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American Preview: Heavyweights Look To Keep Conference Punching Above Its Weight
UCF and Wichita State share loaded lineups and pitching question marks, which could produce one of the nation’s most exciting title races.
No Place Like Home: AUX Moves to Rosemont for Second Season
AUX is trading palm trees for deep dish, with the second season of the pro softball competition moving from San Diego to Chicago.
Big Ten Preview: WCWS Veteran Northwestern Faces Deep Pack of Challengers
Northwestern still has Danielle Williams as the Wildcats chase back-to-back WCWS trips, but the rest of the Big Ten has a lot to offer the champs.
Big 12 Preview: Oklahoma and Oklahoma State Again Poised to Unleash Bedlam
Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are still loaded, national finalist Texas wants to prove it can start how it finished and a deeper league means there will be no easy weekends in the Big 12.
2022 Fall Report: Alabama
To send off Montana Fouts with an WCWS sequel, a star-studded freshman class will need to adapt quickly to Alabama’s enduring standard of excellence.
2022 Fall Report: North Texas
North Texas was ahead of schedule in reaching a regional final with one of the NCAA tournament’s youngest teams. That bodes well for an ascendent program’s next step.
2022 Fall Report: Florida State
With Kat Sandercock and much of its lineup returning, a familiar-looking Florida State could return to familiar postseason territory this season.
2022 Fall Report: UMBC
UMBC didn’t have to go very far to assemble perhaps the best mid-major pitching staff in the country. And it’s ready to take the next step in 2023.
2022 Fall Report: Baylor
With everyone back from a team that won a championship you might have missed, Baylor hopes some key new faces will lead them back to the big tournament.
2022 Fall Report: Michigan
A clean slate is a challenge and an opportunity for Michigan, as Bonnie Tholl and a new-look pitching staff take the first steps in the post-Hutch era.
Tara Henry Named Great Britain Head Coach
Great Britain has appointed former UCLA standout and longtime international instructor and clinician Tara Henry as head coach ahead of the WBSC World Cup.
2022 Fall Report: Oklahoma
For Oklahoma, the fall isn’t about finding out if it still has All-Americans. It’s about finding out if those All-Americans are ready to be Sooners.
2022 Fall Report: Texas Tech
New Texas Tech coach Craig Snider and some intriguing pitching additions could help the Red Raiders find stability after recent upheaval in Lubbock.
2022 Fall Report: South Dakota State
For a South Dakota State program that still has the talent to go places, a new coach who is excited to be in Brookings looks like a perfect fit.
2022 Fall Report: Oklahoma State
Lexi Kilfoyl is one of more than a dozen newcomers adjusting to life in Stillwater. With Kelly Maxwell still around, don’t expect the winning to stop.
2022 Fall Report: Iowa State
Iowa State returns one of softball’s most stable rosters, but an intriguing group of newcomers will compete for time as the Cyclones try to return to the NCAA tournament.
2022 Fall Report: Kansas
With a young returning core and a big class of newcomers, Kansas may be able to catch its breath and starting building on its foundation.
2022 Fall Report: Wichita State
Returning All-Americans Addison Barnard and Sydney McKinney lead a potent lineup that has Wichita State softball turning heads locally and nationally.
2022 Fall Report: Boston University
Boston University had a strong case as the best team left out of the NCAA tournament. But with most of the core returning, the Patriot League juggernaut spent fall ball preparing for a better end to the story.
2022 Fall Report: North Dakota State
Last season: 30-23 (10-8 Summit), lost in Summit League semifinal Winter is coming. Well, sure. It usually is in Fargo. Most years, it’s followed by a Summit League softball championship race. North Dakota State softball lived by that mantra long before it became a meme. In 2009, North Dakota State became the second-most northerly school ever […]
2022 Fall Report: Weber State
Weber State must replace two stars in 2023, but Mary Kay Amicone has built a Big Sky dynasty on culture that remains in abundance.
Kevin Durant, Angela Ruggiero among investors pledging $30 million to Athletes Unlimited
In a sign of continued league growth, investors including Kevin Durant and Angela Ruggiero have pledged $30 million to Athletes Unlimited.
For the Joy of It: Dejah Mulipola Wins 2022 Athletes Unlimited Title
For a league intent on proving joy and excellence go hand in hand, Dejah Mulipola is the ideal 2022 Athletes Unlimited champion.
AU Report: Alyssa Denham Takes Overall Lead, Sets Up Final Day Free-For-All
Alyssa Denham took over the AU lead without throwing a pitch on the season’s penultimate day. Her secret? She drafted Rachel Garcia.
AU Report: Mulipola Still Leads But Rhodes Creates Five-Way Race Entering Final Weekend
The final Friday of the Athletes Unlimited season offered plenty of drama but did nothing to settle a four-way title race that may be growing even larger.
Carol Hutchins and the End of an Era
As long as Carol Hutchins coached, college softball’s past was a living thing. Her retirement marks the end of an era and the beginning of history.
Danielle O’Toole Goes No. 1 in Final AU Draft
In her final weekend of pro softball, will No. 1 pick Danielle O’Toole derail Dejah Mulipola’s bid for the Athletes Unlimited championship?
AU Report: Alyssa Denham’s Big Day Creates Four-Way Title Race Entering Final Week
With a one-hit shutout, Alyssa Denham pitched her way into the title race. But Denham, Amanda Chidester and Haylie McCleney are chasing Dejah Mulipola.
Anissa Urtez Goes No. 1, But Premium on Pitching in Week 4 Athletes Unlimited Draft
Anissa Urtez went No. 1 overall again, but pitching dominated the early rounds of the Week 4 Athletes Unlimited draft.
AU Report: Dejah Mulipola, Haylie McCleney Duel Atop Leaderboard After Week 3
Haylie McCleney’s late heroics lifted her team to a win in the Week 3 finale, but she couldn’t pass Dejah Mulipola on the leaderboard.
AU Report: Dejah Mulipola Reclaims Overall Lead as Parity Reigns in Week 3
Team McCleney and Team Mulipola turned big innings at the plate into bounceback wins on Saturday. That leaves the race wide open at the top of the overall leaderboard.