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UF Gymnastics: 2021 Schedule Revealed

Gators gymnastics opens the 2021 season Jan. 8 at Auburn. Home action starts Jan. 15 with a dual meet versus Georgia.
Photo By: Michael Erdelyi

Courtesy of University Athletic Association

BY MARY HOWARD

If you love cheering the Gators while they compete in Southeastern Conference gymnastics dual meet action, 2021 has just what you want.

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The SEC’s eight gymnastics programs’ regular-season schedules consist entirely of dual meets versus league teams.

2020 SEC Schedule Format:
Each SEC gymnastics team competes in eight dual meets – all versus league opponents – over a 10-week span, followed by the SEC Gymnastics Championships on March 20 in New Orleans. There is a home-away meeting with one SEC opponent for each program, with Florida traveling to Auburn to open the season and closing home action on Feb. 26 versus the Tigers.

The regular-season champion is based on the results in one meeting versus each SEC opponent. The Gators’ home finale versus Auburn is the meet tallying toward the regular-season standings.

The Why:
The decision to limit competition to league opponents is based on the need for maximum flexibility in making any necessary scheduling adjustments while reacting to developments around the COVID-19 pandemic and continued advice from medical professionals. The schedule includes two open dates for all schools, in Week 5 and Week 10, to allow for rescheduling of postponed events.

Florida’s 2021 Home Schedule:
Florida’s home schedule has a pair of meets in January and February. Home action begins Jan. 15 with Georgia, and Missouri visits the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on Jan. 29.

A fan favorite – the 15th Annual Gators Link to Pink – is set for Feb. 19. The dual versus Kentucky is part of a SEC initiative to raise breast cancer awareness. Most of the league’s teams participate in a “pink” meet each season. 2021 home action concludes Feb. 26 when Auburn makes its return trip to Gainesville.

2021 Florida Gymnastics Schedule