College Softball Getting National Exposure in 2022 | Sports Destination Management

College Softball Getting National Exposure in 2022

Apr 12, 2022

ESPN plans to offer more than 2,000 U.S. collegiate softball games in 2022. Of those 2000+ contents available, almost 200 games will be on TV, including a Thursday Night Throwdown game of the week.

ESPN’s unmatched coverage of NCAA Division I softball returns with nearly 200 televised games and more than 1,900 matchups across its digital networks. All of ESPN’s live softball programming is available in the ESPN App.

The season begins with the return of the St. Pete Clearwater Elite Invitational Presented by Wilson (Feb. 17-20) featuring 16 teams and 40 games on ESPN platforms.

This season, the biggest sports network in the world will add a new game-of-the-week series, called Thursday Night Throwdown, in mid-April/early-May featuring four top matchups on ESPN2

  • April 14: No. 17 Oregon at No. 11 Arizona at 8 p.m. ET
  • April 21: No. 14 Clemson at No. 6 Florida State at 9 p.m.
  • April 28: No. 4 Oklahoma State at No. 6 Florida State at 7 p.m.
  • May 5: No. 4 Oklahoma State at No. 1 Oklahoma at 9 p.m.

ESPN+, the company’s industry-leading sport’s streaming service, will feature more than 1,600 regular season games.

ESPN’s presentation of more than 2,000 regular season games paves the road to the Women’s College World Series, the NCAA Division I finals. ESPN will broadcast again entire NCAA Division I Softball postseason from the Selection Show to the last pitch of the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City (June 2-9/10).


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