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CBS Sports Network announces 2014 college football broadcast schedule

(New York, NY) CBS Sports Network returns to the gridiron for the 2014 season with schedule of college football games featuring teams from the Mountain West, The American, Conference USA, Army and Navy football, the Patriot League and NCAA Division II. The Network will air 66 games this season, showcasing some of the nation’s top teams including Ohio State, Nebraska and Arizona State.

This year also marks the Network’s first season of American Athletic Conference football, with 15 games airing throughout the season, including Maryland at USF on Saturday, Sept. 6 (3:30 PM, ET) and NC State at USF on Saturday, Sept. 13 (3:30 PM, ET). The remainder of CBS Sports Network’s American Athletic Conference games will be selected on a six- and 12-day basis.

Carter Blackburn returns to CBS Sports Network this year as lead college football play-by-play announcer and will team with Aaron Taylor, forming the Network’s lead announce team. Other new voices are former Nebraska quarterback and Heisman Trophy Winner Eric Crouch, San Diego State quarterback Kevin O’Connell, play-by-play announcer Ron Pitts and studio analyst Fred Smoot. Reporters include newcomers Cassie Gallo, Melanie Collins and Courtney Fallon, along with Lauren Gardner, Sheehan Stanwick Burch, Susannah Collins and Rashan Ali.

CBS Sports Network Broadcast Teams

Carter Blackburn/Aaron Taylor Mountain West
Rich Waltz/Adam Archuleta Mountain West
Dave Ryan/Corey Chavous The American
Ben Holden/Kevin O’Connell Army
John Sadak/Randy Cross Navy

CBS Sports Network also airs two games from Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, N.Y. this year: UConn vs. Army on Saturday, Nov. 8 (3:30 PM, ET) and the 150th meeting between rivals Lehigh and Lafayette on Saturday, Nov. 22 (3:30 PM, ET).

In addition, CBS Sports Network returns its lineup of college football studio programming for the 2014 season, including “Inside College Football”, which airs throughout the week and features hosts Adam Zucker and Brent Stover, as well as analysts Brian Jones, Christian Fauria, Houston Nutt, Cross, Taylor and Smoot.

CBS Sports Network again serves as the home for Service Academy football, airing 17 games featuring Army, Navy and Air Force. This season marks the Network’s 10th year airing Navy home games and fifth year as Army’s television partner. CBS Sports Network enters its ninth year in partnership with the Mountain West and 10th year with Conference USA.

The complete 2014 college football schedule follows:
Thurs, Aug. 28 Tulane at Tulsa Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium, Tulsa, OK 8:00 PM
Fri, Aug. 29 Bowling Green at WKU Houchens-Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, KY 7:30 PM
Sat, Aug. 30 Ohio State vs. Navy M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD 12:00 PM
Sat, Aug. 30 Northern Arizona at San Diego State Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA 7:00 PM
Sat, Aug. 30 Washington at Hawaii Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI 10:30 PM
Thurs, Sept. 4 Grand Valley at Azusa Pacific Citrus Stadium, Glendora, CA 9:00 PM
Sat, Sept. 6 Buffalo at Army Michie Stadium, West Point, NY 12:00 PM
Sat, Sept. 6 Maryland vs. USF Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL 3:30 PM
Sat, Sept. 6 Arizona State at New Mexico University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM 7:00 PM
Sat, Sept. 6 Oregon State at Hawaii Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI 10:30 PM
Thurs, Sept. 11 LA Tech at North Texas Apogee Stadium, Denton, TX 8:00 PM
Sat, Sept. 13 Ohio at Marshall Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV 12:00 PM
Sat, Sept. 13 NC State at USF Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL 3:30 PM
Sat, Sept. 13 Wake Forest at Utah State Romney Stadium, Logan, UT 7:00 PM
Sat, Sept. 13 Nebraska at Fresno State Bulldog Stadium, Fresno, CA 10:30 PM
Thurs, Sept. 18 Southeastern Oklahoma at Henderson State Carpenter-Haygood Stadium, Arkadelphia, AR 8:00 PM
Sat, Sept. 20 Rutgers at Navy Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD 3:30 PM
Sat, Sept. 20 American Athletic Conference TBD Site TBD 7:00 PM
Sat, Sept. 20 Louisiana at Boise State Bronco Stadium, Boise ID 10:30 PM
Thurs, Sept. 25 Missouri Western at Lindenwood Harlen C. Hunter Stadium, St. Charles, MO 8:00 PM
Sat, Sept. 27 American Athletic Conference TBD Site TBD 12:00 PM
Sat, Sept. 27 WKU at Navy Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD 3:30 PM
Sat, Sept. 27 Boise State at Air Force Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs, CO 7:00 PM
Sat, Sept. 27 Nevada at San Jose State Spartan Stadium, San Jose, CA 10:30 PM
Thurs, Oct. 2 Benedict at Miles Albert J. Sloan Alumni Stadium, Fairfield, AL 8:00 PM
Fri, Oct. 3 Lafayette at Fordham Jack Coffey Field, Bronx, NY 6:30 PM
Fri, Oct. 3 San Diego State at Fresno State Bulldog Stadium, Fresno, CA 10:00 PM
Sat, Oct. 4 Ball State at Army Michie Stadium, West Point, NY 12:00 PM
Sat, Oct. 4 Navy at Air Force Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs, CO 3:30 PM
Sat, Oct. 4 American Athletic Conference TBD Site TBD 7:00 PM
Sat, Oct. 4 Boise State at NevadaMackay Stadium, Reno, NV 10:30 PM
Thurs, Oct. 9 Minnesota State at Winona State Maxwell Field, Winona, MN 8:00 PM
Fri, Oct. 10 Fresno State at UNLV Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV 10:00 PM
Sat, Oct. 11 Rice at Army Michie Stadium, West Point, NY 12:00 PM
Sat, Oct. 11 VMI at Navy Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD 3:30 PM
Sat, Oct. 11 American Athletic Conference TBD Site TBD 7:00 PM
Sat, Oct. 11 Colorado State at Nevada Mackay Stadium, Reno, NV 10:30 PM
Thurs, Oct. 16 Colorado School of Mines at Fort Lewis Dennison Memorial Field, Durango, CO 8:00 PM
Sat, Oct. 18 American Athletic Conference TBD Site TBD 3:30 PM
Sat, Oct. 18 Utah State at Colorado State Hughes Stadium, Fort Collins, CO 7:00 PM
Sat, Oct. 18 Hawaii at San Diego State Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA 10:30 PM
Sat, Oct. 25 San Jose State at Navy Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD 1:00 PM
Sat, Oct. 25 American Athletic Conference TBD Site TBD 5:00 PM
Thurs, Oct. 30 St. Joseph’s (IN) at University of Indianapolis Key Stadium, Indianapolis, IN 8:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 1 American Athletic Conference TBD Site TBD 12:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 1 BYU at Middle Tennessee Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN 3:30 PM
Sat, Nov. 1 Colorado State at San Jose State Spartan Stadium, San Jose, CA 7:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 1 San Diego State at Nevada Mackay Stadium, Reno, NV 10:30 PM
Fri, Nov. 7 Fordham at Bucknell Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium, Lewisburg, PA 6:30 PM
Sat, Nov. 8 American Athletic Conference TBD Site TBD 12:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 8 UConn vs. Army Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY 3:30 PM
Sat, Nov. 8 Boise State at New Mexico University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM 7:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 8 San Jose State at Fresno State Bulldog Stadium, Fresno, CA 10:30 PM
Thurs, Nov. 13 Southern Miss at UTSA Alamodome, San Antonio, TX 8:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 15 Army at WKU Houchens-Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, KY 12:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 15 Georgia Southern at NavyNavy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD 3:30 PM
Sat, Nov. 15 American Athletic Conference TBD Site TBD 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 21 Air Force at San Diego State Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA 9:30 PM
Sat, Nov. 22 Fordham at Army Michie Stadium, West Point, NY 12:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 22 Lehigh vs. Lafayette Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY 3:30 PM
Sat, Nov. 22 American Athletic Conference Site TBD 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 28 American Athletic Conference TBD Site TBD 12:00 PM
Fri., Nov. 28 Colorado State at Air Force Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs, CO 3:30 PM
Sat, Nov. 29 Rice at LA Tech Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA 12:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 29 San Jose State at San Diego State Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA 3:30 PM
Sat, Dec. 6 American Athletic Conference TBD Site TBD 12:00 PM

Doug Miles Media to Broadcast Tampa Bay H.S. Football Game of the Week Online For 2014 Season

Doug Miles and Ed Schneider to call Tampa Bay High School Game of the Week

(Sarasota, FL) Milestone Productions will produce online broadcasts of a Tampa Bay High School Football Game of the Week series for the 2014 season beginning Friday August 22nd with a Kickoff Classic game featuring the North Port Bobcats vs. Booker Tornadoes from Sarasota, FL at 7:30 p.m. Games will be broadcast live on Friday nights via Ustream.tv and podcasts will be posted at www.dougmilesmedia.com.

Doug Miles will handle the play-by-play duties and Ed Schneider will be the color analyst. This is the second season Miles and Schneider will call a “game of the week” series in Tampa Bay. Doug Miles has also called games for Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton Prep, Sarasota, Booker and Venice High Schools and is the play-by-play announcer for the Sarasota Millionaires Football team in the Florida Football Alliance. Schneider has been color analyst on Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota and Millionaires broadcasts in addition to the Game of the Week series.

Doug Miles and Ed Schneider
Doug Miles and Ed Schneider

Video postgame shows will be available on YouTube and MaxPreps.com. A weekly preview and recap show will air on BlogTalkRadio.com and podcast on www.dougmilesmedia.com. The complete broadcast schedule (subject to change) is available at www.dougmilesmedia.com. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available.

Schedule of games (Subject to change as season progresses):
08/22/2014 7:30 pm North Port vs. Booker at Booker High School
08/29/2014 7:30 pm Booker vs. Sarasota at Sarasota High School
09/05/14 7:30 pm Bayshore vs. Sarasota at Sarasota High School
09/12/14 7:30 pm Venice vs. Riverview at Riverview High School
09/19/14 7:30 pm Braden River vs. Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch High School (DISTRICT)
09/26/14 7:30 pm Manatee vs. Southeast at Southeast High School
10/02/14 7:30 pm Sarasota vs. Braden River at Braden River High School (DISTRICT)
10/10/14 7:30 pm Sarasota vs. Venice at Venice High School
10/17/14 7:30 pm North Port vs. Sarasota at Sarasota High School (DISTRICT)
10/24/14 7:30 pm Palmetto vs. Sarasota at Sarasota High School (DISTRICT)
10/31/14 7:30 pm Sarasota vs. Lakewood Ranch at Lakewood Ranch High School (DISTRICT)
11/07/14 7:30 pm Riverview vs. Sarasota Sailors at Sarasota High School
11/14/14 7:30 pm (PLAYOFFS) TBA
11/21/14 7:30 pm (PLAYOFFS TBA
11/28/14 7:30 pm (PLAYOFFS) TBA

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“Thursday Night Football” Launches with Primetime Special “Under The Lights” on Wednesday, Sept. 10 on CBS

(New York, NY) Thursday Night Football launches its first-ever Network television coverage with a primetime special, “Under The Lights”, on Wednesday, Sept. 10 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network and also on NFL Network on Tuesday, Sept. 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET).

CBS Sports’ lead NFL play-by-play announcer and the voice of Thursday Night Football Jim Nantz will host the one-hour special that will celebrate some of the greatest and most memorable moments in the history of prime time football and preview the Thursday Night Football schedule.

"Thursday Night Football"
“Thursday Night Football”

The special will revisit classic primetime moments in NFL history and feature conversations between CBS and NFL stars including Mark Harmon, Tom Selleck, LL Cool J, Billy Gardell, Jerry Rice, Andrew Luck, Jadaveon Clowney, Ben Roethlisberger, Earl Campbell and Julio Jones as they recall their fondest and most memorable primetime moments. Campbell and Clowney talk about what it means to be a rookie in Houston, while Harmon and Luck talk Pac 10 (Pac 12) football and what it means to play in prime time.

CBS and NFL Network will begin its Network debut coverage of Thursday Night Football on September 11 with the Pittsburgh Steelers visiting the Baltimore Ravens. Nantz and Phil Simms, along with Tracy Wolfson reporting, will call the action. The full slate of 16 regular-season Thursday Night Football games will be produced by CBS with its broadcasters and production team.

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CBS Sports Adds Former NFL Referee Mike Carey to Football Broadcasts This Season

(New York, NY) CBS Sports has added former NFL Official Mike Carey to the broadcast team for coverage of Thursday Night Football on CBS and NFL Network, and THE NFL ON CBS coverage on Sundays during the 2014 NFL season.

Carey will provide rules analysis, interpretation and explanations on Thursday nights from the game site, as well as NFL Network’s studio in Culver City, California and on Sundays from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.

“So many times throughout the years of watching Mike officiate, I often thought it would be great to have him someday work for CBS explaining the calls on the field,” said McManus. “We’re excited that this has now come to fruition. He will be a great complement to our Thursday Night Football and Sunday afternoon coverage.”

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Carey spent 24 years as an NFL official, including 19 as a referee. He joined the NFL from the Western Athletic Conference in 1990 as a side judge. Carey was promoted to referee for the start of the 1995 NFL season. He was the referee for Super Bowl XLII (New England Patriots-N.Y. Giants). In addition, he has officiated four playoff games as a side judge (two Wild Cards and two Conference Championships) and 14 playoff games as a referee (eight Wild Cards, five Divisionals and Super Bowl XLII).

Carey is the co-owner of Seirus Innovation, a privately held company that manufactures ski and snowboarding gloves, face protection, and other cold-weather accessories. He also is an inventor who owns or shares eight ski apparel patents. Carey is a past Chairman of the Board of Snow Sports Industries of America’s, and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the NFL Officials Association.

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BitPay Signs on as New St. Petersburg Bowl Game Title Sponsor

(St. Petersburg, FL) ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN, has announced BitPay, the world’s leader in business solutions for the bitcoin digital currency, as the new title sponsor for the annual college football postseason game played in St. Petersburg at Tropicana Field. Beginning with this year’s December 26 game, the bowl will now be known as the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl. BitPay will serve as title sponsor for three years through the 2016 game.

“Our goal is to continue to move bitcoin into the mainstream and sponsoring the St. Petersburg Bowl offers us that opportunity,” said Tony Gallippi, Executive Chairman for BitPay. “College football fans and the bitcoin community represent a similar target demographic – tech-savvy men between the ages of 18 and 40.”

By sponsoring the bowl game, BitPay is not only hoping to stimulate the bitcoin community around the event, but also to further promote interest in the digital currency on a national scale. The bowl game will be an exciting opportunity to enable fans to use bitcoin in a fun, collegiate sports environment. With a rapport of over 33,000 merchants and growing, BitPay has led the bitcoin economy by allowing businesses around the world to easily accept bitcoin. The attention brought to bitcoin by the game will only further boost its ascension into the mainstream.

Bitcoin Bowl Log

“We’re extremely excited to welcome BitPay to college football and our bowl home in St. Petersburg,” said Brett Dulaney, Executive Director of the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl. “We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial arrangement.”

The 2014 game will be played on Friday, Dec. 26, at 8 p.m. ET at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. The game, which will once again air on ESPN, is in its first-year of its new conference affiliation with the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the American Athletic Conference.

Tickets for the 2014 Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl will go on sale later this year with prices starting as low as just $40. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets and merchandise will also be available to purchase with bitcoin.

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CBS Sports Announces NFL Broadcast Teams for 2014 Season

(New York, N.Y.) 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 use additional sideline reporters during the season including Jenny Dell and Evan Washburn.

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Other pairings this season include Greg Gumbel teaming up with newcomer Trent Green, Kevin Harlan with Rich Gannon, Spero 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 Canfora will 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.

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