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PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) – The Big Ten and CBS Sports say they have reached a multiyear agreement to broadcast basketball games through the 2016-17 season.

The announcement came Thursday. Terms were not disclosed.

The agreement begins next season and it calls for a minimum of 24 appearances on CBS by teams from the Big Ten. The network will continue to broadcast the Big Ten men’s tournament semifinal and championship games.

Additional appearances by various Big Ten women’s teams also will be featured on CBS.

The network also has deals with the Big East, Pac-10 and Southeastern conferences.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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