No. 9 Texas softball faces No. 8 Alabama in NCAA Super Regional

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The No. 9 University of Texas softball team heads east to face the No. 8 Alabama Crimson Tide, which has a gaudy season record of 55-7, including 24-3 in Rhoads Stadium (photo courtesy of

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

After the Texas softball team swept Houston to win Sunday's NCAA Austin Regional, its mantra quickly switched from “survive and advance” to “we want 'Bama.” Here’s hoping that the Longhorns are not like a dog that chases a car, catches it, and then doesn’t know what to do with it.

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .