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Football - Thu, Dec. 8, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) will partner with CBS Sports Network to broadcast the 2011 Russell Athletic-NAIA Football National Championship live on Dec. 17 from Rome, Ga. Kickoff from Barron Stadium is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. EST. The 56th annual event is hosted by Rome-Floyd County and Shorter (Ga.) University. 

For the second-straight year, the game will be offered in High Definition (HD) quality. Niles Media Group is the production company for the event. Andy Demetra will handle the play-by-play duties with color analysis from Doug Chapman and Peter Young will be reporting from the sideline.

CBS Sports Network, a division of CBS Sports, is the original 24-hour cable network dedicated to college sports. CBS Sports Network covers more than 300 live games annually, showcasing 30 men's and women's sports, in addition to a variety of studio shows, documentaries and original programs. CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and teleco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 152. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go here.

Defending national champion and No. 2 Carroll (Mont.) will face No. 5 Saint Xavier (Ill.) in the title bout. Carroll is seeking its seventh trophy, while the Cougars are appearing in their first-ever event.

For ticket information, call 1-800-858-7601.

For more information on the NAIA Football National Championship, click here