Gators Softball vs UConn Womens Hoops

On this edition of In The Circle Podcast, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson compare the Florida Gators current run against UConn Women’s Basketball current run. How do they compare?  Lopez and Anderson also break down Women Basketball product vs College Softball product and which one is more popular?  The guys also discuss the following

  • Recap College Softball weekend action in the SEC,ACC,Big 10, Mountain West, CAA, and more.
  • Is LSU in trouble following getting swept by Florida?
  • Is Sydney Little John Alabama’s new ace?
  • Preview the upcoming weekend series between LSU-Georgia, FSU-Notre Dame, UCLA-Oregon, and more.

In The Circle Podcast Episode 16

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Florida-LSU TV Viewers Up from 2015

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ESPN2’s broadcast of the No 1 rank Florida Gators win over the 7th rank LSU Tigers on Saturday afternoon drew 250,000 viewers according to SportsTVRatings.com 

The Gators-Tigers telecast which was the first telecast  this season on ESPN2 went up against stiff competition of the likes of UConn Women’s Basketball Sweet 16 matchup with Mississippi State which aired on ESPN at the same time.

The Gators -Tigers  numbers are up from last season’s 1st ESPN2 telecast between Florida and the Alabama Crimson  Tide which garnered 188,000 viewers in similar time slot against Women’s Tournament 1 year ago. Florida-LSU regular season games last season aired on SEC Network which does not released publically TV viewers numbers.scarborough

ESPN2’s Saturday night game between the Texas Longhorns and Baylor Bears won in dramatic fashion  by the Bears garnered 164,000 viewers. The Longhorns-Bears game was the first game called this season by Adam Amin and Amanda Scarborough team.

Among the competition that College Softball had more viewers then included the NCAA Lacrosse and Hockey Tournament games, The LPGA Tour’s Kia Classic, and Spring Training Major League Baseball games.

ESPNU’s telecast of Mississippi Valley State and Texas Southern which aired on ESPNU on Thursday afternoon garnered 44,000 viewers.

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU Softball Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network
March 18 7 p.m. No. 16 Tennessee at No. 1 Florida ESPNU-  74K
March 24 5 p.m. Mississippi Valley State at Texas Southern ESPNU-44K
March 26 Noon  Florida at  LSU ESPN2-250K
  9 p.m.  Texas at  Baylor ESPN2-164K
April 2 Noon  Alabama at  Florida ESPNU
  10:30 p.m. UCLA at  Oregon ESPNU
April 3 7 p.m. Ole Miss at Mississippi State ESPNU
April 8 7 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Winthrop ESPNU
April 9 Noon  Texas A&M at  Tennessee ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. NC State at  Florida State ESPNU
  6 p.m.  Kentucky at LSU ESPN2
  7:30 p.m.  Georgia at  Missouri ESPNU
April 10 3 p.m.  Oklahoma at  Baylor ESPN2
  4 p.m. NC State at  Florida State ESPNU
April 16 1 p.m.  Tennessee at  Georgia ESPN2
  3 p.m.  Texas at  Oklahoma ESPN2
April 23 2 p.m.  Georgia at  Auburn ESPNU
  4:30 p.m.  Oklahoma at  Tennessee ESPNU
  5 p.m.  UCLA at  Arizona ESPN2
April 24 3:30 p.m. Notre Dame at North Carolina ESPNU
  5 p.m.  UCLA at  Arizona ESPN2
April 25 7 p.m.  Notre Dame at North Carolina ESPNU
April 27 6 p.m. Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton ESPNU
  10:30 p.m. Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton ESPNU*
April 28 4 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Florida A&M ESPNU
April 30 7 p.m.  LSU at Arkansas ESPNU
  8 p.m.  Auburn at  Tennessee ESPN2
May 1 3 p.m.  Arizona at  Oregon ESPN2
  5 p.m. UCF at USF ESPNU
  7 p.m.  Auburn at Tennessee ESPNU
May 7 Noon  Georgia at  Alabama ESPN
  1 p.m.  Texas A&M at  Auburn ESPNU
  3 p.m. South Carolina at  Missouri ESPNU
May 13 3 p.m. SEC Tournament ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. SEC Tournament ESPNU
May 14 Noon American Championship ESPN
  2 p.m. ACC Championship ESPN
  5 p.m. SEC Championship ESPN
May 15 10 a.m. SWAC Softball Championship ESPNU**

*Live on ESPN3 at 8:30 p.m.
**Live on ESPN3 on May 14 at 3 p.m.

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The RPI is Out

On this edition of In the Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson break down the first RPI rankings that came out in College Softball.  Among the topics that were discussed

  • What do we take out of first RPI rankings?
  •  What are the biggest suprises from the RPI?
  • Take an early gage on how RPIs effect the major conferences
  • We preview some of the marquee series this weekend including Florida at LSU,  Washington at UCLA, Texas at Baylor and more.
  • Break down latest Top 25 rankings in D2

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In The Circle Live Podcast From Rollins

 

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On this edition of In The Circle Podcast, Victor Anderson and Eric Lopez came live from Rollins Softball during the Tars doubleader vs Merrimack  on Monday March 21, 2016. Anderson and Lopez broke down the latest news in Division 2 including the following :

  • Rollins winning 2 of 3 at Florida Tech
  • The overview of the Sunshine State Conference
  • The Overview of the Gulf South League Conference
  • Is Delta State for real?

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Vols-Gators TV Viewers on ESPNU

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ESPNU’s broadcast of the No 1 rank Florida Gators win over the 16th rank Tennessee Volunteers  on Friday night drew 74,000 viewers according to SportsTVRatings.com 

The Vols-Gators telecast which was the first non- SEC Network telecast this season by the ESPN family of Networks went up against stiff competition of the likes of the Mens and Women’s NCAA Tournament at the same time.

The Vols-Gators numbers are slightly down from last season’s 1st ESPNU telecast between Auburn Tigers and Ole Miss Rebels which garnered 81,000 viewers. Numbers for Softball games that air on SEC Network are not released publically.

This weekend the Gators will be on ESPN2 as they travel to Baton Rouge to take on LSU at Noon. It is part of a day night doubleader of Softball coverage on ESPN2 as at 9pm that night Adam Amin and Amanda Scarborough will call Texas at Baylor.

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU Softball Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network
March 18 7 p.m. No. 16 Tennessee at No. 1 Florida ESPNU-  74K
March 24 5 p.m. Mississippi Valley State at Texas Southern ESPNU
March 26 Noon  Florida at  LSU ESPN2
  9 p.m.  Texas at  Baylor ESPN2
April 2 Noon  Alabama at  Florida ESPNU
  10:30 p.m. UCLA at  Oregon ESPNU
April 3 7 p.m. Ole Miss at Mississippi State ESPNU
April 8 7 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Winthrop ESPNU
April 9 Noon  Texas A&M at  Tennessee ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. NC State at  Florida State ESPNU
  6 p.m.  Kentucky at LSU ESPN2
  7:30 p.m.  Georgia at  Missouri ESPNU
April 10 3 p.m.  Oklahoma at  Baylor ESPN2
  4 p.m. NC State at  Florida State ESPNU
April 16 1 p.m.  Tennessee at  Georgia ESPN2
  3 p.m.  Texas at  Oklahoma ESPN2
April 23 2 p.m.  Georgia at  Auburn ESPNU
  4:30 p.m.  Oklahoma at  Tennessee ESPNU
  5 p.m.  UCLA at  Arizona ESPN2
April 24 3:30 p.m. Notre Dame at North Carolina ESPNU
  5 p.m.  UCLA at  Arizona ESPN2
April 25 7 p.m.  Notre Dame at North Carolina ESPNU
April 27 6 p.m. Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton ESPNU
  10:30 p.m. Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton ESPNU*
April 28 4 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Florida A&M ESPNU
April 30 7 p.m.  LSU at Arkansas ESPNU
  8 p.m.  Auburn at  Tennessee ESPN2
May 1 3 p.m.  Arizona at  Oregon ESPN2
  5 p.m. UCF at USF ESPNU
  7 p.m.  Auburn at Tennessee ESPNU
May 7 Noon  Georgia at  Alabama ESPN
  1 p.m.  Texas A&M at  Auburn ESPNU
  3 p.m. South Carolina at  Missouri ESPNU
May 13 3 p.m. SEC Tournament ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. SEC Tournament ESPNU
May 14 Noon American Championship ESPN
  2 p.m. ACC Championship ESPN
  5 p.m. SEC Championship ESPN
May 15 10 a.m. SWAC Softball Championship ESPNU**

*Live on ESPN3 at 8:30 p.m.
**Live on ESPN3 on May 14 at 3 p.m.

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Lonni Alameda to USSSA Pride

 

On this edition of  In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson breakdown the USSSA Pride hiring Florida State Head Coach Lonni Alameda to be the Pride Head Coach. Lopez and Anderson discuss the impact of Alameda coaching the Pride and challenges that will come from it.  Lopez and Anderson also on the podcast break down the ESPN TV Softball schedule. Among the other topics discussed on the podcast.

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  • Does Softball have to change how they do tournaments during the regular season?
  • What are some of marquee games on ESPN schedule?
  • What changes we may see at ESPN broadcast teams?
  • How will ESPN replace Jessica Mendoza?
  • We preview Week 1 of SEC Conference play
  • We preview Rollins home doubleader vs Shorter.

In The Circle Podcast Episode 11

You can listen to Interview with Lonni Alameda from February right here.

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU Softball Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network
March 18 7 p.m. No. 20 Tennessee at No. 1 Florida ESPNU
March 24 5 p.m. Mississippi Valley State at Texas Southern ESPNU
March 26 Noon No. 1 Florida at No. 6 LSU ESPN2
  9 p.m. No. 24 Texas at t-No. 22 Baylor ESPN2
April 2 Noon No. 2 Alabama at No. 1 Florida ESPNU
  10:30 p.m. No. 15 UCLA at No. 8 Oregon ESPNU
April 3 7 p.m. Ole Miss at Mississippi State ESPNU
April 8 7 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Winthrop ESPNU
April 9 Noon No. 9 Texas A&M at No. 20 Tennessee ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. NC State at No. 12 Florida State ESPNU
  6 p.m. No. 16 Kentucky at No. 6 LSU ESPN2
  7:30 p.m. No. 11 Georgia at No. 14 Missouri ESPNU
April 10 3 p.m. No. 13 Oklahoma at t-No. 22 Baylor ESPN2
  4 p.m. NC State at No. 12 Florida State ESPNU
April 16 1 p.m. No. 20 Tennessee at No. 11 Georgia ESPN2
  3 p.m. No. 24 Texas at No. 13 Oklahoma ESPN2
April 23 2 p.m. No. 11 Georgia at No. 4 Auburn ESPNU
  4:30 p.m. No. 13 Oklahoma at No. 20 Tennessee ESPNU
  5 p.m. No. 15 UCLA at No. 18 Arizona ESPN2
April 24 3:30 p.m. No. 25 Notre Dame at North Carolina ESPNU
  5 p.m. No. 15 UCLA at No. 18 Arizona ESPN2
April 25 7 p.m. No. 25 Notre Dame at North Carolina ESPNU
April 27 6 p.m. Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton ESPNU
  10:30 p.m. Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton ESPNU*
April 28 4 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Florida A&M ESPNU
April 30 7 p.m. No. 6 LSU at Arkansas ESPNU
  8 p.m. No. 4 Auburn at No. 20 Tennessee ESPN2
May 1 3 p.m. No. 18 Arizona at No. 8 Oregon ESPN2
  5 p.m. UCF at USF ESPNU
  7 p.m. No. 4 Auburn at No. 20 Tennessee ESPNU
May 7 Noon No. 11 Georgia at No. 2 Alabama ESPN
  1 p.m. No. 9 Texas A&M at No. 4 Auburn ESPNU
  3 p.m. South Carolina at No. 14 Missouri ESPNU
May 13 3 p.m. SEC Tournament ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. SEC Tournament ESPNU
May 14 Noon American Championship ESPN
  2 p.m. ACC Championship ESPN
  5 p.m. SEC Championship ESPN
May 15 10 a.m. SWAC Softball Championship ESPNU**

*Live on ESPN3 at 8:30 p.m.
**Live on ESPN3 on May 14 at 3 p.m.

All rankings are per USA Softball (March 1)

You can check out ESPN’s entire Press Release on the schedule.