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midwestfp

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Schedule released today.  Looks like they pulled out of the UL tournament and are heading to Orlando instead. 

http://www.gophersports.com/sports/w-softbl/sched/minn-w-softbl-sched.html
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2017-2018 SCHEDULE
 
 
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UNLV SportCo Kickoff Classic
02/09/18vs.Southern Utah Southern UtahLas Vegas, Nev.11:00 a.m. CT More
 vs.Utah Valley Utah ValleyLas Vegas, Nev.3:30 p.m. CT More
02/10/18vs.North Dakota State North Dakota StateLas Vegas, Nev.11:00 a.m. CT More
 vs.UNLV UNLVLas Vegas, Nev.3:30 p.m. CT More
02/11/18vs.Creighton CreightonLas Vegas, Nev.11:00 a.m. CT More
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B1G/ACC Challenge
02/16/18atFlorida State Florida StateTallahassee, Fla.5:30 p.m. CT More
02/17/18vs.Notre Dame Notre DameTallahassee, Fla.11:30 a.m. CT More
 vs.Florida State Florida StateTallahassee, Fla.2:00 p.m. CT More
02/18/18vs.Notre Dame Notre DameTallahassee, Fla.9:00 a.m. CT More
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Diamond 9 Citrus Classic
02/23/18vs.Kentucky KentuckyOrlando, Fla.2:00 p.m. CT More
 vs.South Alabama South AlabamaOrlando, Fla.4:30 p.m. CT More
02/24/18vs.Bradley BradleyOrlando, Fla.9:00 a.m. CT More
 vs.Lehigh LehighOrlando, Fla.11:30 a.m. CT More
02/25/18vs.Duke DukeOrlando, Fla.10:30 a.m. CT More
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San Diego Classic I
03/02/18vs.Oregon State Oregon StateSan Diego, Calif.4:00 p.m. CT More
 atSan Diego State San Diego StateSan Diego, Calif.6:30 p.m. CT More
03/03/18vs.Long Beach State Long Beach StateSan Diego, Calif.1:30 p.m. CT More
 vs.UCLA UCLASan Diego, Calif.4:00 p.m. CT More
03/04/18vs.Colorado State Colorado StateSan Diego, Calif.11:00 a.m. CT More
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ASU/GCU Invitational
03/09/18atArizona State Arizona StateTempe, Ariz.8:00 p.m. CT More
03/10/18vs.Georgetown GeorgetownPhoenix, Ariz.5:00 p.m. CT More
 atGrand Canyon Grand CanyonPhoenix, Ariz.7:30 p.m. CT More
03/11/18atArizona State Arizona StateTempe, Ariz.4:00 p.m. CT More
 atArizona State Arizona StateTempe, Ariz.6:00 p.m. CT More
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03/14/18atArizona ArizonaTucson, Ariz.8:00 p.m. CT More
03/16/18atNew Mexico State New Mexico StateLas Cruces, N.M.TBA More
03/17/18atNew Mexico State New Mexico StateLas Cruces, N.M.TBA More
 atNew Mexico State New Mexico StateLas Cruces, N.M.TBA More
03/23/18atNorthwestern Northwestern *Evanston, Ill.3:00 p.m. CT More
03/24/18atNorthwestern Northwestern *Evanston, Ill.1:00 p.m. CT More
03/25/18atNorthwestern Northwestern *Evanston, Ill.12:00 p.m. CT More
03/30/18vs.Illinois Illinois *Jane Sage Cowles StadiumTBAGTMore
03/31/18vs.Illinois Illinois *Jane Sage Cowles Stadium1:00 p.m. CTGTMore
04/01/18vs.Illinois Illinois *Jane Sage Cowles Stadium12:00 p.m. CTGTMore
04/06/18atMichigan State Michigan State *East Lansing, Mich.3:00 p.m. CT More
04/07/18atMichigan State Michigan StateEast Lansing, Mich.12:00 p.m. CT More
04/08/18atMichigan State Michigan State *East Lansing, Mich.12:00 p.m. CT More
04/13/18atIowa Iowa *Iowa City, Iowa5:00 p.m. CT More
04/14/18atIowa Iowa *Iowa City, Iowa2:00 p.m. CT More
04/15/18atIowa Iowa *Iowa City, Iowa1:00 p.m. CT More
04/18/18vs.Wisconsin Wisconsin *Jane Sage Cowles Stadium4:00 p.m. CTGTMore
 vs.Wisconsin Wisconsin *Jane Sage Cowles Stadium6:00 p.m. CTGTMore
04/20/18vs.Nebraska Nebraska *Jane Sage Cowles Stadium6:00 p.m. CTGTMore
04/21/18vs.Nebraska Nebraska *Jane Sage Cowles Stadium1:00 p.m. CTGTMore
04/22/18vs.Nebraska Nebraska *Jane Sage Cowles Stadium12:00 p.m. CTGTMore
04/25/18vs.North Dakota State North Dakota StateJane Sage Cowles Stadium4:00 p.m. CTGTMore
 vs.North Dakota State North Dakota StateJane Sage Cowles Stadium6:00 p.m. CTGTMore
04/27/18atPurdue Purdue *West Lafayette, Ind.5:00 p.m. CT More
04/28/18atPurdue Purdue *West Lafayette, Ind.2:00 p.m. CT More
04/29/18atPurdue Purdue *West Lafayette, Ind.12:00 p.m. CT More
05/02/18vs.South Dakota South Dakota *Jane Sage Cowles Stadium4:00 p.m. CTGTMore
05/04/18vs.Penn State Penn State *Jane Sage Cowles Stadium6:00 p.m. CTGTMore
05/05/18vs.Penn State Penn State *Jane Sage Cowles Stadium1:00 p.m. CTGTMore
05/06/18vs.Penn State Penn State *Jane Sage Cowles Stadium12:00 p.m. CTGTMore
Big Ten Tournament
05/10/18Big Ten TournamentMadison, Wis.TBA More
05/11/18Big Ten TournamentMadison, Wis.TBA More
05/12/18Big Ten TournamentMadison, Wis.TBA More
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NCAA Tournament
05/18/18NCAA RegionalTBATBA More
05/25/18NCAA Super RegionalTBATBA More
06/01/18Women's College World SeriesOklahoma City, Okla.TBA More
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3leftturns

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If Minnesota has last year's record against THIS schedule, they will be a top-8 seed
RahOKU

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And without playing Meechigan!
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If they perform how they’re capable, they’ll at least be a regional host in 2018
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I’m interested to see how Fiser develops.
Drop_Curve

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Really nice schedule! That double header at against ASU will be a telling day for two teams that have a lot of potential.
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Really nice schedule! That double header at against ASU will be a telling day for two teams that have a lot of potential.
I was thinking the same thing.... excellent trip to Arizona
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They will be battle tested for sure
spazsdad

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As does most every cold weather school
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SunbeltDad

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Don't see Kendyl Judge on MN roster, is she ok?
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Judge is on the Oklahaoma State roster.
SkiUMahGopher

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Why isn't there a early season US Bank Stadium series or tourney. Didn't the Gophers used to play some early season games in the Metrodome?
lovsofbal

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How well did it draw teams to the tundra?
danesfastpitch

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I attended many a Gopher winter game in the Metrodome, it was well attended for sure often featuring Minnesota v Mid Major Upper Midwest programs like Northern Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota etc.  It was a lot of fun;  1 game at a time all weekend.  

But there is no longer a venue that can handle a D1 college game with bleachers in Minnesota that is affiliated with the University at this point... this year, US Bank Stadium is busy getting ready for a big game.  Maybe next year.  

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I attended many a Gopher winter game in the Metrodome, it was well attended for sure often featuring Minnesota v Mid Major Upper Midwest programs like Northern Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota etc.  It was a lot of fun;  1 game at a time all weekend.  

But there is no longer a venue that can handle a D1 college game with bleachers in Minnesota that is affiliated with the University at this point... this year, US Bank Stadium is busy getting ready for a big game.  Maybe next year.  


With the RPI points being so important. They would need to draw other teams. than listed. No disrespect to them but that's the nature of the beast. 
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With the RPI points being so important. They would need to draw other teams. than listed. No disrespect to them but that's the nature of the beast. 


Baseball has UCLA, Washington and Arizona coming in the first weekend of March for a tourney at US Bank Stadium. It is doable to bring good teams here.

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Min Gophers had a nice run w the stud pitcher. Not sure about the future 
 

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With Fiser and Smith the Gophers should be very strong in the circle and offensively they return most of their lineup.  Should have no trouble winning another B1G title and advancing to the Supers or WCWS.  

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With Fiser and Smith the Gophers should be very strong in the circle and offensively they return most of their lineup.  Should have no trouble winning another B1G title and advancing to the Supers or WCWS.  



Agreed. I think Fiser is a star in the making
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Softball & Baseball preview today (2/5) on Ski U Mah Weekly on the Gophers Facebook page. The show starts at noon CST. The replay usually goes up on You Tube at around 2:00.

Host Justin Gaard welcomes Kendyl Lindaman & Maddie Houlihan to the show.
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With three position players on the top 50 watch list, and a 4th who clearly should be, is this the best 1-9 lineup in the nation?  By season's end we will probably be saying that this is the best lineup in the history of the sport. 

Screwed over last year.  That's in the past, but revenge is a dish best served cold, and winter is coming.  
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With three position players on the top 50 watch list, and a 4th who clearly should be, is this the best 1-9 lineup in the nation?  By season's end we will probably be saying that this is the best lineup in the history of the sport. 

Screwed over last year.  That's in the past, but revenge is a dish best served cold, and winter is coming.  
lol... you are in midseason form!

Not pulling me in, pal
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With three position players on the top 50 watch list, and a 4th who clearly should be, is this the best 1-9 lineup in the nation?  By season's end we will probably be saying that this is the best lineup in the history of the sport. 

Screwed over last year.  That's in the past, but revenge is a dish best served cold, and winter is coming.  

Let me fix that quote up for you. "With three position players on the top 50 watch list who really shouldn't be on there because MN plays a cream puff schedule and in a cream puff conference that allows our players to pad their stats, I dream of having a clue as to what the best 1-9 lineup in the nation is because it sure aint MN".  Much better now.  Alabama put MN in its place last year.  I am sure that they would love to play them several times this year so they could pad their record.

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<< With three position players on the top 50 watch list, and a 4th who clearly should be, is this the best 1-9 lineup in the nation?  By season's end we will probably be saying that this is the best lineup in the history of the sport.  

Screwed over last year.  That's in the past, but revenge is a dish best served cold, and winter is coming.  >> (midwestfp)

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I wish your team well. I hope they can somehow make it into the top 16 this year and get to host...
but with the loss of their best pitcher - it will be a tough thing to pull off. 
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8-5 tight contest out of the gate vs a 200+ rpi team......  I know one game doesn't mean much, but not exactly the world beater someone on here has been promoting.   Losing an All American and not replacing with an All American is going to be a HUGE hit, yes, pun intended. I would love to see the gophers reload, but after game 1, it looks more like rebuild.
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Just learned that Sara G is on the Sooners' staff this season.
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I think the schedule is better than last year for sure. If MN does well against this schedule they'll probably host.

My guess is that they will struggle though. Smith is a good pitcher. But, she was the #3 at LSU and had a pedestrian era (3.35) in 50ish innings against top 30 rpi teams last year. Fiser has some potential but only had 13 innings against top 30 RPI teams (all against IL, rpi 27).

As far as the best 1-9 lineup, I might take Oklahoma but I think there are many I'd take before MN. The schedule definitely impacted the players' stats. In my opinion, MN falls short in the best measure of a lineup : performance against top pitching.
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Gophers managed just one hit this morning.  I am now willing to concede that this might not be the best lineup in the history of the sport.  
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Gophers bounced back with a 2-1 win over KY and then a 10-3 win over South Alabama.  Hopefully they can get some injured players back before they head west.  
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