While Major League Baseball and everyone else is on an All-Star Break, we’re still going strong here on In The Circle. Cue the Bill Belichick “No Days Off” meme, please. In this episode, we break down Hailey Lee’s announcement to transfer to Oklahoma and its potential impact on the sport of softball. We chat about how the fans and social media are worried how college softball could turn into something similar to when UConn dominated college basketball. Plus, this might signify things to come with the transfer portal and NIL.
Eric Lopez chats with new Creighton Head Coach Krista Wood in her first extensive national interview since accepting the position. Coach Wood talks about the decision to return to her home state of Nebraska, leaving South Dakota State, building the Bluejay program, competing in the Big East, and much more. Eric makes a bold statement about Wood’s hire, which has Victor Anderson thinking.
We wrap the show recapping and sharing final thoughts on USA Softball winning Gold at The World Games. The crowds and passion in Hoover was on display with the record attendance. However, the guys have some words for the Olympic Committee on getting softball in the 2028 Olympics.