Gymnastics

Roethlisberger on Men’s NCAA Gymnastics

After this season, there could be only 12 NCAA teams remaining.

John Roethlisberger:

… men’s gymnastics is the hardest sport to follow, understand, and tell who’s winning, even more so than women’s gymnastics. In 2018, the women’s finals of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships had over three times as many viewers as the men’s competition, according to Sports Business Daily.

Roethlisberger believes people want to know the score in real time and what needs to happen in the next turn for a team to take or retain the lead. …

The meets also take too long, Roethlisberger said. He said he would shorten all events to three-up, three-count. 

He said he would downsize the gymnasts on teams to 12 and use a club program as the junior varsity program. Many programs have more than 20 on their roster.

“I honestly would go as far as cutting the entire budget, other than the coach and maybe three scholarships,” Roethlisberger said

Tide changing for collegiate men’s gymnastics, alternative solutions exist