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.
Some things we know for certain -- Lauren Chamberlain will dominate, for instance. But in a softball season without a clear favorite team, it's only fitting that we begin by throwing out some questions.
With eight former players suiting up in the All-Star Game, Saturday belonged to the Big East. But it also served as a bittersweet reminder that the Big East as we knew it, the one that delivered pros and national champions, is a thing of the past.