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03.08.2007

CBS SPORTS' CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTED BY EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF "NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTION SHOW"

Conference Championships for Conference USA, Pac-10, SEC and Big Ten Featured on

Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11

          CBS Sports' coverage of CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND is highlighted by the NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTION SHOW on Sunday, March 11 (6:00-7:00 PM, ET), with the exclusive, live, first-time announcement of the pairings for the 2007 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. 

          CBS Sports begins CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND on Saturday, March 10 (11:30 AM, ET) with the Conference USA Championship followed by the Big Ten Semifinals (1:40 PM, ET).  The Pac-10 Championship concludes Saturday's quadruple-header coverage (6:00 PM, ET).     

          On Sunday, THE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOURÒ tips-off the day (12:00 Noon-1:00 PM, ET) followed by national coverage of the SEC Championship (1:00 PM, ET) and the Big Ten Championship (3:30 PM, ET).  The SELECTION SHOW wraps up an exciting weekend of college basketball on the CBS Television Network.

         Greg Gumbel, Clark Kellogg and Seth Davis host the SELECTION SHOW live from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York.  Jim Nantz and Billy Packer will join Gumbel, Kellogg and Davis via satellite from the site of the Big Ten Championship, United Center in Chicago, Ill.  In addition, Gary Walters, Chairman of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee will be on live from NCAA Headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind. on Saturday and Sunday. Gumbel, Kellogg and Davis also host AT THE HALFÒ, CBS Sports' halftime studio show, and THE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOURÒ.

         Eric Mann serves as Senior Producer and Bob Matina directs the Network's coverage.  Steve Scheer will produce from Indianapolis.

          Tony Petitti is Executive Vice President and Executive Producer, CBS Sports.

          Following are the weekend talent and production assignments:

 

Saturday, March 10 - Quadrupleheader

11:30 AM, ET                 

Conference USA Championship           Gus Johnson/Dan Bonner             Craig Silver/Andy Goldberg                                                       

1:40 PM, ET                    

Big Ten Semifinals                                Jim Nantz/Billy Packer                  Bob Dekas/Bob Fishman

6:00 PM, ET                                                                                  

Pac-10 Championship                           Dick Enberg/Bob Wenzel       Bob Mansbach/Mike ArnoldSunday, March 11 - Doubleheader

12:00 Noon, ET               

The Road to the Final Four                   Greg Gumbel/Clark Kellogg/         Eric Mann/Bob Matina

                                                             Seth Davis                     

1:00 PM, ET                    

SEC Championship                              Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery          Mark Wolff/Suzanne Smith

3:30 PM, ET                    

Big Ten Championship                          Jim Nantz/Billy Packer                    Bob Dekas/Bob Fishman

        The Network's exclusive live broadcast coverage of the 2007 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship tips off with first-round action on Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16 (12:00 NOON-5:00 PM, ET and 7:00 PM-12:00 AM, ET, both days) and concludes with the Final Four and Championship game on Saturday, March 31 (6:00-11:00 PM, ET) and Monday, April 2 (9:00-Conclusion PM, ET), respectively.