ESPN's NCAA Division I Softball Championship Coverage Continues this Week
ESPN's coverage of the NCAA Division I Softball Championship continues this week with exclusive coverage of the Super Regionals (May 22 - 25). ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU will televise up to 24 games (eight best-of-three series) from eight campus sites. Jennie Finch, national champion (2001 Arizona) and gold medal winner (2004 Olympics), joins ESPN's elite roster of analysts to call the Lafayette Super Regional. ESPN will continue to offer multiplatform coverage on espnW.com and through @ESPNU and @espnW.
The top eight nationally seeded teams advanced from the Regional round to host a Super Regional, highlighted by No. 1 Oregon. Overall, 14 nationally seeded teams advanced, setting up six Super Regionals which feature nationally seeded teams versus one-another (No. 16 Minnesota vs. No. 1 Oregon, No. 14 Kentucky vs. No. 3 UCLA, No. 13 Baylor vs. No. 4 Georgia, No. 12 Washington vs. No. 5 Florida, No. 11 Arizona vs. No.6 Louisiana-Lafayette and No.10 Tennessee vs. No.7 Oklahoma). Nebraska and Michigan, the two unseeded teams in action this weekend, will be at No. 2 Alabama and at No. 8 Florida State, respectively. A complete schedule is below and an interactive bracket can be found here.
ESPN's coverage of the NCAA Division I Softball Championship began on Friday, May 16, with the Regional round. ESPN will have exclusive coverage throughout the duration of the tournament, including televising every game from the Super Regionals and Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla. (May 29 - June 5).