ESPN to showcase college softball season

ESPN to showcase college softball season
The U.S. college softball season opens today, Thursday, 11 February. The NCAA Women’s College World Series is scheduled for 3-9 June at the renovated Oklahoma City’s Hall of Fame Stadium.

With the opening of the 2021 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) softball season, ESPN announced today that almost 100 games will be broadcast in the opening weekend throughout its different TV and streaming networks.

Michelle Smith, two-time Olympic medallist and three-time WBSC world champion, will join Alex Loeb to comment the first game of the marathon between Arizona and Texas on 11 February at 7 p.m. ET time. The full list of games can be found here.

Several international athletes will participate in the NCAA season, including some probable Olympians in Tokyo like Mexico’s Tatyana Forbes, Nicole Mendes and Aaliyah Jordan; USA’s Rachel Garcia and Bubba Nickles, and Australia’s Gabbie Plain. All of them were included in the USA Softball Top-50 NCAA collegiate Player of the Year Watch List.

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Last March, the NCAA cancelled the 2020 softball season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.