With eight years left on their deal to broadcast the NCAA Tournament, CBS and Turner are tacking on another eight.
The extension announced Tuesday goes all the way through 2032. The length of the contract is not unusual for college sports these days, though with the NCAA facing legal challenges on multiple fronts, a lot can change in 16 years.
Provisions in the agreement protect CBS and Turner should the tourney start to look very different. But network executives hope this deal itself increases the odds that March Madness marches on mostly the same.
"One reason we're confident the tournament will remain the premier event it is, is the financial underpinning that...