CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network Announce 2014-2015 College Basketball Schedule, Featuring 252 Games and Top Teams From 18 Conferences

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CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network hit the hardwood for the 2014-2015 college basketball season with its most extensive schedule ever, featuring 252 total games, including five men’s Conference Championships. The Networks’ schedules showcase top teams and match-ups from 18 different conferences.

CBS Sports enters its 34th consecutive season of college basketball coverage, beginning Saturday, Dec. 6 (12:30 PM, ET) with an intrastate rivalry between 2014 Final Four participant Wisconsin vs. Marquette.  CBS Sports broadcasts 39 games, including four Conference Championships and the inaugural CBS Sports Classic on December 20 with North Carolina vs. Ohio State and UCLA vs. Kentucky.

CBS Sports Network televises 213 games, the most ever by the Network, with coverage tipping off on Friday, Nov. 14 (6:30 PM, ET) with the inaugural Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy featuring Tennessee vs. VCU (6:30 PM, ET) and Michigan State vs. Navy (9:00 PM, ET).

Featuring top conference and non-conference games, CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network will showcase action from conferences including the American Athletic Conference, Big East, Big Ten, SEC, ACC, Big 12, Pac 12, Mountain West, Atlantic 10, Conference USA, Patriot League, Ohio Valley Conference, as well as NCAA Division II.

Schedule Highlights:

  •  Key Conference Contests on CBS:
  •  Duke at North Carolina State – Sunday, Jan. 11
  •  Kansas at Texas – Saturday, Jan. 24
  •  Indiana at Ohio State – Sunday, Jan. 25
  •  Michigan at Michigan State – Sunday, Feb. 1
  •  Notre Dame at Duke – Saturday, Feb. 7
  •  Georgetown at St. John’s – Saturday, Feb. 28
  •  SMU at Connecticut – Sunday, March 1
  •  Florida at Kentucky – Saturday, March 7
  •  Stanford at Arizona – Saturday, March 7
             Key Conference Contests on CBS Sports Network:
  •  New Mexico at San Diego State – Tuesday, Jan. 6
  •  UConn at Tulsa – Tuesday, Jan. 13
  •  SMU at Temple – Wednesday, Jan. 14
  •  UNLV at San Diego State – Saturday, Jan. 17
  •  George Washington at VCU – Tuesday, Jan. 27
  •  Providence at Georgetown – Wednesday, Feb. 4
  •  Villanova at Butler – Saturday, Feb. 14
  •  St. Louis at VCU – Tuesday, Feb. 17
  •  UNLV at New Mexico – Saturday, Feb. 21

Key Non-Conference Games on CBS:

  •  North Carolina at Kentucky – Saturday, Dec. 13
  •  North Carolina vs. Ohio State – Saturday, Dec. 20 (CBS Sports Classic)
  •  UCLA vs. Kentucky – Saturday, Dec. 20 (CBS Sports Classic)
  •  Connecticut at Florida – Saturday, Jan. 3
  •  UNLV at Kansas – Sunday, Jan. 4

Key Non-Conference Games on CBS Sports Network:

  •  Tennessee vs. VCU – Friday, Nov. 14 (Veterans Classic)
  •  Michigan State vs. Navy – Friday, Nov. 14 (Veterans Classic)
  •  Bucknell at Villanova – Thursday, Nov. 20
  •  USC at New Mexico – Sunday, Nov. 30
  •  Temple at St. Joseph’s – Wednesday, Dec. 3
  •  Villanova at LaSalle – Wednesday, Dec. 3
  •  Penn State at Marshall – Saturday, Dec. 6
  •  Alabama at Xavier – Saturday, Dec. 6
  •  Oklahoma at Tulsa – Saturday, Dec. 13
  •  Arizona at UNLV – Tuesday, Dec. 23
  •  Ole Miss at Dayton – Tuesday, Dec. 30

Coverage Highlights:

CBS Sports

  •  Championship Weekend on CBS Sports on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, 2015, features the Big Ten (including the semi-final games), Mountain West and Atlantic 10 crowning their conference tournament champions and earning automatic bids to the 2015 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship.
  •  CBS Sports also broadcasts the Missouri Valley Conference Championship game on Sunday, March 8.
  •  CBS will televise three Big Ten Wildcard games, featuring the top match-up from the Big Ten Conference on Sunday, Feb. 22, Sunday, March 1 and Sunday, March 8.

CBS Sports Network

  •  Patriot League Men’s Conference Championship on Wednesday, March 11, and Women’s Conference Championship on Saturday, March 14, with winners earning automatic bids to the 2014 Men’s and Women’s Division I Basketball Championships.
  •  Mountain West Men’s quarterfinals on Thursday, March 12 and semifinals on Friday, March 13.
  •  Conference USA Men’s and Women’s Semifinals on Friday, March 13 and Women’s Championship on Saturday, March 14.
  •  Atlantic 10 Men’s Semifinals on Sunday, March 15.
  •  Defending NCAA Men’s Champion Connecticut makes six appearances on CBS Sports Network, and will play on CBS Saturday, Jan. 3 against Florida and Sunday, March 1 against SMU.
  •  CBS Sports Network also televises a number of early season tournaments, including the Paradise Jam, Cancun Challenge, Great Alaska Shootout, Corpus Christi Challenge and Emerald Coast Classic. Among the teams participating are Clemson, LSU, Virginia Tech, Northwestern, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Washington State.
  •  CBS Sports Network televises 31 women’s basketball games from American Athletic Conference, Big East, Conference USA, Atlantic 10, Patriot League and Southland Conferences, as well as NCAA Division II, highlighted by two appearances by defending NCAA Women’s Champion Connecticut.
  •  CBS Sports streams select games from the entire 2014-2015 college basketball schedule live on CBSSports.com. The games are available exclusively on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android.

CBS Sports’ announce team is led by play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz and analyst Greg Anthony.  Mark Wolff serves as Coordinating Producer, College Basketball, and Bob Fishman is the lead director.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Senior Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.  Steve Karasik is Vice President, Remote Production, CBS Sports.

CBS Sports broadcasts the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship for the 34th consecutive year, including a partnership since 2011 with Turner Sports to provide exclusive live coverage of every game in its entirety across CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.

The complete schedule for both Networks is below.

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2014-2015 CBS SPORTS COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

(ALL TIMES EASTERN)

Dec. 6 (Sat) Wisconsin at Marquette

BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI

12:30 PM
Dec. 13 (Sat) North Carolina at Kentucky

Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY

12:00 PM
Dec. 20 (Sat) CBS Sports Classic

North Carolina vs. Ohio State

United Center, Chicago, IL

UCLA vs. Kentucky

United Center, Chicago, IL

1:00 PM

3:30 PM

Jan 3 (Sat) UConn at Florida

O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL

Maryland at Nebraska (Women’s)

Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

Jan. 4 (Sun) UNLV at Kansas

Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS

1:30 PM or 4:30 PM
Jan. 10 (Sat) Kentucky at Texas A&M

Reed Arena, College Station, TX

1:00 or 3:30 PM
Jan. 11 (Sun) Duke at NC State

PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC

1:00 or 4:30 PM
Jan. 17 (Sat) Florida at Georgia

Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, GA

Michigan State at Maryland

XFINITY Center, College Park, MD

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

Jan. 24 (Sat) Kansas at Texas

Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX

UCLA at Oregon

Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

Jan. 25 (Sun) Indiana at Ohio State

Value City Arena, Columbus, OH

Louisville at Pittsburgh

Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, PA

1:30 PM

4:00 PM

Jan. 31 (Sat) Arkansas at Florida

O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL

1:00 PM
Feb. 1 (Sun)

(Super Bowl)

Michigan at Michigan State

Breslin Student Events Ctr, East Lansing,MI

1:00 PM
Feb. 7 (Sat) Notre Dame at Duke

Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, NC

1:00 PM
Feb. 8 (Sun) Michigan at Indiana

Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN

1:00 PM
Feb. 14 (Sat) Baylor at Kansas

Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS

1:00 PM
Feb. 15 (Sun) Illinois at Wisconsin

Kohl Center, Madison, WI

1:00 PM
Feb. 21 (Sat) Florida at LSU

Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, LA

1:00 PM
Feb. 22 (Sun) Big Ten Wildcard 1:00 PM
Feb. 28 (Sat) Georgetown at St. John’s

Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

North Carolina at Miami

BankUnited Center, Miami, FL

Arkansas at Kentucky

Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY

12:00 NOON

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

March 1 (Sun) SMU at UConn

XL Center, Hartford, CT

BIG TEN WILDCARD

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

March 7 (Sat) Syracuse at NC State

PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC

Florida at Kentucky

Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY

Stanford at Arizona

McKale Center, Tucson, AZ

12:00 NOON

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

March 8 (Sun) Memphis at Cincinnati

Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, OH

Missouri Valley Championship

Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO

Big Ten Wildcard

12:00 NOON

2:00 PM

4:30 PM

March 14 (Sat) Big Ten Semifinal #1

United Center, Chicago, IL

Big Ten Semifinal #2

United Center, Chicago, IL

Mountain West Championship

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

1:00 PM

3:30 PM

6:00 PM

March 15 (Sun) Atlantic 10 Championship

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

Big Ten Championship

United Center, Chicago, IL

1:00 PM

3:30 PM

2014-2015 CBS SPORTS NETWORK COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

(ALL TIMES EASTERN)

Nov. 14 (Fri) Quicken Loans Veterans Classic

Tennessee vs VCU

Michigan State vs Navy

Alumni Hall, Annapolis, MD

6:30 PM

9:00 PM

Nov. 20 (Thurs) Bucknell at Villanova

The Pavilion, Villanova, PA

8:00 PM
Nov. 21 (Fri) Paradise Jam

Seton Hall vs. Nevada

LSU vs. Old Dominion

The Sports and Fitness Center, Saint Thomas, USVI

4:00 PM

6:30 PM

Nov. 23 (Sun) Preseason WNIT

TBD

Paradise Jam

Semifinal #1

Semifinal #2

The Sports and Fitness Center, Saint Thomas, USVI

3:00 PM

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

Nov. 24 (Mon) Paradise Jam

Consolation Game

Championship Game

The Sports and Fitness Center, Saint Thomas, USVI

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

Nov. 25 (Tues) Cancun Challenge

Virginia Tech vs. Northern Iowa

Miami (OH) vs. Northwestern

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Cancun, MX

7:00 PM

9:30 PM

Nov. 26 (Wed) Cancun Challenge

Consolation Game

Championship Game

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Cancun, MX

7:00 PM

9:30 PM

Nov. 27 (Thurs) Great Alaska Shootout

Rice vs. Mercer

Washington State vs. UCSB

Alaska Airlines Center, Anchorage, AK

9:30 PM

12:00 AM

Nov. 28 (Fri) Corpus Christi Challenge

TCU vs. Bradley

Mississippi State vs. Saint Louis

American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, TX

Great Alaska Shootout

Semifinal #1

Semifinal #2

Alaska Airlines Center, Anchorage, AK

7:00 PM

9:30 PM

12:00 AM

2:00 AM

Nov. 29 (Sat) Corpus Christi Challenge

Championship Game

American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, TX

Emerald Coast Classic

Championship Game

Arena at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, FL

Great Alaska Shootout

Championship Game

Consolation Game (Same Day Delay)

Alaska Airlines Center, Anchorage, AK

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

11:30 PM

1:30 AM

Nov. 30 (Sun) USC at New Mexico

The Pit, Albuquerque, NM

Cal at Fresno State

Save Mart Center, Fresno, CA

4:00 PM

6:00 PM

Dec. 1 (Mon) South Carolina at Marshall

Cam Henderson Center, Huntington, WV

7:30 PM
Dec. 2 (Tues) BYU at Utah State

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, UT

9:00 PM
Dec. 3 (Wed) Temple at Saint Joseph’s

Hagan Arena, Philadelphia, PA

Villanova at LaSalle

Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia, PA

6:30 PM

8:30 PM

Dec. 6 (Sat) Penn State at Marshall

Cam Henderson Center, Huntington, WV

Alabama at Xavier

Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH

6:00 PM

8:00 PM

Dec. 7 (Sun) Cal at Nevada

Lawlor Events Center, Reno, NV

4:00 PM
Dec. 8 (Mon) UC-Santa Barbara at SMU

Moody Coliseum, Dallas, TX

8:00 PM
Dec. 10 (Wed) Fairleigh Dickinson at St. John’s

Carnesecca Arena, Queens, NY

8:00 PM
Dec. 13 (Sat) Oklahoma at Tulsa

Reynolds Center, Tulsa, OK

2:30 PM
Dec. 17 (Wed) Illinois-Chicago at SMU

Moody Coliseum, Dallas, TX

8:00 PM
Dec. 18 (Thurs) Seton Hall at USF

USF Sun Dome, Tampa, FL

LSU at UAB

Bartow Arena, Birmingham, AL

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Dec. 20 (Sat) Northeastern State at Central Missouri

UCM Multi-Purpose Building, Warrensburg, MO

UMass at Providence

Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, RI

Oral Roberts at Memphis

FedExForum, Memphis, TN

11:00 AM

1:00 PM

3:00 PM

Dec. 22 (Mon) Long Beach State at St. John’s

Carnesecca Arena, Queens, NY

7:30 PM
Dec. 23 (Tues) Georgia Tech at Dayton

University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, OH

Arizona at UNLV

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

8:00 PM

10:00 PM

Dec 30 (Tues) Ole Miss at Dayton

University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, OH

8:00 PM
Jan. 2 (Fri) Seton Hall at St. John’s (Women’s)

Carnesecca Arena, Queens, NY

6:00 PM
Jan. 3 (Sat) Mount Olive at King

King Student Center Complex, Bristol, TN

George Washington at Saint Joseph’s

Hagan Arena, Philadelphia, PA

Butler at St. John’s

Carnesecca Arena, Queens, NY

Colorado State at New Mexico

The Pit, Albuquerque, NM

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

8:00 PM

Jan. 4 (Sun) VCU at Fordham

Rose Hill Gym,  Bronx, NY

Richmond at Fordham (Women’s)

Rose Hill Gym,  Bronx, NY

USF at Tulane (Women’s)

Devlin Fieldhouse, New Orleans, LA

1:00 PM

3:30 PM

5:30 PM

Jan. 6 (Tues) Saint Louis at George Washington

Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, DC

Providence at Butler

Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN

New Mexico at San Diego State

Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Jan. 7 (Wed) Seton Hall at Xavier

Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH

SIUE at Belmont

Curb Event Center, Nashville, TN

Nevada at UNLV

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

11:00 PM

Jan. 8 (Thurs) Dayton at St. Bonaventure

Reilly Center,  St Bonaventure, NY

Robert Morris at Wagner

Spiro Sports Center, Staten Island, NY

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Jan. 10 (Sat) Navy at Army

Christl Arena, West Point, NY

Saint Joseph’s at VCU

Siegel Center, Richmond, VA

DePaul at Villanova

The Pavilion, Villanova, PA

Boise State at Wyoming

Arena-Auditorium, Laramie, WY

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

6:00 PM

Jan. 11 (Sun) USF at Temple (Women’s)

McGonigle Hall, Philadelphia, PA

SMU at UCF

CFE Arena, Orlando, FL

Memphis at Houston

Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, TX

Murray State at Jacksonville State

Pete Mathews Coliseum, Jacksonville, AL

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

6:00 PM

Jan. 13 (Tues) VCU at Rhode Island

Ryan Center,  Kingston, RI

UConn at Tulsa

Reynolds Center, Tulsa, OK

7:30 PM

9:30 PM

Jan. 14 (Wed) SMU at Temple

Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA

Creighton at Marquette

BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, W

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Jan. 15 (Thurs) Saint Joseph’s at Fordham (Women’s)

Rose Hill Gym,  Bronx, NY

7:00 PM
Jan. 17 (Sat) Stephen F Austin at Abilene Christian

Moody Coliseum, Abilene, TX

VCU at Duquesne

A.J. Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh, PA

East Carolina at SMU

Moody Coliseum, Dallas, TX

UNLV at San Diego State

Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA

12:00 NOON

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

6:00 PM

Jan. 18 (Sun) Lynn at Saint Leo

Marion Bowman Activities Center, Saint Leo, FL

George Washington at UMass (Women’s)

Mullins Center,  Amherst, MA

Saint Joseph’s at Duquesne (Women’s)

A.J. Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Boise State at New Mexico

The Pit, Albuquerque, NM

12:00 NOON

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

6:00 PM

Jan. 20 (Tues) Dayton at Davidson

Belk Arena, Davidson, NC

San Diego State at Air Force

Clune Arena, Colorado Springs, CO

7:30 PM

9:30 PM

Jan. 21 (Wed) UMass at Saint Joseph’s

Hagan Arena, Philadelphia, PA

SMU at Tulane

Devlin Fieldhouse, New Orleans, LA

New Mexico at UNLV

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV.

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

11:00 PM

Jan. 22 (Thurs) UCF at Uconn

Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, CT

Murray State at Eastern Illinois

Lantz Arena, Charleston, IL

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Jan. 24 (Sat) Anderson at Queens (Women’s)

The Levine Center, Charlotte, NC

Anderson at Queens

The Levine Center, Charlotte, NC

Fordham at Saint Louis (Women’s)

Chaifetz Arena, St Louis, MO

Houston at SMU

Moody Coliseum, Dallas, TX

Utah State at UNLV

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

11:30 AM

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

6:00 PM

8:00 PM

Jan. 25 (Sun) USF at UConn

XL Center, Hartford, CT

Cincinnati at UCF

CFE Arena, Orlando, FL

Tulane at USF (Women’s)

USF Sun Dome, Tampa, FL

12:00 NOON

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

Jan. 26 (Mon) Army at American

Bender Arena, Washington, DC

7:00 PM
Jan. 27 (Tues) George Washington at VCU

Siegel Center, Richmond, VA

Fresno State at San Diego State

Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Jan. 28 (Wed) Temple at UCF

CFE Arena, Orlando, FL

East Carolina at Memphis

FedExForum, Memphis, TN

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Jan. 29 (Thurs) Western Kentucky vs. LA Tech

Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston, LA

UAB at UTEP

Don Haskins Center, El Paso, TX

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Jan. 31 (Sat) Tulane at Temple

Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA

Georgetown at Creighton

Century Link Center, Omaha, NE

UMass at Saint Louis

Chaifetz Arena, St Louis, MO

Fresno State at Colorado State

Moby Arena, Fort Collins, CO

Utah State at San Diego State

Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

6:00 PM

8:00 PM

Feb. 1 (Sun) Cincinnati at East Carolina

Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum, Greenville, NC

UConn at Houston

Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, TX

1:00 PM

3:00 PM

Feb. 2 (Mon) American at Holy Cross

Hart Recreation Center, Worcester, MA

7:30 PM
Feb. 3 (Tues) Saint Joseph’s at Saint Louis

Chaifetz Arena, St Louis, MO

Boise State at Utah State

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, UT

7:30 PM

9:30 PM

Feb. 4 (Wed) VCU at George Mason

Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA

Providence at Georgetown

Verizon Center, Washington, DC

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Feb. 5 (Thurs) Colgate at Holy Cross

Hart Recreation Center, Worcester, MA

LA Tech at UAB

Bartow Arena, Birmingham, AL

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Feb. 7 (Sat) Marquette at Seton Hall

Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

Army at Navy

Alumni Hall, Annapolis, MD

UNLV at Colorado State

Moby Arena, Fort Collins, CO

UConn at Tulane

Devlin Fieldhouse, New Orleans, LA

USF at Cincinnati

Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, OH

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

6:00 PM

8:00 PM

Feb. 8 (Sun) Dayton at George Washington (Women’s)

Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, DC

Holy Cross at Bucknell

Sojka Pavilion, Lewisburg, PA

La Salle at UMass

Mullins Center,  Amherst, MA

San Diego State at Boise State

Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID

12:00 NOON

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

6:00 PM

Feb. 9 (Mon) Boston at Lafayette

Allan P. Kirby Sports Center, Easton, PA

7:00 PM
Feb. 10 (Tues) Cincinnati at Temple

Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA

Dayton at Saint Louis

Chaifetz Arena, St Louis, MO

7:30 PM

9:30 PM

Feb. 11 (Wed) La Salle at VCU

Siegel Center, Richmond, VA

DePaul at St. John’s

Carnesecca Arena, Queens, NY

Wyoming at San Diego State

Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

11:00 PM

Feb. 12 (Thurs) American at Lehigh

Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, PA

UT Martin at Southeast Missouri State

Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau, MO

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Feb. 14 (Sat) St. Michael’s at Bentley (Women’s)

Dana Athletic Center, Waltham, MA

East Carolina at Temple

Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA

Tulane at UConn (Women’s)

Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, CT

Villanova at Butler

Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN

Colorado State at San Diego State

Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

6:00 PM

8:00 PM

Feb. 15 (Sun) Saint Joseph’s at Dayton (Women’s) University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, OH

Army at Bucknell (Women’s)

Sojka Pavilion, Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell at Army

Christl Arena, West Point, NY

12:00 NOON

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

Feb. 17 (Tues) Saint Louis at VCU

Siegel Center, Richmond, VA

San Diego State at New Mexico

The Pit, Albuquerque, NM

7:30 PM

9:30 PM

Feb. 18 (Wed) Boston at American

Bender Arena, Washington, DC

Providence at DePaul

Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL

Boise State at UNLV

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

11:00 PM

Feb. 19 (Thurs) LA Tech at Charlotte

Dale F. Halton Arena, Charlotte, NC

St. Francis at Central Connecticut State

William H. Detrick Gymnasium, New Britain, CT

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Feb. 21 (Sat) Lander at Georgia Regents

George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse, Augusta, GA

Austin Peay at Murray State

CFSB Center, Murray, KY

George Washington at Richmond

Robins Center, Richmond, VA

UNLV at New Mexico

The Pit, Albuquerque, NM

DePaul at Georgetown

Verizon Center, Washington, DC

12:00 NOON

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

6:00 PM

8:00 PM

Feb. 22 (Sun) Patriot League TBD

Memphis at UCF

CFE Arena, Orlando, FL

Tulane at UConn

Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, CT

Temple at Tulsa

Reynolds Center, Tulsa, OK

12:00 NOON

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

6:00 PM

Feb. 24 (Tues) UNLV at Utah State

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, UT

9:30 PM
Feb. 25 (Wed) UCF at Cincinnati

Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, OH

Fresno State at Wyoming

Arena-Auditorium, Laramie, WY

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Feb. 26 (Thurs) Houston at Temple

Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA

Tennessee Tech at Morehead State

Ellis Johnson Arena, Morehead, KY

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Feb 28 (Sat) Patriot League TBD

TBD

Memphis at UConn (Women’s)

Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, CT

Creighton at Seton Hall

Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

Tennessee State at Belmont

Curb Event Center, Nashville, TN

Wyoming at UNLV

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

12:00 NOON

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

6:00 PM

8:00 PM

March 1 (Sun) Roberts Wesleyan at LIU Post (Women’s)

Pratt Recreation Center, Brookville, NY

Richmond at VCU (Women’s)

Siegel Center, Richmond, VA

Marquette at DePaul (Women’s)

McGrath-Phillips Arena, Chicago, IL

12:00 NOON

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

March 3 (Tues) Rhode Island at Dayton

University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, OH

7:00 PM
March 4 (Wed) La Salle at Saint Joseph’s

Hagan Arena, Philadelphia, PA

Cincinnati at Tulsa

Reynolds Center, Tulsa, OK

San Diego State at UNLV

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

11:00 PM

March 5 (Thurs) Southern Miss at LA Tech

Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston, LA

8:00 PM
March 7 (Sat) Atlantic 10 Women’s Semifinal #1

Atlantic 10 Women’s Semifinal #2

Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA

Dayton at La Salle

Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia, PA

Wyoming at New Mexico

The Pit, Albuquerque, NM

Nevada at San Diego State

Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA

11:00 AM

1:30 PM

TBD

8:00 PM

10:00 PM

March 8 (Sun) Patriot League Semifinal #1

TBD

Patriot League Semifinal #2

TBD

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

March 11 (Wed) Patriot League Men’s Championship

TBD

7:30 PM
March 12 (Thurs) Mountain West Men’s Quarterfinal #1

Mountain West Men’s Quarterfinal #2

Mountain West Men’s Quarterfinal #3

Mountain West Men’s Quarterfinal #4

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

3:00 PM

5:30 PM

9:00 PM

11:30 PM

March 13 (Fri) Conference USA Women’s Semifinal #1

Conference USA Women’s Semifinal #2

Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, Birmingham, AL

Conference USA Men’s Semifinal #1

Conference USA Men’s Semifinal #2

Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex Birmingham, AL

2015 Reese’s Mountain West Basketball Championship

Mountain West Semifinal #1

Mountain West Semifinal #2

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

11:00 AM

1:30 PM

3:00 PM

5:30 PM

9:00 PM

11:30 PM

March 14 (Sat) Atlantic 10 Men’s Semifinal #1

Atlantic 10 Men’s Semifinal #2

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

Patriot League Women’s Championship

TBD

Conference USA Women’s Championship

Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, Birmingham, AL

1:30 PM

4:00 PM

6:00 PM

8:00 PM

March 15 (Sun) Southland Conference Women’s Championship

Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX

1:00 PM
March 21 (Sat) NCAA Division III Men’s Championship

TBD

3:00 PM
March 25 (Wed) NCAA Division II Women’s Semifinal #1

NCAA Division II Women’s Semifinal #2

Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, SD

7:00 PM

9:30 PM

March 26 (Thurs) NCAA Division II Men’s Semifinal #1

NCAA Division II Men’s Semifinal #2

Ford Center, Evansville, IN

7:00 PM

9:30 PM

March 27 (Fri) NCAA Division II Women’s Championship

Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, SD

8:00 PM
March 31 (Tues) College Insider Tournament Semifinal #1

TBD

College Insider Tournament Semifinal #2

TBD

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

April 2 (Thurs) College Insider Tournament Championship

TBD

7:00 PM
April 4 (Sat) WNIT Championship

TBD

3:00 PM

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CBS & NFL Network’s ‘NFL Thursday Night Kickoff’ Notes & Quotes — New York Jets vs. New England Patriots

Thursday_Night_Football_logo-cbs-nflNFL Thursday Night Kickoff aired from inside Gillette Stadium tonight at 7:30 PM ET on CBS and NFL Network, with host James Brown and analysts Bill Cowher and Deion Sanders providing pregame analysis leading up to Jets-Patriots on Thursday Night Football.

NFL Thursday Night Kickoff Quotes:

“He is their Tom Brady on that side of the ball. He’s the leader and he calls the signals. He puts people in the best possible position to make plays. You don’t replace a Jerod Mayo.” – Bill Cowher on the loss of New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo for the season

“You play to your strengths: that’s your defensive front…Play to your strengths on offense: that’s your running backs. Keep it simple for Geno [Smith]. That’s his best chance at having success tonight: shorten this game.” – Bill Cowher on how the New York Jets have success tonight

“They need him to have a mistake-free football game tonight for them to have a chance to win this game.” – Bill Cowher on New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith

“Playing for Rex [Ryan], there’s just something special. There is something special about him; you’re drawn to him. He just understands his players. The first thing he said to me, ‘We don’t work for you and you don’t work for me – we work for each other.’ It’s been a brotherhood like that ever since for me. I love him. I love him to death. You want to play hard for a guy like that.” – New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson on Jets head coach Rex Ryan

“He’s infectious. You want to win like he’s a brother, like he’s a father, like he’s a mentor.” – Deion Sanders on New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan

“This guy is once again one of the premier corners in the league…He is back.” – Deion Sanders on New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis

“He’s too big for [defensive backs], he’s too fast for linebackers – he is a matchup nightmare for the defenses. There is no question they are better these last two weeks because Rob Gronkowski is healthier.” – Bill Cowher on New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski

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NEXT WEEK ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL:

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS AT DENVER BRONCOS — 8:25 PM ET

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CBS & NFL Network’s ‘NFL Thursday Night Kickoff’ Notes & Quotes — Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers

Thursday_Night_Football_logo-cbs-nflNFL Thursday Night Kickoff aired from inside Lambeau Field tonight at 7:30 PM ET on CBS and NFL Network, with host James Brown and analysts Bill Cowher and Deion Sanders providing pregame analysis leading up to Vikings-Packers on Thursday Night Football.

NFL Thursday Night Kickoff Quotes:

“I have sources that wear football uniforms, coats, suits and ties…This is real. You’re talking about Trent Baalke. We know there is a rift between he and [Jim] Harbaugh. We all know that…That has trickled down into the locker room. Not only are my sources correct, I checked [with] three insiders from different networks and it’s 100 percent. You can shoot the messenger but the message is real.” – Deion Sanders on his assertion that there is a disconnect between San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and the players

“When I first came into this league, yes you are brash, you wear your emotions on your sleeve and you hold people accountable, but you learn to mature [and] you learn to deal with people. I hope that Jim does that over a period of time…He pushes the players and a lot of people are disgruntled because they’re not playing at their level they probably could play to.” – Bill Cowher on San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh

“It’s the only call…To have Christian Ponder as your third quarterback, a guy who started for you a year, to me it made it an easy call because you have a veteran guy who has played in this atmosphere before.” – Bill Cowher on if the Minnesota Vikings made the right decision to sit rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater

“Aaron Rodgers is going to spell ‘relax’ with R-U-N…You’re going to see a lot of Eddie Lacy.” – Bill Cowher on what to expect from the Green Bay Packers offense

“They’re impersonating Adrian Peterson to the utmost.” – Deion Sanders on Minnesota Vikings running backs Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon

“One of the biggest losses that has gone overlooked is the loss of Dante Scarnecchia. Their quarterback is not comfortable in the pocket, he’s not making connections with the outside receivers…You can’t underestimate the importance of an offensive line coach.” – Bill Cowher on the loss of New England Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia

NFL Network’s NFL Total Access Kickoff Notes & Quotes – Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers

NFL Total Access Kickoff aired from outside Lambeau Field tonight at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network, with host Rich Eisen and analysts Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci providing pregame analysis leading up to Vikings-Packers on Thursday Night Football.

Minnesota Vikings – Green Bay Packers Pregame Quotes:

“When he came out of college at Florida State, he was the most athletic guy in terms of throwing the ball from the run…He’s not a rookie. He’s got some experience under his belt.” – Steve Mariucci on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder 

“I’m expecting a lot from Christian Ponder because you lean on your running game [and] your defense plays well. The Packers are 31st against the run. They just need a little play action and find an open [wide receiver] down the field.” – Marshall Faulk on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder

“These two backs complement each other so well. You’ve got a guy who grinds it up in between the tackles and then you have a homerun hitter.” – Marshall Faulk on the Minnesota Vikings running backs Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon 

“I like this one-two punch they have in the backfield right now…They’re going to have to run the football because Green Bay is not real good against the run. You’ve got a new quarterback that’s under-practiced so the recipe tonight is a lot of [Matt] Asiata and [Jerick] McKinnon.” – Steve Mariucci on the Minnesota Vikings running backs Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon

“The best [wide receiver] duo in the league this year is Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson.” – Steve Mariucci on the Green Bay Packers wide receiver duo

“He’s averaging 15.8 yards per carry. You have to find a way to get the ball in his hands; short passes, hand it off to him. He’s very explosive as a runner.” – Marshall Faulk on Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson

“If [the Packers] can protect Aaron Rodgers and allow him to throw the ball down the field this game will not even be a contest. But if they do not, and Minnesota can come in here and run the football, we are going to have ourselves a good game tonight.” – Marshall Faulk on tonight’s game

“They’re going to be heard from in this division.” – Bill Cowher on the Minnesota Vikings

“The one thing you cannot do is not trust your offensive line. Right now, he’s not trusting his offensive line, he’s not trusting the blocking and therefore you see he’s not gaining a lot of yards.” – Marshall Faulk on Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy

 

Quick Quotes:

“We have to look at him and say Bill Belichick has drafted awfully. Some of these guys that they’ve drafted, especially receivers to help Tom Brady, they’ve just not even come close to helping. When you think about the best two things that happened to Tom Brady: Randy Moss and Wes Welker. That’s it. They didn’t draft either of those guys.” – Marshall Faulk on the New England Patriots

“I do [believe in the Cowboys]. It has nothing to do with Dez Bryant or Tony Romo – it has everything to do with the offensive and defensive line. This offensive line, they’re taking control of games.” – Marshall Faulk on if he believes in the 3-1 Dallas Cowboys

On NFL.com the following video clips from NFL Total Access Kickoff are available for viewing:

- Behind the Life of Teddy Bridgewater Melissa Stark sits down with Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to talk about growing up while his mom had breast cancer:

http://on.nfl.com/1mWKmnF

- Is This Vikings’ Offense Better for Ponder? Phil Simms joins Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci on NFL Total Access Kickoff to discuss Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder:

http://on.nfl.com/1rBhzXc

- The Art of the Lambeau Leap Steve Mariucci does the Lambeau Leap with the help of former Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler:

http://on.nfl.com/1vBRuGv

- Time to Change the Patriot Way? Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci discuss whether or not the “Patriot Way” is still effective:

http://on.nfl.com/1yBbXjv

NEXT WEEK ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL:

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT HOUSTON TEXANS — 8:25 PM ET

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“In Your Life”: CBS Sports To Air Documentary Celebrating Verne Lundquist’s 50 Years In Broadcasting

CBS_Sports_Logo_copyDocumentary to Air Saturday, Nov. 29 at 1:30 PM, ET

IN YOUR LIFE, a one-hour documentary celebrating Verne Lundquist’s 50 years in broadcasting, will air Saturday, Nov. 29 (1:30 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.

Verne has witnessed and called some of the greatest moments in sports history, from Jack Nicklaus’ birdie at the 1986 Masters® to Christian Laettner’s last-second shot to beat Kentucky in the 1992 NCAA Tournament.  IN YOUR LIFE relives these indelible moments with Verne as the storyteller, and takes you through his incredible career.

The documentary follows Verne over the past year, his 50th as a broadcaster, which included announcing two of the greatest games in college football history – Auburn defeating Georgia (11/16/13) and Auburn beating Alabama in the Iron Bowl (11/30/13) – as well as receiving numerous honors, including the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting and the Blackie Sherrod Lifetime Achievement Award.

The documentary also features interviews with those who were there with Verne during these memorable moments, both announcing and playing, such as Jim Nantz and Grant Hill, as well as other sports broadcasting icons.  He made his broadcasting debut on August 31, 1963 at KTBC-TV in Austin, Texas, a station owned by President and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson.  Verne joined CBS Sports in 1982 and has called more than 20 different sports for the Network.  He is currently the lead college football play-by-play announcer calling the SEC ON CBS and Army-Navy game.  He also calls the Masters and PGA Championship and will announce his 31st consecutive NCAA Tournament this year.

Some of the memorable sports moments called by Verne:

• 1986 Masters: Jack Nicklaus sinks a birdie putt on the 17th hole – “MAYBE, YES SIR”
• 1992 NCAA Tournament: Duke beats Kentucky in the East Regional on Christian Laettner’s buzzer beater – “THERE’S THE PASS TO LAETTNER. PUTS IT UP. YESSSSS!”
• 2005 Masters: Tiger Woods chips in at the 16th hole – “IN YOUR LIFE”
• 2006 NCAA Tournament: #11-seed George Mason knocks off #1-seed Connecticut – “BY GEORGE, THE DREAM IS ALIVE”
• 2013 Iron Bowl: Auburn defeats Alabama returning a missed field goal with no time remaining – “AN ANSWERED PRAYER”

CBS Sports’ creative director Pete Radovich produces.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Senior Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

Following is a link to Verne’s bio: http://bit.ly/1qHDKVj

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CBS & NFL Network’s ‘NFL Thursday Night Kickoff’ Notes & Quotes — Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens

Thursday_Night_Football_logo-cbs-nflNFL Thursday Night Kickoff aired from inside M&T Bank Stadium tonight at 7:30 PM ET on CBS and NFL Network, with host James Brown and analysts Bill Cowher and Deion Sanders providing pregame analysis leading up to Steelers-Ravens on Thursday Night Football.’

CBS’ James Brown’s Interview with Baltimore Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti

CBS’ James Brown sat down with Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti for an interview on NFL Thursday Night Kickoff:

On what the Baltimore Ravens’ own investigation consisted of and how far did it go:

“Of course we knew that there was other video and our security did the steps that they normally would. They called the casino and they would not release it. They called the Jets and the Giants and said, ‘Do you have any influence, is there any way that you can help us?’ They called back and said no, that they would not release it. The prosecutor said yesterday that would have been illegal. If I had said to Ray [Rice] and his attorney I can’t keep you on this team until I see that tape, I would have seen the tape and I would have sent it to Roger [Goodell] and said you have to look at this tape before you render your decision.”

On the report that the NFL was sent a copy of the tape in April:

“I believe Roger [Goodell] when he says he never saw it. If the allegation is true that it got to the league office, then somebody was negligent in not getting that to Roger. I’ve known Roger for 14 years. He’s dedicated his life to the NFL and as a man I can’t believe that he saw that video and gave a two-game suspension. That’s what makes it hard for me to believe.”

On the public cries for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to step down:

“I don’t agree with that at all. At all. Because again, this is an accusation from an anonymous source. Could it be trying to deflect blame from the police for being so light on them? Maybe. But why would I take an anonymous person’s word over a man that I’ve known for 14 years?”

On what he has learned through this process:

“If Ray Rice ends up being the reason and our Ravens’ failures and our shortcomings and the league’s shortcomings become a reason to change the legal process and their shortcomings, then if this is a seminal moment for domestic violence and the way we handle it as a society, then that’s not a burden for us to be that poster boy. It’s not. Now I’m embarrassed about it but five years from now if things have changed significantly for the better, I’ll be proud of it. That’s our recovery. What can we do going forward? Pray that this was a moment in time that changed everything.”

Pittsburgh Steelers – Baltimore Ravens Pregame Quotes:

“I can’t believe that the man that I know, the Roger Goodell that I know, would cover that up. He’s been at fault for being too harsh on the players amongst the league. Now you’re saying he’s going to turn a blind eye to this ignorance that we saw on tape? That’s not the man I know.” – Deion Sanders on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

“There is no doubt that in the wake of this incident many, many things were mishandled. But there exists right now a moment in time where the focus is on domestic violence that sports can once again serve as a catalyst for social progress and the NFL can lead in that regard. The NFL can foment transformative change, and energy spent in that regard is energy well spent.” – Amy Trask

“John Harbaugh tonight is going to find out who his real leaders are because they need to have some leadership step up given the magnitude and importance of this game.” – Bill Cowher on head coach John Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens

“There is no answer for Antonio Brown.” – Deion Sanders on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown

“I’ve never seen a game with this kind of magnitude – the importance – this early.” – Bill Cowher on the Steelers-Ravens game

“Two years ago, I challenged the NFL community and all men to seriously confront the problem of domestic violence, especially coming on the heels of the murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins. Yet, here we are again, dealing with the same issue of violence against women. Now let’s be clear: this problem is bigger than football. There has been, appropriately so, intense and widespread outrage following the release of the video showing what happened inside the elevator at the casino. But wouldn’t it be productive if this collective outrage, as my colleagues have said, could be channeled to truly hear and address the long-suffering cries for help by so many women and, as they said, do something about it? Like an ongoing, comprehensive education of men about what healthy, respectful manhood is all about. And it starts with how we view women. Our language is important. For instance, when a guy says, ‘You throw the ball like a girl,’ or ‘You’re a little sissy,’ it reflects an attitude that devalues women. And attitudes will eventually manifest in some fashion. Women have been at the forefront in the domestic violence awareness and prevention arena, and whether Janay Rice considers herself a victim or not, millions of women in this country are. Consider this: according to domestic violence experts, more than three women per day lose their lives at the hands of their partners. That means that since the night of February 15 in Atlantic City, more than 600 women have died. So this is yet another call to men to stand up and take responsibility for their thoughts, their words, their deeds, and as Deion [Sanders] says, to give help or to get help because our silence is deafening and deadly.” – James Brown

NEXT WEEK ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL:

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT ATLANTA FALCONS — 8:25 PM ET

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CBS Sports To Stream Entire 2014 SEC ON CBs Football Schedule Featuring All-22 Camera Angle On Cbssports.Com and CBS Sports Mobile App

sec-on-cbsMultiple Camera Angles for SEC on CBS Games Will Be Available to Fans
For the Second Consecutive Year

CBS Sports’ SEC “Game of the Week” Kicks Off with Georgia vs. South Carolina
on Saturday, September 13

Sept. 9, 2014 – CBS Sports, the exclusive national over-the-air broadcaster of Southeastern Conference home football games, will stream its entire 2014 SEC ON CBS schedule exclusively on CBSSports.com (CBSSports.com/SECLive) and on the CBS Sports mobile app for iOS and Android, beginning with Georgia vs. South Carolina on Saturday, Sept. 13.  For the second consecutive season, SEC Live on CBSSports.com will feature multiple camera angles in complement to the game broadcasts, allowing fans to see a full-field view of the action in addition to the main camera view.

An all-22 camera angle, which will be available along with the main camera angle during live streaming coverage of every SEC ON CBS football game, provides a high view from the 50-yard line showing all players on the field. Utilized during the game broadcast as a telestrator feature to break down plays, this camera angle is ideal for fans who want to study formations and get a coach’s perspective on each play.

“We’re excited to offer college football fans a complete second-screen experience for every SEC ON CBS broadcast again this season,” said Jeffrey Gerttula, General Manager of CBSSports.com. “Viewers will be able to catch all the action through high-quality streams in a feature-rich, interactive environment across their computers, tablets, and mobile phones.”

Viewers will have the ability to switch back and forth between the game simulcast and an all-22 camera angle, and will also have access to live team and player statistics, Twitter integration, interactive elements including polling and highlights and additional on-demand video.

SEC Live each week also will include a pregame show, a halftime show, and an original 5th Quarter postgame featuring analysis from CBS Sports’ lead college football analyst Gary Danielson.

The SEC ON CBS schedule features a total of 16 games during the Network’s 14-week season, including two doubleheaders and the SEC Championship on Saturday, Dec. 6 (4:00 PM, ET).

CBS Sports’ 2014 College football schedule:

DATE                      TIME (ET)                     GAMES

Saturday, Sept. 13   3:30-7:00 PM              GEORGIA at SOUTH CAROLINA

Saturday, Sept. 20  3:30-7:00 PM              FLORIDA at ALABAMA

Saturday, Sept. 27   3:30-7:00 PM              SEC GAME OF THE WEEK

Saturday, Oct. 4      3:30-7:00 PM              SEC GAME OF THE WEEK

Saturday, Oct. 11   12:00 NOON-3:30 PM    SEC GAME OF THE WEEK #1

3:30-7:00 PM              SEC GAME OF THE WEEK #2

Saturday, Oct. 18   3:30-7:00 PM              SEC GAME OF THE WEEK

Saturday, Oct. 25   3:30-7:00 PM              SEC GAME OF THE WEEK

Saturday, Nov. 1      3:30-7:00 PM              FLORIDA vs. GEORGIA

Saturday, Nov. 8      3:30-7:00 PM              SEC GAME OF THE WEEK #1

8:00-11:00 PM            SEC GAME OF THE WEEK#2

Saturday, Nov. 15     3:30-7:00 PM              SEC GAME OF THE WEEK

Saturday, Nov.  22   3:30-7:00 PM              SEC GAME OF THE WEEK

Friday, Nov. 28         2:30-6:00 PM             ARKANSAS at MISSOURI

Saturday, Nov. 29     3:30-7:00 PM             SEC GAME OF THE WEEK

Saturday, Dec. 6       4:00-7:30 PM             SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

All “SEC Games of the Week” are announced six-to-12 days prior to their broadcast date.

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Complete Cast of ‘Thursday Night Football’ Pregame Show on NFL Network & CBS Announced

Thursday_Night_Football_logo-cbs-nflFeaturing Multiple Locations, Coverage Begins at 6:00 PM ET with

‘NFL Total Access Kickoff’ on NFL Network and

‘NFL Thursday Night Kickoff’ at 7:30 PM ET on CBS and NFL Network

 

James Brown, Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher to be Joined by

Rich Eisen, Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci

Live On-Location Every Thursday

 

‘Mazda Postgame Show’ Wraps Up On-Location Coverage Each Week

The complete pregame and postgame talent roster for Thursday Night Football on NFL Network and CBS is set. Joining the previously announced set featuring host James Brown and analysts Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher will be an additional set featuring host Rich Eisen and analysts Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci.

Every Thursday at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network, Eisen will kick off the NFL week with Irvin, Faulk and Mariucci live from outside the stadium on NFL Total Access Kickoff. The cast will provide news and analysis of the upcoming matchup, as well as highlight the atmosphere and festivities outside the stadium as fans arrive for every Thursday Night Football game on CBS and NFL Network.

At 7:30 PM ET, Brown, Sanders and Cowher anchor NFL Thursday Night Kickoff from inside the stadium. The show will air on CBS and be simulcast on NFL Network during Weeks 2-8 and air exclusively on NFL Network during Weeks 9-12 and 14-16. During halftime, Brown, Sanders and Cowher host the Lexus Halftime Show on CBS and NFL Network.

Brown, Sanders and Cowher also will appear on NFL Total Access Kickoff in the 6:00-7:30 PM ET window, while Eisen, Irvin, Faulk and Mariucci will appear within NFL Thursday Night Kickoff from 7:30 PM ET to kickoff.

Additionally, throughout the course of the 2014 Thursday Night Football schedule, NFL Network and CBS analysts such as Tony Gonzalez, Kurt Warner, LaDainian Tomlinson, Willie McGinest, Terrell Davis and more will appear on-location on both the NFL Total Access Kickoff and NFL Thursday Night Kickoff pregame shows.

Immediately following each game, the Mazda Postgame Show airs live from the stadium on NFL Network and CBS. Eisen, Irvin, Faulk, Mariucci and Sanders reprise their wildly entertaining postgame show, providing highlights, analysis and live interviews. Each week, a player or coach from the winning team will join the crew on-set to discuss the victory, receive a gift bag which will vary each week and leave their handprints on the Winning Hands wall.

The full slate of 16 regular-season Thursday Night Football games will be produced by CBS with its broadcasters and production team, including Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson. The Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off on September 11 with Steelers vs. Ravens from Baltimore.

2014 Thursday Night Football Schedule

Kickoff times are 8:25 PM, ET unless otherwise noted

Sept. 11 (Week 2): Steelers at Ravens Nov. 6 (Week 10): Browns at Bengals
Sept. 18 (Week 3): Buccaneers at Falcons Nov. 13 (Week 11): Bills at Dolphins
Sept. 25 (Week 4): Giants at Redskins Nov. 20 (Week 12): Chiefs at Raiders
Oct. 2    (Week 5): Vikings at Packers Dec. 4  (Week 14): Cowboys at Bears
Oct. 9   (Week 6): Colts at Texans Dec. 11 (Week 15): Cardinals at Rams
Oct. 16 (Week 7): Jets at Patriots Dec. 18 (Week 16): Titans at Jaguars
Oct. 23 (Week 8): Chargers at Broncos Dec. 20 (Week 16): Eagles at Redskins*
Oct. 30 (Week 9): Saints at Panthers Dec. 20 (Week 16): Chargers at 49ers*

Weeks 2-8 and one of the Saturday games from Week 16 will be broadcast by CBS and simulcast on NFL Network. Weeks 9-12 and 14-16, including one of the Saturday games during Week 16 will be televised on NFL Network.

*The kickoff times for each of the Saturday games – Philadelphia at Washington and San Diego at San Francisco – will be determined at a later date.

Follow CBS Sports and NFL Network on Twitter: @NFLonCBS and @NFLNetwork.

CBS Sports Announces New Broadcast Pairings For 2014 NFL Season

cbs-1Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts Named THE NFL ON CBS’s No. 2 Announce Team

Reporter Tracy Wolfson Joins Jim Nantz and Phil Simms on Network’s Lead Crew

Newcomer Trent Green Teams with Veteran Greg Gumbel

The CBS Television Network will begin its 55th year of broadcasting the NFL with Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson leading THE NFL ON CBS into the Network’s 2014 NFL season.  Nantz, Simms and Wolfson will call the full slate of Thursday Night Football games on CBS and the NFL Network, along with selected Sunday games on CBS.  Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS, announced today several changes to the 2014 announcer line-up along with the complete list of broadcast pairings.

Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts have been named THE NFL ON CBS’s No. 2 announce team and will call the network’s top game on Sundays when Nantz and Simms do not call a game.

Wolfson, who served as the Network’s lead college football reporter for the past 10 years, will join the lead announce team of Nantz and Simms as THE NFL ON CBS lead reporter.   In addition to Wolfson, THE NFL ON CBS will utilize additional sideline reporters during the season including  Jenny Dell and Evan Washburn.

THE NFL ON CBS announce team is solidified even more this year as the deepest in sports television as Greg Gumbel will team with newcomer Trent Green.  THE NFL ON CBS announce team also will feature several new pairings including Kevin Harlan with Rich GannonSpero Dedes with Solomon Wilcots, and Andrew Catalon forming a three-man booth with Steve Tasker and Steve Beuerlein.  

James Brown once again will anchor the CBS Television Network’s pre-game studio show, THE NFL TODAY, along with analysts Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, and newcomers Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott, from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.  Jason La Canforawill continue to serve as the “NFL Insider.”

Following are the Network’s NFL announcer pairings for the 2014 season (play-by-play/analyst):

Jim Nantz/Phil Simms//Tracy Wolfson

Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts

Greg Gumbel/Trent Green

Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon

Spero Dedes/Solomon Wilcots

Andrew Catalon/Steve Beuerlein/Steve Tasker

Game coverage also will include play-by-play announcers Brian Anderson and Tom McCarthy, as well as analysts Adam Archuleta and Chris Simms.

McManus also serves as Executive Producer for THE NFL ON CBS.

Lance Barrow is the coordinating producer and lead game producer for THE NFL ON CBS, and Michael Arnold is the lead game director.  Drew Kaliski is producer for THE NFL TODAY, while Bob Matina directs.  David Berson is President, CBS Sports.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer & Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

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Follow CBS Sports on Twitter: @CBSSportsGang and @NFLonCBS

2014 Thursday Night Football Broadcast Schedule Announced

NFL-CBSnfl_network-logoSlate of 16 Regular-Season Games Kicks Off with Steelers vs. Ravens on

September 11 on CBS and NFL Network

The CBS Television Network and NFL Network announce the Thursday Night Football prime time broadcast schedule for the 2014 NFL season. This year marks the inaugural partnership between CBS Sports and NFL Network in broadcasting Thursday Night Football and features the most marquee match-ups ever on Thursday night, including 14 divisional rivalries. The 16-game Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off on September 11 with Steelers vs. Ravens from Baltimore and ends with a Week 16 Saturday double-header on December 20.

The 2014 Thursday Night Football schedule will feature games from Weeks 2-8 and Week 16 (Saturday) broadcast on CBS that also will be simulcast on NFL Network. The Thursday Night Football schedule in Weeks 9-12 and Weeks 14-16 will be televised on NFL Network, and will be simulcast on over-the-air stations in the primary markets of the participating teams. All Thursday Night Football games will kick off at 8:25 PM ET, with the exception of the Week 16 Saturday double-header – NFL Network (4:30 PM ET) and CBS (8:00 PM ET).

The Thursday Night Football schedule is highlighted by Giants vs. Redskins (Week 4), Jets vs. Patriots (Week 7), Saints vs. Panthers (Week 9), as well as Cowboys vs. Bears (Week 14), and features 11 playoff teams from 2013 – including seven division winners. Five-time MVP Peyton Manning headlines a list of prominent stars to appear on this year’s Thursday Night Football schedule, along with Adrian Peterson (2012 MVP), Aaron Rodgers (2011 MVP), and Tom Brady (2010 & 2007 MVP), former No. 1 overall picks Andrew Luck, Cam Newton and Eli Manning, 2013 Defensive Player of the Year Luke Kuechly and cornerback Darrelle Revis.

The entire 16-game Thursday Night Football schedule will also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), the NFL app on XBOX, including interactive features from Microsoft, and through Watch NFL Network (NFL.com/watch), with participating cable and satellite providers.

The Thursday Night Football schedule on CBS, also simulcast on NFL Network includes:

Sept. 11 (Week 2):  Steelers at Ravens        Oct. 9 (Week 6):         Colts at Texans

Sept. 18 (Week 3):  Buccaneers at Falcons  Oct. 16 (Week 7):       Jets at Patriots

Sept. 25 (Week 4):  Giants at Redskins         Oct. 23 (Week 8):       Chargers at Broncos

Oct. 2 (Week 5):     Vikings at Packers          Dec. 20 (Week 16):    Chargers at 49ers/Eagles at Redskins*

The Thursday Night Football schedule on NFL Network includes:

Oct. 30 (Week 9):   Saints at Panthers          Dec. 4 (Week 14):      Cowboys at Bears

Nov. 6 (Week 10):    Browns at Bengals        Dec. 11 (Week 15):    Cardinals at Rams

Nov. 13 (Week 11):  Bills at Dolphins             Dec. 18 (Week 16):    Titans at Jaguars

Nov. 20 (Week 12):  Chiefs at Raiders          Dec. 20 (Week 16):    Chargers at 49ers/Eagles at Redskins*

To view the entire 2014 NFL schedule, visit NFL.com and CBSSports.com.

The full slate of 16 regular-season Thursday Night Football games will be produced by CBS with its broadcasters and production team, including Jim Nantz and Phil Simms. Nantz and Simms also will announce select games on Sunday on CBS. NFL Network hosts and analysts will be featured in the pregame, halftime and postgame shows along with CBS Sports announcers.

This season marks both the 55th year of NFL broadcasts on the CBS Television Network and the ninth year of Thursday Night Football games on NFL Network. In 2013, NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football set rating and viewership records. Including the audience from over-the-air broadcasts in local markets, NFL Network’s 13-game schedule of Thursday Night Football broadcasts finished with a record-high per game average audience of 8 million viewers, up 10% from 2012, marking the fifth-consecutive year that Thursday Night Football has set an all-time high viewership mark.

Each week of the 2013 Thursday Night Football schedule, NFL Network’s game telecast was the day’s most-watched program on cable television.

*The kickoff times for each of the Saturday games – Philadelphia at Washington and San Diego at San Francisco – will be determined at a later date.

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CBS Sports Announces 2014 NFL Preseason Games

NFL-CBSTHE NFL ON CBS Preseason Schedule Kicks Off with Green Bay Packers Hosting Oakland Raiders Live in Prime Time on Friday, August 22

New Orleans Saints Take On Indianapolis Colts for THE NFL ON CBS’s Second Preseason Game Following Night on August 23 on CBS Television Network

The CBS Television Network is scheduled to begin its 55th year broadcasting the NFL with two preseason games during the 2014 season.

The preseason schedule for THE NFL ON CBS begins on Friday, Aug. 22 (8:00 PM, ET) when the Green Bay Packers host the Oakland Raiders, live in prime time on the CBS Television Network.

THE NFL ON CBS will conclude its two-game preseason schedule the following night when the New Orleans Saints take on the Indianapolis Colts live in prime time on Saturday, Aug. 23 (8:00 PM, ET).

Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports, and serves as Executive Producer of CBS Sports’ coverage of THE NFL ON CBS.  David Berson is President, CBS Sports.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

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