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Big Ten Tournament Day 1: Penn State Puts Michigan on the Precipice
Was Penn State’s wild walk-off win the final game of Michigan’s season? The first day of the Big Ten tournament offered plenty of drama.
Daily Dozen: Saturday, April 22
Reese Atwood did it again as Texas earns the sweep.
Central Arkansas shines atop the ASUN.
Montana Fouts gets her day.
Baylee Klingler wins it this time for Washington.
What to Watch Week 11: Big 12 Showdowns in Texas; Ranked Rivalries in the SEC
The Big 12 has two ranked showdowns in the state of Texas while two ranked rivalries take center stage in the SEC. Find out what to watch this weekend.
D1Softball Weekly Awards: Wallace, Derkowski, Pupillo
Florida’s Skylar Wallace, Michigan’s Lauren Derkowski and UNI’s Alexis Pupillo are the D1Softball Weekly Award winners.
Daily Dozen: Friday, April 14
Skylar Wallace had herself quite a night against Georgia.
It was a wacky, crazy day in the Big 12.
Lauren Derkowski and the duo of Kelley Lynch and Ruby Meylan tossed no-hitters.
Daily Dozen: Friday, March 31
The WCWS Finals rematch looked a lot like the original.
Megan Faraimo looked like the ace we know in a Top 10 matchup.
Tennessee overcame Texas A&M in a lenghty pitcher’s duel.
Mariners, EL1 Sports Partner to Provide More Equity, Access in Softball
Former Michigan outfielder Kellyn Tate is helping lead a partnership between EL1 Sports and the Seattle Mariners to provide more equity and access in softball.
Daily Dozen: Saturday, Feb. 25
Tennessee and Louisiana handed Clemson and LSU their first losses of the season.
Other unbeatens went down.
Faith Hensley had her senior day moment.
Plenty more in the D1 Daily Dozen.
What We Learned: Ace Up Washington’s Sleeve, SEC Power Persists, Taylor Pleasants No Surprise
SEC teams couldn’t stop scoring, Washington and Michigan answered pitching questions and Lehigh raised its flag in Tuscaloosa. D1 Softball’s crew takes you through the news of Week 1.
Daily Dozen: 2023 Opening Day, Feb. 9
Another thriller between Georgia and UCF. Liberty nearly took down Oklahoma. A true freshman threw a no-hitter. Opening day of the 2023 had everything and the Daily Dozen is back to get you caught up on all of it.
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.
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.
Michigan’s KRod Fights Cancer, Odds of Returning to Softball
Michigan junior Kaylee Rodriguez thought she had a hip flexor injury. It turned out to be cancer. It comes just a few months after her brother’s own battle with the disease.
Coaches in New Roles/Places: Michigan’s Bonnie Tholl
After 29 years as the lead assistant at Michigan, Bonnie Tholl was promoted to take over her alma mater’s program. She discussed her emotions with Rhiannon Potkey in our Coaches in New Roles/Places series.
D1Softball Top 50 Programs 2022: No. 11-15
It’s time to unveil our D1Softball Top 50 College Softball Program rankings. We continue with an in-depth look at No.’s 11-15.
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.
Michigan’s Hutchins Leaves a Lasting Legacy in Softball, Women’s Sports
The retirement of legendary Michigan coach Carol Hutchins leaves a void in the sport that can’t be filled. Not only a great coach, Hutchins was a fierce advocate for female empowerment.
Legendary Michigan Coach Carol Hutchins Retiring
Legendary Michigan head coach Carol Hutchins announced her retirement after 38 seasons with the program.
Title IX Turns 50: Female Coaches Take Stock of Softball’s Progress, Remaining Obstacles
Title IX is celebrating its 50th anniversary of being signed into law. Softball has greatly benefited from the landmark legislation. But while female coaches are grateful for the progress made, they warn against complacency.
EXCLUSIVE: Alex Storako Details Her Transfer from Michigan to Oklahoma
For the first time since announcing her transfer to Oklahoma, former Michigan All-American pitcher Alex Storako provides details on how it all happened in a D1Softball exclusive.
Teams announced for 2023 TaxAct Clearwater Elite Invitational
The 16 teams were announced for the 2023 TaxAct Clearwater Elite Invitational on Tuesday with multiple 2022 WCWS participants.
D1Softball’s Orlando Regional Central
One team will take the next step toward Oklahoma City as UCF, Michigan, South Dakota State and Villanova gather for the Orlando Regional.
Big Ten Tournament Central: Nebraska captures first Big Ten Tournament title
After a pair of semifinals in which runs were hard to come by, Nebraska outlasted Michigan for its first Big Ten Tournament title.
Dear 12-year-old Alex,
D1 Players Society member Alex Storako writes a letter to her younger self about her dreams of being a division l college pitcher.
D1Softball Field of 64 Projections: May 10
Before conference tournament week, D1Softball put together another Field of 64 projection. From hosts to the bubble, a lot has changed.
D1Softball Top 25: Arizona State climbs, Ole Miss enters
As the SEC Tournament gets underway, Mississippi gives the nation’s deepest league yet another representative in the D1Softball Top 25. But it’s Pac-12 leader Arizona State on the move this week.
Big Ten Notebook: Northwestern receives honors, Hutch reaches 1700 and the world’s largest tailgate
Northwestern is on the brink of earning its eighth Big Ten title, Minnesota is fighting for a bid and Maddie Schwartz is Wisconsin’s workhorse. That and more in the Big Ten Notebook.
D1Softball Top 25: Arkansas climbs, Louisiana and Wichita State enter
The top spots in the D1Softball Top 25 remain the same. The shakeup comes at the other end of the rankings, with No. 23 Louisiana and No. 24 Wichita State new entrants this week.
Daily Dozen: Saturday, April 30
Danielle Gibson tops the Arkansas record book, the Hokies and others clinch conference titles, and more in D1Softball’s Daily Dozen.
Daily Dozen: Saturday, April 23
Texas A&M and Arkansas made program history. Kim Wert singlehandedly wrecked Kentucky. Pitchers from coast to coast threw no-hitters. And Miami won one for the mid-majors. Just a typical Saturday in D1Softball’s Daily Dozen.
Big Ten Notebook: Grand slams galore, broken records and the B1G strikeout chase
Nebraska extends its win streak to 18, Rachel Lewis goes off and Michigan wins another series. That and more in the Big Ten notebook.
D1Softball Top 25: Nebraska and Illinois Enter, Washington Climbs
Oklahoma lost for the first time this season but retains the No. 1 ranking in the D1Softball Top 25. Meanwhile, it was a big week for Nebraska and the resurgent Big Ten.