For those of you who can’t get enough playoff softball thanks to Triple Crown Sports and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) you’ll have the NISC.
Here’s all the details:
May of 2017 will mark the return of the National Invitational Softball Championship. Following selections by the NCAA, the NISC will take the next 48 teams to play in a postseason championship.
Regionals – May 16-18, 2017
Championship Round – May 21-24, 2017
48-team Selection Day: Sunday, May 14 – one hour after NCAA selections
32 automatic qualifiers (next team from each conference not selected through NCAA criteria)
16 at-large qualifiers (selections based on RPI/win-loss record of .500 or better/record vs. top 50 RPI
Eight regionals, six teams each in double-elim tournament
Played over three days; teams placed in drive-radius regions when possible
Eight regional champions advance to final double-elim event; played over four days