CBS extends agreement to broadcast Army-Navy football through 2028
By ANDREW GOLDEN
The Baltimore Sun|
May 18, 2017 | 12:45 PM
Last season, Army West Point beat Navy in the 117th Army-Navy football game, the most-watched game in the rivalry in 24 years, ending the Midshipmen's 14-game winning streak.
Five months later, CBS Sports has extended its broadcast, cable and digital rights to the rivalry for 10 years through 2028.
"CBS has remained a cherished partner to the Naval Academy Athletic Association for decades," Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said. "They are always at the top of their game and the vision we share reflects mutual respect, gratitude, and always a team effort."
The network began broadcasting the Army-Navy series in 1996 and in 2009 moved it to the second Saturday of December every year, making it the only Football Bowl Subdivision game that day.
"Moving the game in 2009 allowed us to further shine a spotlight on Army-Navy, as we tell the compelling stories on and off the field of the young people at the Service Academies," CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said in a statement. "Army-Navy is a cornerstone of our college football programming and we could not be more proud to continue this relationship."