CBS SPORTS PRESENTS COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S NATIONAL SIGNING DAY
Wall-to-Wall Content Spread Across CBS Sports’ Television and Digital Properties
Featuring Recruiting Expert Tom Lemming
Former Michigan Coach Rich Rodriguez in Studio to Offer Insight and Analysis
Jan. 25, 2011: CBS Sports is providing fans the most extensive multi-media coverage of college football’s annual National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 2 with in-depth content across CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK, CBSSPORTS.COM, MAXPREPS.COM and the CBSSPORTS.COM COLLEGE NETWORK. CBS College Sports Network offers seven hours of live television programming featuring recruiting expert Tom Lemming and guest analyst former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez. CBSSports.com and MaxPreps.com will provide exclusive online coverage leading up to signing day along with breaking news and in-depth analysis on February 2.
CBS SPORTS NATIONAL SIGNING DAY kicks-off on CBS College Sports Network with a three-hour program from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, ET, followed by four live continuous hours from 3:00 – 7:00 PM, ET. Hosts Adam Zucker and Molly Qerim are joined in studio by Lemming, Rodriguez and former Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer. Brian Jones reports from Austin, Texas, where he will interview many of the nation’s elite prep players, who are gathered for USA Football's Team USA vs. The World game. Aaron Taylor will report from the west coast on Pac-10 football.
The shows will also feature interviews with college coaches, including Nick Saban (Alabama), Mack Brown (Texas), Brian Kelly (Notre Dame), Al Golden (Miami) and many more, analysis from CBS Sports experts including MaxPreps.com National Football Editor Stephen Spiewak, in addition to comprehensive video footage and in-depth analysis of elite recruits and recruiting classes, live cut-ins to player commitment press conferences, conference breakdowns and a special look at the top high school juniors.
Located at cbssports.com/collegefootball/recruiting, the CBSSports.com 2011 Signing Day site offers continuous multi-media coverage leading up to and throughout Signing Day. Featuring breaking news, video, and in-depth analysis by Lemming, Spiewak, CBSSports.com recruiting expert Bryan Fischer, MaxPreps.com senior writer and columnist Mitch Stephens and a host of other experts, CBSSports.com will track the commitments and signings of all players heading to NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) programs, with a focus on the CBS Sports Top 100 list.
CBSSports.com will also rank the top college recruiting classes, provide a state-by-state breakdown of all signed players, track major players who remain unsigned and provide a match-up tool allowing users to do a head-to-head comparison of any of the 2,500 players in the MaxPreps.com database. CBSSports.com also features a comprehensive player commitment database with a dedicated page to every Division I recruit as well as a page listing the signings for each of the 120 FBS programs.
In addition, the over 175 official athletic school sites produced by the CBSSports.com College Network, will offer live streaming press conferences and exclusive on-demand video content, with various in-depth features and individual recruit highlight packages when available. The CBSSports.com College Network produces the official athletic site for 48 of the 65 (74%) BCS eligible schools from the big six conferences, and finished the 2010 college football season in a dominant position with 16 schools in the AP Top 25, including the National Champion Auburn Tigers (auburntigers.com).
The CBSSports.com College Network includes top programs such as Alabama (rolltide.com), Michigan (MGoBlue.com), Florida State (seminoles.com), Notre Dame (und.com), Oklahoma (soonersports.com), Texas (texassports.com), South Carolina (gamecocksonline.com), Southern California (usctrojans.com), and Wisconsin (UWBadgers.com). The National Signing Day online content can be accessed through each individual school’s All-Access broadband product.
Tom Lemming of CBS Sports is the nation’s leading football recruiting expert, tirelessly logging thousands of miles each year to evaluate more than one thousand of the top high school football players across the country. He is also featured on the MAXPREPS LEMMING REPORT, CBS College Sports Network’s weekly recruiting show.
* Tom Lemming, Stephen Spiewak, Bryan Fischer, and Mitch Stephens are available for recruiting interviews. If interested, please contact Dan Sabreen or Alex Riethmiller.