Women’s College World Series Preview

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On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez & Victor Anderson talk to Oklahoma Sooners Softball radio voice Chris Plank about the Sooners path getting back to the Women’s College World Series.

Among the topics Plank discussed included

  •  Sooners getting back to Oklahoma City
  •  Up and Downs of 2017
  • Strength of Big 12
  • Oklahoma not being a Top 8 seed.

Also in Podcast Eric and Victor recap the Super Regional as well as give outlook of the Women’s College World Series as well as quick thoughts on D2 and D3 Championships.

In The Circle with Chris Plank 

 

 

Arizona-Oregon Tops Softball Viewers

Sunday’s  ESPN2 telecast between Oregon and Arizona was the most watched College Softball game of the week. The Ducks win over the Wildcasts which completed Oregon sweep of Arizona was watched by 183,000 viewers on ESPN2 according to SportsTVRatings.com . LSU come from behind win over Arkansas on ESPNU Saturday night telecast was the second most watched game of the week with 148,000 viewers.

Sunday’s late afternoon dramatic game between UCF and South Florida was watched by 124,000 viewers which was the most watched live Sporting event on ESPNU that day beating  the College Lacrosse game between Syracuse vs Duke (119,000)  and College Baseball game between Texas AM and Arkansas (85K). The Knights 5-3 win in 9 innings over 18th rank Bulls also had more viewers then College Baseball’s  Dallas Baptist-Bradley telecast on Saturday night (64K) as well as Tennessee-Missouri (43K).

Overall UCF-USF is 5th most watched College Softball game of the season that has aired on ESPNU and 15th most watched game of the season. UCF-USF  easily had more viewers then any ACC Conference game televised this season and it is the most watched Non-Power 5 College Softball or Baseball game of the season.

ESPNU is available to approximately 73,594,000 pay television households (63.2% of households with at least one television set) in the United States. In comparison,  ESPN2 is available to approximately 94,379,000 pay television households (81.1% of households with at least one television set) in the United States. ESPN is available to approximately 94,396,000 paid television households (81.1% of households with at least one television set) in the United States. 

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 ESPN2-298k
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10:30 p.m.

Tennessee at MissouriUCLA at  Oregon ESPNU-101kESPNU- 99K
April 3 7 p.m. Ole Miss at Mississippi State ESPNU- 91k
April 8 7 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Winthrop ESPNU- 67K
April 9 Noon  Texas A&M at  Tennessee ESPNU- 135k
  5:30 p.m. NC State at  Florida State ESPNU-89k
  3 p.m.  Kentucky at LSU ESPN – 392k
  7:30 p.m.  Georgia at  Missouri ESPNU-163K
April 10 3 p.m.  Oklahoma at  Baylor ESPN2- 208K
  4 p.m. NC State at  Florida State ESPNU- 73k
April 16 1 p.m.3pm  Tennessee at  GeorgiaTexas at Oklahoma ESPN 2-207kESPN2-219K
 April 17 12 p.m.  Missouri at Kentucky ESPNU- 163k
April 23 2 p.m.430pm  Georgia at  AuburnTexas AM at Missouri ESPNU-75KESPNU-112K
  2 p.m.  Oklahoma at  Tennessee ESPN- 311K
  5 p.m.  UCLA at  Arizona ESPN2-182k
April 24 3:30 p.m. Notre Dame at North Carolina ESPNU-70K
  5 p.m.  UCLA at  Arizona ESPN2-166k
April 25 7 p.m.  Notre Dame at North Carolina ESPNU-88K
April 27 6 p.m. Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton ESPNU-45k
  10:30 p.m. Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton ESPNU*-34K
April 28 4 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Florida A&M ESPNU-41K
April 30 7 p.m.  LSU at Arkansas ESPNU- 148K
  8 p.m.  Auburn at  Tennessee ESPN2-Rain Out
May 1 3 p.m.  Arizona at  Oregon ESPN2- 183K
  5 p.m. UCF at USF ESPNU-124k
 
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**

Mary Nutter, Citrus Classic Previews

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On this edition of In The Circle podcast, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson recap the wild first weekend of the college softball season and previewed Mary Nutter Tournament in Palm Springs as well as the ACC/Big 10 Challenge in Tallahassee and the Michelle Smith Tournament in Clearwater. Lopez and Anderson also talked about the Oregon-Louisiana Lafayette 3 game set this weekend as well as the Citrus Tournament at the Wide World of Sports which features games in D1 and D2.

Among the topics discussed on the podcast include :

  • Auburn being a legit National Title Contender?.
  • What to expect in ACC/Big 10 Challenge
  • What to expect in Michelle Smith Inv in Clearwater
  • Cheridan Hawkins vs Lexie Elkins
  • Mary Nutter Outlook
  • Citrus Tournament games outlook with D1 and D2 games being played

In the Circle Podcast : Week 2 College Softball Preview

Mary Nutter Classic Tournament Schedule :  All Games on FloSoftball.com

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NCAA Softball Games on ESPN3
2/19 11:00 AM EST  Nebraska-Omaha vs. Georgia (Disney)

2/19 1:15 PM EST  Missouri vs. Jacksonville State (Disney)

2/19  3:30 PM EST   UAB vs. Florida (Disney)

2/19  4:30 PM EST   Nebraska vs. North Carolina State

2/19 5:00 PM EST  UNC Greensboro vs. South Carolina

2/195:45 PM EST   Rollins vs. North Georgia (Disney)

2/19  6:30 PM EST   Ohio State vs. Georgia Tech

2/19 6:30 PM EST    Michigan vs. Florida State (ACC/BIG 10)

2/20  1230pm  EST    Ohio vs South Carolina

2/20    5pm   EST      Michigan vs Florida State (ACC/BIG)

2/20    5pm EST     Nebraska vs. North Carolina State

2/20    730pm EST   Wisconsin vs. North Carolina State

2/20   730pm  EST   Minnesota vs Florida State ( ACC/Big 10)

2/21    11:00 AM EST  Penn State vs. Jacksonville

2/21     1230pm EST   Wisconsin vs. North Carolina State

2/21      1230pm EST  Longwood vs. South Carolina

2/21       1230pm EST  Minnesota vs. Florida State (ACC/Big 10)

2/21         3pm EST   Winthrop vs. South Carolina

Check out schedule for Michelle Smith Tournament Here.

Check out details for ACC/Big 10 Challenge in Tallahassee Here.