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ESPN Events Announces Network and Commentator Lineup for 2024 Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield Softball Invitational

College softball’s premier regular season event returns Feb. 15-18 with an elite 16-team field that features 10 of the preseason top-25

The Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield, ESPN Events’ owned-and-operated college softball tournament, returns to the Eddie C. Moore Complex in Clearwater, Fla. for its fifth year. The four-day tournament – Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 15-18 – will feature 16 teams, including 10 in the preseason top-25.

All 40 games will be presented across ESPN platforms, including 22 televised contests. Games will be available on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, ACC Network, Longhorn Network and ESPN+, with the Invitational’s finale between No. 4 Florida State and No. 2 Tennessee – a rematch of teams from last season’s Women’s College World Series – slated for primetime on ESPN (Feb. 18, 8 p.m.).

Five teams in this year’s Invitational – FSU, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Tennessee and Washington – advanced to the WCWS in Oklahoma City last spring, while 13 teams competed in the NCAA Tournament.

All matchups will be available via the ESPN App on smartphones, tablets, connected streaming devices or espn.com/watch. Fans can subscribe to ESPN+ at ESPN.com, ESPNPlus.com and on the ESPN App.

For the fifth straight year, ESPN will deploy an all-star commentator roster to call the non-stop action:

Field 8 (Nightside): The Women’s College World Series finals trio of Beth Mowins, Michele Smith and Jessica Mendoza will reunite in the booth to kickstart the 2024 season. The voice of softball, Mowins, will call play-by-play with Smith and Mendoza serving as analysts. Mendoza is a four-time All-American at Stanford and two-time Olympic medalist, while Smith is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time All-American at Oklahoma State.

Field 8 (Dayside): Tiffany Greene will manage play-by-play duties, teaming up with three-time All-American, SEC Player of the Year (2014) and Tennessee alumnus Madison Shipman.

Field 9: Mark Neely will handle play-by-play alongside Amanda Scarborough, the two-time All-American and Big 12 Player of the Year at Texas A&M.  

Field 1: Play-by-play commentator Tyler Denning will announce the action joined by three-time Arizona All-American, three-time NCAA Champion and 1996 National Player of the Year Jenny Dalton-Hill.

Field 3: Play-by-play commentator Mike Couzens will join 2020 Olympic bronze medalist Danielle Lawrie for the call. At Washington, Lawrie was a three-time All-American and NCAA Champion.

For full tournament details, please visit www.clearwaterinvitational.com.

2024 Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Platform

Field

Thu, Feb 15

10 a.m.

No. 3 Stanford vs. Georgia Tech Tiffany Greene, Madison Shipman 

ESPNU

8

 

11 a.m.

Kentucky vs. North CarolinaMark Neely, Amanda Scarborough

ACC Network

9

 

1 p.m.

Wisconsin vs. No. 6 Georgia Tiffany Greene, Madison Shipman

SEC Network

8

 

2 p.m.

No. 15 LSU vs. Georgia Tech Mark Neely, Amanda Scarborough

ACC Network

9

 

4 p.m.

No. 3 Stanford vs. No. 4 Florida State Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Jessica Mendoza

ESPNU

8

 

5 p.m.

Wisconsin vs. Kentucky Mark Neely, Amanda Scarborough

ESPN+

9

Fri, Feb 16

9:30 a.m.

No. 10 Washington vs. Kentucky Tyler Denning, Jenny Dalton-Hill

ESPN+

1

 

10 a.m.

No. 6 Georgia vs. No. 11 Oklahoma State Mark Neely, Amanda Scarborough

ESPNU

9

 

Noon

No. 25 Northwestern vs. No. 15 LSU Tiffany Greene, Madison Shipman

SEC Network

8

 

12:30 p.m.

No. 10 Washington vs. Minnesota Tyler Denning, Jenny Dalton-Hill

ESPN+

1

 

1 p.m.

No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 8 UCLA Mark Neely, Amanda Scarborough

ESPNU

9

 

2 p.m.

UCF vs. North CarolinaMike Couzens, Danielle Lawrie

ACC Network

3

 

3 p.m.

No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. 3 Stanford Tiffany Greene, Madison Shipman

ESPN2

8

 

3:30 p.m.

No. 11 Oklahoma State vs. Wisconsin Tyler Denning, Jenny Dalton-Hill

ESPN+

1

 

4 p.m.

No. 6 Georgia vs. No. 8 UCLA Mark Neely, Amanda Scarborough

ESPN+

9

 

5 p.m.

Georgia Tech vs. Minnesota  Mike Couzens, Danielle Lawrie

ESPN+

3

 

6 p.m.

No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. 5 Texas Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Jessica Mendoza

Longhorn Network

8

 

8 p.m.

UCF vs. Wisconsin Mike Couzens, Danielle Lawrie

ESPN+

3

 

9 p.m.

No. 3 Stanford vs. No. 5 Texas Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Jessica Mendoza

ESPN2

8

Sat, Feb 17

9 a.m.

No. 25 Northwestern vs. Georgia Tech Mike Couzens, Danielle Lawrie

ACC Network

3

 

10 a.m.

Wisconsin vs. No. 10 Washington Tyler Denning, Jenny Dalton-Hill

ESPN+

1

 

10 a.m.

No. 6 Georgia vs. No. 4 Florida State Tiffany Greene, Madison Shipman

ESPN2

8

 

10:30 a.m.

No. 11 Oklahoma State vs. No. 15 LSU Mark Neely, Amanda Scarborough

SEC Network

9

 

Noon

No. 2 Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech Mike Couzens, Danielle Lawrie

ESPN+

3

 

1 p.m.

Minnesota vs. No. 3 Stanford Tyler Denning, Jenny Dalton-Hill

ESPN+

1

 

1 p.m.

Kentucky vs. UCF Tiffany Greene, Madison Shipman

ESPN+

8

 

2 p.m.

No. 5 Texas vs. North Carolina Mark Neely, Amanda Scarborough

ESPN+

9

 

4 p.m.

No. 11 Oklahoma State vs. No. 25 Northwestern Mike Couzens, Danielle Lawrie

ESPN+

3

 

4 p.m.

No. 8 UCLA vs. No. 2 Tennessee Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Jessica Mendoza

ESPNU

8

 

4:30 p.m.

Minnesota vs. No. 6 Georgia Tyler Denning, Jenny Dalton-Hill

ESPN+

1

 

5 p.m.

No. 15 LSU vs. No. 10 Washington Mark Neely, Amanda Scarborough

ESPN+

9

 

7 p.m.

Kentucky vs. No. 5 Texas Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Jessica Mendoza

Longhorn Network

8

Sun, Feb 18

9:30 a.m.

No. 10 Washington vs. North Carolina Mike Couzens, Danielle Lawrie

ACC Network

3

 

9:30 a.m.

Minnesota vs. No. 15 LSU Mark Neely, Amanda Scarborough

SEC Network

9

 

9:30 a.m.

No. 5 Texas vs. No. 25 Northwestern*Tiffany Greene, Madison Shipman

ESPNU

8

 

12:30 p.m.

Georgia Tech vs. No. 11 Oklahoma State Mike Couzens, Danielle Lawrie

ESPN+

3

 

12:30 p.m.

UCF vs. No. 25 Northwestern*Tiffany Greene, Madison Shipman

ESPN+

8

 

1:30 p.m.

North Carolina vs. No. 8 UCLA Mark Neely, Amanda Scarborough

ESPN+

9

 

6 p.m.

UCF vs. No. 8 UCLA Mark Neely, Amanda Scarborough

ESPN

9

 

8 p.m.

No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 2 Tennessee Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Jessica Mendoza

ESPN

8

*Texas-Northwestern (9:30 a.m.) and UCF-Northwestern (12:30 p.m.) start times adjusted 30 minutes earlier (previously 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.)

ESPN EventsESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of collegiate sporting events nationwide. In 2024, the 34-event schedule includes four early-season college football kickoff games, 17 college bowl games, 10 college basketball events, the premier regular season college softball and gymnastics events, as well as the Band of the Year National Championship. Collectively, these events account for over 400 hours of live programming on ESPN platforms, reaching 60 million viewers and attracting more than 650,000 annual attendees. Each year, the portfolio of events features more than 20 Division I conferences and hosts over 4,000 participating student-athletes. With satellite offices in more than 10 cities across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans. Follow ESPN Events on FacebookTwitter/X and YouTube.


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