CBS Sports Learns to Share & Gives Us All the NCAA Basketball We Crave

Jeanne Sager
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NCAA March MadnessGet ready to pawn homework, baths, and bedtime stories off on your other half for the next few weeks. You're going to need a clear schedule. CBS Sports has answered our March Madness prayers. They're taking a page out of your kindergartner's book and sharing the NCAA Basketball Tournament games this March. Huzzah!

Between network and cable, we'll be able to see every single game, from the first sneaker on the hardwood in the "First Four" games to the final buzzer in Houston. It will take some schedule juggling, we know, but let's face it: we can read Goodnight Moon any night, but how many times can we see Duke get beat on, really? Hey, a girl can dream.

The schedule is a split between CBS, TNT, TBS, and TruTV. You probably know the latter as the channel where you watch Lizard Lick Towing and the like when no one else is home. No need to 'fess up, you have a whole new reason to put it on your favorites now (and if you happen to turn it on at the "wrong" time and catch a little reality TV, no shame in that Mom and Dad -- we all have to do what we have to do).

CBS will take about 26 games -- with the rest split between the three Turner Broadcasting-owned stations -- including the Final Four and the championship in Houston. A few years out, they'll even share those with Turner, alternating who gets the pleasure of making us happy. Didn't your kindergarten teacher tell you "sharing is caring"? They care enough to make sure we don't have to sit at home mumbling, "Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk" in front of a blank TV screen! They care enough to give us an out on the 52nd reading of If You Give a Pig a Pancake (sorry, Mommy has to watch UConn beat up on Bucknell sweetie!).

This year CBS has even gone so far into share and share alike territory that you can read the ENTIRE schedule for all four channels right on the CBS webpage instead of searching around the web to see when your team is on tap.

Not sure you or your DVR can keep up? Here are a few more ways to watch:

  • Stream it all on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch -- fo' freeeeeee!
  • Watch online (shh, we won't tell your boss) with March Madness on Demand.

Is your bracket filled out yet? How will you be juggling your schedule?


Image via CBS

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