ncaa tournament next for u softball

The Gophers softball team will learn its NCAA tournament fate on Sunday when the bracket is announced (9 p.m., ESPNU). The Gophers were upset by Iowa in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals on Friday night, but their 46-9 record will be more than enough to get them into the 64-team field. The tournament begins with regional play next weekend at 16 campus sites, followed by the Super Regionals and then the College World Series in Oklahoma City.