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CBS and TBS to alternate NCAA Final Four and Championship games

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Do you get TBS? If not, you might want to look into it. CBS announced this morning that in 2014 and 2015, the NCAA Final Four national semifinals will air on TBS, while the Championship game will air on CBS.

In 2016, TBS will air both the Final Four and the Championship game, and in 2017, all three games will move back to CBS and continue alternating back and forth until 2024. Coverage of the Sweet Sixteen and the Elite Eight will be split between both networks, while the opening rounds will be televised on CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV.

Does this mean we’ll get some “Cougar Town” tournament promos?

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24 Comments for CBS and TBS to alternate NCAA Final Four and Championship games



  1. Bill Brasky
    11:39 am May 7, 2013 Permalink

    I know when I think NCAA Final FOUR I think TBS!



  2. Bill Brasky
    11:39 am May 7, 2013 Permalink

    As long as this gets us more Charles Barkley I’m ok with this



  3. Wet Willy
    11:44 am May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Not Good.



  4. Illini Cat
    11:45 am May 7, 2013 Permalink

    This is absolutely dumb…. Spend an ass load of money on the rights to air the game and then burry it on TBS …. U dont hide the Super Bowl on bravo … This is just as big IMHO !!!!



  5. Women Everywhere
    11:49 am May 7, 2013 Permalink

    This is b.s. Hook me up Funchester!!



  6. TimeFor9
    11:51 am May 7, 2013 Permalink

    4 lol @ the bravo comment



  7. Alamo_CatFan
    11:53 am May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Insanely stupid business decision. I’ll be surprised if this stands. Funchester FTW!



  8. UKCrewer
    12:00 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    TBS…..the start of the downfall for the NBA. #outofsightoutofmind #reFNdiculous



  9. Paying for Cable Sucks
    12:02 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Are you serious? As someone who ditched the tyranny of cable/satellite TV I always knew that at least I’d always get the big sporting events with my rabbit ears. Oh well, bootleg internet feeds here I come!



  10. BiloxiJoe
    12:16 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Looks like someone is making money off athletes. I wonder if they’re considered 3rd party.



  11. DesignatedDrinker
    12:31 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Less Clark Kellogg? Yes please.



  12. Mr. Blonde
    12:37 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t the “One Shining Moment” reel a CBS thing?



  13. UKUKUK1865
    12:39 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    I kicked the cable habit a while back and am saving a ton of money. Best decision I ever made. I’m watching less TV and what I do watch is entirely free. I guess to watch the tournament games on TBS I’ll have to mooch off of a friend. I’m ok with that.



  14. Smart Person
    12:40 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    The only reason to have cable is live sports and they know it. Everything else can go streaming.



  15. Eli
    12:58 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    I’ll just stream it online somewhere. Television in general is dying, and crap like this isn’t helping matters. People in their 30s and under don’t tolerate it, since it’s so easy to find the same thing free, without old white executives throwing tantrums that people aren’t buying their outlandishly priced cable packages anymore.



  16. tbs
    1:50 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Very Funny



  17. James
    2:01 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Does anyone actually watch Cougar Town? I didn’t think so.



  18. Dee W.
    2:08 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    I’m sure the CBS affiliates are just thrilled with this development.

    Well, there’s always the radio.



  19. Delk for 3
    2:25 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    This is not good for college basketball. The ratings will plummet the year it is on TBS.



  20. Whitesburg
    3:41 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    I am getting sick and tired of everything being about money. Even the college players shoes is about money. Many people simply will not watch it. Few can afford more and more cable….Its crap!

  21. Wow, they’ve come a long way since they were WTCG.

  22. And I agree with those saying this isn’t a good move. It does sound like a desperate attempt to get ppl to not cut the cable or dump the dish (shout-out to commenter #14) only because of live sports on cable.

    Heck, I just found out today I can watch Seinfeld gratis on Crackle on my (company owned) iPad!



  23. Otis
    5:00 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Who will broadcast NIT games?



  24. theSkinny81
    6:54 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    23 – Ask a Louisville fan – they’ve been there more than us….