Gators Host Old Friend In Regional

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Kenny Gajewski was an asst for Tim Walton from 2013-2015 and won two national championships together.  (Photo Courtesy of V-Flex )

On this edition of In The Circle,  Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson talks to long time voice of Florida Gators Softball Adam Schick. Schick previews the Gators upcoming 2017 Gainesville Regional  which will see Florida see a familiar face in Oklahoma State Head Coach Kenny Gajewski who was an asst at Florida from 2013-2015 being part of the back to back National Titles in 2014 and 2015.  Should  Florida be concern in facing someone that knows them as well as Gajewski does?  Adam Schick breaks down the regional and also reviews the Gators 2017 season and key to success in Postseason for the Gators.

In The Circle with Adam Schick Episode 92

Also on this edition Schick reflects on his run as the voice of Florida Softball since being part of the broadcast in 2008.  Schick discusses.

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Adam Schick been part of Gators Broadcast since 2008
  • How the SEC and Softball have grown since he started in 2008
  • How Adam got into Softball
  •  Favorite moments of his career
  •  Impact of SEC Network.

Schick recently was hired as the new voice of Atlanta United in Major League Soccer which marks return home for Adam who is from Atlanta.

Schick also was voice of Gators Women Soccer and Women Basketball as well host podcast host of GatorTales.

Adam Schick Bio

Atlanta United FC (2017-present)
-Radio play-by-play broadcaster for Atlanta United FC on Sports Radio 92.9 The Game in Atlanta.

Gator IMG Sports Network (2007-present)
– Radio play-by-play voice of Florida Women’s Basketball, Softball, and Soccer.
-Host and producer of player features on football pregame show and fill-in play-by-play broadcaster for baseball.

SEC Network (2009-present)
-Play-by-play broadcaster for SEC Network+ Baseball, Soccer, Softball, Gymnastics & Basketball broadcasts.
-Provided play-by-play coverage of the 2013, 2014 & 2016 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament on Sirius/XM.
-Selected as play-by-play voice for the SEC Digital Network’s streaming coverage of the 2009 SEC Soccer Tournament.

Gator Tales Podcast (2015-present)
-Created and developed the official podcast for the Florida Gators.
-Writes, edits, hosts, produces, conducts interviews, and manages social media account for the podcast on a weekly basis.

Gridiron Now (2016-present)
-Writes feature stories and opinion pieces on the Florida Gators for the SEC-focused GridironNow.com.

GatorVision (2009-present)
-Serves as a reporter for GatorVision web content and GatorZone TV show.
-Conducts interviews and writes feature broadcast stories for “Gator Men’s Basketball” TV show.
-Hosted “Florida Women’s Basketball” and “GatorZone” TV shows that aired on the Fox Sports family of networks.

Orlando City SC (2015-2016)
-Radio play-by-play broadcaster for Orlando City SC on Real Radio 104.1 in Orlando.
-Hosted radio pregame, halftime, and postgame shows.
-Fill-in host for TV pregame, halftime, and postgame shows.

ESPN Gainesville (2006-2010, 2011-2016)

-Co-hosted & managed social media accounts for “The Tailgate,” a daily sports talk show on ESPN Radio in Gainesville.
-Delivered daily sports updates and covered various Gator teams for the station as a student.

 

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ESPN’s 1st Softball telecast up from 2016

ESPN begins Softball season with games on SEC Network but the first Softball telecast on ESPN channels took place on ESPNU between Missouri and Florida. The Gators two wins over Tigers on March 11 and March 12 averaged 102,000 viewers which is up from last year’s first ESPNU telecast which took place between Florida and Tennessee which had 74,000 viewers.timwalton-300x1861

Below is ESPN entire TV Schedule for 2017.

 

ESPN’s 2017 College Softball Television Schedule

Date Time Game Network
March 11 11:30 a.m. Missouri at Florida
ESPNU

105K

  1 p.m. South Carolina at  Tennessee  SEC Network
  3:30 p.m. Mississippi State at  Texas A&M  SEC Network
  6 p.m. Arkansas at Alabama
SEC Network
  8:30 p.m.  LSU at  Auburn
SEC Network
March 12 1 p.m. South Carolina at  Tennessee
SEC Network
  3 p.m. Mississippi State at Texas A&M
SEC Network
  5 p.m.  LSU at Auburn
SEC Network
  6 p.m. Missouri at Florida
ESPNU

99K

March 13 7 p.m.  Missouri at Florida
SEC Network
March 17 6 p.m. Southern at Mississippi Valley State ESPNU

22k

March 18 Noon.  Kentucky at  Georgia SEC Network
March 19 7 p.m.  Kentucky at  Georgia  SEC Network
March 20 7 p.m.  Kentucky at  Georgia SEC Network
March 22 5 p.m. McNeese State at Texas Longhorn Network
  7:30 p.m. North Carolina at  Tennessee SEC Network
March 25 6 p.m.  Ole Miss at  Tennessee SEC Network
  6 p.m.  Auburn at Florida ESPN2
March 26 1 p.m. Missouri at  Texas A&M ESPNU
  7 p.m.  Auburn at Florida ESPN2
March 27 7 p.m.  Auburn at  Florida SEC Network
March 29 7 p.m. Oklahoma State at Arkansas SEC Network
April 1 4 p.m.  Kentucky  at Ole Miss ESPNU
  4 p.m.  Alabama at Missouri  SEC Network
  6 p.m. Texas A&M at South Carolina SEC Network
  7 p.m.  Auburn at Georgia  ESPN
April 2 2 p.m. Houston at Texas Longhorn Network
  4 p.m. Houston at Texas Longhorn Network
  Noon Auburn at  Georgia SEC Network
  2 p.m.  Kentucky at  Ole Miss SEC Network
  2 p.m. Notre Dame at Louisville ESPNU
  7 p.m.  Texas A&M at South Carolina SEC Network
April 3 7 p.m.  Texas A&M at South Carolina SEC Network
  7 p.m. Notre Dame at  Louisville ESPNU
April 5 7 p.m. Western Kentucky at Kentucky SEC Network
April 7 5:30 p.m.  Oklahoma at Texas Longhorn Network
April 8 2 p.m.  Oklahoma at Texas Longhorn Network
  4 p.m.  Ole Miss at  Auburn ESPNU
  9 p.m.  LSU at  Alabama  SEC Network
April 9 1 p.m.  Oklahoma at Texas Longhorn Network
  3 p.m.  LSU at Alabama  ESPN2
  5:00 p.m.  Oregon at UCLA  ESPNU
  7 p.m.  Georgia at Florida SEC Network
April 10 7 p.m.  Georgia at Florida SEC Network
April 12 7 p.m.  Florida State at  Florida SEC Network
April 13 6 p.m. South Florida at Central Florida ESPNU
April 14 6 p.m. Texas A&M at  Arkansas ESPNU
  3:30 p.m. Savannah State at Florida A&M ESPNU
April 15 6 p.m.  Alabama at Tennessee SEC Network
April 16 3 p.m. Missouri at Auburn ESPN
  7 p.m.  Alabama at  Tennessee SEC Network
April 17 7 p.m.  Alabama at  Tennessee SEC Network
April 19 7 p.m.  Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas SEC Network
  7 p.m. Texas Southern at Texas Longhorn Network
April 21 5:30 p.m. Iowa State at Texas Longhorn Network
April 22 2 p.m. Iowa State at Texas Longhorn Network
  3 p.m. Baylor at Oklahoma ESPN2
  5 p.m.  Oregon at  Arizona ESPN2
  6 p.m.  Georgia at  Texas A&M SEC Network
  8:30 p.m.  Arkansas at Mississippi State SEC Network
April 23 Noon Iowa State at Texas Longhorn Network
  Noon Ole Miss at  Florida SEC Network
  Noon  Florida State at Louisville ESPNU
  1 p.m.  Baylor at  Oklahoma ESPN2
  2 p.m. Tennessee at  LSU SEC Network
  3 p.m.  Oregon at  Arizona  ESPN2
  7 p.m.  Arkansas at Mississippi State SEC Network
April 24 7 p.m.  Arkansas at Mississippi State SEC Network
  7 p.m.  Florida State at Louisville ESPNU
April 26 7 p.m. North Texas at Texas Longhorn Network
April 29 2 p.m. Longwood  at Radford ESPNU
  3 p.m. Texas A&M at  Kentucky SEC Network
  8:p.m. Missouri  at LSU ESPN2
April 30 1 p.m.  Florida at  Tennessee ESPN2
  3 p.m. Missouri at  LSU ESPN2
  6 p.m. Cal State Fullerton ESPNU
  7 p.m. No. 9 Alabama  at Ole Miss SEC Network
May 1 7 p.m.  Alabama  at Ole Miss SEC Network
May 3 5 p.m. Texas A&M Corpus Christi at Texas Longhorn Network
  7 p.m. Southern Miss at Ole Miss SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. Oklahoma at Oklahoma  State ESPNU
May 5 7 p.m. Bases Loaded SEC Network
May 6 4 p.m. Kentucky at Mississippi State SEC Network
  5 p.m.  Oklahoma at Oklahoma  State ESPNU
  6 p.m. LSU at South Carolina SEC Network
  7:30 p.m.  Auburn at Alabama ESPN2
  9 p.m.  Arizona at UCLA ESPNU
May 7 Noon LSU at South Carolina SEC Network
  1 p.m.  Auburn at Alabama ESPN2
  2 p.m.  Baylor  at Texas LHN
  4  p.m.  Arizona  at UCLA ESPN2
May 10 Noon SEC Tournament – First Round SEC Network
  2:30 p.m. SEC Tournament – First Round SEC Network
  5:00 p.m. SEC Tournament – First Round SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. SEC Tournament – First Round SEC Network
May 11 Noon SEC Tournament – Second Round SEC Network
  2:30 p.m. SEC Tournament – Second Round SEC Network
  5:00 p.m. SEC Tournament – Second Round SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. SEC Tournament – Second Round SEC Network
May 12 3:00 p.m. SEC Tournament – Semifinal ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. SEC Tournament – Semifinal ESPNU
May 13 Noon American Softball Championship ESPN
  2:00 p.m. ACC Softball Championship ESPN
  8:00 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament – Championship ESPN

*Air time later than game time

Arizona-Auburn Lead Super Regional Ratings

Game two of Arizona-Auburn Super Regionals was the most watched Super Regional game of the week. The Tigers win in Game two over Arizona on ESPN Sunday was seen by 654,000 viewers. It edge out Game two between LSU and James Madison on Saturday which aired on ESPN had 637,000. Both Game three’s of the series were pushed to ESPNU which saw a drop in viewers with Auburn-Arizona Game three garnering only 306,000 viewers while LSU-JMU Game 3 was seen on ESPNU by 153,000. Arizona- Auburn Game Three was the most viewed Super Regional Game that aired on ESPNU.

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LSU advances to WCWS with win over JMU

Sunday ESPN had scheduled MLS game between Orlando City and New York City FC which caused the Auburn-Arizona Game three to be moved to ESPNU. You do have to wonder if ESPN though should reconsider moving Game 3’s to lesser channel in the future.

Game Two between Washington and Alabama had 630,000 viewers on Saturday. The game also aired on ESPN.  Game Two between UCLA and Oregon was the most watched Super Regional game that aired on ESPN2 with 408,000 viewers on Sunday.

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Patrick Murphy’s Alabama Back to WCWS

Below is breakdown of all the TV numbers for every Super Regional Game.

Thursday May 26, 2016

ESPN2                                      

Louisiana Lafayette at Oklahoma  (Game 1)  377,000 viewers

Georgia at Florida                               (Game 1) 336,000 viewers

Friday May 27, 2016

ESPN 2 

Washington at Alabama ( Game 1)             364,000 viewers

Georgia at Florida  (Game 2)                           230,000 viewers

ESPNU

Louisiana Lafayette at Oklahoma (Game 2)   198,000 vewers

LSU at James Madison (Game 1)                         189,000 viewers

Utah at Florida State ( Game 1)                           118,000 viewers

Saturday May 28, 2016 

ESPN

LSU at James Madison ( Game 2)                  637,000

Washington at Alabama ( Game 2)              630,000

UCLA at Oregon ( Game 1)                              447,000

Missouri at Michigan ( Game 1)                   427,000

ESPN2

Arizona at Auburn ( Game 1)                        366,000

Utah at Florida State ( Game 2)                    189,000

ESPNU 

LSU at James Madison ( Game 3)                 153,000

Sunday May 29, 2016

Arizona at Auburn ( Game 2)                 654,000

Missouri at Michigan ( Game 2)           599,000

ESPN2

UCLA at Oregon ( Game 2)                    408,000

UCLA at Oregon ( Game 3)                     303,000

ESPNU

Arizona at Auburn ( Game 3)                306,000

 

 

Jennie Ritter Talks WCWS and Michigan

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Eric Lopez spoke to former Michigan All-American and TV Color Commentator Jennie Ritter about the upcoming Women’s College World Series. Among the topics Ritter discussed included her thoughts on the Georgia upset of Florida which Ritter got to call along side with Trey Bender on ESPN. Ritter works as TV color commentator for the Big 10 Network and ESPN.

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Jennie Ritter Broadcasted the Gainesville Regional and Georgia-Florida Super Regional for ESPN

Ritter won a National Championship with Michigan in 2005 and was named one of the ten greatest Michigan Athletes of all-time by Sports Illustrated.

Among the topics Ritter talked about the interview included :

  • How did Georgia beat Florida in Super Regional
  • Who is the favorite in the WCWS?
  • Why was Chelsea Wilkerson so succesful against the Gators.
  • Does Michigan have what it takes to win National title?
  • Whats Made Coach Hutch Succesful at Michigan?
  • Impact of Sierra Romero at Michigan
  • How College Softball changed from when Ritter played?
  • Ritter thoughts on UCF Softball program
  • Ritter reflects on her career at Michigan

Jennie Ritter previews WCWS, talks Michigan Program and the growth of College Softball.

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Jennie Ritter led Michigan to National Title in 2005

Led Michigan Wolverines to NCAA National Championship Title (2005)
Named USA Softball Player of the Year (2005)
All-American first-team (2004)
2006 Big-10 Player of the Year
Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and All-Big Ten first-team (2005)
NCAA All-Tournament Team (2005)
2004 NCAA Regional All Tournament team

Ritter would graduate as the all-time Michigan Wolverines record holder in strikeouts, shutouts, WHIP, innings pitched and strikeout ratio. As well she also put up some of the best wins and ERA numbers all-time for the Wolverines. Ritter currently still holds the records for strikeout ratio and shutouts. She is also the strikeout ratio leader for the Big Ten Conference at 10.1 and ranks top-10 in almost every other pitching category. Ritter is also a top-20 strikeout ratio pitcher all-time for a career in the NCAA Division I

 EXPERIENCE

2007: Gold medalist at Pan American Games and World Cup
2005: Member of USA Schutt Elite Team at Canada Cup and Champions Cup
– Posted a 1.70 ERA with a 3-0 record and 20 strikeouts
– Named USA Softball Player of the Year for her performances at Canada Cup

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Led Michigan Wolverines to NCAA National Championship Title (2005)
All-American first-team (2004)
2006 Big-10 Player of the Year
Top Three Finalist for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year (2005)
Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and All-Big Ten first-team (2005)
NCAA All-Tournament Team (2005)
2004 NCAA Regional All Tournament team

 

Alabama-Florida Tops Softball TV Viewers

 

ESPN2’s broadcast of the No 1 rank Florida Gators win over the 6th rank Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday afternoon  was the most watched Softball game of the season to date. The Gators-Tide game drew 298,000 viewers according to SportsTVRatings.com 

The Alabama-Florida telecast which was up from last week’s Florida-LSU game which garnered 250,000 viewers.

The Gators  -Alabama game this year numbers were significantly up from last year’s Florida-Alabama game on ESPN2  which garnered 188,000 viewers. Alabama-Florida was easily the most watched Softball game of the weekend.

The game was a big draw in Orlando, as the Alabama-Florida game garnered a 0.5 rating in Orlando which is highest rated regular season college softball regular season game in Orlando since  March 27,2010 between Alabama-Florida which garnered 0.6 rating.

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ESPNU’s Saturday afternoon  game between the  Tennessee Volunteers and Missouri Tigers garnered 101,000 viewers. Saturday night’s wild game between UCLA and Oregon won by the Ducks garnered 99,000 viewers. The game started on ESPNews before flipping to ESPNU. Sunday Night’s game on ESPNU featuring Ole Miss against Mississippi State garnered 91,000 viewers. Keep in mind Ole Miss-Mississppi State was up against the Women’s College Basketball Final Four and opening night of Major League Baseball.

Among the competition that College Softball had more viewers then included College Baseball showdown between Florida and Texas AM which garnered 88,000 viewers on ESPNU both on Saturday night  and Sunday afternoon. This weekend game is highlighted by Kentucky at LSU which has been moved from a 6pm ESPN2 start to 3pm start on ESPN.

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-298k
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10:30 p.m.

Tennessee at Missouri

UCLA at  Oregon

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ESPNU- 99K

April 3 7 p.m. Ole Miss at Mississippi State ESPNU- 91k
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
  3 p.m.  Kentucky at LSU ESPN
  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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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.

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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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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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What Did We Learn at Mary Nutter?

 

cropped-cropped-nutterclassic_final_012On this edition of In The Circle podcast, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson recap the Mary Nutter Tournament 2 weekend tournament in Palm Springs  as well as the ACC/Big 10 Challenge.Lopez and Anderson break down who are the top conferences thru the first 3 weeks of the season. Lopez and Anderson also break down the fast starts by the Florida Gators, Auburn Tigers and James Madison. Eric and Victor also talk about conference play stating all over D2.

Among the topics discussed on the podcast include :

  • Early look to Florida-Auburn showdown in March
  • What does the ACC/Big 10 Challenge results mean?
  •  What are headlines coming out of Mary Nutter?
  • What teams in D2 stock up?  Which teams stock down?
  • What did we learn from first 2 weeks of Sunshine State Conference play?

In the Circle Podcast  Episode 10

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