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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Michigan's Saturday doubleheader loss to Minnesota has tightened things up at the top of the Big 10 standings. The Wolverines did avoid a complete series sweep, however, beating the Gophers on Sunday. At the conclusion of Sunday's play, Michigan is 12-3, Wisconsin is 11-4, and Purdue is 10-4.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Georgia is off to a quick 3-0 lead over No. 2 Alabama in the bottom of the first, on ESPN 2.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Up-and-coming Texas Tech took 2-of-3 at No. 9 Missouri this weekend. The series win comes on the heels of the Red Raiders' midweek win over No. 5 Texas and a 2-1 series loss at No. 6 Oklahoma the previous weekend. That Texas Tech has been holding its own against the Big 12's best has not escaped the attention of softball writer Graham Hays.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Texas Tech has upset the University of Texas tonight in Lubbock, 5-2.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Cal (9-0, with a weekend sweep of Utah) and Arizona State (7-1, which applied the broom to UCLA) are running away with the Pac 12 race. All the other teams are .500 or worse in conference play.

Florida (15-2) and Alabama (14-2) continue to lead the SEC. LSU, which lost two-of-three to Bama this weekend, is at 11-3. The conference website has long provided excellent weekend round-ups; here's the one for today.

The Big 12 has a quartet of teams tightly bunched near the top: Oklahoma (8-2), Missouri (9-3), Texas (6-2), and Texas A&M (7-3).

Michigan (8-1) holds its customary position atop the Big 10 standings, followed closely by Purdue and Nebraska, each at 7-2. The Big 10 website features a softball blog, which provides a nice flow of information on schedules and results.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

In this weekend's marquee series, No. 1 Cal swept three games from No. 3 Washington.