FORT COLLINS, Colo. – For the eighth consecutive year, all Riviera Division games in Mexico will be televised live on CBS Sports Network, Cancun Challenge officials announced today. The Riviera Division will consist of Maryland, TCU, Rhode Island and Illinois State.
Thad Anderson (play-by-play) and Doug Gottlieb (analyst) will be calling the action for CBS Sports Network. Anderson has worked as play-by-play for the Cancun Challenge since its inception in 2008. Anderson has been a sports broadcaster for 20 years calling football, basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball on ESPN, Pac-12 Networks and SEC Network. Gottlieb, a former college basketball standout at Oklahoma State, hosts the late-afternoon program on CBS Sports Radio. His show can be seen live on CBS Sports Network, where it is simulcast.
The Mayan Division features Rider, Cleveland State, South Dakota State and Houston Baptist. All Mayan Division games in Mexico will be streamed live on YouTube and will be free to watch. Fans can find links to watch streams: CLICK HERE. The tournament format includes two games in the U.S. with the Riviera teams hosting the Mayan teams before heading to Mexico for two more games played in their respective divisions. A champion is crowned in both divisions. All games are played at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, about 45 minutes south of Cancun.
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.