The Nebraska softball team was selected as an NCAA Regional host after earning the No. 14 national seed when the NCAA Tournament field. The Huskers will be joined by Stanford, Tulsa and Northern Iowa for the NCAA Lincoln Regionals that run Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Bowlin Stadium. Stanford was an at-large selection from the Pac-12 Conference, Tulsa was an at-large selection from Conference USA. Northern Iowa earned the Missouri Valley Conference’s automatic berth by winning the conference tournament.
Tulsa and Stanford will open the regional at 4 p.m. on Friday, with the Huskers and Panthers meeting at 7 p.m. The Lincoln Regional is matched up with the Eugene Regional, hosted by No. 3 national seed Oregon.
Nebraska is making its 21st NCAA Tournament appearance, and the Huskers are hosting an NCAA Regional for the fifth time since Bowlin Stadium opened in 2002. The Huskers earned a No. 1 seed for NCAA Regional play for the first time since the NCAA adopted the regional-super regional format beginning with the 2005 season. Overall, Nebraska earned a No. 1 seed in an NCAA Regional for the first time since 2002, when the Huskers won the eight-team Iowa City Regional and advanced to the Women’s College World Series.
NCAA Lincoln Regional Schedule
Friday, May 17
Game 1: Tulsa vs. Stanford 4 p.m.
Game 2: Northern Iowa vs. Nebraska 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 18
Game 3: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner 1 p.m.
Game 4: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser 4 p.m.
Game 5: Game 4 Winner vs. Game 3 Loser 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 19
Game 6: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner 1 p.m.
Game 7: Game 6 Winner vs. Game 6 Loser 3:30 p.m.*