ESPN Hits Home Run with Nearly 3,200 Regular Season Softball Games Across Platforms

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ESPN Hits Home Run with Nearly 3,200 Regular Season Softball Games Across Platforms

  • Nearly 200 Games Across the Linear Networks of ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ACC Network, SEC Network and Longhorn Network
  • 10 Top-5 Regular Season Matchups
  • Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Returns for Fifth Year
  • 7Innings Podcast Back for Seventh Season

ESPN is set for another year of industry-leading coverage of Division I college softball, with nearly 200 matchups across its linear platforms: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, ACC Network and Longhorn Network. The remaining nearly 3,000 games will be streamed on ESPN+, ESPN3, Big 12 Now on ESPN+, SEC Network+ and ACC Network Extra (ACCNX).

The action begins with the Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield – ESPN Events’ owned-and-operated softball tournament – featuring 16 teams in 40 games over the course of four days (Feb. 15-18). Details regarding participants, schedule of play and commentator teams can be found on the event website.

ESPN’s 7Innings Podcast returns for a seventh season, providing listeners with in-depth information and insights about collegiate softball and the latest storylines across the sport, plus game previews and recaps. The voice of softball, Beth Mowins, helms the show as host, joined by a rotating cast of analysts that includes Jenny Dalton-Hill, Danielle Lawrie, Jessica Mendoza, Erin Miller, Holly Rowe, Amanda Scarborough, Madison Shipman and Michele Smith. The first episode of the season will drop in February.

Schedule Highlights

  • Appearances by 22 of the ESPN.com/USA Softball Preseason Top 25 on ESPN platforms in the regular season
  • More than 80 regular season television appearances by the preseason top 5 teams: No. 1 Oklahoma (5), No. 2 Tennessee (17), No. 3 Stanford (12), No. 4 Florida State (12) and No. 5 Texas (34)
  • 10 top 5 matchups across ESPN networks:
    • Feb. 15: No. 3 Stanford vs. No. 4 Florida State (ESPNU)
    • Feb. 16: No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. 3 Stanford (ESPN2)
    • Feb. 16: No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. 5 Texas (Longhorn Network)
    • Feb. 16: No. 3 Stanford vs. No. 5 Texas (ESPN2)
    • Feb. 18: No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 2 Tennessee (ESPN)
    • Feb. 24: No. 3 Stanford at No. 5 Texas (Longhorn Network)
    • Mar. 20: No. 5 Texas at No. 4 Florida State (ACC Network)
    • Apr. 5: No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 5 Texas (ESPNU)
    • Apr. 6: No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 5 Texas (ESPN)
    • Apr. 7: No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 5 Texas (Longhorn Network)

The Road to the Women’s College World Series
ESPN continues as the home of the NCAA Division I Softball postseason, from the Selection Show to every pitch of the NCAA Women’s College World Series at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla. (May 30-June 6/7).

SEC Network will present more than 55 matchups throughout the regular season leading into the SEC Tournament (May 7-11). As in previous years, SEC Network will televise the early rounds of the tournament, with the semifinals and championship game on ESPN2. SEC Network+ will feature more than 240 additional SEC softball games.

ACC Network will televise nearly 45 regular season games, as well as the entire ACC Softball Tournament, with the championship set for ESPN2. ACC Network Extra will stream more than 240 additional ACC softball games.

Big 12 Now on ESPN+ will feature more than 150 regular season softball games on the platform, while Longhorn Network will showcase all home games of the No. 5 Texas Longhorns – including the Lone Star State and Longhorn Invitationals, totaling 36 games this season.

ESPN+ will feature almost 2,500 regular season games representing 21 conferences including the American, America East, Atlantic Ten, ASUN, Big 12, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Conference USA, Horizon League, Ivy League, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley, Patriot League, SoCon, Southland, Sun Belt, West Coast and Western Athletic conferences.

2024 NCAA Division I Regular Season Softball Schedule – ESPN Platforms

Date Time (ET) Game Platform
Fri, Feb 9 9 p.m. No. 5 Texas at No. 8 UCLA ESPN
Sun, Feb 11 4 p.m. No. 11 Oklahoma State at No. 8 UCLA ESPN
Thu, Feb 15 10 a.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 3 Stanford vs. Georgia Tech
ESPNU
  11 a.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
Kentucky vs. North Carolina
ACC Network
  1 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
Wisconsin vs. No. 6 Georgia
SEC Network
  2 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 15 LSU vs. Georgia Tech
ACC Network
  4 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 3 Stanford vs. No. 4 Florida State
ESPNU
  5 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
Wisconsin vs. Kentucky
ESPN+
Fri, Feb 16 10 a.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 6 Georgia vs. No. 11 Oklahoma State
ESPNU
  Noon Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 25 Northwestern vs. No. 15 LSU
SEC Network
  12:30 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 10 Washington vs. Minnesota
ESPN+
  1 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 8 UCLA
ESPNU
  2 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
UCF vs. North Carolina
ACC Network
  3 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. 3 Stanford
ESPN2
  3:30 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 11 Oklahoma State vs. Wisconsin
ESPN+
  4 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 6 Georgia vs. No. 8 UCLA
ESPN+
  5 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
Georgia Tech vs. Minnesota
ESPN+
  6 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. 5 Texas
Longhorn Network
  8 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
UCF vs. Wisconsin
ESPN+
  9 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 3 Stanford vs. No. 5 Texas
ESPN2
Sat, Feb 17 9 a.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 25 Northwestern vs. Georgia Tech
ACC Network
  10 a.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 6 Georgia vs. No. 4 Florida State
ESPN2
  10 a.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
Wisconsin vs. No. 10 Washington
ESPN+
  10:30 a.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 11 Oklahoma State vs. No. 15 LSU
SEC Network
  Noon Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 2 Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech
ESPN+
  1 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
Minnesota vs. No. 3 Stanford
ESPN+
  1 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
Kentucky vs. UCF
ESPN+
  2 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 5 Texas vs. North Carolina
ESPN+
  4 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 8 UCLA vs. No. 3 Tennessee
ESPNU
  4 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 11 Oklahoma State vs. No. 25 Northwestern
ESPN+
  4:30 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
Minnesota vs. No. 6 Georgia
ESPN+
  5 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 15 LSU vs. No. 10 Washington
ESPN+
  7 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
Kentucky vs. No. 5 Texas
Longhorn Network
Sun, Feb 18 9:30 a.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 10 Washington vs. North Carolina
ACC Network
  9:30 a.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
Minnesota vs. No. 15 LSU
SEC Network
  9:30 a.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 5 Texas vs. No. 25 Northwestern
ESPN2
  12:30 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
Georgia Tech vs. No. 11 Oklahoma State
ESPN+
  12:30 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
UCF vs. No. 25 Northwestern
ESPN+
  1:30 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
North Carolina vs. No. 8 UCLA
ESPN+
  6 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
UCF vs. No. 8 UCLA
ESPN
  8 p.m. Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield
No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 2 Tennessee
ESPN
Wed, Feb 21 6 p.m. Houston Christian at No. 5 Texas Longhorn Network
Fri, Feb 23 Noon No. 3 Stanford vs. No. 21 Louisiana Longhorn Network
  2:30 p.m. No. 3 Stanford vs. Colorado State Longhorn Network
  5 p.m. No. 21 Louisiana at No. 5 Texas Longhorn Network
  10:30 p.m. Colorado State at No. 5 Texas* Longhorn Network
Sat, Feb 24 Noon No. 21 Louisiana vs. Colorado State Longhorn Network
  5:30 p.m. Colorado State at No. 5 Texas Longhorn Network
  8 p.m. No. 3 Stanford at No. 5 Texas Longhorn Network
  10 p.m. No. 21 Louisiana at No. 3 Stanford* Longhorn Network
Sun, Feb 25 11 a.m. Colorado State vs. No. 3 Stanford Longhorn Network
  1:30 p.m. No. 21 Louisiana at No. 5 Texas Longhorn Network
Fri, March 1 11 a.m. Northwestern State vs. Hofstra Longhorn Network
  1:30 p.m. Tarleton vs. Hofstra Longhorn Network
  4:00 p.m. Northwestern State at No. 5 Texas Longhorn Network
  6:30 p.m. Tarleton at No. 5 Texas Longhorn Network
  11 a.m. Penn State vs. Hofstra Longhorn Network
Sat, March 2 1:30 p.m. Penn State vs. Tarleton Longhorn Network
  4 p.m. Hofstra at No. 5 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, March 3 11 a.m. Hofstra at No. 5 Texas Longhorn Network
  1:30 p.m. Northwestern State vs. Penn State Longhorn Network
  4 p.m. Tarleton vs. Penn State Longhorn Network
Mon, March 4 6 p.m. Penn State at No. 5 Texas Longhorn Network
Wed, March 6 7 p.m. UT Arlington at No. 5 Texas Longhorn Network
Sat, March 9 Noon No. 15 LSU at Kentucky SEC Network
Sun, March 10 Noon No. 15 LSU at Kentucky SEC Network
  2 p.m. No. 22 South Carolina at No. 24 Texas A&M SEC Network
  4 p.m. Mississippi State at Ole Miss SEC Network
  4:30 p.m. No. 23 Virginia Tech at Louisville ACC Network
  6 p.m. No. 18 Florida at No. 14 Alabama SEC Network
Mon, March 11 7 p.m. No. 18 Florida at No. 14 Alabama SEC Network
Tues, March 12 Noon No. 5 Texas at No. 15 LSU SEC Network
Wed, March 13 7 p.m. No. 14 Alabama at No. 4 Florida State ACC Network
Thu, March 14 7 p.m. South Dakota at Louisville ACC Network
  7 p.m. BYU at No. 5 Texas Longhorn Network
Fri, March 15 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at No. 23 Virginia Tech ACC Network
  8 p.m. Notre Dame at Georgia Tech ACC Network
  6 p.m. BYU at No. 5 Texas Longhorn Network
Sat, March 16 Noon No. 14 Alabama at No. 6 Georgia SEC Network
  1 p.m. BYU at No. 5 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, March 17 Noon No. 14 Alabama at No. 6 Georgia SEC Network
  3 p.m. Notre Dame at Georgia Tech ACC Network
  5 p.m. Illinois at Louisville ACC Network
  5:30 PM Ole Miss at No. 15 LSU ESPN2
  7 p.m. North Carolina at No. 7 Clemson ACC Network
Mon, March 18 7 p.m. Ole Miss at No. 15 LSU SEC Network
Wed, March 20 6 p.m. No. 22 South Carolina at No. 7 Clemson ACC Network
  8 p.m. No. 5 Texas at No. 4 Florida State ACC Network
Fri, March 22 6 p.m. No. 7 Clemson at Virginia ACC Network
  6 p.m. Kentucky at No. 18 Florida SEC Network
Sat, March 23 1 p.m. No. 7 Clemson at Virginia ACC Network
  5:30 p.m. No. 20 Auburn at No. 24 Texas A&M SEC Network
Sun, March 24 Noon Kentucky at No. 18 Florida ESPN2
  3 p.m. Syracuse at Boston College ACC Network
  5 p.m. No. 4 Florida State at Pittsburgh ACC Network
  6 p.m. No. 2 Tennessee at No. 22 South Carolina SEC Network
Mon, March 25 7 p.m. No. 2 Tennessee at No. 22 South Carolina SEC Network
Tues, March 26 6 p.m. Indiana at Louisville ACC Network
  8 p.m. UNC Charlotte at NC State ACC Network
Thu, March 28 6 p.m. No. 18 Florida at Mississippi State SEC Network
Fri, March 29 6 p.m. No. 23 Virginia Tech at No. 9 Duke ACC Network
  6 p.m. No. 2 Tennessee at No. 20 Auburn SEC Network
  8 p.m. No. 5 Texas at No. 11 Oklahoma State ESPN2
Sat, March 30 10 p.m. No. 3 Stanford at Arizona ESPN2
  10 p.m. Cal State Northridge at Long Beach State ESPNU
  Noon No. 12 Arkansas at No. 6 Georgia SEC Network
Sun, March 31 Noon No. 12 Arkansas at No. 6 Georgia ESPN2
  Noon No. 22 South Carolina at Ole Miss SEC Network
Mon, April 1 7 p.m. No. 12 Arkansas at No. 6 Georgia SEC Network
Tues, April 2 6 p.m. Wofford at No. 23 Virginia Tech ACC Network
  8 p.m. McNeese at No. 4 Florida State ACC Network
Wed, April 3 6 p.m. Liberty at No. 23 Virginia Tech ACC Network
  8 p.m. McNeese at No. 4 Florida State ACC Network
Fri, April 5 6:00 p.m. Missouri at No. 12 Arkansas SEC Network
  6:30 p.m. No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 5 Texas ESPNU
Sat, April 6 Noon No. 6 Georgia at No. 2 Tennessee SEC Network
  2 p.m. Mississippi State at No. 22 South Carolina SEC Network
  4 p.m. Pittsburgh at Boston College ACC Network
  4 p.m. Kentucky at No. 24 Texas A&M SEC Network
  4 p.m. Longwood at South Carolina Upstate ESPNU
  6 p.m. No. 15 LSU at No. 18 Florida ESPN
  6 p.m. Ole Miss at No. 14 Alabama SEC Network
  8 p.m. No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 5 Texas ESPN
Sun, April 7 11 a.m. No. 6 Georgia at No. 2 Tennessee ESPN2
  5 p.m. No. 23 Virginia Tech at NC State ACC Network
  2 p.m. No. 15 LSU at No. 18 Florida ESPNU
  2 p.m. No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 5 Texas Longhorn Network
  3 p.m. Missouri at No. 12 Arkansas SEC Network
  7 p.m. North Carolina at No. 9 Duke ACC Network
Mon, April 8 7: p.m. No. 15 LSU at No. 18 Florida SEC Network
Tues, April 9 7 p.m. No. 7 Clemson at No. 22 South Carolina ESPNU
  7 p.m. Liberty at Virginia ACC Network
Wed, April 10 5:30 p.m. Texas State at No. 5 Texas Longhorn Network
  7 p.m. Kentucky at Louisville ACC Network
Fri, April 12 6 p.m. No. 12 Arkansas at No. 22 South Carolina SEC Network
  7 p.m. No. 9 Duke at No. 7 Clemson ESPN2
  7 p.m. NC State at Virginia ACC Network
Sat, April 13 11:30 a.m. No. 12 Arkansas at No. 22 South Carolina SEC Network
  Noon Morgan State vs. Norfolk State ESPNU
  12:30 p.m. No. 24 Texas A&M at No. 14 Alabama ESPN2
  1:30 p.m. No. 18 Florida at Missouri SEC Network
  2:30 p.m. No. 19 Baylor at No. 5 Texas ESPN2
3:30 p.m. No. 2 Tennessee at Mississippi State SEC Network
Sun, April 14 Noon Boston College at Virginia Tech ACC Network
  2 p.m. No. 19 Baylor at No. 5 Texas Longhorn Network
  2 p.m. No. 6 Georgia at Kentucky ESPNU
  4 p.m. No. 24 Texas A&M at No. 14 Alabama ESPN2
  4 p.m. Notre Dame at No. 4 Florida State ACC Network
  6 p.m. No. 9 Duke at No. 7 Clemson ACC Network
Mon, April 15 7 p.m. No. 24 Texas A&M at No. 14 Alabama SEC Network
Fri, April 19 5 p.m. No. 7 Clemson at Notre Dame ESPNU
  6 p.m. No. 15 LSU at No. 2 Tennessee SEC Network
Sat, April 20 Noon No. 15 LSU at No. 2 Tennessee ESPN2
  Noon No. 22 South Carolina at No. 18 Florida SEC Network
  2 p.m. Missouri at No. 6 Georgia SEC Network
  4 p.m. Kentucky at No. 20 Auburn SEC Network
  9 p.m. No. 14 Alabama at No. 12 Arkansas SEC Network
Sun, April 21 11:30 a.m. No. 22 South Carolina at No. 18 Florida SEC Network
  2 p.m. No. 15 LSU at No. 2 Tennessee ESPN2
  2 p.m. No. 14 Alabama at No. 12 Arkansas ESPNU
  4 p.m. No. 8 UCLA at No. 3 Stanford ESPN2
  4 p.m. Syracuse at Pittsburgh ACC Network
  6 p.m. No. 7 Clemson at Notre Dame ACC Network
  7 p.m. Kentucky at No. 20 Auburn SEC Network
Mon, April 22 7 p.m. Kentucky at No. 20 Auburn SEC Network
Tues, April 23 7 p.m. Virginia at No. 23 Virginia Tech ACC Network
Thu, April 25 7 p.m. Nicholls at No. 5 Texas Longhorn Network
Fri, April 26 6 p.m. No. 20 Auburn at Ole Miss SEC Network
  7 p.m. Iowa State at No. 5 Texas Longhorn Network
Sat, April 27 11 a.m. No. 18 Florida at No. 6 Georgia ESPN2
  2 p.m. Iowa State at No. 5 Texas Longhorn Network
  2 p.m. No. 9 Duke at NC State ACC Network
  4 p.m. North Carolina at No. 4 Florida State ESPNU
  7 p.m. No. 2 Tennessee at No. 14 Alabama ESPNU
  9 p.m. Mississippi State at Missouri SEC Network
Sun, April 28 Noon No. 18 Florida at No. 6 Georgia ESPN2
  1 p.m. Iowa State at No. 5 Texas Longhorn Network
  1 p.m. No. 20 Auburn at Ole Miss SEC Network
  2 p.m. Boston College at Notre Dame ACC Network
  2 p.m. No. 2 Tennessee at No. 14 Alabama ESPN2
  4 p.m. No. 9 Duke at NC State ACC Network
  6 p.m. Mississippi State at Missouri SEC Network
Mon, April 29 7 p.m. Mississippi State at Missouri SEC Network
Wed, May 1 7 p.m. No. 18 Florida at No. 4 Florida State ACC Network
Thu, May 2 7 p.m. Kentucky at No. 2 Tennessee SEC Network
  8 p.m. No. 14 Alabama at No. 20 Auburn ESPNU
Fri, May 3 6 p.m. No. 14 Alabama at No. 20 Auburn SEC Network
Sat, May 4 Noon No. 14 Alabama at No. 20 Auburn SEC Network
  Noon Louisville at Boston College ACC Network
  2 p.m. No. 24 Texas A&M at No. 18 Florida SEC Network
  2 p.m. Pittsburgh at NC State ACC Network
  4 p.m. Ole Miss at No. 12 Arkansas SEC Network
  5 p.m. No. 11 Oklahoma State at No. 1 Oklahoma ESPNU
  6 p.m. Missouri at No. 22 South Carolina SEC Network
Sun, May 5 Noon No. 6 Georgia at Mississippi State SEC Network
  2 p.m. No. 24 Texas A&M at No. 18 Florida ESPNU
  2 p.m. Ole Miss at No. 12 Arkansas SEC Network
  5 p.m. No. 11 Oklahoma State at No. 1 Oklahoma ESPNU

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