James Jones To Serve As Analyst On CBS College Sports TV

James Jones. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
James Jones. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

To Appear On Full Court Press Both Saturday And Sunday

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men's Basketball at Yale, will appear as a guest analyst on the CBS College Sports Television Network's Full Court Press show this weekend. Jones will be on Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and again from 10 to 11:30 p.m. to help breakdown the NCAA Tournament games. It is the second straight year Jones has appeared on the network.

Jones, who just completed his 12th season, has made quite an impact on the Yale basketball program. In 2001-02, he led the Bulldogs to their first Ivy League title since 1962-63 and the first postseason tournament victory in the 107-year history of Yale basketball. The team won 21 games, the second most in the modern era of Yale basketball, and reached the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. Jones' success did not go unnoticed. He was named the Ivy League Coach of the Year by Basketball America and CollegeInsider.com.

Jones, the longest tenured coach in the Ivy League, earned his 100th victory at Yale when the Bulldogs beat Columbia on Feb. 9, 2007. He is only the fourth coach in school history with at least 100 wins and is currently the second winningest coach in school history. The Bulldogs have won at least 10 Ivy games twice during his tenure and have had a fourth-place or better finish in the Ivy League for 11 straight years. This season he guided Yale to 15 wins and a third-place finish in a very competitive Ivy League.

CBS College Sports Network is the original 24-hour cable network dedicated to capturing the passion of college sports.  Available to up to 94 million homes nationwide, it covers 25 men's and women's sports.  The network televises more than 250 live events each year, including 50 football games and over 140 basketball games, in HD.  In addition, CBS College Sports Network is the Home of Armed Forces Football, with exclusive rights to home Army, Navy and Air Force games. Throughout the year, the network also airs a full slate of original programming such as behind-the-scenes series, documentaries and studio coverage featuring expert analysis, predictions, in-depth interviews and more.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity