NATIONAL PRO FASTPITCH ANNOUNCES OLYMPIC CHANNEL TO CONTINUE COVERAGE FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE SEASON

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 19, 2018) – National Pro Fastpitch announced an agreement with the global Olympic Channel for regular season and championship action from the 2018  NPF season. The agreement includes more than twenty games and will…

ESPN+ Adds Exclusive Rights to Select Regular Season National Pro Fastpitch Games; Becomes Exclusive Home to the League’s Cowles Cup Championship Series

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Summer-Long Schedule Features Multiple Appearances from Every Team in the League Addition of NPF Grows ESPN’s Softball Portfolio, Continues Long-Standing Commitment to the Sport  Per ESPN (May 24, 2018) ESPN+ has added more exclusive…

Bandits Ink Veteran Taylor to Two-Year Deal

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  ROSEMONT, IL (October 7, 2019) The Chicago Bandits have signed veteran third baseman Nadia Taylor to a two-year extension, team officials announced Saturday night. Taylor launched five home runs across four games in her first…

Chicago Bandits, Svekis Agree to One-Year Extension

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ROSEMONT, IL (September 26, 2018) — The Chicago Bandits have signed catcher Gwen Svekis to a one-year extension, team officials announced Wednesday morning. Svekis, whom the Bandits selected third overall in the 2018 NPF Draft, appeared…
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Chicago Bandits Reach One-Year Extension With Courtney Gano

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Courtney Gano - Photo credit: Nick Monaghan, courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch ROSEMONT, IL (September 14, 2018) — The Chicago Bandits have signed infielder/catcher Courtney Gano to an extension through the 2019 season, team officials…

Wagner Returns to Michigan as Graduate Manager

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Haylie Wagner - Photo credit: Nick Monaghan, courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch ROSEMONT, IL (September 5, 2018) — Chicago Bandits standout southpaw Haylie Wagner has been named a graduate manager at the University of Michigan, Wolverines…

Bandits Name Lappin Head Coach as Nuveman Deniz Transitions Roles

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ROSEMONT, IL (August 27, 2018) — The Chicago Bandits have named Lauren Lappin as the seventh head coach in franchise history, team officials announced Monday morning. Lappin, a former U.S. Olympian who served as an assistant coach for…

Crane to serve as volunteer assistant at Missouri

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Photo credit: Nick Monaghan, courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch   ROSEMONT — Chicago Bandits right fielder Emily Crane will return to her alma mater and join the softball staff at the University of Missouri, an MU Athletics spokesperson…

Svekis named volunteer assistant at Indiana

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Photo credit: Nick Monaghan, courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch   ROSEMONT — Chicago Bandits first-year catcher Gwen Svekis has been named to the softball staff at Indiana University as a volunteer assistant, the Hoosiers’ athletic…

2018 NPF Championship Series Tickets on Sale Now

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Nashville, TN (July 3, 2018) -Tickets for the 2018 NPF Championship Series are on sale now through the NPF website at www.profastpitch.com/championship-series. The Series will be held at Parkway Bank Sports Complex in Rosemont, IL, thehome…

Bandits to Supply Team USA with Pair of Pitchers

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ROSEMONT (June 28, 2018)— The Chicago Bandits have agreed to loan USA Softball a pair of pitchers for the International Cup, which is set to take place July 9-15 in Irvine, California. First-year southpaw Paige Lowary, whom the…

Svekis named recipient of the Tom Hansen Medal

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — Chicago Bandits first-year catcher Gwen Svekis has been named the female recipient of the Tom Hansen Medal, an annual honor bestowed upon one male and one female student athlete- from each of the Pac-12 Conference’s…