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Previewing the 2012 Women’s College World Series field

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Breaking down the eight squads heading to Oklahoma City
Jerry Trickie, NCAA.com

Alabama | Arizona State | California | LSU | Oklahoma | Oregon | South Florida | Tennessee

School: Alabama Nickname: Crimson Tide City: Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Conference: Southeastern Record (NCAA selection): 55-7 (SEC champion)
Coach (record): Patrick Murphy (767-197 in 15 years overall, 739-217 in 14 years at UA)
NCAA bids: 14 WCWS bids (titles bold): 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

Down the order: You want power? It’s there as the Crimson Tide are among the national leaders in home runs with 93. Speed? Oh yeah, it’s there as Bama has rolled to second place nationally with 137 stolen bases…

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First up for Oregon softball in world series: Here come the Sun Devils

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Oregon arrives at the Women’s College World Series preparing to play another Pac-12 school in first game

BY CHRIS HANSEN
The Register-Guard

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oregon softball team rolled into Oklahoma City on Sunday afternoon and one of the first things they saw upon arriving at their hotel was a large banner with the 2012 Women’s College World Series logo splashed across the front.

“It gave me chills,” UO coach Mike White said. “Finally.”

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