CBS Sports and Turner Sports Announce Tip Times and Commentator Teams for Regional Semifinals

cbs-tnt-tbs-ncaaExclusive Coverage Continues with Regional Semifinals on

Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27

Turner Sports and CBS Sports announce tip times, match-ups and commentator teams for its exclusive coverage of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Regional Semifinals on Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27, beginning at 7 p.m. ET with all games available in their entirety on TBS and CBS.  Coverage will begin both nights with the Infiniti NCAA Tip-Off pregame show at 6 p.m. on TBS.

The announce teams for the Regional Semifinals and Finals are as follows:

Play-By-Play/Analyst//Reporter

Jim Nantz/Bill Raftery/Grant Hill//Tracy Wolfson

Marv Albert/Chris Webber/Len Elmore//Lewis Johnson

Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce

Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Rachel Nichols

Studio coverage will continue with Greg Gumbel hosting alongside analysts Charles Barkley, Clark Kellogg and Kenny Smith from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York with Doug Gottlieb contributing.  Ernie Johnson will host studio coverage from Turner Studios in Atlanta with analysts Steve Smith, Seth Davis and guest analyst and current Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter. 

This year’s Final Four National Semifinals on Saturday, April 4, will be televised on TBS along with team-specific telecasts airing on TNT and truTV.  The National Championship Game on Monday, April 6, will air on CBS.

Regional Semifinals – Thursday, March 26

(Beginning at 7 p.m. ET)

 

Tip Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
7:15 p.m. CBS Cleveland I Notre Dame vs. Wichita State Marv Albert/Chris Webber/Len Elmore//Lewis Johnson
7:47 p.m. TBS Los Angeles I North Carolina vs. Wisconsin/Oregon Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Rachel Nichols
After Conc. I CBS Cleveland II Kentucky vs. West Virginia/Maryland Albert/Webber/Elmore//Johnson
After Conc. I TBS Los Angeles II Arizona vs. Xavier Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Nichols
Regional Semifinals – Friday, March 27

(Beginning at 7 p.m. ET)

Tip Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
7:15 p.m. CBS Houston I Gonzaga vs. UCLA Jim Nantz/Bill Raftery/Grant Hill//Tracy Wolfson
7:37 p.m. TBS Syracuse I Louisville/Northern Iowa vs. N.C. State Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce
After Conc. I CBS Houston II Duke vs. Utah Nantz/Raftery/Hill//Wolfson
After Conc. I TBS Syracuse II Michigan State vs. Oklahoma Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce

Follow us on Twitter: @MarchMadnessTV and NCAA.com for schedule updates and the latest NCAA Tournament broadcast news and information.

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CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ Exclusive Coverage of the 2015 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Tips Off March 17

cbs-tnt-tbs-ncaaAnnounce Teams Set for NCAA Tournament First and Second Round Coverage

Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will tip off with the NCAA First Four™ on truTV presented by Northwestern Mutual on Tuesday, March 17, and Wednesday, March 18 (6 p.m. ET; both days). Second round game coverage will begin Thursday, March 19, and Friday, March 20 (Noon-Midnight; both days) with all 67 games available live in their entirety across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – and via NCAA March Madness Live. Additionally, truTV will televise a one-hour pregame show Thursday and Friday at 11 a.m.

Following are the tip times and commentator assignments for the first and second round games. Tip times for the third round games on Saturday will be announced on Thursday after the conclusion of the day’s games. Sunday’s tip times will be released after the conclusion of play on Friday.

The Final Four on Saturday, April 4, will be televised on TBS along with “TeamCasts” or team-specific telecasts airing on TNT and truTV.  The National Championship Game on Monday, April 6, will air on CBS.

First Round Games

Tuesday, March 17

 

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:40 p.m. truTV Dayton I Manhattan vs. Hampton Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Lewis Johnson
After conc. I truTV Dayton II BYU vs. Ole Miss Anderson/Smith//Johnson
 

First Round Games

Wednesday, March 18

6:40 p.m. truTV Dayton I North Florida vs.

Robert Morris

Ian Eagle/Doug Gottlieb//Evan Washburn
After conc. I truTV Dayton II Boise St. vs. Dayton Eagle/Gottlieb//Washburn

Second Round Games
Thursday Afternoon, March 19 (Noon- 6 p.m. ET)

 

Tip (ET)

 

Network

 

Site

 

Game

 

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

 

12:15 p.m. CBS Pittsburgh I Notre Dame vs. Northeastern Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Lewis Johnson
12:40 p.m. truTV Louisville I Iowa State vs. UAB Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce
1:40 p.m. TBS Jacksonville I Baylor vs. Georgia State Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas//Jamie Erdahl
2:10 p.m. TNT Portland I Arizona vs. Texas Southern Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Rachel Nichols
After conc. I CBS Pittsburgh II Butler vs. Texas Anderson/Smith//Johnson
After conc. I truTV Louisville II SMU vs. UCLA Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce
After conc. I TBS Jacksonville II Xavier vs. BYU/Ole Miss Catalon/Lappas//Erdahl
After conc. I TNT Portland II VCU vs. Ohio State Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Nichols
 

Second Round Games

Thursday Evening, March 19 (6:30 p.m. ET-Midnight)

(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)

 

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:50 p.m. TBS Pittsburgh III Villanova vs. Lafayette Anderson/Smith//Johnson
7:10 p.m. CBS Louisville III Cincinnati vs. Purdue Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce
7:20 p.m. TNT Jacksonville III North Carolina vs. Harvard Catalon/Lappas//Erdahl
7:27 p.m. truTV Portland III Utah vs. Stephen F. Austin Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Nichols
After conc. III TBS Pittsburgh IV N.C. State vs. LSU Anderson/Smith//Johnson
After conc. III CBS Louisville IV Kentucky vs. Hampton/Manhattan Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce
After conc. III TNT Jacksonville IV Arkansas vs. Wofford Catalon/Lappas//Erdahl
After conc. III truTV Portland IV Georgetown vs.

Eastern Washington

Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Nichols
 

Second Round Games

Friday Afternoon, March 20 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)

 

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
12:15 p.m. CBS Omaha I Kansas vs. New Mexico St Marv Albert/Chris Webber/Len Elmore//Craig Sager
12:40 p.m. truTV Charlotte I Michigan State vs. Georgia Jim Nantz/Bill Raftery/Grant Hill//Tracy Wolfson
1:40 p.m. TBS Seattle I Northern Iowa vs. Wyoming Spero Dedes/Mike Gminski//Jaime Maggio
2:10 p.m. TNT Columbus I West Virginia vs. Buffalo Ian Eagle/Doug Gottlieb//Evan Washburn
After conc. I CBS Omaha II Wichita State vs. Indiana Albert/Webber/Elmore//Sager
After conc. I truTV Charlotte II Virginia vs. Belmont Nantz/Raftery/Hill//Wolfson
After conc. I TBS Seattle II Louisville vs. UC Irvine Dedes/Gminski//Maggio
After conc. I TNT Columbus II Maryland vs. Valparaiso Eagle/Gottlieb//Washburn
 

Second Round Games

Friday Evening, March 20 (6:30 p.m.-Midnight ET)

(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:50 p.m. TBS Omaha III Oregon vs. Oklahoma St. Albert/Webber/Elmore//Sager
7:10 p.m. CBS Charlotte III Duke vs. North Florida vs. Robert Morris Nantz/Raftery/Hill//Wolfson
7:20 p.m. TNT Seattle III Iowa vs. Davidson Dedes/Gminski//Maggio
7:27 p.m. truTV Columbus III Oklahoma vs. Albany Eagle/Gottlieb//Washburn
After conc. III TBS Omaha IV Wisconsin vs. Coastal Carolina Albert/Webber/Elmore//Sager
After conc. III CBS Charlotte IV San Diego State vs.

St. John’s

Nantz/Raftery/Hill//Wolfson
After conc. III TNT Seattle IV Gonzaga vs.

North Dakota St.

Dedes/Gminski//Maggio
After conc. III truTV Columbus IV Providence vs. Boise State/Dayton Eagle/Gottlieb//Washburn

Follow us on Twitter: @MarchMadnessTV for schedule updates and the latest NCAA Tournament broadcast news and information.

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CBS Sports and Turner Sports Announce 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Commentator Team

cbs-tnt-tbs-ncaaGrant Hill & Bill Raftery Join Jim Nantz & Tracy Wolfson

to Call Final Four and National Championship

Chris Webber, Steve Lappas and Steve Smith Added as Game Analysts

Mateen Cleaves Joins March Madness Studio Team

Turner Sports and CBS Sports will feature a collection of marquee commentators for its fifth consecutive year of combined coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.  CBS Sports and Turner Sports will once again provide live, full national coverage of all 67 tournament games across four networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – as well as NCAA March Madness Live, beginning Tuesday, March 17, with the NCAA First Four on truTV presented by Northwestern Mutual.

This year’s NCAA Final Four National Semifinals from Indianapolis will be televised Saturday, April 4, on TBS with team-specific “TeamCast” coverage available via TNT and truTV.  The National Championship will air Monday, April 6, on CBS.

The networks’ commentator lineup includes several new roles for this year’s coverage:

  • Bill Raftery and Grant Hill will provide game analysis with play-by-play commentator Jim Nantz and reporter Tracy Wolfson throughout the NCAA Tournament, including their first time calling the NCAA Final Four National Semifinals and National Championship on television.
  • Chris Webber, Steve Lappas and Steve Smith will contribute to the networks’ tournament coverage as game analysts for the first time this year.  Webber will join play-by-play commentator Marv Albert, analyst Len Elmore and reporter Craig Sager during the first two weeks of the tournament.  Lappas will team with Andrew Catalon and reporter Jamie Erdahl, while Smith will pair with play-by-play commentator Brian Anderson and reporter Lewis Johnson throughout the first week of the tournament.
  • Mateen Cleaves will be a studio analyst, joined by host Matt Winer and analyst Seth Davis from Turner Studios in Atlanta.

Ernie Johnson will once again host studio coverage from the Final Four and National Championship with analysts Charles Barkley, Clark Kellogg and Kenny Smith. They will be joined by Greg Gumbel with analysts Reggie Miller, Seth Davis, Steve Smith and college coaches.

Gumbel and Johnson will host studio coverage from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York during the first full week of the tournament, with Johnson hosting studio coverage from Atlanta during the second week of tournament action.  Steve Smith will also join the studio team in Atlanta following the opening week while Doug Gottlieb joins studio coverage from New York.

Following is the complete list of announcer pairings:

Play-by-Play / Analyst // Reporter

* Regional Weekend Announce Teams

Jim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson*

Marv Albert / Chris Webber / Len Elmore // Craig Sager*

Verne Lundquist / Jim Spanarkel // Allie LaForce*

Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Rachel Nichols*

Ian Eagle / Doug Gottlieb // Evan Washburn

Brian Anderson / Steve Smith // Lewis Johnson

Spero Dedes / Mike Gminski // Jaime Maggio

Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Jamie Erdahl

The tournament will tip off Tuesday, March 17, and Wednesday, March 18, with the NCAA First Four on truTV presented by Northwestern MutualBrian Anderson will call Tuesday’s games with analyst Steve Smith and reporter Lewis JohnsonIan Eagle will handle play-by-play on Wednesday alongside analyst Gottlieb and reporter Evan Washburn.  Studio coverage for the First Four will originate from Atlanta with Winer and analysts Davis, Cleaves and Wally Szczerbiak.

Accompanying the live television presentation, NCAA March Madness Live will once again be the ultimate digital destination for direct access to all 67 games of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

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CBS Sports Radio Will Broadcast Nearly 50 Hours Of Coverage Of Super Bowl XLIX In Phoenix

cbs-sports-radioAnalysis, Timely Interviews and Commentary from Well-Known Hosts will

Originate from Radio Row

CBS Sports Radio today announced that it will broadcast a wide range of programming originating from Radio Row in Phoenix, Ariz., on the nation’s largest 24/7 major-market sports radio network heard on more than 330 stations nationwide, in anticipation of Super Bowl XLIX beginning Monday, Jan. 26th.

Kicking things off will be THE JIM ROME SHOW (12:00Noon-3:00PM, EST), featuring opinion-maker Jim Rome, as he interviews key sports personalities and engages with fans and listeners over-the-air.  THE JIM ROME SHOW will be live from the Phoenix Convention Center throughout the week, from Monday, Jan. 26 – Friday, Jan. 30, and will also be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

The live programming continues with Doug Gottlieb on THE DOUG GOTTLIEB SHOW (3:00-6:00PM, EST), as Gottlieb offers his unique opinion on the latest sports headlines, interviews current and former NFL players, and engages with the hottest newsmakers from the sports world.  The show will broadcast live throughout the week, from Monday, Jan. 26 – Friday, Jan. 30, and will also be simulcast on CBS Sports Network.

From Tuesday, Jan. 27 – Friday, Jan. 30, hosts Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney take on the day’s top stories and interview the biggest names in the world of football on TIKI AND TIERNEY (9:00AM-12:00Noon, EST).

Additionally, on Saturday, Jan. 31, CBS Sports Radio weekend host John Kincade will broadcast a special Saturday edition of THE JK SHOW (10:00AM-2:00PM, EST) live from Radio Row.

Here is a complete look at CBS Sports Radio’s Phoenix coverage (all times in EST):

Monday, Jan. 26

12:00Noon-3:00PM: THE JIM ROME SHOW

3:00-6:00PM: THE DOUG GOTTLIEB SHOW

Tuesday, Jan. 27 – Friday, Jan. 30

9:00AM-12:00Noon: TIKI AND TIERNEY

12:00Noon-3:00PM: THE JIM ROME SHOW

3:00-6:00PM: THE DOUG GOTTLIEB SHOW

Saturday, Jan. 31

10:00AM-2:00PM: THE JOHN KINCADE SHOW

“With the premier sporting event happening so soon, we are thrilled and proud to bring all our loyal CBS Sports Radio listeners unique coverage of all the pre-game stories, news, and interviews,” said Eric Spitz, Director, Programming, CBS Sports Radio.  “Our dynamic personalities will bring the big game and all the excitement to you live from Radio Row, allowing listeners across the nation to feel like they are in Phoenix.”

Listen to CBS Sports Radio on-air nationwide, online or by downloading the Radio.com and CBS Sports apps for mobile devices.

About CBS Sports Radio

Launched on September 4, 2012, CBS Sports Radio offers around-the-clock national sports coverage and programming to more than 330 stations across the country, including stations in all of the Top 10 markets.  CBS Sports Radio harnesses the power and resources of CBS RADIO and the award-winning CBS Sports with original programs across multiple weekday and weekend time periods featuring expert sports commentary by experienced broadcasters including Jim Rome, Boomer Esiason, Tiki Barber, Doug Gottlieb and Scott Ferrall, among others.  Eric Spitz serves as Director of Programming.  Westwood One is the exclusive syndicator and sales partner for CBS Sports Radio.

Follow CBS Sports Radio on Facebook at Facebook.com/CBSSportsRadio, and on Twitter @cbssportsradio.

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CBS Sports Returns Original Series “NCAA® Men Of March”

CBS-Sports-LogoSeries Features Mike Krzyzewski, Bill Self, Jay Wright, John Thompson III, Thad Matta, Sean Miller, Johnny Dawkins and Josh Pastner

Series Debuts This Saturday, Jan. 10 as Bill Raftery Sits Down with
Georgetown’s John Thompson III

CBS Sports returns an original series, NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL PRESENTS NCAA MEN OF MARCH, featuring some of the most successful and influential college basketball coaches in today’s game. The series profiles top college coaches Mike Krzyzewski (Duke), Bill Self (Kansas), Jay Wright (Villanova), John Thompson III (Georgetown), Thad Matta (Ohio State), Josh Pastner (Memphis), Sean Miller (Arizona) and Johnny Dawkins (Stanford).

The eight half-hour programs are a blend of all-access footage and at-home interviews, each a unique showcase of the life, philosophy and style behind some of the best coaches in college basketball.

CBS Sports’ lead college basketball analyst Greg Anthony sits down with Self and Pastner. Lead studio analyst Clark Kellogg visits with Matta and Miller. Bill Raftery raps with Wright and Thompson III, while lead play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz talks with Krzyzewski.

The series debuts on Saturday, Jan. 10 (12:30-1:00 PM, ET) with NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL PRESENTS NCAA MEN OF MARCH: JOHN THOMPSON III and concludes with NCAA FINAL FOUR CONFIDENTIAL on Saturday, April 11 (12:00 NOON PM, ET).

The rest of the schedule is as follows:

Saturday, Jan. 24 (1:00 PM) – Josh Pastner
Saturday, Jan. 24 (1:30 PM) – Johnny Dawkins
Saturday, Jan. 31 (12:30 PM) – Jay Wright
Saturday, Feb. 7 (12:30 PM) – Mike Krzyzewski
Saturday, Feb. 14 (12:30 PM) – Bill Self
Sunday, Feb. 22 (12:00 PM) – Sean Miller
Saturday, Feb. 22 (12:30 PM) – Thad Matta

*All times ET

In addition, CBS Sports Network will air encore presentations of the shows with CBSSports.com featuring on-demand video content with accompanying written pieces previewing each program in the series.

NCAA MEN OF MARCH series debuted last year with shows featuring John Calipari (Kentucky), Billy Donovan (Florida), Tom Izzo (Michigan State), Rick Pitino (Louisville), Shaka Smart (VCU) and Roy Williams (North Carolina).

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CBS Sports And NFL Network Announce Broadcast Teams For Week 16 “Thursday Night Football” Doubleheader On Saturday, Dec. 20

Thursday_Night_Football_logo-cbs-nflFrom CBS Sports and NFL Network…

CBS Sports and NFL Network have announced broadcast teams for the Week 16 Thursday Night Football doubleheader airing on Saturday, Dec. 20 on NFL Network and CBS.

Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon and reporter Stacey Dales will call Philadelphia at Washington on NFL Network with kickoff at 4:30 PM, ET from FedEx Field in Landover, Md.  Ken Mack produces and Mark Grant directs.

Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and reporter Jenny Dell will be on the call for San Diego at San Francisco on CBS and NFL Network kicking off at 8:25 PM, ET from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.  Mark Wolff produces and Bob Fishman directs.

Pregame coverage begins at 2:00 PM, ET on NFL Network with NFL Total Access Kickoff. Host Rich Eisen and analysts Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci are live from the NFL Network studios in Los Angeles to provide analysis of both the Philadelphia-Washington and San Diego-San Francisco games.

At 7:30 PM, ET, NFL Thursday Night Kickoff airs on CBS and NFL Network leading into San Diego-San Francisco.  James Brown hosts and is joined by analysts Bill Cowher, Deion Sanders, Tony Gonzalez and rules expert Mike Carey from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.

Following the San Diego-San Francisco game, the Mazda Postgame Show will air on NFL Network, featuring complete game highlights and analysis from both contests live from NFL Network’s studios in Los Angeles.

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CBS Sports Radio Announces New Weekday Lineup Beginning January 2015

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 Original Programming Features Returning Hosts Jim Rome, Doug Gottlieb,

Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney, Damon Amendolara, and Scott Ferrall

Newcomer Gregg Giannotti Joins Brian Jones As Co-Host of Morning Drive;

Amy Lawrence Named Overnight Host

CBS Sports Radio today announced a new lineup for the nation’s largest 24/7 major-market sports radio network heard on more than 330 stations nationwide, starting on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Highlighted by a deep roster of personalities, the programming schedule includes a revamped morning show and broadcast pairings, as well as the addition of a new overnight host. The announcement was made by Eric Spitz, Director of Programming, CBS Sports Radio.

“We’re extremely excited about our 2015 lineup,” said Spitz. “Building off of our established programs in key time periods, we have assembled a distinctive combination of passionate, opinionated, knowledgeable and entertaining hosts that sports fans will love to hear.”

Leading off the day will be Brian Jones and Gregg Giannotti broadcasting live from CBS Sports Radio’s studio in New York City from 6:00-9:00AM. Jones has been a member of the CBS Sports Radio broadcast team since its debut and also serves as a college football analyst for CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network. Giannotti joins from CBS RADIO’s Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh, where he hosts the perennially No. 1-rated sports talk show in the market.

Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney will now be heard from 9:00AM-12:00Noon. Rounding out the afternoon, popular CBS Sports broadcasters Jim Rome and Doug Gottlieb will continue in their current time periods, 12:00Noon-3:00pm and 3:00-6:00pm, respectively, with “The Doug Gottlieb Show” also being simulcast on CBS Sports Network.

Finally, Damon Amendolara moves from overnights to host THE DA SHOW from 6:00-10:00PM, followed by Scott Ferrall at 10:00PM. The lineup concludes with AFTER HOURS WITH AMY LAWRENCE,” from 2:00-6:00AM. Lawrence previously hosted a weekend show for CBS Sports Radio.

In addition, a diverse set of personalities, including Boomer Esiason, Doug Gottlieb, Jim Rome, John Feinstein and Brandon Tierney, will continue to deliver the CBS Sports Minute. The sixty-second commentaries can be heard weekdays every hour between 6:00AM-7:00PM. Additionally, Feinstein will create original audio and editorial posts for CBSSportsRadio.com and contribute across all weekday and weekend programming on a regular basis.

Added Spitz, “Gregg and Brian, two naturally funny guys, will be an incredibly entertaining team in mornings, and we’re thrilled to build on the great rapport that Tiki and Brandon have developed over the past couple of years. DA is a rising star who brings a very high level of energy and excitement to every broadcast, and Amy Lawrence is definitely ready to make the move to five nights a week.”

Here is a complete look at CBS Sports Radio’s weekday lineup:

Weekdays (all times ET)

6:00-9:00AM: Brian Jones and Gregg Giannotti*

9:00AM-12:00Noon: Tiki and Tierney*

12:00Noon-3:00PM: The Jim Rome Show

3:00-6:00PM: The Doug Gottlieb Show

6:00-10:00PM: The DA Show *

10:00PM-2:00AM: Ferrall on the Bench

2:00-6:00AM: After Hours with Amy Lawrence*

* denotes change

Listen to CBS Sports Radio on-air nationwide, online or by downloading the Radio.com and CBS Sports apps for mobile devices.

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 Tips Off 34th Year of Hoops; Inaugural CBS Sports Classic Debuts Saturday, Dec. 20

CBS Sports Network’s Most Extensive College Hoops Slate Ever Tips Off with Inaugural Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy; Includes Six Appearances By Defending NCAA Men’s Champion Connecticut

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.

Follow us on Twitter: @CBSSportsGang, @HoopsOnCBS

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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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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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