Usually in August, CBS Sports starts getting busy with the PGA Championship, NFL preseason and the U.S. Open and we’re seeing that this weekend with golf, tennis, college football preview and a fringe event. From September until April is CBS Sports’ busy period and then it goes into hibernation from after The Masters® until the beginning of August. That’s too long to be dormant, but CBS has a philosophy and it’s sticking to it.
Here’s this weekend’s programming for CBS Sports.
CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR features the action-packed Top Fuel Hydro, Top Alcohol Hydro, Top Alcohol Flat, and Pro Modified racing of the DRAG BOAT RACING series on Saturday, Aug. 20 (1:00-2:00 PM, ET; taped 7/30/11) from Wheatland, Mo. This high horsepower motorsport showcases 8,000 horsepower boats that skim over the race course at over 250 mph in under three-and-a-half seconds. Cameron Steele, Ken Stout, Rob Klepper and Keli Snyder call the action for CBS Sports. CBS Sports’ Ryan Galvin serves as coordinating producer.
CBS SPORTS’ COLLEGE FOOTBALL CREW PREVIEWS 2011 SEASON ON SATURDAY, AUG. 20
CBS Sports’ Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman and Tony Barnhart give their expert insights into what to expect during the upcoming 2011 college football season on CBS Sports’ COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW on Saturday, Aug. 20 (2:00-3:00 PM, ET). Brando, Tillman and Barnhart discuss everything from which teams to watch, to who will hold the Heisman Trophy, how all the off-season news and coaching changes will affect the game, and what teams they see playing for the BCS Championship. CBS Sports’ Vin DeVito produces and Bob Matina directs.
CBS SPORTS FOCUSES ON U.S. OPEN WITH TENNIS IN CINCINNATI ON AUGUST 21
With its eye focused on the U.S. Open Tennis Championships in a couple of weeks, CBS Sports broadcasts the men’s final of the U.S. Open Series WESTERN AND SOUTHERN OPEN on Sunday, Aug. 21 (12:30-3:00 PM, ET) live from Cincinnati, Ohio. Among the notables in the field this year are the World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who looks to continue his great season by winning his 11th ATP World Tour tournament with a win in Cincinnati; four-time Western & Southern Open champion and two-time defending champion, World No. 3 Roger Federer; No. 2 Rafael Nadal, No. 4 Andy Murray, No. 5 Robin Soderling, No. 6 David Ferrer, No. 7 Mardy Fish and No. 8 Gael Monfils, among others. CBS Sports’ Mary Carillo provides play-by-play for the first time in her career on CBS Sports, and Jim Courier serves as analyst. CBS Sports’ Bob Mansbach produces and Bob Fishman directs.
Harold Bryant is Executive Producer & Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
And we’re done here.