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|Division of:||CBS Broadcasting Inc.|
|Key people:||Sean McManus|
New York, New York
|Major Broadcasting Contracts:||College Basketball
|Sister network:||CBS Sports Network|
CBS Sports is a division of CBS which airs sporting events on the American television network. Its headquarters are in the CBS Building on West 52nd Street in midtown Manhattan, New York City, with programs produced out of Studio 43 at the CBS Broadcast Center on West 57th Street.
CBS Sports broadcasts programs like NFL on CBS, The NFL Today, Southeastern Conference football, NCAA basketball, PGA golf, and professional tennis. It is also famous for broadcasting the Final Four in College Basketball.
CBS Sports was honored at the 59th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Synchronous Enhancement of Original Television Content for Interactive Use for its program March Madness on Demand.
Sean McManus is the president of CBS Sports.
Programs throughout the years 
Current programs 
- NFL on CBS (1956–1993, 1998–present)
- PGA Tour on CBS (1970–present)
- Road to the Final Four (1981–present)
- NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament (1982–present)
- College Football on CBS (1950s–66, 1968–present)
- Tennis on CBS (1968–present)
- CBS Sports Spectacular (1960–present, airs on occasions, mainly during the summer)
Former programs 
- NBA on CBS (1973-1990)
- Major League Baseball on CBS (1947–1950, 1955–1965, 1990–1993)
- NASCAR on CBS (1960–2000)
- Olympics on CBS
- NHL on CBS (1956–1960, 1966–1972, & 1980)
- College Football on CBS
- Triple Crown
- PGA Tour on CBS
- French Open (1980–1982)
- Pro Bowlers Tour (1998–1999)
- Champ Car World Series (2002–2003, 2005–2007)
- Formula One (2005)
- EliteXC (2008)
- FIFA World Cup (1974)
- Little League World Series (1953)
- College World Series on CBS (1988–2002)
- Tour de France (?–2010)
- Strikeforce (2009–2010)
- NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship (1982–1995)
Notable personalities (past and present) 
- NFL on CBS – Jim Nantz, Greg Gumbel, Ian Eagle, Marv Albert, Spero Dedes, Kevin Harlan, Bill Macatee
- PGA Tour on CBS – Jim Nantz, Bill Macatee, Verne Lundquist
- College Basketball on CBS – Jim Nantz, Verne Lundquist, Ian Eagle, Kevin Harlan, Tim Brando, Spero Dedes, Marv Albert, Brian Anderson
- College Football on CBS – Verne Lundquist, Spero Dedes, Ian Eagle
- US Open – Bill Macatee, Ian Eagle
- NFL on CBS – Phil Simms, Dan Dierdorf, Rich Gannon, Solomon Wilcots, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein, Randy Cross, Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe, Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Jason La Canfora
- PGA Tour on CBS – Nick Faldo, Ian Baker-Finch, Peter Oosterhuis, Gary McCord, Bobby Clampett
- College Basketball on CBS – Clark Kellogg, Steve Kerr, Bill Raftery, Jim Spanarkel, Dan Bonner, Mike Gminski, Bob Wenzel, Greg Anthony, Seth Davis, Doug Gottlieb
- College Football on CBS – Gary Danielson, Steve Beuerlein, Randy Cross
- US Open – John McEnroe, Mary Carillo, Jim Courier
- NFL on CBS – Lesley Visser
- PGA Tour on CBS – David Feherty, Peter Kostis
- College Basketball on CBS – Tracy Wolfson, Lesley Visser
- College Football on CBS – Tracy Wolfson
- US Open – Mary Joe Fernandez, Pam Shriver
Studio hosts 
- NFL on CBS – James Brown
- College Basketball on CBS – Greg Gumbel
- College Football on CBS – Tim Brando
- NFL on CBS – Gary Bender, Craig Bolerjack, Don Criqui, Irv Cross, Dick Enberg, Frank Glieber, Gus Johnson, Sean McDonough, Jim McKay, Tim Ryan, Ray Scott, Vin Scully, Dick Stockton, Pat Summerall, Brad Nessler, Chris Schenkel
- College Football on CBS – Gary Bender, Craig Bolerjack, Don Criqui, Frank Glieber, Brent Musburger, Brad Nessler
- College Basketball on CBS – Gary Bender, Craig Bolerjack, Don Criqui, Dick Enberg, Frank Glieber, Gus Johnson, Sean McDonough, Brent Musburger, Tim Ryan, Brad Nessler
- NBA on CBS – Gary Bender, Frank Glieber, Brent Musburger, Dick Stockton
- Major League Baseball on CBS – Jack Buck, Dizzy Dean, Sean McDonough, Vin Scully, Dick Stockton
- NASCAR on CBS – Chris Economaki, Ken Squier, Bill Stephens
- US Open – Dick Enberg, Sean McDonough, Tim Ryan, Pat Summerall
- NHL on CBS – Dan Kelly, Bud Palmer
- PGA Tour on CBS – Sean McDonough, Vin Scully, Pat Summerall, Brent Musburger
- Olympics on CBS – Chris Schenkel, Bud Palmer, Phil Liggett, Al Trautwig, Tim Ryan, Brad Nessler, Sean McDonough, Verne Lundquist, Mike Emrick, Ken Squier, Dick Stockton, James Brown, Ted Robinson, Gus Johnson, Gary Thorne
- Tour de France – Phil Liggett, Al Trautwig
- College Football on CBS – Craig James
- NASCAR on CBS – Buddy Baker, Neil Bonnett, David Hobbs, Ned Jarrett, Mike Joy
- NFL on CBS – Terry Bradshaw, John Madden, Tom Brookshier, Frank Gifford, Hank Stram, Pat Summerall
- NBA on CBS – Rick Barry, Hubie Brown, Billy Cunningham, Tom Heinsohn, Rod Hundley, Bill Russell
- NHL on CBS – Fred Cusick
- Major League Baseball on CBS – Jim Kaat, Tim McCarver
- College Basketball on CBS – Al McGuire, Billy Packer
- PGA Tour on CBS – Ken Venturi
- College Basketball on CBS – Bonnie Bernstein, Armen Keteyian, Sam Ryan
- NFL on CBS – Bonnie Bernstein, Jayne Kennedy, Armen Keteyian, Sam Ryan, Jimmy Snyder
- PGA Tour on CBS – Bobby Clampett, Dick Enberg
- NASCAR on CBS – Dave Despain, Brock Yates
- Major League Baseball on CBS – Jim Gray
- College Football on CBS – Sam Ryan, Michele Tafoya
- Olympics on CBS – Harry Reasoner, Mary Carillo, Lesley Visser, Michael Barkann, Craig James, Darren Pang
Studio hosts 
- NFL on CBS – Phyllis George, Brent Musburger, Pat O'Brien
- College Basketball on CBS – Michele Tafoya
- CBS Sports Spectacular – Jack Whitaker, Dick Stockton, Brent Musburger
- Olympics on CBS – Walter Cronkite, Tim McCarver, Paula Zahn, Greg Gumbel, Jim Nantz, Pat O'Brien, Mark McEwen, Jane Robelot, Al Trautwig, Michele Tafoya
Behind the scenes 
Presidents of CBS Sports 
- Robert Wussler: 1976–1978
- Frank M. Smith, Jr.: 1978–1980
- Van Gordon Sauter: 1980–1981
- Neal Pilson: 1981–1984
- Peter Lund: 1984–1986
- Neal Pilson: 1986–1994
- David Kenin: 1994–1996
- Sean McManus: 1996–present
- "(You'll say) You saw it on CBS Sports!" (late 1970s)
- "When you look for champions, you look to CBS Sports!" (longtime slogan, discontinued after the loss of the NFL and Major League Baseball in 1993, reinstated in 2009).
- "The most compelling action is on CBS Sports," (began after getting back NCAA Football in 1996).
- "The network more people turn to than any other. The year-round leader is CBS Sports" (used when CBS Sports reached #1 status).
CBS Sports Network 
CBS Sports Network is a sports oriented US national cable channel operated by CBS Sports. Launched as the National College Sports Network in 2002, then College Sports Television in 2003, CBS acquired the network in 2005 and later renamed it CBS College Sports Network in 2008. The network had always focused on college sports, but in 2011, CBS rebranded the network as CBS Sports Network as a move to bring the network into the mainstream sports scene, although college sports is still the main focus as of 2012.
CBS Sports Radio 
CBS Sports Radio is a sports radio network that launched on September 4, 2012 with hourly sports news updates. It will begin a full 24-hour a day schedule of sports talk programming on January 2, 2013. CBS Sports Radio is owned and operated by CBS Radio, a division of CBS Corporation, with Cumulus Media Networks handling distribution and marketing of the network. Sports radio stations that are owned by CBS and Cumulus Media will carry part of the full schedule of programming, while eight CBS-owned stations will carry network programming throughout the day. In addition to carriage on terrestrial stations, CBS Sports Radio will also air its programming via online streaming.
Main competitors 
See also 
- Associated Press (November 10, 1981). "Sauter Will Head CBS News". Boston Globe.
- Craig, Jack (March 19, 1994). "Pilson is leaving CBS Sports". Boston Globe.
- "CBS Not Happy With Losing Philly". Philadelphia Daily News. December 12, 1984.
- Harasta, Cathy (December 15, 1986). "CBS Plans to Announce Corporate Restructuring". The Dallas Morning News.
- "Rebuilding CBS Sports". Miami Herald. June 10, 1994.
- "CBS Sports president Kenin loses job". Journal Sentinel. November 6, 1996.
- CBS CREATES THE LARGEST MAJOR MARKET SPORTS RADIO NETWORK IN THE NATION CBS Radio official press release, June 21, 2012
- "Pedigree part of pitch for Fox Sports 1". SBD. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
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