The migration of major sporting events from free network TV to cable continues, as TBS will begin broadcasting Final Fours and National Championship games for men's basketball starting next year. The arrangement alternates between CBS and TBS on an annual basis.
While moving major events to cable isn't the total shock it used to be due to the prevalence of cable/satelite in households these days, it still seems to affect the cachet of the event. Tuning into Channel 247 on my DirectTV to watch a Men's Championship game rather than finding my local CBS affiliate will feel funny.
The times, they be a changin'.