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Feb 24, 2022

With so much softball to talk about on our latest episode of In The Circle, it's best to break down what's on the show so you can follow along.

Chasing History: 2:37-41:00
Our episode discusses Jocelyn Alo's pursuit of Lauren Chamberlain's Home Run record this weekend at Mary Nutter. We hear from Alo, Chamberlain, and Patty Gasso leading to their trip to California. We also discuss Michigan's Carol Hutchins quest to become the winningest coach in Division 1 history. Wolverine Ace Megan Beaubien spoke earlier this week with the media about that. 
Oakland HC Lauren Karn: 43:12-1:25:32
Eric chats with Oakland Head Coach Lauren Karen as the Golden Grizzlies prepare to open their season this weekend in Orlando. Coach shares her thoughts on being the Horizon League favorites, a demanding non-conference schedule, and who she will rely on for Oakland in 2022. The guys also share their thoughts of the tournament hosted by UCF featuring Florida and James Madison, as well as their outlook on the Horizon League
Alabama State HC Todd Bradley: 1:26:26-1:55:03
Victor chats with Alabama State's Todd Bradley as his team gets ready to host the HBCU Celebration Classic this weekend. Coach Bradley shares how he became the host institution for this event and his long-term vision for the event. He also shares the importance of having the event at the epicenter of the Civil Rights movement. 
Tarleton HC Mark Cumpian: 1:56:56-2:22:15
Our super-sized show of guests concludes with Texans HC Mark Cumpian, who has Tarleton off to their best start since 2018 at 10-0. He reflects on the solid start to the season and what has made this year much different from 2021. Coach Cumpian also looks back at the transition from Division 2 to Division 1 and their rough first season. 
Record-Breaking Viewership and Closing: 2:22:18-2:34:38
Eric wraps up the show by breaking down the ratings for Florida State and UCLA on Sunday and what it could mean down the line for college softball.