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CBS Sports Network Planning To Air More Live, Talk Show-Type Programming
Published June 15, 2011
NEW GIG FOR RICH ROD: CBS Sports Network yesterday announced that former Univ. of Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez will serve as a college football game and studio analyst. Rodriguez will call games with announcer Dave Ryan and will be part of CBS Sports Network’s studio programming from N.Y. (CBS). In Detroit, Mark Snyder noted Rodriguez was “part of the network’s Signing Day special, working with analyst Tom Lemming to [assess] various recruiting classes, including Michigan’s.” CBS “doesn’t do much Big Ten coverage,” so there is “little chance of Rodriguez calling games involving Michigan or his other former school, West Virginia” (FREEP.com, 6/14).
LOGGING ON: The CBSSports.com College Network has added Army, Minnesota, Missouri State, Nevada and Ohio State to its network of schools for which it produces official athletic department websites. With the quintet of new schools CBSSports.com now produces official sites for 75% of universities in the six major conferences. CBSSports.com has spent much of the past year implementing improvements to the multimedia player used by schools in the network, and this fall will be rolling out a series of new mobile applications for the iOS, Android and Blackberry platforms (Eric Fisher, SportsBusiness Journal).