April 12, 2002

University of Notre Dame softball fans across the nation will get a chance to listen to the first game of the Connecticut doubleheader on Friday via the world wide web at www.nd.edu/~wvfi. The Notre Dame student radio station, WVFI, will be providing play-by-play and color commentary of the Irish matchup with the Huskies at 4 p.m.

Live statistics of both games will be available, as are all Irish home games, at www.und.com.

WVFI also will cover the Irish softball games versus Indiana State (April 17, 4 p.m.), Virginia Tech (April 20, 11 a.m.) and Rutgers (May 3, 12 p.m.).

The NCAA Division I Women’s Softball Committee has released this week’s biweekly regional ranking poll. The poll is alphabetical, but the teams will be ranked 1-10 in the April 25 release.

NCAA Softball East Region

Canisius (10-8)

Notre Dame (16-12)

Seton Hall (16-10)

Syracuse (14-10)

Villanova (21-6)

Virginia Tech (25-10)

(records shown are from April 8)

Several start times for the remaining Notre Dame softball home games have been adjusted from previous schedule releases. Here is a complete list of correct start times for every Notre Dame home softball game the rest of the season. All matchups are doubleheaders unless indicated otherwise.

Connecticut, Friday, April 12, 4 p.m.

Syracuse, Sunday, April 14, 11 a.m.

Indiana State, Wednesday, April 17, 4 p.m.

Bowling Green, Thursday, April 18, 3 p.m.

Virginia Tech, Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m.

IUPU-Fort Wayne, Thursday, April 25, 3 p.m. (one game)

Oakland, Tuesday, April 30, 3 p.m. (one game)

DePaul, Thursday, May 2, 3 p.m.

Rutgers, Friday, May 3, 12 p.m.

Villanova, Sunday, May 5, 11 a.m.