News, Media, and Golden Mics

Just when you thought we would have a quiet weekend in softball….there’s really no such a thing. We have plenty to discuss on this episode of In The Circle. The guys are joined by Justin McLeod from Extra Inning Softball who broke the news of Stephanie VanBrakle Prothro set to be named the next head coach at Memphis. They break down what it means for both programs and where Coach Murphy goes to fill out his staff.   Eric and Victor take a look at the NJCAA’s new deal with ESPN starting this year along with the significance of softball within the deal. How will this impact NJCAA’s coverage overall? Where does Division 2 and Division 3 go from here? We also break down the Big Ten’s new deals with CBS & NBC plus why seeing Big Ten Softball will get a lot harder in a couple of years.   We wrap up the episode by looking back at the inaugural Golden Mic Awards which were announced last month on Extra Inning Softball as well as the state of softball broadcasting as we press forward into the 2023 season and beyond.