CBS SPORTS COMMEMORATES COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S 150th ANNIVERSARY WITH SEASON-LONG MULTI-PLATFORM CELEBRATION FEATURING ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING AND SPECIALS
CBS to Broadcast Five Original Shows Including Four New Episodes of “Four Sides of the Story” Franchise and a Special on the History of College Football on CBS Sports
Animated Vignettes Showcasing the Traditions and Unique Moments of College Football to Air Across All CBS Sports Platforms
CBS Sports celebrates College Football’s 150th anniversary with a season-long, multi-platform celebration across CBS, CBS Sports Network, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports HQ and its social media accounts.
Among the coverage planned for CBS Sports’ season-long salute to college football are five original specials airing on the CBS Television Network, including four new episodes as part of the network’s “Four Sides of the Story” franchise. Now in its third season, “Four Sides of the Story” showcases seminal sports moments through four unique points of view with each segment narrated from a different perspective.
The series begins with Hail Flutie! on Saturday, Oct. 19 (2:30 PM, ET). Click here for a sneak peek of the four episodes.
CBS will also broadcast a one-hour special, “Through the Lens of CBS Sports: College Football at 150,” on Saturday, Nov. 2 (1:30 PM, ET). The show documents the history and memorable games throughout the years on CBS Sports, along with interviews from key voices of the network’s storied coverage – including Verne Lundquist, Jim Nantz, Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson and Brent Musburger.
CBS Sports will continue the celebration with animated vignettes that will air across all platforms – including the SEC on CBS, CBS Sports Network, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports HQ and social media accounts – throughout the season. The vignettes will showcase some of the more light-hearted traditions, myths and unique moments that make college football what it is today.
The SEC on CBS and CBS Sports Network will also support the anniversary with in-game vignettes, flashbacks and discussions throughout studio programming honoring the first 150 years of the sport.
A description of each “Four Sides of the Story” is below. More information on each individual episode will be announced closer to the air date.
Four Sides of the Story: Hail Flutie!, which kicks off the fall season on Saturday, Oct. 19 (2:30 PM, ET), unpacks the Hail Mary on the final play of the game to give Boston College an unlikely win over Miami.
Four Sides of the Story: Hook, Ladder & Liberty (Saturday, Oct. 26, 2:30 PM, ET) gives an inside look at one of the biggest upsets in college football history, when Boise State used every trick play in the book to beat Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl.
Four Sides of the Story: Army - Navy (Saturday, Nov. 9, 2:00 PM, ET) details the stories behind monumental games in the series –and how the pageantry and history have contributed to a tradition that transcends football.
Four Sides of the Story: The Band Is On The Field! (Saturday, Nov. 30, 2:00 PM, ET) tells the story of one of the most famous images in sports history, as the Stanford band came on the field while Cal was scoring the winning touchdown in the 1982 edition of the “Big Game.”
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