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 By JOE REEDY    Sports    February 14, 2024

Super Bowl was the most-watched program ever in the US, averaging 123.7 million viewers

The longest Super Bowl game will also go down as the most-watched program in U.S. television history. According to Nielsen and Adobe Analytics, Kansas City's 25-22 overtime victory over San Francisco on Sunday night averaged 123.7 million viewers acr...

 
 By JOE REEDY    Sports    July 30, 2023

Get ready for a SpongeBob and slime Super Bowl. CBS and Nickelodeon team up for NFL's biggest game

SpongeBob and Slimetime are coming to the Super Bowl. The NFL and CBS Sports announced Tuesday that this season's Super Bowl will have a kids-centric presentation on Nickelodeon, marking the first time the Super Bowl has had an alternate telecast on...

 
 By JOE REEDY    Sports    March 19, 2023

Oklahoma has big 3rd quarter to advance over Portland, 85-63

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oklahoma is best known for having the nation's second-highest scoring offense. It was the Sooner's physicality on defense and ability to control the paint though that allowed them to advance over Portland in the NCAA Tournament....

 
 By JOE REEDY    Regional    August 26, 2022

Supreme Court paved way for shifting college TV landscape

Andy Coats isn't a coach or athletic director. When it comes to the seismic changes to the landscape of major college football, though, he is a seminal figure. Coats, the former dean of the University of Oklahoma law school, successfully argued...

 

Paralympic coverage airs on NBC for the first time on Sunday

NBC's Olympics coverage has long been built on a foundation of human-interest stories and showcasing athletes' road to the Games. The same philosophies will apply to the coverage of Paralympics, which will air on the network for the first time....

 
 By JOE REEDY    Sports    February 5, 2021

Super Bowl 55: A Viewer's Guide to get you through Sunday

Sunday's Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers marks the biggest day of sports broadcasting for networks. Here are some things to know about the CBS coverage as well as Super Bowl-related programming on other networks: __...

 

Enhanced crowd audio adds another dimension to fanless games

There's clearly a huge difference between an English Premier League match and one played between friends on a local field. But when you take away 54,000 fans who would otherwise be singing and cheering at Liverpool's Anfield, both sound the same....

 
 By JOE REEDY    Sports    May 1, 2020

ESPN names Phil Dean new "Monday Night Football" producer

ESPN has named Phil Dean as its new producer for "Monday Night Football" beginning with the upcoming season. Dean has been with the network since 1992. He has been the lead college basketball producer for 12 years and has produced the Women's Final...

 
 By JOE REEDY    Sports    April 1, 2020

Familiarity helped Harris Jr., Bulaga choose Chargers

Chris Harris Jr. and Bryan Bulaga will be playing on different sides of the ball for the Los Angeles Chargers, but both cited a familiar trait about why they decided to sign with the team early in free agency — familiarity. Both players will be reu...

 

Romo remains with CBS after agreeing to long-term contract

Tony Romo will remain with CBS as its top NFL analyst after agreeing to a record extension. CBS Sports spokeswoman Jen Sabatelle said that the network and Romo have agreed to a long-term contract. The New York Post reported that Romo's new deal is wo...

 
 By Joe Reedy    Sports    September 15, 2019

Hurts has 439 scrimmage yards, No. 5 Oklahoma's routs UCLA

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Lincoln Riley and Jalen Hurts sent the Big 12 a message in fifth-ranked Oklahoma's 48-14 victory over UCLA on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. Despite 611 yards of offense — including 439 coming courtesy of Hurts — the...

 

Florida ban on smokable medical pot ruled unconstitutional

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's ban that prevents medical marijuana patients from smoking the stuff has gone up in smoke. Leon County Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers on Friday ruled that a state's ban on smokable cannabis is unconstitutional....

 

Florida Gov. Scott signs bills mandating backup power

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation Monday requiring backup power sources in Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities, months after the deaths of several residents from a sweltering nursing home that lost power...

 

Pledge death, Greek life suspension to dampen FSU homecoming

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State's suspension of all fraternities and sororities after a pledge's death dampens Greek life on campus just as it prepares for homecoming week. But one critic says more may be needed to change fraternity...

 

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