New John Cropp Classic Schedule Announced for Weekend

New John Cropp Classic Schedule Announced for Weekend

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The remaining schedule for the 2024 John Cropp Classic hosted by Kentucky Softball has been announced. To try and avoid weather entering the Lexington area, the tournament is beginning Thursday and there will be just one game Friday with Saturday and Sunday having newly-constructed schedules.

Kentucky will open the tournament Thursday evening at 6 p.m. ET against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, which is preceded by SDSU playing Ohio State at 3 p.m. ET today.

Friday will have just one game, which will be Ohio State vs. Columbia at 4 p.m. ET.

Saturday, Kentucky will play twice, with a 3 p.m. ET game vs. Columbia and a 5:30 p.m. ET game vs. Ohio State. The Wildcats will close the weekend versus the same two teams, Columbia and Ohio State, at 1 p.m. ET and 3 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Ticket information will be released and communicated through email and social media from the UK Ticket Office shortly.

2024 John Cropp Classic – UPDATED SCHEDULE

Thursday, March 14

3 p.m. ET – Ohio State vs. South Dakota State

6 p.m. ET – Kentucky vs. South Dakota State


Friday, March 15

4 p.m. ET – Columbia vs. Ohio State


Saturday, March 16

10 a.m. ET – Columbia vs. South Dakota State

12:30 p.m. ET – Ohio State vs. South Dakota State

3 p.m. ET – Kentucky vs. Columbia

5:30 p.m. ET – Kentucky vs. Ohio State


Sunday, March 17

11 a.m. ET – South Dakota State vs. Columbia

1 p.m. ET – Kentucky vs. Columbia

3:30 p.m. ET – Kentucky vs. Ohio State


NEW for 2024 – The Kentucky Softball Designated Players Club

The Designated Players is the Official Booster Program of Kentucky Softball.  Financial contributions and community support through The Designated Players program, Kentucky Softball will be able to continue to develop our student-athletes on and off the field. To join The Designated Players, you can join online or click here to download the membership form and mail to the address listed.  For more information, email Kristine Himes at or Larry Cash at

For the latest on UK Softball, follow the Wildcats on Twitter and Instagram at @UKSoftball.

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