CBS Will Televise Alabama At LSU

Want to know why someone at CBS Sports makes the big bucks? Five months after Alabama defeated LSU in the BCS National Championship Game, and with numerous pre-season polls out predicting the Crimson Tide and Fighting Tigers to again be among the nation's best teams, CBS has determined it will televise this year's Bama game at Baton Rouge.

Honk if you are surprised.

CBS Sports announced a few games it plans to televise in 2012, highlighted by Alabama at LSU in prime time – 7 p.m. CDT -- on Saturday, November 3.

CBS Sports kicks off its 12th consecutive season of national coverage of Southeastern Conference Football on Saturday, September 15 (2:30-6 p.m. CDT). In its fourth year of a 15-year agreement with the SEC, CBS Sports continues to be the exclusive national network broadcaster of SEC home football games, including the SEC Championship Game. In showcasing the top conference match-ups in the package, CBS Sports will broadcast the "SEC Game of the Week."

CBS Sports did not say what games it would televise on September 15. That's the day that Bama will be at Arkansas, Florida will be at Tennessee, Texas will be at Ole Miss, Arizona State will be at South Carolina, and Texas A&M will be at SMU, among the more attractive offerings.

The SEC On CBS schedule features a total of 15 games during the network's 12-week season, and the SEC Championship Game on December 1.

CBS Sports kicks off the season on Saturday, September 1 with Notre Dame vs. Navy from Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. In addition to the SEC, CBS Sports also will broadcast Navy at Air Force for the second consecutive year on Saturday, October 6, the Army-Navy game on Saturday, December 8, and the 78th Sun Bowl on Monday, December 31.

CBS also locked in the Florida-Georgia game on October 27 and LSU at Arkansas on November 23. The network will broadcast SEC doubleheaders on November 3, November 10 (Bama will be hosting Texas A&M and other top games include Georgia at Auburn, Arkansas at South Carolina, and Missouri at Tennessee.

All other "SEC Games of the Week" will be announced six-to-12 days prior to their broadcast date.

Verne Lundquist (play-by-play) and Gary Danielson (analysis), along with Tracy Wolfson reporting from the sidelines, serve as CBS Sports' lead college football announcing team.

College Football Today, the network's pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show, will be broadcast in the half-hour format 12 times throughout the season, premiering on Saturday, September 15. The show is hosted by Tim Brando with analysts Spencer Tillman and Tony Barnhart.

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