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2022 Big 12 Season Preview
Oklahoma returns its historic lineup almost intact, but transfers abound as Big 12 teams restock to take on the defending national champions.
2021 Fall Report: Saint Francis
What do Tim Walton, Cat Osterman and Jessica Mendoza have to do with an NEC dynasty? The Saint Francis blueprint goes back to the 2011 USSSA Pride and one of the best rosters ever assembled.
AU adds Romero, Garcia for expanded 2022
Athletes Unlimited will welcome Rachel Garcia and Sierra Romero in 2022 and give fans more opportunities to see them play by expanding operations with a second competition.
2021 Fall Report: Baylor
After some challenging years, Baylor coach Glenn Moore feels revitalized by a young team hoping to write the next chapter in program history.
2021 Fall Report: Texas Tech
With a host of freshmen and transfers, including a national champion, Texas Tech will have a new look in Sami Ward’s second season in Lubbock.
2021 Fall Report: Michigan
With reigning Big Ten Player of the Year Lexie Blair, two superstar pitchers and a deep freshman class, Michigan has a lot to work with in 2022.
2021 Fall Report: Washington
Washington must replace some very familiar faces up the middle, but Kinsey Fiedler and a talented freshman class can rely on the trusted pitching arm of super-senior Gabbie Plain to lead the way.
2021 Fall Report: Oklahoma State
Coming off another World Series and welcoming high-profile newcomers, it grows ever harder for Oklahoma State to claim underdog status. But the Cowgirls love to play with a chip on their shoulder.
2021 Fall Report: Southern Illinois
Like many mid-majors, Southern Illinois drew inspiration from James Madison. SIU has an ace that could spearhead a similar run.
2021 Fall Report: Texas
With Fresno State transfer Hailey Dolcini newly in tow alongside All-American Janae Jefferson, Texas feels it has the right mix to get back to the WCWS.
2021 Fall Report: Arizona
It’s a new era for Arizona, but the cupboard is far from bare for new head coach Caitlin Lowe.
Underdog No More: Miami’s Morgan Zerkle excels as player and coach
Morgan Zerkle finished sixth in her second Athletes Unlimited season, 10 points shy of Cat Osterman in fifth place. All that separated her from one of greatest players who ever lived was the equivalent of an extra a bloop hit during the preceding 15 games. The season finale was on a Monday. She spent […]
2021 Fall Report: Miami
Miami returns almost every player who contributed to a successful 2021 season, including 26-game winner Courtney Vierstra.
2021 Fall Report: South Dakota State
A lot of mid-majors looked at James Madison and thought ‘Why not us?’ Only South Dakota State ranked in the top 15 nationally in ERA, slugging and fielding in 2021.
2021 Fall Report: Iowa State
Iowa State doesn’t have Sami Williams, but the Cyclones do have Mikayla Ramos and just about everyone else who helped the program reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1988.
Aleshia Ocasio Wins Athletes Unlimited Championship
Look at Aleshia Ocasio and you see the best player in the second season of Athletes Unlimited. You also see ample reason to remain hopeful about where the sport goes from here.
Athletes Unlimited Report: September 26
One more day remains in the Athletes Unlimited season, but Aleshia Ocasio turned it into a coronation rather than a sprint to the finish line. The ace all but wrapped up the title with another gem.
Athletes Unlimited Report: September 25
Carrie Eberle made her move for the title with a pitching gem in Saturday’s opening game. But Aleshia Ocasio might have slammed the door shut by earning MVP honors in the nightcap.
Odicci Alexander Goes No. 1 in AU Week 5 Draft
Superstar rookie Odicci Alexander went No. 1 in the final Athletes Unlimited draft, but could the title race turn on Amanda Chidester finding Cat Osterman available in the second round?
Aleshia Ocasio Tops AU Leaderboard After Week 4
Almost no one could hit Carrie Eberle in Week 4, and that means almost no one can catch Aleshia Ocasio and Amanda Chidester as they head to the final week in pursuit of a championship.
Athletes Unlimited Report: September 19
Kelsey Stewart used a big day to move into title contention. Morgan Zerkle kept up her bid by putting Cat Osterman on the brink. All that and much more from a busy Sunday from Athletes Unlimited.
Athletes Unlimited Report: September 18
Led by Team Jaquish’s Alyssa Denham, rookie pitching ruled the opening day of Week 4 in Athletes Unlimited. But it’s still a familiar hitter atop the overall leaderboard.
Amanda Lorenz Tops AU Week 4 Draft
Three weeks into her rookie season in Athletes Unlimited, it’s increasingly clear what Amanda Lorenz’ peers think of the slugger. She’s the new arrival that everyone has to have. A first-round selection in the league’s first weekly draft this season, Lorenz added another milestone Tuesday when she was selected No. 1 overall by Aleshia Ocasio […]
Amanda Chidester Tops AU Leaderboard After Week 3
It was never too late to save the day in Week 3 of Athletes Unlimited. A late home run lifted Amanda Chidester to the top of the leaderboard, while a huge final day from Cat Osterman extended a record streak.
Athletes Unlimited Report: September 12
Amanda Lorenz can’t stop hitting home runs. But did Taylor McQuillin help stop Cat Osterman’s run as a captain in its tracks? Sunday offered plenty of Athletes Unlimited drama.
Athletes Unlimited Report: September 11
Olympian Bubba Nickles wasted no time making a good first impression in her Athletes Unlimited debut. But the Team Jaquish outfielder wasn’t the only player hitting the ball out of the park.