The schedule has been announced for Michigan's Super Regional series in the 2012 NCAA softball tournament against Alabama. The Wolverines advanced after upsetting Louisville twice over the weekend and now will take on the No. 2 seed Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa. The best-of-three series begins on Thursday and will come to a close on Friday. Here's the schedule (all times Eastern):
Thursday, May 24
Game 1: Michigan at Alabama (8 p.m., ESPN2/ESPN3)
Friday, May 25
Game 2: Michigan at Alabama (4:30 p.m., ESPNU/ESPN3)
Game 3 (if necessary): Michigan at Alabama (7 p.m., ESPN2/ESPN3)
If the Wolverines are able to pull off the upset against Alabama, they will advance to their first Women's College World Series since 2009. Michigan won its first and only national championship back in 2005, but since then it has only been back to the WCWS once. A pair of victories against the Crimson Tide would change that and also prevent Alabama from returning to the WCWS for the second time in as many years.
You can check out the full 2012 NCAA softball tournament bracket right here.