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08.01.2017

CBS SPORTS NETWORK RETURNS TO GRIDIRON FOR 2017 WITH MORE HIGH-PROFILE TEAMS, BOWL GAMES AND NEW ANNOUNCERS

August 1, 2017

CBS SPORTS NETWORK RETURNS TO GRIDIRON FOR 2017 WITH MORE HIGH-PROFILE TEAMS, BOWL GAMES AND NEW ANNOUNCERS

The 2017 College Football Season Kicks off on CBS Sports Network on Saturday, August 26 with Colorado State vs. Oregon State

Aaron Murray and David Diehl Join CBS Sports Network as Analysts

CBS Sports Network hits the field for the 2017 season with an action packed slate of games featuring teams from the American Athletic Conference, Conference USA, Mid-American Conference, Mountain West, Army and Navy football. The season culminates with two bowl games, including the AutoNation Cure Bowl on Saturday, December 16 and the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl on Friday, December 29, new to CBS Sports Network for 2017.

The first game of the overall 2017 college football season is slated to officially kick off on CBS Sports Network, as Oregon State travels to Colorado State on Saturday, August 26. (2:30 PM, ET.).

CBS Sports Network’s schedule includes high-profile teams across the country, including Stanford, Oregon, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Boise State, Temple, Wyoming, San Diego State, Virginia Tech, Iowa State, BYU, Air Force, USF, Western Michigan and Memphis.

CBS Sports Network also returns as the home of Service Academy football, televising seven Army games, five Navy games and six Air Force games.

Additional schedule highlights include:

  • USF at San Jose State – Saturday, August 26

  • Kentucky at Southern Miss – Saturday, September 2

  • Stanford at San Diego State – Saturday, September 16

  • Virginia Tech at East Carolina – Saturday, September 16

  • Oregon at Wyoming – Saturday, September 16

  • Air Force at Navy – Saturday, October 7

  • Boise State at San Diego State – Saturday, October 14

  • UConn vs. Boston College (Fenway Park) – Saturday, November 18

Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray and Illinois offensive lineman David Diehl join CBS Sports Network as analysts. Former Washington State Cougars safety Erik Coleman also joins the CBS Sports Network team as a sideline reporter.

Carter Blackburn, analyst Aaron Taylor and reporter Jenny Dell return as CBS Sports Network’s lead college football announce team. Following is the full CBS Sports Network roster of announce teams for the 2017 season:


Play-by-Play/Analyst/Reporter:

Carter Blackburn/Aaron Taylor/Jenny Dell

Rich Waltz/Aaron Murray/Cassie McKinney

Dave Ryan/Corey Chavous/Melanie Collins

John Sadak/Randy Cross/Tina Cervasio or Sheehan Stanwick-Burch

Ben Holden/Jay Feely/John Schriffen

Jason Horowitz/David Diehl/Erik Coleman

CBS Sports Network returns its flagship college football studio show INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL, highlighted by the two-hour roundtable edition every Tuesday night though out the season, beginning Tuesday, August 29 (7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, ET). Coverage is anchored by host Adam Zucker, who is joined by analysts Rick Neuheisel, Brian Jones, Randy Cross and Aaron Taylor. CBS Sports Network studio team also includes hosts Brent Stover and Dana Jacobson, as well as analysts Houston Nutt and Christian Fauria.

The complete 2017 college football schedule follows.

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Media Contact:   

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

 

2017 CBS Sports Network Football Schedule

(ALL TIMES EASTERN)

 

Saturday, Aug. 26

Oregon St at Colorado St

Colorado State Stadium , Fort Collins, CO

2:30 PM

Saturday, Aug. 26

USF at San Jose St

CEFCU Stadium, San Jose, CA

7:30 PM

Thursday, Aug. 31

FIU at UCF

Spectrum Stadium, Orlando, FL

6:00 PM

Thursday, Aug. 31

Louisiana Monroe at Memphis

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN

9:15 PM

Friday, Sept. 1

Fordham at Army

Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

6:00 PM

Friday, Sept. 1

Boston College at Northern Illinois

Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium, DeKalb, IL

9:30 PM

Saturday, Sept. 2

Kentucky at Southern Miss

M. M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS

4:00 PM

Saturday, Sept. 2

Vanderbilt at Middle Tennessee

Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN

8:00 PM

Saturday, Sept. 9

Buffalo at Army

Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

12:00 PM

Saturday, Sept. 9

Tulane at Navy

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

3:30 PM

Saturday, Sept. 9

Mississippi St at Louisiana Tech

Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA

7:30 PM

Saturday, Sept. 16

Iowa State at Akron

InfoCision Stadium–Summa Field, Akron, OH

12:00 PM

Saturday, Sept. 16

Virginia Tech at East Carolina

Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC

3:30 PM

Saturday, Sept. 16

Oregon at Wyoming

War Memorial Stadium, Laramie, WY

7:00 PM

 

Saturday, Sept. 16

Stanford at San Diego St

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

10:30 PM

Saturday, Sept. 23

American Athletic Conference TBD

 

12:00 PM

Saturday, Sept. 23

Cincinnati at Navy

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

3:30 PM

Saturday, Sept. 23

San Diego St at Air Force

Falcon Stadium, Air Force Academy, CO

7:00 PM

 

Friday, Sept. 29

BYU at Utah St

Maverik Stadium, Logan, UT

8:00 PM

Saturday, Sept. 30

American Athletic Conference TBD

12:00 PM

Saturday, Sept. 30

UTEP at Army

Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

3:30 PM

Saturday, Sept. 30

Air Force at New Mexico

Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM

7:00 PM

Saturday, Sept. 30

Northern Illinois at San Diego St

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

10:30 PM

 

Saturday, Oct. 7

Mid-American Conference TBD

 

TBD

Saturday, Oct. 7

American Athletic Conference TBD

 

TBD

 

Saturday, Oct. 7

Air Force at Navy

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

3:30 PM

Saturday, Oct. 7

Hawaii at Nevada

Mackay Stadium, Reno, NV

10:30 PM

Saturday, Oct. 14

Eastern Michigan at Army

Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

12:00 PM

Saturday, Oct. 14

Mid-American Conference TBD

3:30 PM

Saturday, Oct. 14

American Athletic Conference TBD

 

7:00 PM

Saturday, Oct. 14

Boise St at San Diego St

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

10:30 PM

 

Friday, Oct. 20

Western Kentucky at Old Dominion

Foreman Field, Norfolk, VA

6:00 PM

Friday, Oct. 20

Air Force at Nevada

Mackay Stadium, Reno, NV

9:30 PM

Saturday, Oct. 21

Temple at Army

Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

12:00 PM

Saturday, Oct. 21

UCF at Navy

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

3:30 PM

Saturday, Oct. 21

American Athletic Conference TBD

7:00 PM

Saturday, Oct. 21

Fresno St at San Diego St

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

10:30 PM

Thursday, Oct. 26

Mid-American Conference TBD

7:00 PM

Friday, Oct. 27

Tulane at Memphis

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN

8:00 PM

Saturday, Oct. 28

Buffalo at Akron

InfoCision Stadium–Summa Field, Akron, OH

11:30 AM

Saturday, Oct. 28

Air Force at Colorado St

Colorado State Stadium , Fort Collins, CO

3:00 PM

Saturday, Oct. 28

American Athletic Conference TBD

6:30 PM

Saturday, Oct. 28

Boise St at Utah St

Maverik Stadium, Logan, UT

10:00 PM

Thursday, Nov. 2

Mid-American Conference TBD

6:00 PM

Friday, Nov. 3

Marshall at Florida Atlantic

FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL

6:00 PM

Saturday, Nov. 4

American Athletic Conference TBD

 

12:00 PM

Saturday, Nov. 4

Army at Air Force

Falcon Stadium, Air Force Academy, CO

3:30 PM

Saturday, Nov. 4

Colorado St at Wyoming

War Memorial Stadium, Laramie, WY

7:00 PM

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Mid-American Conference TBD

 

7:00 PM

Thursday, Nov. 9

Ball St at Northern Illinois

Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium, DeKalb, IL

7:00 PM

Saturday, Nov. 11

Duke at Army

Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

12:00 PM

Saturday, Nov. 11

SMU at Navy

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

3:30 PM

Saturday, Nov. 11

American Athletic Conference TBD

 

7:00 PM

Saturday, Nov. 11

Boise St at Colorado St

Colorado State Stadium , Fort Collins, CO

10:30 PM

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Mid-American Conference TBD

 

7:00 PM

Thursday, Nov. 16

Buffalo at Ball St

Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN

7:00 PM

Friday, Nov. 17

Middle Tennessee at Western Kentucky

Houchens-Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, KY

8:00 PM

Saturday, Nov. 18

American Athletic Conference TBD

 

12:00 PM

Saturday, Nov. 18

San Jose St at Colorado St

Colorado State Stadium , Fort Collins, CO

3:30 PM

Saturday, Nov. 18

Boston College vs. UConn

Fenway Park, Boston, MA

7:00 PM

Saturday, Nov. 18

Nevada at San Diego St

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

10:30 PM

Friday, Nov. 24

Mid-American Conference TBD

 

12:00 PM

Friday, Nov. 24

New Mexico at San Diego St

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

3:30 PM

Saturday, Nov. 25

American Athletic Conference TBD

 

12:00 PM

Saturday, Nov. 25

Boise St at Fresno St

Bulldog Stadium, Fresno, CA

3:30 PM

Saturday, Nov. 25

BYU at Hawaii

Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI

9:00 PM

Saturday, Dec. 16

AutoNation Cure Bowl

Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando, FL

2:30 PM

Friday, Dec. 29

Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ

5:30 PM

 

 

Press:

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