The SEC Network's Saturday morning game day show SEC Nation was in Gainesville, Fla., this week to preview the football matchup between Tennessee and Florida. After last year's dismal Gator chomping from host Paul Finebaum, the crew brought on three-time national champion Bridget Sloan to show him how it's done. She happens to have some practice with it.
Sloan, blinged out in her three national championship rings, taught Finebaum the proper way to chomp. However, he still ended up choosing the Volunteers over the Gators in the end.
Iowa State held its first showcase Friday where its gymnasts perform routines and skills on each event. Since there are still about three months until the competition season begins, some routines were done without dismounts and many landings were onto soft surfaces. Still, the showcase gave the gymnasts an opportunity to test upgraded skills or clean up old ones.
Iowa State posted an extensive collection of videos on its Twitter account, but we've also included some of the highlights below! Kelsey Paz connected a giant full + Tkatchev + shootover on bars, and Kelly Martin performed a full bar routine with a double layout dismount. Alex Marasco did a unique beam series with her one-arm back handspring + layout stepout. Fans also got to have a peek at some of the team's floor choreography.
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Georgia senior Brittany Rogers has officially been named to Canada's team for the 2015 world championships. She has competed three seasons with Georgia and placed second on bars at the NCAA championship last year. Worlds will be held from Oct. 23 to Nov. 1 in Glasgow.
Future NCAA athletes who are also on Canada's team include Sydney Townsend (Michigan), Madison Copiak (Washington) and Victoria-Kayen Woo (Ohio State). The other members are Ellie Black, Isabela Onyshko and Audrey Rousseau.
The 2015 World Championships are important in terms of qualifying for the next Olympics. The top eight teams get an automatic bid while the next eight advance to the test event next April. Then, the top four teams make up the remaining Olympic qualifying countries that earn full team positions at the Games.
Rogers also represented Canada at the 2012 London Olympics. She returned to elite this summer and competed at Canadian nationals in May. For the fall semester, she relocated her training to Canada and has posted videos of new combinations on bars and beam, as well as an Amanar on vault. Rogers will return to Georgia in December for her senior season while still training for the Olympics. After the NCAA championship in April, her focus will shift entirely back to elite as she trains for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Days until the 2017 National Championships