CBS Sports signs multi-year deal to televise Big East basketball

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

CBS Sports has reached a sublicensing agreement with FOX Sports to televise Big East games from 2013-14 to 2018-19, the network announced on Thursday.

Up to 30 men's basketball games per year will be televised on CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, beginning in the 2014-15 season. The 2013-14 season features 20 Big East games on the two channels, including Butler at Georgetown (Feb. 8) and Marquette at Villanova (March 2) on CBS.

“We are excited about our new agreement with Fox, which extends our 30-year relationship with the Big East Conference,” said Sean McManus, chairman of CBS Sports. “Today's announcement continues our recent string of new agreements strengthening our programming, and further solidifying CBS Sports as the leader in college basketball.”

Here's the Big East schedule on CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network:

  • Nov. 13 (Wed) – Mount St. Mary's at Villanova (7 p.m.)
  • Nov. 21 (Thurs) – New Hampshire at Marquette (8 p.m.)
  • Dec. 17 (Tue) – Elon at Georgetown (7 p.m.)
  • Jan. 4 (Sat) – DePaul at Marquette (2 p.m.)
  • Jan. 8 (Wed) – Villanova at Seton Hall (7 p.m.)
  • Jan. 12 (Sun) – Xavier at Creighton (3 p.m.)
  • Jan. 15 (Wed) – Georgetown at Xavier (7 p.m.)
  • Jan. 18 (Sat) – Marquette at Butler (2 p.m.)
  • Jan. 23 (Thurs) – Seton Hall at St. John's (7 p.m.)
  • Jan. 25 (Sat) – DePaul at Seton Hall (6 p.m.)
  • Feb. 1 (Sat) – Seton Hall at Xavier (12 p.m.)
  • Feb. 8 (Sat) – Butler at Georgetown (1 p.m.)
  • Feb. 13 (Thurs) – Creighton at Butler (7 p.m.)
  • Feb. 19 (Wed) – DePaul at Xavier (7 p.m.)
  • Feb. 20 (Thurs) – Georgetown at Seton Hall (9 p.m.)
  • Feb. 22 (Sat) – Marquette at DePaul (6 p.m.)
  • Feb. 28 (Fri) – Providence at Seton Hall (7 p.m.)
  • March 2 (Sun) – DePaul at St. John's (12 p.m.)
  • March 2 (Sun) – Marquette at Villanova (2 p.m.)
  • March 8 (Sat) – Providence at Creighton (7:30 p.m.)
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