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

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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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Women’s Sports TV Guide: How to watch the WNBA, NWSL and more (October 2021) originally appeared on NBCSports.com