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Arizona softball advances to championship series

The U. Arizona Wildcats downed the U. Tennessee Lady Volunteers 5-2 on Sunday to move forward to their 13th championship series of the Women’s College World Series in school history.

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Split personalities: All-American catcher uses humor, pranks to keep team loose

Sam Marder is Ohio State U.’s all-time home run, RBI and walks leader, but she might be OSU softball’s all-time goof ball as well.

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Softball star looking for a different ring

With one out in the bottom of the seventh, her team trailing by one and a national championship on the line, then-junior Francesca Enea stepped up to the plate and did what she’s done countless times in her U. Florida career — she delivered.

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Tae kwon do influences senior’s play on softball field

While being described as quiet, it may be hard to think U. Kansas senior first baseman Amanda Jobe could throw a punch if she needed to. But she did a lot more than that on her way to becoming a recommended black belt.

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Illinois coaches, players have mixed feelings on possible Big Ten expansion

Recent speculation that the Big Ten Conference could add one or more members in the near future has caused some concern — and excitement — among U. Illinois coaches and athletes.

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Boom or bust: Home runs, strikeouts trending up in college softball

College softball is not the defense-oriented sport it once was.

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Perfect game highlights sweep for No. 2 U. Michigan softball

The No. 2 U. Michigan softball team has been close to perfect since the start of Big Ten play three weeks ago.

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U. Michigan freshman hurler Speierman on the rise

A quick glance at the U. Michigan softball team’s personnel immediately tells you something about coach Carol Hutchins.

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U. Minnesota Freshman ace exceeding even her expectations

Following a great act isn’t anything new for Lacey Middlebrooks. Coming from a Texas sports family, including an older brother playing professional baseball, the U. Minnesota Gophers softball pitcher thrives on competition and believes in hard work, both of which helped her as she joined a team trying to fill a hole left by one of the program’s best pitchers.

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U. Arizona softball on track despite flurry of challenges

Twenty-eight games into a schedule fit for a title-hopeful softball team, the Arizona Wildcats have yet to find continuity.

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