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After Gophers’ NCAA softball snub, it’s Big Ten vs. the world

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

By JACE FREDERICK | jfrederick@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press
PUBLISHED: May 18, 2017 at 7:06 pm | UPDATED: May 18, 2017 at 7:14 pm

Big Ten softball coaches are a tight-knit group.

Illinois coach Tyra Perry has received many well wishes from the conference’s other coaches leading into the Illini’s NCAA tournament opener against Marshall on Friday.

Nebraska coach Rhonda Revelle, knowing her team wouldn’t be playing in the postseason, only watched the NCAA Selection Show on Sunday night for one reason.

“To try to decide if I was going to drive to Minneapolis the first weekend (for regionals) or the second weekend (for Super Regionals) to watch (the Gophers),” Revelle said.

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