The road to Oklahoma City begins in the Sunshine State for the South Carolina Gamecocks.
The 2014 NCAA Tournament kicks off today, and 64 teams will each vie to be one of the eight to earn a trip to the Women’s College World Series. But first, it’s the regionals, and the Gamecocks (35-20) will get things started in Tallahassee along with host (and tournament 8th seed) Florida State (50-6), South Florida (41-15) and Fordham (36-18). Carolina and South Florida get things started at 4:30, while Florida State and Fordham square off right after.
The regionals are double elimination, so the Gamecocks are guaranteed at least three games if they beat the Bulls, two if they lose. Win the regional, and they’re headed to the best-of-three Super Regionals (site to be determined).
What: 2014 NCAA Division 1 Softball Championship, Tallahassee Regional Game 1
When: Friday, May 16 at 4:30 p.m. ET
Where: Joanne Graf Field at the Seminole Sports Complex, Tallahassee, FL
TV/Live Stream: ESPN2/WatchESPN (check your TV and Internet provider for availability)
Here’s the weather for Friday, which will be perfect.