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CBS Sports cuts deal with Bulls’ new league


Published:   |   Updated: August 20, 2013 at 10:56 PM

CBS Sports Network has acquired the rights to telecast college football and basketball games from the American Athletic Conference through a sub-licensing agreement with ESPN. The multiyear agreement begins with the 2013-14 college basketball season and continues through 2019-20. The University of South Florida is a member of the newly named conference.

The deal provides for 30 men’s basketball games per year, except for the first year, which calls for 25. CBS Sports Network also will telecast a minimum of 13, and maximum of 15, football games beginning with the 2014 season.

CBS Sports Network’s 2013-14 college basketball schedule includes five games featuring defending NCAA champion Louisville. The agreement also includes five women’s basketball games per year with three appearances this season by defending NCAA Women’s champion UConn. Earlier this year, CBS Sports also signed a long-term deal to broadcast American Athletic Conference men’s basketball games.

UF basketball will get national exposure

GAINESVILLE — Florida’s basketball schedule was released Tuesday, and it’s a slate filled with nationally televised games and a lot of SEC afternoon play.

The 18-game league schedule includes home-and-home games against Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee and South Carolina.

The Gators host Georgia, LSU, Missouri and Texas A&M and travel to Arkansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt.

The Gators have three games on CBS and nine on ESPN or ESPN2. Eight of the Gators’ nine Saturday games will tip off by 4 p.m. or earlier.

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