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The Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

CATHEDRAL CITY, CALIF – 35 of the country’s top women’s collegiate softball teams will be competing in The Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic including UCLA, Oregon, Arizona, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Missouri, Florida… at Big League Dreams, 33-700 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City, CA.

The tournament runs four days from Thursday, Feb. 21 to Sunday. Please check the tournament website for all pertinent information.

Big League Dreams is a beautiful facility in which to watch the finest women’s fastpitch teams in the U.S. I’ve attended the past two years and the action is fantastic, the weather great, and the seating is close to the action (if you wish to lounge in a lawn chair, be sure to bring one).

Contact Inoformation:

Deb Hartwig – Tournament Director
deb@just-softball.com
www.just-softball.com

Sherell Vance – Assistant Tournamnet Director
sherell@just-softball.com

Head Athletic Trainer – Alisha Musume Smith
alisha@theATCagency.com www.theATCagency.com

Media Director – Amy Hughes – All media requests
amy.s.hughes@mac.com

Kirk Walker – Owner and Founder
kwalker@athletics.ucla.edu
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Women carry on the great tradition of fastpitch softball

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012


UCLA Bruin catcher Dani Yudin rips a hit off Missouri Tigers’ pitcher Chelsea Thomas during the 2012 Cathedral City Softball Classic, Feb. 26, at Big League Dreams softball complex in Cathedral City, Calif.
Photo By BOB OTTO
(For more photos of The Classic, visit my link at the bottom of the story.)

CATHEDRAL CITY, CA – Ever wonder what fastpitch softball would be like if the women hadn’t swooped in and saved the sport? What with the dying state of the boys and men’s side, the sport would surely be in a dismal state. If not for our counterparts.

Most certainly Title IX enacted by Congress in 1973 paved the way for women to compete on equal scale with men in athletics. Which of course opened the door to women’s collegiate sports, including softball. No such luck for the men’s side of softball at the collegiate level. And even high school, for that matter.

We can whine about the unfairness of it all: “If we had high school or college men’s fastpitch, our side of the sport would be flourishing as well or better than the females!” shout some diehard men’s fastpitch buffs.

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