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12:40 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Women's College World Series Staying In Oklahoma City Through At Least 2020

Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame Park in Oklahoma City.
Helluvamatt Wikimedia Commons

The NCAA says it will keep its Division I softball championship tournament in Oklahoma City through 2020 and likely will extend the deal through 2035.

Officials from the NCAA, USA Softball and Oklahoma City announced the agreement Thursday before the opening game of this year's Women's College World Series.

The WCWS has been held at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium every year but one since 1990. The new deal is the third long-term hosting agreement for the NCAA, following similar deals for baseball in Omaha, Nebraska, and outdoor track and field in Eugene, Oregon.

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World Cup of Softball
2:47 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

UPDATE: Ricketts Says She Wasn't Ready For Long-Term USA Deal

Credit University of Oklahoma Athletic Department

Former University of Oklahoma standout pitcher Keilani Ricketts says USA Softball pressured her into signing a long-term contract before she was ready.

Ricketts announced on Twitter Tuesday night that she would not be playing with Team USA this summer.

She clarified her reasons in an interview with The Norman Transcript, saying Team USA told her she had to sign a long-term contract immediately in order to play.

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