The USF Series, February 2018
This spring marks the 16th year of the country’s top collegiate softball teams descending on Clearwater Florida over a four weeks to compete against the best from their sport in the USF Softball Series – the largest NCAA Division I Women’s Fast Pitch Softball tournament series in the USA!
The University of South Florida Bulls has invited programs to the Eddie C. Moore Sports Complex in Clearwater since 2003. The facility is comprised of nine softball fields with covered batting tunnels, stadium seating, state of the art media offices, picnic areas, shelters, concession stands and more.
Four tournaments are included in the series: the Michele Smith Pediatric Cancer Invitational, the Under Armour Invitational, the Under Armour Showcase, and the Clearwater Spring Break Classic. Some of the schools participating include Army, Princeton, Central Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, Robert Morris, Villanova, Bethune-Cookman, Southern Illinois, Northern Kentucky, South Dakota State and more. Florida schools make up a large portion of the field with UCF, FAMU, FAU, Florida A&M, Florida Gulf Coast and USF as the host school.
Thunder Media Group has had the privilege of working with this event since it first arrived in Clearwater in 2003. We have been an intricate part of growing the series technology, having created 4 different websites throughout it’s 16 years. We also assist each tournament weekend with on site support providing social media, live interviews, action photography, management and promotion of the Live Streaming services, keeping the schedule and scores up to date on the website, weather delays, electronic programs and more!