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04.01.2019

CBS SPORTS NETWORK HEADS TO MINNEAPOLIS FOR EXTENSIVE LIVE PROGRAMMING FROM BEGINNING TO END AT FINAL FOURĀ®

 

April 1, 2019


CBS SPORTS NETWORK HEADS TO MINNEAPOLIS FOR EXTENSIVE LIVE PROGRAMMING FROM BEGINNING TO END AT FINAL FOUR
®

Coverage Tips-Off With Exclusive, Live Team Practices From U.S. Bank Stadium on Friday, April 5

WE NEED TO TALK Airs Special Edition from Minneapolis on Sunday, April 7 at 7:00 PM, ET

Analysis Immediately Following Conclusion of Final Four and Championship Games on CBS on Saturday, April 6 and Monday, April 8

CBS Sports Network heads to Minneapolis, Minn. for extensive, live programming from the beginning to end of the Final Four® with highlights, analysis, guest coaches and more.

Coverage tips off on Friday, April 5 (NOON – 4:00 PM, ET), with exclusive coverage of each Final Four teams’ practice from U.S. Bank Stadium. The four-hour show features live look-ins at team practices, as well as interviews with all four head coaches.

           Additionally, WE NEED TO TALK, the first-ever nationally televised all-female sports show, will air on Sunday, April 7 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET) from Minneapolis. Jamie Erdahl, Dana Jacobson, Swin Cash and Lisa Leslie host, along with Tracy Wolfson interviewing both NCAA Tournament Championship team head coaches and a feature with Lesley Visser highlighting Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s upbringing in Chicago. The winner of the first ever Augusta National Women’s Amateur will also join the show for a special interview.  

CBS Sports Network also televises  the Reese’s College All-Star Game live on Friday, April 5 (4:30 PM, ET). The Reese’s game showcases 20 of the top players in the NCAA and features Carter Blackburn, Steve Lappas and Brendan Haywood on the call with Erdahl reporting from the sidelines.

Throughout Final Four weekend, CBS Sports Network airs NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360 PRESENTED BY INFINITI and NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN live, including Final Four and Championship game analysis immediately following the conclusion of the games on CBS on Saturday, April 6 and Monday, April 8.

           Programming is anchored by Adam Zucker and Brent Stover who are joined by analysts Wally Szczerbiak, Pete Gillen, Lappas, Seth Davis, Cash, Khalid El-Amin, insiders Gary Parrish and Jon Rothstein and reporter Erdahl.

        The network also airs exclusive, encore showings of the Final Four and National Championship games on Saturday and Monday night, respectively.

           CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, is widely available through all major cable, satellite and telco distributors as well as via OTT streaming service providers YouTube TV, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV and Hulu. Additionally, a live CBS Sports Network stream is available through CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports App by authenticating with select providers. For more information, including a full programming schedule, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com

Below is the entire schedule for CBS Sports Network programming in Minneapolis (All Times ET).

Friday, April 5

NOON-4:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360 (FRIDAY TEAM PRACTICES)

4:30-6:30 PM – REESE’S ALL-STAR GAME

6:30-7:30 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN

 

Saturday, April 6

1:30-3:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360

11:00 PM-12:00 AM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN

 

Sunday, April 7

1:30-3:30 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360

3:30-4:00 PM – FOUR SIDES OF THE STORY: MARCH MADNESS BEGINS (ENCORE)

7:00-8:00 PM – WE NEED TO TALK

 

Monday, April 8

6:30-8:30 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360

12:00 AM-1:00 AM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN


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Media Contact:

Harrison Raboy, 212-975-6655, harrison.raboy@cbs.com



Press:

Harrison Raboy
212-975-6655
harrison.raboy@cbs.com