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Softball Announces Schedule for Program’s 2024 Season

Softball Announces Schedule for Program’s 2024 Season


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State softball head coach Clarisa Crowell announced the program’s schedule for its 59th varsity season in the spring of 2024. The 2024 slate for the Blue & White features 53 contests highlighted by 18 games scheduled on Beard Field and Nittany Lion Softball Park.
 
“We are delighted to finally release our 2024 spring schedule, and our staff and student-athletes are very excited about the upcoming season,” Crowell said. “Everyone in our program looks forward to continuing to build on the successes of last year, and we are anxiously awaiting the start of the season in Boca Raton. We have several quality opponents on our non-conference schedule, and I know our team will be well prepared for another excellent Big Ten slate. We have an incredible group of players, and our staff is beyond excited to take the field with Team 59 in February.”
 
The Nittany Lions will play 16 total games against nine opponents that reached the 2023 NCAA Division I Softball Tournament in addition to a pair of games against challengers that reached Super Regionals last season. PSU’s 2024 schedule features three games against foes that hosted Regionals a year ago in Arkansas, Northwestern and Texas. Seven of Penn State’s eight Big Ten Conference challengers participated in the postseason last year, with PSU set to host a pair of home series against its two B1G Tournament challengers from 2023 in Indiana and Michigan.
 

One of Penn State’s oldest and most storied intercollegiate programs christens its 59th varsity campaign at the Paradise Classic in Boca Raton, Florida, hosted by Florida Atlantic University. The Nittany Lions take the field for the first time on Friday, February 9, with a pair of games against Marshall and FAU. PSU challenges its first NCAA Tournament challenger on Saturday, February 10 against the Arkansas Razorbacks and continues play later that day against Ohio. The Blue & White finish their opening weekend with their second game against Ohio in as many days on Sunday, February 11.
 
PSU returns to the Sunshine State of Florida over the weekend of February 16-18, with Penn State set to face Kansas, Coastal Carolina and UC Riverside in addition to a pair of games against 2023 NCAA Regional participants in Southern…

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