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fromthestands

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I agree that there needs to be a post season that girls who are not in a P5 school can aspire to. Not every school has the money (facilities, coaches, support) to compete with the budgets of those schools who make it to Oklahoma each year.
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Utah Valley doesn't even have a winning record.  Weber State was 0-2 in their conference tournament.  What is the point other than coaches claiming they went to an end of the year tournament?

It sounds like a travel ball tournament.


This tournament is for girls that play for the love of the game.  I think THAT is the point.  They all could have packed it in and headed for the beach but, instead, they're on the ball field.
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This tournament is for girls that play for the love of the game.  I think THAT is the point.  They all could have packed it in and headed for the beach but, instead, they're on the ball field.


In the case I know, the coaches wanted to go. Not the girls.
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Having a daughter that played in the tournament this year I will say, it stinks!! This is nothing like the NIT. Being the only team from a Power 5 conference in the tournament was even a worse idea. Win or place top 2 and it's no notch in the programs belt. Lose out in the opening weekend, like Tech and it is black eye on the program(that is not a slap to other teams in the tourney, but you run ruled UTA earlier in the year and beat Baylor a week earlier. You should be able to get more than 1 win). Even parents from other teams were saying the kids are just ready for the season to end. It is not the NCAA in recognition and I don't think it does anything for recruiting. Just profiting off the success and popularity of college softball.
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This tournament is for girls that play for the love of the game.  I think THAT is the point.  They all could have packed it in and headed for the beach but, instead, they're on the ball field.


Not even the case at all. There was no beach option. This is coaches trying to get a certain amount of wins to save a job. Get another week or 2 of practice for underclassmen. But certainly not an extension of the season for girls that love the game.

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You very well could be right that it is a more coach driven choice than a player driven choice.

However, if you love to play the game, any additional chances you get to play the game you love would be a blessing I would think.
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I can't believe how spoiled everyone is sounding.  Yes, it is run by TCS but they also run the WNIT in women's basketball and have an upcoming volleyball version.  This is year two of this tournament and it is sure to fail if nobody really gives it a chance.

Now back to my original point.  Maybe it is the programs that are actually accepting the bid but to "be ready to end the season" instead of getting the chance to play more softball is a you problem.  There are a lot of players that would kill to have the chance to continue playing.  Perhaps if these players that are ready for it to end actually liked the game then they may have had a better season.  

The reason this tournament ABSOLUTELY SHOULD exist is to let good teams (not great teams) continue playing because they earned it.  The one thing that would make this tournament take off is sponsorships.  Without them it will simply be a pay for play but with them it could change the entire landscape.  


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Not even the case at all. There was no beach option. This is coaches trying to get a certain amount of wins to save a job. Get another week or 2 of practice for underclassmen. But certainly not an extension of the season for girls that love the game.


You may be speaking for some players who would prefer to be on vacation.  But I watched the LMU games and the enthusiasm by the LMU players on the field said that they're enjoying playing.  I feel sorry for the players you describe that would rather be elsewhere instead of playing the game. 

BTW, final four this week is hosted by LMU in Los Angeles.  At least the NISC understands that championships should be played in Southern California where there won't be rain delays, muggy humidity and swarms of flying insects.
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I'm surprised EKU is able to attend.  Major budget cuts across the board for all KY schools.  They cut their marching band among several programs.  I assume it's hitting athletics as well.
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