Let the tournament begin! Two of the NCAA regional sites — Chapel Hill, NC and Columbus, OH — get underway today. Above is a montage of programs and ticket stubs from regionals I’ve attended in recent years. By visiting family in Los Angeles or attending academic conferences in various cities, I’ve usually been able to get to some softball action. This year, however, I’m not going anywhere, so I’ll just have to follow the regionals via computer and television (you can check the master schedule for ESPN’s set of channels). Many of the websites in the links section to the right — such as the official NCAA softball page; Ultimate College Softball; and individual team pages — would be good places to follow the tournament.