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NPF and CBS Sports Network Sign Agreement

NPF on CBS Sports Network

Nashville, TN – March 25, 2015
- The National Pro Fastpitch League and CBS Sports Network have signed an agreement making CBS Sports Network the exclusive television home of NPF for the second consecutive season and expands the overall coverage package of NPF action.
 
CBS Sports Network will continue to provide exclusive coverage of the NPF’s regular season competition featuring 8 weeks of Monday and Tuesday night live primetime telecasts. Regular season coverage will take place from 7 different cities in 5 different states.  In addition to regular season coverage, CBS Sports Network will carry live action of every single Championship Series game in 2015 from the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Alabama.
 
Leading the way in 2015 coverage, CBS Sports Network will air the 2015 NPF College Draft Presented by Bownet in a live telecast on April 1 at 6:30 pm EST. The addition of the Draft to the NPF broadcast schedule will mark the first time in League history for live television coverage. 2015 NPF College Draft Presented by Bownet, will take place at the CMA Theatre in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Nashville, TN. 
 
“We are extremely proud to continue our partnership with CBS Sports Network for the second year in a row,” said NPF Commissioner, Cheri Kempf. “We realize there is a very broad audience following the sport of fastpitch softball, and we look forward to expanding the coverage of the very highest level of competition the sport has to offer in 2015.” 
 
The 2015 NPF College Draft Presented by Bownet, the NPF regular season competition and the NPF Championship Series are all produced by the NPF in conjunction with Guenther Productions, an Orlando-based production company. 
 
The NPF regular season coverage will begin June 8 at 7:00 pm EST, with the defending Cowles Cup Champions, USSSA Pride visiting the league’s newest team addition, the Dallas Charge. The teams will square off at the home field of the Charge, The Ballfields at Craig Ranch in McKinney, TX, a suburb of Dallas. 

 
NPF on CBS Sports Network
April 1 2015 NPF College Draft Presented by Bownet 6:30 PM ET
June 8 USSSA Pride @ Dallas Charge 7:00 PM ET
June 9 USSSA Pride @ Dallas Charge 7:00 PM ET
June 22 USSSA Pride @ Akron Racers 7:00 PM ET
June 23 USSSA Pride @ Akron Racers 7:00 PM ET
June 29 Akron Racers @ Dallas Charge 7:00 PM ET
June 30 Akron Racers @ Dallas Charge 8:00 PM ET
July 6 PA Rebellion @ Chicago Bandits 8:00 PM ET
July 7 PA Rebellion @ Chicago Bandits 8:00 PM ET
July 13 Chicago Bandits @ USSSA Pride 7:00 PM ET
July 14 Chicago Bandits @ USSSA Pride 7:00 PM ET
July 27 USSSA Pride @ Chicago Bandits 8:00 PM ET
July 28 USSSA Pride @ Chicago Bandits 8:00 PM ET 
August 3  Dallas Charge @ USSSA Pride  7:00 PM ET 
August 4  Dallas Charge @ USSSA Pride  7:00 PM ET 
August 10  PA Rebellion @ Akron Racers  8:00 PM ET 
August 11  PA Rebellion @  Akron Racers 8:00 PM ET 
August 14  NPF Championship Series - Semifinal Division 1 - Game #1 6:00 PM ET 
August 14 NPF Championship Series - Semifinal Division 1 - Game #2  9:00 PM ET 
August 15  NPF Championship Series - Semifinal Division II - Game #1  12:00 PM ET 
August 15  NPF Championship Series - Semifinal Division II - Game #2  3:00 PM ET 
August 16  NPF Championship Series - Semifinal Division I - Game #3 (if required) TBD 
August 16  NPF Championship Series - Semifinal Divsion II - Game #3  (if required) TBD 
August 16 NPF Championship Series - Championship Game #1 3:00 PM ET 
August 17  NPF Championship Series - Championship Game #2 8:00 PM ET 
August 18  NPF Championship Series - Championship Game #3  (if required)  8:00 PM ET 
 
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.