CBS Unveils College Fantasy Football

CBS teams up with Dodge to extend their award-winning fantasy football platform to the college game

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., August 2, 2005 - CBS, a leading Internet sports media organization and part of CBS Digital Media, has created a college fantasy football game that will be sponsored by Dodge and offered free of charge starting with the 2005 season. The company is the first major fantasy sports entity to enter the marketplace with a collegiate fantasy football game. Until this time, the fantasy football market has almost exclusively revolved around professional football.

"As the leader in the fantasy sports business, CBS is constantly looking for opportunities to extend our fantasy product experience into new offerings that consumers crave and advertisers are eager to support", said Steve Snyder, General Manager of CBS "Combining the passion that fans have for college football with the growing popularity of fantasy football should prove to be a powerful combination. This free product will run on the same platform that has been recognized as the top fantasy football service in the industry for five years running. We expect it to be a very popular game."

CBS SportsLine "College Fantasy Football" will allow users to draft a team of college football players* from any of the 119 Division I programs or customize their player pool to include any conference they choose (two minimum). Users can create a private league and invite their friends or simply join a public league and play against college football fanatics from around the globe, competing head-to-head for the season championship. (All leagues consist of eight teams)

CBS SportsLine "College Fantasy Football" will be run using the same software and product design as the rest of the award winning fantasy sports products on CBS, including those in professional football, baseball, basketball, hockey, golf and auto racing. The CBS SportsLine Fantasy Football product has an award-winning history, having been recognized by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association as the best fantasy football commissioner product for each of the last five years.

For more information or to sign up and play for free, simply visit and click on the "FANTASY" tab.

* Players will be categorized by position and school. Example: "Team QB, Michigan" would accumulate all points generated by anyone that played the quarterback position for Michigan.

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CBS Inc. — Corporate Communications — (954) 489-4000