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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+ and NPF Announce Exclusive Broadcast Partnership

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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 GM, Mascot Surprise Marie Marcum at Her Softball Practice

JOLIET, Ill (February 23, 2019). — ‘We are all athletes here, and you are good enough.’ That served as the resounding message Bandits general manager Toni Calmeyn, outfielder Brenna Moss and head coach Lauren Lappin delivered to…


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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 22, 2019)– Aleshia Ocasio and HitTrax agreed to an On Player Ad Location (OPAL) activation that will pair the two for the 2019 season. The OPAL program was launched by the league in December and designed specifically…

Rosemont Tourism Bureau to Sponsor Entire Bandits Team with OPALs

ROSEMONT, Ill. (February 21, 2019) —In a partnership announced Thursday afternoon, the Chicago Bandits and the Rosemont Visitor and Tourism Bureau have reached an agreement that will provide every Bandits player and coach with an On-Player…

Coley Ries to Play for Aussie Peppers in 2019

Mankato, Minn. (Feb. 13, 2019)– The Aussie Peppers of MN and Chicago Bandits agreed on terms for a trade that will return Coley Ries to Mankato as a member of the inaugural Aussie Peppers professional softball team competing in the National…

Bandits, Team USA Member Flippen Agree to One-Year Deal

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Feb. 12, 2019 Photo credit: USA Softball ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Chicago Bandits have signed Team USA infielder Hannah Flippen to a one-year contract, team officials announced Tuesday afternoon. Flippen,…
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Bandits Name Illinois Assistant McMahon to Coaching Staff

Photo credit: University of Illinois Athletics ROSEMONT, Ill (February 8, 2019). – The Chicago Bandits named University of Illinois assistant coach Lance McMahon to their coaching staff for the 2019 season, team officials announced…

Bandits Sign Team USA Standout Chidester to One-Year Deal

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Photo credit: USA Softball   ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Bandits have agreed on a one-year contract with veteran catcher/infielder Amanda Chidester, team officials announced Monday afternoon. Chidester, the 11th overall selection…

Game Schedule Announced for Women’s National Team Training Camp in Rosemont, IL

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Fans in the Chicago metro area will have the opportunity to catch the 2019 Women’s National Team (WNT) June 14-16 as Team USA is slated for five exhibition games in Rosemont, Ill. against teams within the National Pro Fastpitch…

NEWS: Bandits Tab Flores as Assistant Coach for 2019 Season

Photo credit: Seminole State College Athletics ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Bandits named former All-American Amber Flores as an assistant coach for the 2019 season, team officials announced Monday morning. Flores, the fifth overall…
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Lowary Signs Historic First With BreakThrew Fastpitch

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 9, 2019)– Paige Lowary becomes the first NPF player to agree to an On Player Ad Location (OPAL) partnership, signing with BreakThrew Fastpitch for the 2019 National Pro Fastpitch season. The OPAL program was launched…