Wednesday, May 24, 2006

A few tidbits from around the nation, as we await the start of super-regionals on Friday...

Northwestern University student radio broadcasters Dan Platt and Howard Tilman preview each of the super-regional series. In my links section on the right, go to Softball Bracketology--WNUR Sports, then when the page comes up, select Bracketology Week 8: Super Regional Edition. Our friendly bracketologists are also keeping a running count of how each conference is doing, complete with lines crossing-out eliminated teams.

The University of Michigan site has a photo essay of the Wolverines' regional-clinching win over Oklahoma last Sunday. UM's upcoming opponent, Tennessee, likewise has pictures from the Vols' win over Louisville to advance.

ESPN.com offers this overview of the past weekend's regionals and upcoming super-regionals. The apparent reference in this piece to Stanford losing to Tulsa in regional play is incorrect, however. As shown in this game-by-game log, the Cardinal's one loss was to Fresno State, against whom Stanford came back to defeat twice to move on.

The UCLA Daily Bruin has a feature article on the school's four softball seniors, who will be seeking their third NCAA title in their four years. With the Bruin men's volleyball and women's water polo teams recently winning national titles, UCLA's cumulative total of NCAA team championships currently stands at 99. Softball could well be the sport that brings UCLA to the century mark!