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06.13.2005

CBS SPORTS' 2005 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE OFFERS BEST

June 13, 2005

CBS SPORTS' 2005 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE OFFERS BEST OF THE SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Alabama and South Carolina Kickoff Season on Saturday Sept. 17 Followed by Tennessee at Florida in Prime Time

CBS Sports begins the fifth year of national coverage of Southeastern Conference (SEC) football on Saturday, Sept. 17 with a doubleheader featuring Alabama battling South Carolina (3:30-7:00 PM, ET), followed by a primetime match-up between Tennessee and Florida (8:00 PM, ET).

For 12 Saturdays throughout the season, CBS Sports will present exclusive live national network broadcasts of SEC home games featuring the best SEC regular-season action the Conference has to offer concluding with the SEC Championship Game featuring the Eastern and Western Division champions on Saturday, Dec. 3 (6:00 PM, ET). A total of 17 college football contests will be broadcast on the Network, including the 72nd Vitalis Sun Bowl on Friday, Dec. 30.

Highlights of 2005 schedule include:

Sept. 17        Alabama at South Carolina       3:30 PM, ET
Sept. 17        Tennessee at Florida            8:00 PM, ET
Nov. 25 (Fri.)  Arkansas at LSU         2:30 PM, ET
Nov. 26 Florida St. at Florida  3:30 PM, ET
Dec. 3          Army vs. Navy           2:30 PM, ET
Dec. 3          SEC Championship                6:00 PM, ET
Dec. 30 (Fri.)  Vitalis Sun Bowl                2:00 PM, ET

All other SEC games will be announced six to 12 days prior to their broadcast date.

Verne Lundquist and Todd Blackledge return for the sixth consecutive year to call the action as the CBS Television Network's lead college football announce team. Tracy Wolfson returns for her second year as lead sideline reporter.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY, the Network's pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show, will be broadcast in the half-hour format nine times throughout the season, premiering on Saturday, Sept. 17 (3:00-3:30 PM, ET). Hosted by Tim Brando with analyst Spencer Tillman, COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY presents highlights of all the day's action, as well as a look at college football's most interesting stories and personalities both on and off-the-field.

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Craig Silver serves as coordinating producer and Steve Milton is the lead director for the Network's college football broadcasts. Vin DeVito serves as producer for COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY, which originates from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.

Tony Petitti is Executive Producer, CBS Sports.

Following is the schedule for CBS Sports' 2005 College Football broadcasts.

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CBS Sports Contact: Jennifer Sabatelle