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CBS Sports Network Airs Three Hours of Pre-Game Coverage Beginning at 11:30 AM, ET


The 2016 college football regular season comes to a close on CBS Sports with the 117th edition of the Army-Navy football classic, one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports, live from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. on Saturday, Dec. 10 (3:00 PM, ET).


Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and reporter Allie LaForce call the action for Army-Navy on CBS. The game marks Lundquist’s final college football broadcast, as he steps down from the sport following this season. Saturday’s game is Lundquist’s ninth time announcing Army-Navy, the most by any play-by-play announcer. It also is the eighth time he has called the game with Danielson, which is the most ever by any announce team.


CBS Sports Network provides three hours of pre-game coverage of Army-Navy beginning with ONE2ONE: BILL BELICHICK & JOE BELLINO (11:30 AM, ET). Lesley Visser sits down with the head coach of the Patriots and his childhood idol, Bellino, who was the 1960 Heisman Trophy winner for Navy.


Following, CBS Sports Network’s pregame coverage continues with INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL ARMY-NAVY MARCH ON (12:00 NOON-1:30 PM, ET), a special telecast featuring the traditional “March On” procession when the Brigade of Midshipmen and Corps of Cadets make their entrance into the stadium.


INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL: ARMY-NAVY TAILGATE (1:30-2:30 PM, ET), includes interviews with Chief Naval Officer Admiral John Richardson, Army Chief of Staff General Mark Miley and U.S. Military Academy Superintendent Lt. General Robert Caslen Jr. Brent Stover and Dana Jacobson host and are joined by analysts Randy Cross, Christian Fauria and Houston Nutt. 


COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY, CBS Sports’ pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show, begins at 2:30 PM, ET. Adam Zucker serves as host along with analysts Rick Neuheisel and Brian Jones. In addition, the Heisman finalists will visit in-studio at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.


On Friday, Dec. 9 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET) on CBS Sports Network, INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL ARMY-NAVY SPECIAL looks ahead to Saturday’s game. Stover hosts and is joined by Christian Fauria, Jones and Cross.


The following features will air on CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network during pregame coverage of Army-Navy:


  • For Navy Senior Calvin Cass Jr., the Army-Navy rivalry goes beyond the field and into the home. His father was one of the best running backs ever to play at Army. Airs Saturday on CBS.

  • Army Junior quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw developed a mental and emotional toughness while growing up on the South Side of Chicago that has inspired and prepared him for his commitment to serve our country. Airs Saturday on CBS.

  • Dana Jacobson interviews former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds, who is now on the Baltimore Ravens practice squad, to discuss the pursuit of his NFL dreams, his role in the Department of Defense’s change to the service commitment requirement for athletes, and this year’s Army/Navy game. Airs Saturday on CBS Sports Network.

  • Remembering Army’s Last Win: A look back at the last time Army beat Navy in 2001, less than three months after the September 11 attacks. Airs Saturday on CBS Sports Network.

  • Army’s leading tackler, linebacker Andrew King, is the son of a 9/11 first responder. Airs Saturday on CBS Sports Network.

  • Senior running back Toneo Gulley had a role model in the family who influenced his decision to attend the Naval Academy: his mother who enlisted in the Navy at the age of 36. Airs Saturday on CBS Sports Network.


Craig Silver, the Network’s coordinating producer of college football, produces and Steve Milton directs the game. Vin DeVito produces COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY and Linda Malino directs.


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