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.
Monica Abbott Reacts to Tokyo Olympics Being Postponed
The Tokyo Olympics were officially postponed for the summer of 2020, and Team USA member Monica Abbott reacted to the news.
The Packaged Deal Tries To Fill Softball Void Through Virtual Classes
The Packaged Deal looks to fill a void with new concept “Softball School.” Virtual classes will take place Monday-Friday and taught by softball stars around the country.
Coaches React to Unprecedented Halt to College Softball
Arizona’s Mike Candrea and Michigan’s Carol Hutchins have been involves in college softball for more than three decades. But the events of the last two days have been unlike anything they have experienced before. They and other coaches around the country are trying to figure out what comes next.
BREAKING: 2020 WCWS Cancelled
The 2020 Women’s College World Series and the NCAA tournament has been cancelled, the NCAA announced on Thursday.
Titans and Knights Play In First Spectator-Free Game
Fullerton, Calif. – Four uniformed officers blocked the front entrance at Goodwin Field with strict instructions not to let spectators enter the gate. After a radio call and some convincing, I was finally allowed through the chain-link fence. There were two distinct sounds upon entering the complex: cheers echoing from the softball stadium and the […]
Cancellations, Spectator Limits Mark Softball’s Response To Coronavirus
The ongoing coronavirus is having a major impact on the sport of college softball and we keep you posted on the latest developments.
Ivy League Cancels Remainder of Softball Season
The Ivy League became the first college conference to cancel the rest of the softball season on Wednesday.
Pitcher of the Week: Keely Rochard, Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech’s Keely Rochard put together quite an impressive showing on the mound in three games last week, and is this week’s Pitcher of the Week.
D1Softball’s Player of the Week: Cheyenne Lindsey
Florida’s Cheyenne Lindsey had a huge weekend at the plate, and for that, she’s the D1Softball Player of the Week.
D1Softball’s Freshman of the Week: Lexi Sosa, UCLA
UCLA’s Lexi Sosa had a week to remember, and for that, she’s this week’s D1Softball Freshman of the Week.
Daily Dozen Headlines: Friday, March 6th
Perfection, streak-busting milestones and intriguing SEC openers highlighted the action on Friday as Rhiannon Potkey and Tara Henry get you caught up with the Daily Dozen.
Week Five Primer: Matchups To Watch
Another huge weekend of college softball action is on the horizon, and our staff takes an in-depth look at the premier matchups to watch.