Many times I have written that in my opinion Gopher softball is all about the Big Ten - all that NCAA stuff at the end of the year is just Gravy. Obviously I would have preferred the Gophers won the B1G this year... but a strong second place to Michigan is not too bad at all considering.
Considering what? I watched the 2014 and 2016 video reply on the BTN this weekend and I was reminded that since 2017 (the last time we beat Michigan in the regular season race) we have prematurely lost Jess Allister, Jessica Merchent, Kendyl Lindaman, Hope Brandner, Jamie Trachsel and Katie Reitkovich from our roster and coaching staff.
Have Michigan’s super seniors had to deal with any significant coaching or star player losses at all? And yet, for every 4 games the Gophrs played this year, they will have won about 3 of them.
Not bad at all! Go Gophers.