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OU gymnastics: How to watch, what to watch for at NCAA men's and women's gymnastics championships

Men’s

When: 7 p.m., Friday; 6 p.m., Saturday

Where: State Farm Center; Champaign, Illinois

Streaming/television: Friday’s session will be streamed at NCAA.com. Saturday’s finals will be televised on Big Ten Network.

Three t hings to know

• With one individual national title, senior Yul Moldauer would become the winningest collegiate gymnast in history. Moldauer is currently tied with seven national titles.

• Oklahoma is looking to win its fifth consecutive national title. Only one program — Nebraska from 1979-83 — has accomplished that feat. The Sooners have won 12 titles in their history, tied with Penn State for the most.

• The Sooners have beaten 116 consecutive opponents. The only longer streaks in NCAA history are the Miami men’s tennis program 137 from 1957-64 and BYU-Hawaii women’s tennis’ 130 consecutive from 2002-05.

Women’s

When: 6 p.m., Friday; 6 p.m., Saturday

Where: Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Television: ESPNU

Three things to know

• Oklahoma finished second last season to UCLA, just .037 behind. It was the closest margin in nationals history.

• The Sooners are coming off a 198.475 on the second day of regionals April 6. That was the highest road score in NCAA history.

• Maggie Nichols is the reigning NCAA all-around champion, but injuries have limited her this season. Nichols competed in all but the floor exercise at regionals and says she’s as healthy as she’s been all year.

Ryan Aber, Staff writer

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<strong>OU's Maggie Nichols is the defending national champion in the all-around. Nichols and the Sooners will compete in nationals Friday and Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas. [PHOTO BY SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN]</strong>

OU's Maggie Nichols is the defending national champion in the all-around. Nichols and the Sooners will compete in nationals Friday and Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas. [PHOTO BY SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN]

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Ryan Aber

Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The... Read more ›

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