When Molly Fichtner transferred, Alabama got the catcher it needed and much more. Don't let her size fool you, she plays a big role for the Crimson Tide as a power hitter and sets an example of living, and thriving, with Type 1 diabetes.
Graham Hays knows this from Friday's super regional play: Florida State was able to put Thursday's 17-3 drubbing by Michigan behind it, coming back to win two games and advance to the Women's College World Series.
Until spring arrives (please be right, Punxsutawney Phil), we've got sports to keep us warm. Last night brought us another scorching night of hoops, with Jimmer Fredette, buzzer-beaters, upsets and another 40-plus game from Kevin Durant.
This weekend is a biggie for college football fans, as plenty of action, including two of the four BCS bowl games, is sure to provide drama -- and continued debate about the need for a playoff system. There's also no shortage of hoops action.
Arizona's eight national championships can be a weighty burden, so coaches are telling the Wildcats, our No. 7 team, to focus on the present. Of course, top-notch pitching makes doing that a lot easier.