COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships at Gilliam Indoor Stadium will take place on Friday and Saturday and live streaming is available on ESPN3 and WatchESPN. A condensed television replay of the meet will be broadcasted on Sunday, March 12 at 7 p.m. ET.
Live streaming coverage begins at – 6:25 p.m. ET on Friday and 4:55 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Oregon swept the men’s and women’s team title in Birmingham, Alabama in 2016 and are confident about pulling off another double this season.
The Ducks, led by collegiate record holder and standout sprinter, Hannah Cunliffe, enter this year’s championships as the No. 1 women’s team in the country and are projected to win easily.
Besides Cunliffe, sprinter Deajah Stevens, middle distant runner Raevyn Rogers, distant pacer Katie Rainsberger, as well as sprint hurdler Sasha Wallace and the Distance Medley Relay team are expected to score big at this year’s championships.
However, head coach Robert Johnson has warned his team about being complacent as it chases the record of 71 points for scoring, noting that media forecasts aren’t always correct.
“I tell our team, ‘We still got to go out there and run the race,’” Johnson said.
“I also told them, ‘Often times, you guys (the media) put together these dope sheets and these spread charts and these predictions – and 90 percent of the time you’re wrong.
“So let’s take it upon ourselves to make them right for once, as far as their predictions.’ That’s kind of our running joke inside of our team: Let’s make these guys right at what they say they do, almost like the weathermen.”
On the men’s side, Florida starts as the No. 1 team in the rankings and the Gators head into the 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships with 11 entrants ranked at least No. 3 in their respective events.
The mood in the camp is on a high level at the moment, as the Gators, who have won six team national titles since 2010 are the strong pick to win a fourth NCAA Indoor Championships this weekend.