

Oh hi Paseka with your construction worker back brace.

Another random observation: Bram Verhofstad looks a lot like Grant Gustin, aka "The Flash." I'm just going to call him Flash from now on. Because that's what he reminds me of.

The intro music is Ellie Black's floor music, I think.... I know it's someone's and I cannot remember whose it is at the moment.

Walk outs are starting here in a sec. Camera is panning over the crowd. That is a MASSIVE stadium.

You've got to make a grand entrance from a cloud of steam. Hello Kenzo! He's getting tons of cheering from the audience.  They&#…

Event Finals Day 1 Preview

So now that our new all-around champions, Xiao Ruoteng and Morgan Hurd, have now been crowned, it's time for the event finals.

Without further adieu, let's take a look at what's in store for us during event finals.

Men: Floor, Pommel Horse & Still Rings
Women: Vault & Uneven Bars