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A Catch That Changed a Game and Explained a Season
Why was Oklahoma leaps and bounds ahead of the rest of college softball this season? Just look at Jayda Coleman’s game-changing, home-run-denying catch in Game 2.
Decade of Dominance: Oklahoma Continues to Make the Moment Their Own
Again and again over the past decade, Oklahoma has proved it is right for the times in college softball. That isn’t nearly as easy as the Sooners make it look.
Jordy Bahl Scuttles Florida State’s Best-Laid Pitching Plans in Game 1
Florida State had a proven plan. But this time, Oklahoma had Jordy Bahl. In Game 1 of the championship series, that made all the difference.
WCWS Game 11: Sooners Catch a Rising Star, Slip Past Stanford to Reach Championship Series
Baffled by Stanford’s NiJaree Canady throughout the WCWS, Oklahoma All-American Tiare Jennings got one last chance to solve the riddle. She didn’t let it go to waste.
WCWS Game 10: All-Americans Do All-American Things, Send Tennessee to Semifinals
This time, Ashley Rogers got to pitch And pitch. And pitch. The ace’s complete game beat Oklahoma State and sent Tennessee to the WCWS semifinals.
Playing the Long Game: WCWS Freshmen Pitchers May One Day Slow the Sooners
Saturday was a tough day for freshmen starters. But in a WCWS full of freshmen in the circle, it may also have been a preview of how college softball will one day catch up to Oklahoma.
For Montana Fouts, Poignantly Imperfect Ending
We’ve seen Montana Fouts be perfect on a Friday in Oklahoma City. In her final college start, she just wanted to give her team a chance.
WCWS Game 5: Stanford’s Vawter and Canady Combine to Eliminate Fouts and Alabama
Alana Vawter and NiJaree Canardy combined on a one-hitter to deliver Stanford its first WCWS win in 19 years and bring the Montana Fouts era in college softball to a close.
Jordy Bahl’s Real Women’s College World Series Debut
Jordy Bahl pitched in the WCWS as a freshman. But what we saw in Thursday’s opening game was the Oklahoma ace’s real WCWS debut.
WCWS Game 2: Clutch Coleman and Sooners Spoil Canady’s Curtain-Raising Gem
Stanford freshman NiJaree Canady woke up the echoes of WCWS aces past in a stellar debut, but Jayda Coleman, Jordy Bahl and No. 1 Oklahoma ultimately made it a footnote on their march toward another title.
The Next Evolution: How Jayda Coleman Kept the Oklahoma Dynasty Moving Forward
You don’t stay on top by staying the same. For Oklahoma and coach Patty Gasso, Jayda Coleman was the player and the personality that the Sooners needed to keep moving forward.
Eight Things to Know About the 2023 WCWS
From Oklahoma chasing history to the role of transfers, fifth-year players and geography, all you need to know to prepare for the 2023 WCWS.
Tuscaloosa Super Regional: Lightning Strikes Twice as Fouts Sends Alabama Back to WCWS
Montana Fouts had plenty of help this time, but Alabama’s ace said farewell to the Rhoads House by saying hello again to the Women’s College World Series.
Tuscaloosa Super Regional: Fouts, Prange and Crimson Tide Win Round 2, Force Sunday Finale
Alabama’s Ashley Prange gave Montana Fouts a lead to protect, and the legend didn’t let it slip away. Now it’s one game for a trip to OKC.
Norman Super Regional: Record-Breaking Epic Gives OU 48th Consecutive Win, 16th WCWS Bid
Down to its final strike, Oklahoma rallied to win its record-breaking 48th consecutive game and return to the WCWS.
Tuscaloosa Super Regional: Danielle Williams Wins the Battle of the Aces
Two legendary aces started Friday’s game, but only Northwestern’s Danielle Williams made it to the finish line victorious. As she has more than any active pitcher in Division I.
Norman Super Regional: Briefly Mortal, Sooners Still Unbeatable After Record-Tying Win
Despite some sloppy moments, Oklahoma is a win away from the WCWS and a win away from setting a Division I record for the most consecutive wins.
Super Regional Preview: Northwestern at Alabama
Will Danielle Williams return to OKC or will Alabama understudy-turned-headliner Jaala Torrence rule the weekend?
Super Regional Preview: Clemson at Oklahoma
The road to the Women’s College World Series runs through the Norman Super Regional for Oklahoma and Clemson. Can POY finalist Valerie Cagle take down a record-nearing juggernaut?
D1Softball’s Stillwater Regional Central
Follow along all weekend as the Stillwater Regional unfolds on the road to the Women’s College World Series.
D1Softball’s Norman Regional Central
Follow along all weekend as the Norman Regional unfolds on the road to the Women’s College World Series.
D1Softball’s Tuscaloosa Regional Central
Follow along all weekend as the Tuscaloosa Regional unfolds on the road to the Women’s College World Series.
D1Softball’s Evanston Regional Central
Follow along all weekend as the Evanston Regional unfolds on the road to the Women’s College World Series.
Austin Regional Preview: State Bragging Rights on the Line
For No. 13 Texas,Texas A&M, Texas State and Seton Hall, the road to the WCWS begins in the Austin Regional.
Evanston Regional Preview: Plenty of Wildcats, Plenty of Stars
For No. 12 Northwestern, Kentucky, Miami and tournament newcomer Eastern Illinois, the road to the WCWS begins in the Evanston Regional.
Stillwater Regional Preview: Oklahoma State’s Puzzling Late Fade Adds Element of Unknown
For No. 6 Oklahoma State, Wichita State, Nebraska and UMBC, the road to the WCWS begins in the Stillwater Regional.
Norman Regional Preview: Lots of Former WCWS Teams, One Current WCWS Favorite
For No. 1 Oklahoma, Cal, Missouri and Hofstra, the road to the WCWS begins in the Norman Regional.
Tuscaloosa Regional Preview: Fouts Injury Overshadows Seeding Surprise
For No. 5 Alabama, Central Arkansas, Middle Tennessee and Long Island, the road to the WCWS begins in the Tuscaloosa Regional.
Road to the WCWS: Five Questions for the NCAA Softball Tournament
Oklahoma may prove to be unstoppable, but 63 teams are ready to try and prove otherwise. From freshman stars to innovative pitching, and from Austin to Seattle, what’s in store on the road to the Women’s College World Series?
Big 12 Tournament Day 3: Oklahoma Captures Eighth Title With 43rd Consecutive Win
Haley Lee was an All-American before she got to Oklahoma, but she staked her claim as a Sooners superstar after leading the juggernaut to a Big 12 title.
Big 12 Tournament Day 2: Sooners and Longhorns Cruise Into Another OKC Showdown
While Friday’s semifinals lacked drama, Texas and Oklahoma’s combined excellence made a great advertisement for another edition of the Red River Rivalry.
Big Ten Tournament Day 3: Indiana and Northwestern Slug Their Way Into Final
Indiana made its hits count against Autumn Pease. Northwestern had too many hitters for Nebraska (again). It’s Hoosiers and Wildcats for the title.