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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.
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.
D1Softball Top 25: Virginia Tech Moves to No. 2, Stanford and LSU Enter
The top remains nearly the same while the rest of the rankings resemble the Wild West. Washington climbs into the top 10 while Stanford and LSU re-enter the poll.
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.
What We Learned: OU isn’t perfect, Washington wants to host and Grand Canyon is ready
Hailey Dolcini threw a gem to end Oklahoma’s 40-game winning streak. But Texas wasn’t the only team working on its postseason resume with big wins this week. Find out more in What We Learned.
Tara’s Take: B1G wins and five Saturday sluggers who caught my eye
Michigan wins on the road, Nebraska remains undefeated in Big Ten play, and five hitters who balled out on Saturday.
Daily Dozen: Thursday, April 14
OU and Bama win close ones, Arizona and Oregon slug it out on ESPN2, ASU’s win streak stayed alive and more in D1Softball’s Daily Dozen.
Big Ten Notebook: Nebraska remains atop the standings, Maryland continues to make a case
Nebraska remains atop the standings, Michigan picked up its first series win and Maryland is in the race. That and more in the Big Ten notebook.
D1Softball Top 25: Arkansas Moves Up, Notre Dame and Stanford Enter
The Sooners cruise through another week atop the D1Softball Top 25, UCLA drops and Stanford enters.
What We Learned: Virginia Tech and Florida State are WCWS caliber teams, Oklahoma does it again, and Stanford can pitch
Virginia Tech and Florida State are both WCWS caliber teams, Oklahoma broke another record and Stanford can pitch. Find out what else the D1Softball staff learned in week 9 of college softball.
Big Ten Notebook: Nebraska Remains Unbeaten, Six Straight Wins for Maryland
Nebraska is unbeaten in conference play, Northwestern loses two and Maryland is quietly accumulating wins. That and more in the Big Ten Notebook.
What We Learned: SEC parity reigns, Addison Barnard is unstoppable and walk-offs are fun
Florida and Washington need eyes on the RPI, Keely Rochard continues to be masterful and Kentucky is built for weekend.
Question & Answer with Alex Storako
D1 Players Society member Alex Storako shares some of her favorite moments from her career in a question and answer format.
D1Softball Top 25: Northwestern Climbs; Boise State Enters
The top five spots in the D1Softball Top 25 remain steady as Oklahoma, UCLA, Florida State, Alabama and Virginia Tech all went undefeated while Boise State enters the poll for the first time.