‘It gets better and better every year’: WCWS popularity — and local teams’ prominence — keeps rising

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Two hours before Texas and Oklahoma met in Oklahoma City, Cheryl Judkins and Karen Hendricks walked by the National Softball Hall of Fame next to the stadium that hosts the Women’s College World Series, part of a complex known as the Softball Capital of the World. Judkins, an Oklahoma State fan, … Read more

The 10 softball players who will define the super regionals

The NCAA softball super regionals begin on Thursday when No. 4 Arkansas welcomes Texas to Fayetteville (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2/ESPN App). If the first round of the tournament was any indication, get ready for the unexpected. Florida State became the first top-two seed to get bounced in the regionals since 2005 when it lost to … Read more

‘They can conquer the world’: Oklahoma State’s group of transfers clicking at the right time

THE TRANSFER PORTAL, which drastically altered the foundation of college sports by facilitating the movement of players from school to school, will celebrate its fourth anniversary in October. But the man in charge of leading what is perhaps the premier destination for softball players seeking a second (or third) home still doesn’t know how to … Read more