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TV Schedule for First Half of 2017 BFTS on CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network Announced

By: Andrew Giangola
December 08, 2016

The PBR BFTS begins on Jan. 6 in New York. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com.

The PBR BFTS begins on Jan. 6 in New York. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com.

PUEBLO, Colo. – Building on the momentum of its record-breaking 2016 season, Professional Bull Riders (PBR) and CBS Sports has released the television schedule for the first half of the 2017 PBR Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS), which begins with the season’s first PBR Major exclusively on CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) at Madison Square Garden in New York City (Jan. 6-8). CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network remain the exclusive television partners of PBR.

The schedule on CBS Sports, which begins on Jan. 13 from Allstate Arena in Chicago, is highlighted by two 2017 first-half PBR Majors: the Iron Cowboy from AT&T Stadium on Feb. 19 and a special two-hour broadcast of the Last Cowboy Standing in Las Vegas on May 14.

CBS Sports will carry 2017 PBR BFTS first-half events in Chicago; Sacramento, California; Anaheim, California; Kansas City, Missouri; Arlington, Texas; St. Louis; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Tacoma, Washington; and Las Vegas. Coverage will include the popular PBR 15/15 Bucking Battles featuring the Top 15 PBR riders in the world competing against the Top 15 bulls.

The CBS Sports Network PBR first-half schedule is highlighted by the sport’s return to Jacksonville, Florida, (March 4-5), Glendale, Arizona, (March 25-26) and Tacoma, Washington, (April 22-23).

Below is the first-half TV schedule for the 2017 Built Ford Tough Series season. Times listed are Eastern. As dates and times are subject to change, visit www.pbr.com for the most up-to-date information. A printable version of the schedule is also available:

Jan. 6-8  Monster Energy Bucking Battle : Madison Square Garden, New York
Sat. 1/7  8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
Sun. 1/8 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

Jan. 14-15  Chicago Invitational: Allstate Arena, Chicago
Sat. 1/14 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (CBS SPORTS)
Sat. 1/14  8 p.m. – 10 p.m. (CBSSN)
Sun. 1/15 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

Jan. 21-22 Express Employment Professionals Invitational: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Sat. 1/21 10 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. (CBSSN)
Sun. 1/22 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

Jan. 27-29 Frontier Communications Clash: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif.
Sat. 1/28 10 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. (CBSSN)
Sun. 1/29 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (CBS SPORTS)
Sun. 1/29 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

Feb. 3-4 Frontier Communications Showdown: Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif.
Sat. 2/4 10 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. (CBSSN)
Sun. 2/5 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (CBS SPORTS)

Feb. 10-12 Kansas City Invitational: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.
Sun. 2/12 12 p.m  – 1 p.m. (CBS SPORTS)
Sun. 2/12 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

Feb. 18 Frontier Communications Iron Cowboy VIII: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Sat. 2/18 10:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. (CBSSN)
Sun. 2/19 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (CBS SPORTS)

Feb. 24-26 St. Louis Invitational: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Mo.
Sun. 2/26 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (CBS SPORTS)
Sun. 2/26 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

March 4-5 Jacksonville Invitational: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Fla.
Sun. 3/5 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

March 11-12 Bad Boy Mowdown: Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Ark.
Sun. 3/12 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. (CBSSN)

March 17-19 The Ty Murray Invitational: WisePies Arena, Albuquerque, N.M.
Sun. 3/19 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

March 25-26 Ak-Chin Invitational: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Ariz.
Sun. 3/26 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. (CBSSN)

March 31-Apr 2 First PREMIER Bank/First PREMIER Bankcard Invitational: Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Sun. 4/2 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. (CBS SPORTS)
Sun. 4/2 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

April 7-9 Stanley Performance In Action Invitational: Rimrock Auto Arena, Billings, Mont.
Sun. 4/9 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

April 22-23 Tacoma Invitational: Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash.
Sun. 4/23 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (CBS SPORTS)
Sun. 4/23 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

May 12-14 Last Cowboy Standing: TBD, Las Vegas
Fri. 5/12 11 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. (CBSSN)
Sun. 5/14 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (CBS SPORTS)

Event tickets are on sale now for select markets and can be purchased online at pbr.com

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