Thursday, February 28, 2008

2/28/2008

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One-Hour Special on CBS Sports Launches 15 Days of Programming on CBS College Sports Network.

2/28/2008 -The Collegiate Nationals, a first-of-its kind event showcasing more collegiate championships than any where else, returns for a third consecutive year. Coverage kicks-off with a special one-hour program airing on CBS Sports on Sunday, May 25 (2:00 PM, ET). The show will launch seven consecutive days of Olympic style programming on CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK (CSTV), followed by eight days of sport specific programming on the network. CBS College Sports Network's coverage begins on Monday, May 26.

The Collegiate Nationals line-up for 2008 is highlighted by last year's roster of Championships, which includes snowboarding, wakeboarding, beach volleyball, boxing, freeskiing, weightlifting and flowboarding. For the second consecutive year, there will also be filmmaking and music competitions, featuring bands and film students from colleges around the country. Competitive eating debuts this year at Collegiate Nationals.

"Everything about the Collegiate Nationals this year is bigger and better," said Michael Jaquet, Vice President, Properties, CBS College Sports Network. "The CBS Sports show establishes the event with greater exposure and reconfirms our commitment to these emerging sports as we continue to develop compelling multi-platform programming to our fans across the country."

Two new locations, Keystone, Col. and Boulder, Col., have been added to this year's event, along with previous host cities Reno, Nev. and San Diego, Calif. More than 1,000 competitors from 150 different colleges and universities nationwide are expected to enter the 2008 Collegiate Nationals, which will ultimately crown over 40 national men's and women's champions. The full schedule of competitions, dates and locations is as follows:

Keystone, CO (March 28-30) - Snowboarding and Freeskiing
Reno, NV (April 10-13) - Boxing and Weightlifting
San Diego, CA (April 18-20) - Beach Volleyball, Flowboarding, Competitive Eating, and Music Festival
Boulder, CO (May 16-18) - Wakeboarding and Music Festival

Jack in the Box Restaurants®, one of the event's founding sponsors, has returned for the third consecutive year. In addition, Edge® Shave Gel has signed on at the same level. For more information and for college students interested in participating in The Collegiate Nationals, log on to the event's website, http://www.thecollegiatenationals.com/.

courtesy CBS College Sports Network

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