One thing I'm really interested in seeing is how the ladies respond to finally being in OKC.
Those of us who have followed the program closely over the past several years have known getting to the WCWS was the goal all along. With that now having been achieved, I would expect that they'll be pretty loose once they take the field.
Nobody expects them to do much down there. In fact, I think the most pressure is obviously on Oklahoma for a number of reasons.
Anyway, I tend to agree with earlier sentiments.
Throw Amber both games and then roll with the punches. I'm just really excited to see them out there representing the U and the Big 10 in general.
Regardless, this has been an awesome year for Gopher softball!
I agree with you, maybe 98%. A great year, for sure. But I'm greedy, in the sense that I want them to compete to win, not just be happy to be there, go for it from the outset. I think in all 3 BIG games they lost (IL, NW, MI) they played too passive & waited too long, and deprived themselves of BIG titles in the process. If UCLA is out of their league, so be it, but I don't want the Gophers to underestimate themselves. Make their own breaks.