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Topical Issue: Are Player Transfers Changing the NCAA Softball Landscape for Better? Or Worse?

Since 1991, the NCAA has had a year-in-residence rule which required athletes to sit out of his or her sport for one year upon transferring to another institution. Additionally, permission from the current institution was required prior to transfer. Facing questions about athlete’s rights, among other issues, the NCAA altered the long-standing rule in July …

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Breaking News: Power 5 Pitchers Making Big Splash in Transfer Pool

Two successful Power 5 pitchers are making a big splash in the NCAA transfer pool. University of Tennessee’s Caylan Arnold had transferred to Florida State, while Oklahoma’s Mariah Lopez has waded into the transfer waters as well, which we have heard from several sources to be over 500-players deep. Lopez, who committed to the Sooners …

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Coaching News: Florida State Assistant Craig Snider Goes to A&M

  FSU’s former football coach, Jimbo Fisher, will be joined by another FSU Coach at Texas A&M, as sources confirm that softball’s Craig Snider will join Jo Evans’ staff. Snider has been with FSU for eight seasons and was part of the staff that won the 2018 World Series and NFCA Coaching Staff of the …

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Video: The Moment Rylee Holtorf Learns She’s No. 1 In the 2021 Extra Elite 100!

Have you ever wondered how a player learns she’s the top-ranked prospect in her class? We’ve told players in a number of ways including via Skype, in person at tourneys (Amanda Lorenz, for example) and through surprises like this one where you’ll see how our latest No. 1 player, infielder Rylee Holtorf of Mizuno Storm …

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Coming Soon: Extra Inning Softball to Rank the 16U Extra Elite Eighty Club Teams

With most of the country fighting the biting chill of winter, it’s not too early to think of the warmth of summer and the excitement that comes with players and teams competing in top travel ball softball showcases, tournaments and nationals. We will begin our look at who are the top club teams in the …

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Photo Contest Finalists Are Posted… Time to Vote!

Every quarter, Extra Inning Softball solicits real photos from real people taken during softball games and team activities around the country. We’re always bombarded with submissions, some artsy, some gritty, some full of beauty, and some full of joy. We pick 20-25 to be finalists and leave the rest up to you so here they …

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Stephanie Best

Event Preview: Former All-American Stephanie Best Is Changing the Tournament Game With ProSwings

Stephanie Best is an innovator. The Florida resident seems to—by fate, if not intention—lead the way in many areas of her career, be it as an outstanding college player or a trend-setting event producer. As the first player recruited by University of Central Florida’s softball program, Best still holds program records for career batting average …

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Video: An Emotional Ciara Briggs Realizes Her LSU Signing is “Just Weeks Away”

As we gear up for our extensive 2019 Extra Elite 100 coverage, we publish one of our favorite interviews in recent memory! If this doesn’t get you “in the feels” at the 2:24 mark, then you need to check your pulse! If you love seeing athletes appreciate realizing their dreams, then you’ll want to check …

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Breaking News: Extra Inning Softball Announces Expansion Opportunity

Extra Inning Softball is Growing & Looking For Correspondents! Thank you, softball nation, for your support since the launch of this site. Things are going so well with Extra Inning Softball that we’re looking to take our coverage, breaking news, ratings, human interest stories, videos, photo galleries, social media posts, event coverage and more to …

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