CBS Sports Network To Kick Off 42-Game College Football Slate

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CBS Sports Network will kick off its ninth season of college football coverage next month with an expansive lineup of Mountain West, Conference USA and Armed Forces games. The channel, previously known as CBS College Sports Network, also will present Patriot League and NCAA Division II action.
CBS Sports Network again serves as the broadcast home for Armed Forces football, airing 10 contests, featuring Army, Navy and Air Force, highlighted by Southern Miss visiting Navy on Oct. 10 and Rutgers meeting Army at Yankee Stadium on Nov.12.
The service also enters its sixth year with the Mountain West and seventh year with Conference USA. CBS Sports Network will televise three Boise State games during the Broncos' first season in the Mountain West and will showcase other top teams, including: Purdue at Rice (Sept. 10), Boston College at UCF (Sept. 10), Northwestern at Army (Sept. 17), Virginia Tech at Marshall (Sept. 24), SMU at TCU (Oct. 1), North Carolina at ECU (Oct. 1), ECU at Houston (Oct. 8) and TCU at San Diego State (Oct. 8).
All told, the network will air 42 college football games during the 2011 campaign.
CBS Sports Network has top added seven new voices to its announce team, including former University of Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez and veteran play-by-play announcers Gary Thorne and James Bates.
Rodriguez will team with play-by-play announcer Dave Ryan to call Conference USA and Mountain West games, while Thorne pairs with returning analyst Randy Cross for Army home games. The latter will continue to be the analyst for Navy home games, teaming this season with announcers Tim Brant and Josh Lewin, who will handle two games each. As such, Cross will become the first announcer to call both Army and Navy home games throughout a season.
Bates, a former University of Florida linebacker, also joins CBS Sports Network after five years as a play-by-play announcer with the Mtn. - Mountain West Sports Network. Bates is joined in the booth by analyst Aaron Taylor to call Conference USA and Mountain West games.

Also new to the network: Todd Harris and analyst Doug Chapman, who will serve as the broadcast team for Division II games and select Conference USA match-ups. Brooke Olzendam and Kaylee Hartung return as sideline reporters in 2011.
On the studio side, coverage is anchored by Adam Zucker. Former University of Texas and NFL linebacker Brian Jones returns as a studio analyst on CBS Sports Network's various college football shows. Molly Qerim and Brent Stover are also serve as studio hosts this season.
Check out CBS Sports Network's complete 2011 college football schedule (all times ET) below.

Sept. 1 (Thurs) UMass at Holy Cross 8:00 PM
Fitton Football Stadium, Worcester, MA

Sept. 3 Delaware at Navy 3:30 PM
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

Sept. 8 (Thurs) Central Washington at Humboldt State 8:00 PM
Redwood Bowl, Arcata, CA

Sept. 10 San Diego State at Army 12:00 NOON
Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

Purdue at Rice 3:30 PM
Rice Stadium, Houston, TX

Boston College at UCF 8:00 PM
Bright House Networks Stadium, Orlando, FL

Sept. 15 (Thurs) Bloomsburg at Indiana University of Pennsylvania 8:00 PM
George P. Miller Stadium, Indiana, PA

Sept. 17 Northwestern at Army 3:30 PM
Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

Hawaii at UNLV 10:00 PM (Mtn. Simulcast)
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV

Sept. 22 (Thurs) Missouri Western State at Washburn 8:00 PM
Washburn Yager Stadium, Topeka, KS

Sept. 24 Virginia Tech at Marshall 3:30 PM
Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV

Tulsa at Boise State 8:00 PM
Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID

Sept. 29 (Thurs) Houston at UTEP 8:00 PM
Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX

Sept. 30 (Fri) SMU at TCU 8:00 PM
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX

Oct. 1 Tulane at Army 12:00 NOON
Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

SMU at TCU 3:30 PM
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX

North Carolina at ECU 8:00 PM
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC

Oct. 6 (Thurs) Colorado School of Mines at Colorado State-Pueblo 8:00 PM
The Thunderbowl, Pueblo, CO

Oct. 8 Southern Miss at Navy 3:30 PM
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

ECU at Houston 7:00 PM
John O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX

TCU at San Diego State 10:30 PM
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

Oct. 13 (Thurs) San Diego State at Air Force 8:00 PM
Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs, CO

Oct. 15 UAB at Tulsa 8:00 PM
Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium, Tulsa, OK

Oct. 20 (Thurs) Ashland at Saginaw Valley State 8:00 PM
Wickes Memorial Stadium, University Center, MI

Oct. 22 ECU at Navy 3:30 PM
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

SMU at Southern Miss 8:00 PM
Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS

Oct. 27 (Thurs) Augustana College at Minnesota State, Mankato 8:00 PM
Blakeslee Stadium, Mankato, MN

Oct. 29 Lehigh at Colgate 12:00 NOON
Andy Kerr Stadium, Hamilton, NY

Fordham at Army 3:30 PM
Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

Southern Miss at UTEP 8:00 PM
Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX

Nov. 3 (Thurs) Tulsa at UCF 8:00 PM
Bright House Networks Stadium, Orlando, FL

Nov. 5 Troy at Navy 3:30 PM
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

Houston at UAB 7:00 PM
Legion Field, Birmingham, AL

Boise State at UNLV 10:30 PM
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV

Nov. 10 (Thurs) Houston at Tulane 8:00 PM
Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA

Nov. 12 Rutgers vs. Army 3:30 PM
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

UCF at Southern Miss 8:00 PM
Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS

Nov. 17 (Thurs) Southern Miss at UAB 8:00 PM
Legion Field, Birmingham, AL

Nov. 19 Colorado State at TCU 3:30 PM
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX

Boise State at San Diego State 8:00 PM
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

Nov. 25 (Fri) UTEP at UCF 7:00 PM
Bright House Networks Stadium, Orlando, FL

Nov. 26 ECU at Marshall 3:30 PM
Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV

Dec. 3 Fresno State at San Diego State 8:00 PM
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

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