Monday, February 20, 2012

CBS may ditch Florida-Tennessee game in 2012.

One of the annual marque SEC East match-ups might disappear from CBS. David Pascall reports that the Tiffany Network may drop the Florida-Tennessee game from its schedule this year. You can blame the addition of Texas A&M and Missouri to the SEC for this, but the lackluster performance of the Vols and Gators on the field last year have a big part of it as well.

"The Florida-Tennessee game is the only league contest CBS has shown all 16 years, and it has been televised in prime time on five occasions, but the two proud programs combined to go 12-13 last season. The Gators had a losing league record a year ago for the first time since 1988, while the Vols lost seven SEC games for the first time ever."

The Alabama-Arkansas and  Florida-Tennessee games are both being scheduled for Sept. 15 in the 2012 season. CBS will probably gravitate to the Alabama-Arkansas game, which will probably have a bigger impact on both the SEC and the eventual BCS standings than the Florida-Tennessee game.

(via The Chattanooga Times-Free Press. HT: Rocky Top Talk)

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