Cal Receives $500,000 Facility Donation From Rivera Family
NFL head coach Ron Rivera and his wife Stephanie donated $500,000 to upgrade Cal’s softball facility, the school announced Thursday.
Texas Tech To Name LMU’s Sami Strinz-Ward Head Coach
Just a few weeks ago parting ways with its previous head coach, Texas Tech has hired Loyola Marymount’s Sami Strinz-Ward.
Softball Among Programs Cut at La Salle
The La Salle softball program was one of seven sports cut in an effort to save money, the university announced on Tuesday.
Texas Tech’s Adrian Gregory Steps Down
After an internal investigation about wrongdoing, Texas Tech head coach Adrian Gregory stepped down after six seasons with the program.
McNeese State Players Help Rebuild After Hurricane
After Hurricane Laura caused unimaginable destruction, McNeese State players volunteered most of their time to help others in the community.
Transparency Key to Knighten’s Historical Hire
MJ Knighten didn’t feel like she was ready to be a head coach. But the historical University of San Diego hire views that as a positive.
Sierra Romero Steps Forward With Signature Cleat
Former Michigan star Sierra Romero collaborated with New Balance to release a signature cleat The Romero this week.
Unity The Message As The Fastpitch Alliance Launches
Softball unity is important during these challenging times, and there’s no better example of that than the launch of The Fastpitch Alliance.
Penn State Hires Miami Ohio’s Crowell As Head Coach
Penn State softball has been on the search for a new head coach over the past few weeks, and it has its new skipper with Clarisa Crowell moving over from Miami (Ohio).
Enquist, NFCA Partner To Create The Natasha Watley Scholarship For Social Change
The NFCA on Wednesday announced the creation of the Natasha Watley Scholarship for Social Change, in partnership with former UCLA head coach Sue Enquist. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to a Black coach at any level to attend the annual NFCA National Convention. Enquist is funding the scholarship named after her former All-American infielder.
D1Softball Analytics No. 1 Pitcher: Virginia Tech’s Keely Rochard
Virginia Tech’s Keely Rochard was having a 2020 to remember and we take an in-depth look at how she got to this point.
Former Scrap Yard Players Launching Their Own Independent Club
After some twitter controversy earlier this week, the players from the Scrap Yard fast pitch team have started their own independent club.
Professional Softball Opening Day Marred By Controversial Tweet
Professional Softball’s Opening Day was marred by a controversial tweet sent by one of the head figures in the Scrap Yard Fast Pitch organization.
Florida Gulf Coast League Announces Opening Day and Team Rosters
The inaugural season of the Florida Gulf Coast Softball League is here, and our Tara Henry takes an inside look at what to expect in South Florida.
Wright State Coach “Stunned and Shocked” By Program Being Cut
Wright State head coach Laura Matthews was “shocked” Wednesday when she found out the softball program had been cut for budgetary reasons. Matthews has tried to channel her energy into finding new landing spots for her players while grieving the program’s biggest loss.
Wright State Cuts Softball In Budget Restructuring Effort
Wright State announced Wednesday softball is one of three sports being cut as part of the university’s overall budget restructuring efforts because of financial losses stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. It is the first Division I softball program cut since the pandemic began.
Black Softball Players Speak Out About Racism, Need For Change
In the wake of the public protests following the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis who was pinned down by police, black softball players share their thoughts on racism in their lives, social justice issues and their hope for change in the country.
NCAA Permits Voluntary Athletic Activities For All Division I Sports To Begin June 1
The NCAA on Friday announced Division I student-athletes in all sports, which includes softball, will be permitted to participate in voluntary athletic activities beginning June 1. The SEC also announced voluntary athletic activities can begin on its campuses on June 8.
Chelsea Spencer Returns Home, Named Head Coach At Cal
California has made its new coaching hire, and it tabbed Chelsea Spencer as the new skipper. Spencer spent the last two seasons as an assistant at Texas.
Olympian Osterman Joins New Athletes Unlimited Softball League
Olympic pitcher Cat Osterman is joining the new Athletes Unlimited Softball League. The league announced Osterman’s participation on Friday afternoon. Osterman is a member of the U.S. Olympic softball team, which is preparing to play in Tokyo in the summer of 2021 after the Olympics were postponed one year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Olympians Garcia, Nickles and Mulipola Returning For 2021 Season
Olympians Rachel Garcia, Bubba Nickles and Dejah Mulipola announced Thursday will be returning to play for their respective college teams — UCLA and Arizona, in 2021.
“Here For The Long Run,” Ritter Promoted to Gophers Head Coach
The University of Minnesota promoted Piper Ritter to head coach on Sunday. The former Gopher pitcher had served as the program’s pitching coach for the last 13 seasons.
NCAA Sets Standard For 2020 Recordkeeping
The NCAA has had many decisions to make over the past couple of months, including how to handle statistics with Arizona’s Jessie Harper and others chasing records.
Ole Miss Set To Hire Minnesota’s Trachsel
Ole Miss picked up a high-quality hire this week when it tabbed Minnesota’s Jamie Trachsel as its new head coach.
Olympics or College? Team USA Members Hope Both Are Still Possible
Bubba Nickles, Rachel Garcia and Dejah Mulipola took a redshirt year this year to train with the U.S. Olympic softball team. With the Olympics postponed, they now await their eligibility from the NCAA.
NCAA Grants Eligibility To All Spring Sport Athletes
The NCAA Division I Council has approved a blanket waiver to give all spring sport athletes whose season was abruptly canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic an additional season of competition and an extension of their period of eligibility.