No. 8 Alabama softball has new opponents for their opening weekend, the team announced late Thursday night. 

As early as this morning, the Crimson Tide were expected to travel to Austin, Texas  tomorrow for the Texas Classic Tournament. The Longhorns announced the cancellation of the tournament due to freezing conditions occurring in parts of Texas. 

After several hours of searching for opponents, coach Patrick Murphy and Team 25 have solidified three replacement opponents to save their opening weekend. 

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The new schedule for this weekend is as follows:

  • Friday Feb. 12 vs Alabama State - Montgomery, Alabama (5 p.m. CT) 
  • Saturday Feb. 13 vs Notre Dame - Montgomery, Alabama (4:30 p.m. CT) 
  • Sunday Feb. 14 vs Louisville (double header) - Tuscaloosa, Alabama (12 p.m. CT) 

According to the official Alabama Softball Twitter page, all games will be livestreamed with links to view them posted close to first pitch. 

For the games in Montgomery, the only fans allowed attendance will be on a player pass list. The games will be radio broadcasted via Praise 93.3 or on the Praise 93.3 app. 

The above mentioned opponents replace highly anticipated matchups against No. 3 Arizona and No. 6 Texas. None of the teams above are ranked, however Notre Dame did receive one vote in the USA Today Softball Coaches Poll.


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