Army-Air Force football game to air on CBS instead of Versus

The service academy rivalry football game pitting Army and Air Force has been shifted from Versus to CBS Sports on Nov. 5. The contest will air at 3:30 p.m. Eastern.
CBS originally had the Louisiana State-Alabama game slated for 3:30 p.m., but with the top two teams in the nation squaring off, CBS worked out a deal to shift the game to a prime-time slot at 8 p.m. Needing a game to fill in its normal 3:30 slot, CBS struck a deal with Versus to air the Army-Air Force game. Now, for the first time, CBS will air all three games for the Commander-in-Chief Trophy (having already shown the Air Force-Navy game).
Versus will televise the Nov. 19 game pitting Colorado State and Texas Christian, which was originally slated for cable’s CBS Sports Network.
CBS also had to work a deal with ESPN since it already aired its one prime-time SEC game (Alabama-Florida) allowed in its contract. It’s likely ESPN will get a first choice of a prime SEC game in the coming seasons.

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