There are lot of new faces at the Women's College World Series this year.
Led by U.S. national team coach Ken Eriksen, South Florida will
make its World Series debut Thursday when it takes on Oklahoma.
Oregon is back for the first time since its only other appearance
in 1989, and LSU returns for the first time in eight years.
It's a new-look field in an event that was historically dominated by UCLA and Arizona. Those two schools combined to win 20 of the first 28 World Series titles but now have both missed the final eight in back-to-back years and only the third time ever.
That leaves it to top-seeded California, defending champion
Arizona State and Oregon to continue the Pac-12's streak of six
straight national titles.