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The Southeastern Conference has agreed to a 15-year contract extension with CBS Sports to broadcast football and basketball games.

The agreement announced Thursday takes effect next year.

CBS will carry a football game of the week along with prime-time games and doubleheaders and continue to broadcast regular-season SEC basketball games.

The agreement also covers other platforms, including certain digital and Internet rights.

The league’s TV deals with ESPN, Raycom Sports and FSN South expire after the academic year. Slive has said the SEC’s options include an SEC Network similar to ones started by the Mountain West and Big Ten conferences and the NFL.

Saban makes Forbes – A magazine has declared Nick Saban the most powerful coach in sports.

Forbes Magazine’s upcoming issue features Saban on the cover. The article said no other coach boasts Saban’s “combination of money, control and influence.”

He will be the first college football coach to make the Forbes cover since the magazine was started in 1917.

The issue comes out Sept. 1.

Alabama gave Saban an eight-year, $32 million contract last January.

The article also said Saban has had a positive influence on the university’s capital campaign and the quality of applicants for enrollment.

Sun Herald
8/15/08