Women’s Sports TV Guide: How to watch the WNBA, NWSL and more (October 2021)

2021 WNBA Finals: Diana Taurasi #3 of the Phoenix Mercury drives past Courtney Vandersloot #22 of the Chicago Sky in the first half at Footprint Center on October 10, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona
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Between the 2021 WNBA Playoffs, the conclusion of the 2021 NWSL regular season, and world championships in wrestling and gymnastics, October is a busy month in the women’s sports world.

Stay on top of it all with On Her Turf‘s viewing guide, which includes schedule and TV channel info for key games and competitions this month.


2021 WNBA Finals

The 2021 WNBA Playoffs are down to two teams: the Phoenix Mercury and Chicago Sky.

On Her Turf‘s full guide to the 2021 WNBA Playoffs (including a full schedule and TV channel details) can be found here.


2021 NWSL Season – Schedule and TV Info 

Amid allegations of abuse and a reckoning on player safety and treatment, the 2021 NWSL regular season is nearing its end.

Here is a schedule of the remaining NWSL regular season games in October 2021:

Date

NWSL Teams

Game Time

TV Network / How to Watch

Wednesday, October 6 NY/NJ Gotham FC vs. Washington Spirit 7pm ET CBS Sports Network
Wednesday, October 6 North Carolina Courage vs. Racing Louisville FC 7:30pm ET Paramount+
Wednesday, October 6 Portland Thorns FC vs. Houston Dash 10pm ET Paramount+
Saturday, October 9 Orlando Pride vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC 7pm ET Twitch
Saturday, October 9 Washington Spirit vs. Racing Louisville 7:30pm ET Paramount+
Sunday, October 10 Kansas City vs. Portland Thorns FC 5pm ET Paramount+
Sunday, October 10 OL Reign vs. Chicago Red Stars 7pm ET Paramount+
Sunday, October 10 Houston Dash vs. North Carolina Courage 7pm ET Paramount+
Wednesday, October 13 North Carolina Courage vs. Washington Spirit 7:30pm ET Paramount+
Wednesday, October 13 Chicago Red Stars vs. Orlando Pride 8pm ET Twitch
Wednesday, October 13 Kansas City vs. Houston Dash 8pm ET Paramount+
Wednesday, October 13 OL Reign vs. Portland Thorns FC 10:30pm ET Paramount+
Saturday, October 16 Racing Louisville FC vs. Orlando Pride 7:30pm ET Paramount+
Saturday, October 16 Chicago Red Stars vs. Kansas City 8pm ET Paramount+
Saturday, October 16 OL Reign vs Washington Spirit 10pm ET Paramount+
Sunday, October 17 North Carolina Courage vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC 2pm ET CBS Sports Network
Sunday, October 17 Houston Dash vs. Portland Thorns FC 7pm ET Paramount+
Friday, October 22 Kansas City vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC 8pm ET Twitch
Friday, October 29 Orlando Pride vs. Chicago Red Stars 7pm ET Twitch
Saturday, October 30 Kansas City vs. OL Reign 7pm ET Paramount+
Saturday, October 30 Portland Thorns FC vs. North Carolina Courage 10pm Twitch
Sunday, October 31 Washington Spirit vs. Houston Dash 2pm ET Paramount+
Sunday, October 31 NJ/NY Gotham FC vs. Racing Louisville FC 3pm ET CBS Sports Network

The top six teams at the end of the 2021 NWSL regular season will compete for the 2021 NWSL Championship.

ALSO FROM ON HER TURF: 2021 NWSL Timeline: Amid league failures, players reclaim control


LPGA – 2021 BMW Ladies Championship – Schedule and TV Channel Info

  • Round 1 – Thursday, October 21 at 2pm (Golf Channel)
  • Round 2 – Friday, October 22 at 6:30pm ET (Golf Channel)
  • Round 3 – Saturday, October 23 at 6:30pm ET (Golf Channel)
  • Final Round – Sunday, October 24 at 5:30pm ET (Golf Channel)

2021 World Gymnastics Championships – Schedule and TV Guide

Women’s All-Around Final

  • Thursday, October 21 at 5:15am (Live on Olympic Channel)
  • Thursday, October 21 at 7pm ET (Taped coverage on NBCSN)

Individual Apparatus Finals

  • Saturday, October 23 at 5am ET (Live on Olympic Channel)
  • Sunday, October 24 at 3:30am ET (Live on Olympic Channel)
  • Sunday, October 24 at 1:30pm ET (Taped coverage on NBC)

2021 Skate America – Schedule and TV Info

Pairs’ Short Program and Men’s Short Program

  • Friday, October 22 at 9pm ET (Live on NBCSN)

Ladies’ Short Program and Rhythm Dance

  • Saturday, October 23 at 5:30pm ET (Live on NBCSN)

Pairs’ Free and Men’s Free

  • Saturday, October 23 at 10pm ET (Live on NBCSN)

Ladies’ Free and Free Dance

  • Sunday, October 24 at 3pm ET (Live on NBC)

2021 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships – Schedule and TV Info

  • Wednesday, October 27 at 6pm ET (Olympic Channel)
  • Thursday, October 28 at 6pm ET (Olympic Channel)
  • Friday, October 29 at 6pm ET (Olympic Channel)
  • Saturday, October 30 at 6pm ET (Olympic Channel)
  • Sunday, October 30 at 6pm ET (Olympic Channel)

U.S. Olympic Curling Trials – Mixed Doubles 

While Trials for the men’s and women’s curling teams will take place in November, the U.S. mixed doubles team will be selected first. Trials will take place in Irving, California, and conclude on October 31.


EVENTS IN THE PAST

2021 World Wrestling Championships in Oslo, Norway

The U.S. women had a strong showing at the 2021 World Wrestling Championships in Oslo, Norway. A few highlights:

  • Adeline Gray became the first American wrestler (of any gender, in any style) to win six world titles (recap here)
  • Helen Maroulis won her third world title two weeks after contracting COVID-19 (recap here)
  • After missing out on the Olympics, Jenna Burkert battled back to win her first world medal (recap here)

TV Schedule – Women’s Wrestling Finals – World Championship Finals

  • Tuesday, October 5: 12pm-2pm ET (Live on Olympic Channel)
  • Wednesday, October 6: 12pm-2pm ET (Live on Olympic Channel)
  • Thursday, October 7: 12pm-2pm ET (Live on Olympic Channel)

LPGA – 2021 Cognizant Founders Cup – Schedule and TV Info

  • Round 1 – Thursday, October 7 at 2pm ET (Live on Golf Channel)
  • Round 2 – Friday, October 8 at 12pm ET (Live on Golf Channel)
  • Round 3 – Saturday, October 9 at 12pm ET (Live on Golf Channel)
  • Final Round – Sunday, October 10 at 12pm ET (Live on Golf Channel)

2021-2022 Women’s Super League (WSL) – Games on NBCSN

For a second straight season, Women’s Super League (WSL) games are airing in the United States on NBC Sports.

Here is a look at the upcoming WSL games on NBCSN this month:

  • Saturday, October 9: Manchester City vs. Manchester United (Live at 8:30am ET, NBCSN)
  • Sunday, October 10: Chelsea vs. Leicester City (11am on NBCSN)

You can find a full WSL guide and schedule (including streaming info) over on Pro Soccer Talk.


2021 Marathon Majors – How to Watch

2021 Chicago Marathon – TV Info

  • Sunday, October 10 at 8am ET (Live on NBCSN, Peacock)

2021 Boston Marathon – TV Info

  • Monday, October 11 at 7:30am ET (Live on NBCSN, Peacock)

ALSO FROM ON HER TURF: Tatyana McFadden: Two marathon podiums in 24 hours


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