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The Gators will learn the NCAA Tournament destination and opponents on Sunday.

Saturday May 10, 2014NCAA Softball Selection Show to Air Sunday at 10 p.m. on ESPNU

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The Gators will learn the NCAA Tournament destination and opponents on Sunday.

The NCAA Division I Softball Committee will reveal the 64-team field for the 2014 NCAA Softball Tournament on Sunday, May 11, beginning at 10 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

 

Half of the NCAA participants receive automatic bids, with the remaining 32 teams selected on an at-large basis. The top 16 teams in the tournament are seeded and will play host to Regionals, which feature four teams competing in a double-elimination bracket. The winner of each Regional advances to Super Regionals, where best-of-three series determine the eight teams that advance to Oklahoma City, Okla., for the Womenís College World Series.

 

Florida has participated in the NCAA Regionals 14 times in program history, including 11 consecutive appearances dating back to 2003. The Gators have advanced to Super Regionals six times, with five trips to the WCWS.

 

Regionals (May 16-18)

         Four teams at the host sites of the top 16 teams

         Games played Friday-Sunday

         Double-elimination; 16 winners advance to Super Regionals

 

Super Regionals (May 22-25)

         Two teams at eight campus sites

         Games played Thursday-Sunday

         Best-of-three; eight winners advance to WCWS

 

Womenís College World Series (May 29-June 4)

         Eight teams divided into two four-team brackets

         Double-elimination; winner of each bracket advances to Championship Series

         Best-of-three Championship Series determines national champion

 

Gator Softball in the NCAA Tournament

         Florida has earned 14 NCAA Tournament bids, including 11 consecutive appearances dating back to 2003

         The Gators have advanced to Super Regionals six times

         The Orange and Blue have made five trips to the Womenís College World Series

         UF was the national runner-up in 2009 and 2011

 

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