What you need to know about NCAA softball tournament, road to WCWS in OKC

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Who will capture the NCAA softball championship at the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City? Buckle up. We're about to find out.

The Cowgirls entered the NCAA Tournament riding high off their first Big 12 Conference tournament title, beating the Sooners in the championship game on May 14 at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.

Bookmark this article because it'll serve as your landing page for all things OU and OSU during the NCAA softball tournament.

NCAA softball tournament schedule, results

WCWS 2022:Game times, scores & TV schedule for NCAA softball Women's College World Series

Who's going to the WCWS?:Experts pick NCAA Softball Tournament super regional winners

What to know about the WCWS

'It's a game of inches':How Jayda Coleman's epic catches paved way for OU softball title

Carlson:OU softball joins the rarified air of sports dynasties with sixth WCWS title

More:OU Sooners roar past Texas Longhorns for WCWS finals sweep, sixth NCAA softball title

More:Oklahoma sets the standard, but Texas softball changed its trajectory with WCWS success

More:How many championships has OU softball won? Sooners add to their WCWS tally

More:Oklahoma breaks open tight game vs. Texas, rolls to another NCAA softball title at WCWS

Carlson:How Patty Gasso built a softball powerhouse, changed OU athletics 50 years after Title IX

'It's choreographed chaos':Why USA Softball maintenance crew is an unsung hero at WCWS

More:With Game 1 over, Texas moves on as Oklahoma plans to ‘dominate’ WCWS finals

Carlson:OU football coach Brent Venables blown away by Jocelyn Alo, Sooners. 'Like a nuclear bomb.'

NCAA softball:OU Sooners rout Texas Longhorns in Game 1 of WCWS championship series

Carlson:Tom Brady DMs, HR records & a fan frenzy: How OU's Jocelyn Alo became softball's Babe Ruth

More:How 'Nanny Johns' became life of party for OU softball fans at WCWS. 'This team is loved.'

'It's a good hurt':What Oklahoma State softball can take away from run to WCWS semifinals

More:Playing with ‘house money,’ Texas softball ready for WCWS title clash with No. 1 Oklahoma

'To meet them here is insane':How Hope Trautwein went from Texas fan to OU softball ace?

More:No matter who starts, Texas pitchers have more to worry about than OU’s Jocelyn Alo at WCWS

More:OU softball 'not caught up in Red River Rivalry' for WCWS finals, but Texas is hot ticket

Carlson:Oklahoma State softball 'had it right there.' How Cowgirls let WCWS slip through their hands.

NCAA softball:Defensive collapse costs Oklahoma State shot at WCWS final in loss to Texas

Carlson:OU didn't want to play two against UCLA, but Sooners came away with a 'blessing'

More:How big of a role will Jordy Bahl play in WCWS championship series? OU softball ace raring to go

NCAA softball:UCLA Bruins beat OU Sooners, force winner-take-all WCWS semifinal Game 2

More:Tom Brady's niece hits two homers, leading UCLA past No. 1 Oklahoma in Women's College World Series

'A scary word':Why Oklahoma State softball players no longer fear discussing WCWS goals

More:'All hands on deck' for OU softball pitching staff, but new WCWS schedule helping Sooners

NCAA softball:Texas Longhorns beat Arizona Wildcats, advance to WCWS semifinals

'We fear no one':After run-rule win vs. Florida, UCLA set to face OU in WCWS semifinals

More:How Oklahoma State softball became a power 50 years after Title IX era began

'It's just off the charts':Why ABC broadcasting the WCWS is a huge deal for NCAA softball

More:How UCLA surprised Delanie Wisz with new catching gear for WCWS that's close to her heart

Tramel:Kelly Maxwell puts Oklahoma State softball on brink of WCWS championship series

More:Julia Cottrill makes Oklahoma State softball 'coaches look really good' in WCWS win vs. Florida

More:Oklahoma State softball coach Kenny Gajewski bothered by process for drug testing at WCWS

Carlson:Jocelyn Alo decided Texas wasn't going to shut down OU again. She did something about it in WCWS.

'It’s like the row changes':After WCWS win vs. Texas, OU softball draws comparison to 1927 Yankees

More:How does OU softball's first loss to Texas affect the WCWS rematch? Sooners learned plenty

NCAA softball:Arizona Wildcats hold off Oregon State Beavers in WCWS elimination game

'She's just a straight dog':Megan Faraimo lifts UCLA past Northwestern in WCWS elimination game

More:How OU softball's Rylie Boone had her breakout game of a breakout season in the WCWS

More:Former OU baseball teammates Kenny Gajewski, Tim Walton face off again in the WCWS

'Once in a lifetime':Elish family celebrates sister reunion at WCWS with OSU vs. Arizona

Tramel:Kelly Maxwell's mojo helps Oklahoma State softball complete a Big 12 sweep in WCWS

'Let’s let her go':Karli Petty rewards Oklahoma State's faith in her vs. Arizona in WCWS opener

'Have to win the first game':Natalie Lugo, Florida roll past Oregon State in WCWS opener

Carlson:Hope Trautwein fulfills 'a dream' in WCWS debut, allows OU softball's bats to wake up

'Made differently':Jordy Bahl makes dramatic return for OU softball in WCWS opener

'I got you':How OU softball stormed past Northwestern with grand slams in WCWS opener

Tramel's ScissorTales:WCWS coaches marvel at how NCAA softball World Series has evolved

NCAA softball:Florida Gators beat Oregon State Beavers in WCWS opener

'We're here to play':Mary Iakopo homers, leads Texas past No. 5 UCLA in WCWS opener

Carlson:'Peloton legs' drive OU softball to great heights. Here's how Sooners built their strength.

Tramel:Oklahoma State keeps Kenny Gajewski, much to the relief of softball fans

'That’s a special thing':How Kelly Maxwell became Oklahoma State's ace on road to WCWS

More:Why Jocelyn Alo's journey from Hawaii to OU softball is 'like some unbelievable fiction'

She Said, He Said:The WCWS is here. So are the games, the joy and the Lemon Chills.

WCWS fan guide:Tickets, parking and policies & how to get to USA Hall of Fame Stadium

More:Chelsea Alexander's promise to her coach, OU's run-rule narrative & best of WCWS media day

More:Texas royalty Janae Jefferson ready for her debut on college softball's biggest stage

More:Who will win the 2022 NCAA softball title? Get to know the eight teams at the WCWS in OKC

'We were all sad, eating spaghetti':How NCAA softball came to change the WCWS format

Want to know the impact of Title IX?:Look no further than the WCWS & softball in Oklahoma

OU softball:Jayda Coleman and Tiare Jennings have thrived in new lineup spots

More:Oklahoma State softball's Chelsea Alexander seeking another new ring at WCWS

OU softball:Jordy Bahl will pitch for Sooners at WCWS, coach Patty Gasso says

WCWS predictions:Experts pick every Women's College World Series game and NCAA softball champion

More:Back in Oklahoma State softball lineup, Karli Petty 'hasn't let up' on journey to WCWS

OU softball:Jocelyn Alo, Jordy Bahl take home national awards

'It’s kind of scary':Even without Jordy Bahl, OU softball pitching staff remains dominant

Tramel:Softball fever grips the state as OU, OSU return to Women's College World Series

More:OU softball aims to defend Women's College World Series title

'Pain is still there':How James Madison is coping with Lauren Bernett's death one month later

What to know about the Norman Super Regional

Carlson:How OU softball's super regional sweep became a Jocelyn Alo Appreciation Day

More:OU softball super regional sweep of UCF has Patty Gasso feeling 'best I’ve felt' entering WCWS

'It just breaks me':How Hope Trautwein, OU softball paid tribute to Uvalde shooting victims

Tramel:UCF pays price pitching to OU softball's Jocelyn Alo in NCAA Super Regional opener

More:How does Nicole May handle the pressure for OU softball team missing Jordy Bahl? 'She flips the switch'

Tramel:Why OU softball's Patty Gasso is the Sooners' greatest coach ever — in any sport

More:OU softball coach Patty Gasso 'hopeful' that Jordy Bahl can return for NCAA Super Regional

More:How was UCF's softball program built? With an aggressive schedule, youth and a 'Bear'

OU softball:Jordy Bahl resumes throwing, status for NCAA Super Regional vs. UCF up in air

What to know about Stillwater Super Regional

More:Oklahoma State softball coach Kenny Gajewski gets new contract ahead of WCWS appearance

Carlson:How Oklahoma State took off emergency brake and ignited NCAA softball run to WCWS

More:Oklahoma State sweeps Clemson in NCAA softball super regional, first to clinch WCWS berth

Tramel's ScissorTales:Oklahoma State softball beats Clemson with homegrown offense

More:Kelly Maxwell, Oklahoma State shut down Clemson in NCAA softball super regional opener

More:Why did Katelynn Carwile pick Oklahoma State softball at age 13? 'When you know, you know'

Carlson:Kenny Gajewski has elevated Oklahoma State softball, but an unexpected friend has lifted him

More:Miranda Elish might not pitch again but still 'can contribute' to Oklahoma State softball

More:How did Clemson Tigers get to NCAA softball Super Regional? Meet Oklahoma State's foe

What to know about the Norman Regional

The Sooners are the No. 1 overall seed and will host a four-team regional including Texas A&M, Minnesota and Prairie View A&M.

NCAA softball tournament:Get to know the OU Sooners' opponents in Norman Regional

More:OU softball coach Patty Gasso says star pitcher Jordy Bahl 'still day to day'

More:Mackenzie Donihoo enters transfer portal, 'no longer part of OU softball'

More:What are the odds for OU softball to win the 2022 Women's College World Series?

More:Get to know the 2022 Oklahoma Sooners softball team and schedule

How to watch, listen:OU softball in the Norman regional of the 2022 NCAA tournament

Tramel:OU softball star Lynnsie Elam living out her late mother's softball dream

'Enough is enough':How OU softball's Kinzie Hansen is working to turning her season around

Tramel's ScissorTales:How have Nebraska's & Texas A&M's Olympic sports fared post-Big 12?

More:OU softball begins NCAA Norman Regional with run-rule win over Prairie View A&M

More:OU softball outlasts Texas A&M, advances to NCAA Norman Regional final

Tramel:Star Wars showing as OU routs Texas A&M in 2022 NCAA softball tournament regional

More:OU routs Texas A&M in largest win in NCAA softball tournament history, advances to Super Regional

What to know about the Stillwater Regional

The Cowboys are the No. 7 overall seed and will host a four-team regional including Nebraska, North Texas and Fordham.

NCAA softball tournament:Get to know Oklahoma State's opponents in Stillwater Regional

More:Oklahoma State softball earns No. 7 overall seed, will open vs. Fordham in NCAA Regional

More:How to watch Oklahoma State softball in the 2022 NCAA tournament regional

More:Get to know the 2022 Oklahoma State Cowgirls softball team and schedule

Carlson:OU softball & Oklahoma State meeting again in WCWS for NCAA title would be epic

Carlson:This Oklahoma State softball team is a fashionable choice in more ways than one

More:How Morgan Day became a critical piece to Oklahoma State softball's postseason puzzle

Tramel's ScissorTales:How have Nebraska's & Texas A&M's Olympic sports fared post-Big 12?

More:Oklahoma State softball run-rules Fordham to open NCAA Stillwater Regional

More:Oklahoma State softball rallies past Nebraska, advances to NCAA Stillwater Regional final

'A monster hit':Miranda Elish's HR sends Oklahoma State softball to NCAA Super Regional

Printable 2022 NCAA softball Tournament bracket 

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Contact Oklahoman sports editor Jeff Patterson at (405) 475-3654 or Follow him on Twitter: @jeffpattOKC

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