The start to the 2024 college softball season is underway. The regular season kicked off on Feb. 8, and the annual Shriners Children's Clearwater Invitational Presented will run from Feb.15-18.
Here are some ways to catch the action:
Want to know how you can watch the action all season long? Nearly 3,200 regular-season NCAA Division I softball games will be broadcast on ESPN platforms, in addition to the postseason and the Women's College World Series (May 30- June 6/7). Full article here: https://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/39450387/2024-college-softball-how-watch-games-espn
GC will be streaming the NFCA D1 Leadoff Classic Feb. 8th-11th for free on GameChanger with 3 games on MLB Network on Feb. 10th. For more info, visit: https://nfca.org/di-leadoff-classic-tournament-central
As part of the season-opening 2024 NFCA Division I Leadoff Classic, live college softball games will be televised on MLB Network for the first time ever. For more info, visit: https://www.mlb.com/news/first-college-softball-games-to-be-broadcast-on-mlb-network
Many universities at all levels offer live streams or on-demand replays of their home games through their athletic websites or apps
Some conferences have their own streaming platforms featuring conference-affiliated softball games (e.g., ACC Network Extra).
Specializes in collegiate softball coverage, showcasing tournaments, individual teams, and player features. More details here: https://www.flosoftball.com
Lastly, there are many local colleges where you can go to watch live games (once the weather improves). It’s a great opportunity to check in on our recent KP Pride alumni to cheer them on.
Bentley University (Ava Lanza ‘23)
Endicott College (Paige Berdos ’21, Emma Sheehan ’22)
Salve Regina University (Mia Bennett ’22)
Tufts University (Sarah Cullen ’23)
Witnessing high-level play can inspire, entertain, and provide valuable insights to improve your own skills. By taking advantage of these resources, you can deepen your understanding of the game, learn from elite athletes, and discover strategies to enhance your own performance. Encourage your teammates and families to tune in with you – watching together can be a fun and bonding experience!
Let's go KP Pride!