CBS announces NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament broadcast teams

By Ryan

Hard to believe, but NCAA Tournament time starts again, with the announcement of the tournament field on Sunday, March 14, and the first round beginning on Thursday, March 18. CBS will again cover the tournament, with Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg its top announcing team. More details from CBS:

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CBS SPORTS’ EXCLUSIVE NETWORK COVERAGE OF THE 2010 NCAA DIVISION I MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TIPS-OFF WITH FIRST-ROUND ACTION ON THURSDAY, MARCH 18

COVERAGE CULMINATES WITH NETWORK’S BROADCAST OF  FINAL FOUR® AND CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FOR 29th CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Spero Dedes Added to CBS Sports’ Announcer Line-up

Tournament Schedule and Broadcast Pairings Announced

“March Madness®” returns to the CBS Television Network when CBS

Sports broadcasts the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship for the 29th consecutive year.  Exclusive live, network coverage begins on Thursday, March 18 and concludes on Monday, April 5 with the National Championship game from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.

THE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR, the Network’s studio show, tips off CBS Sport’s coverage of first- round games on Thursday, March 18 and Friday, March 19 (12:00 Noon-5:00 PM, ET and 7:00 PM-12:00 AM, ET, both days/nights) and is hosted by Greg Gumbel, Greg Anthony and Seth Davis from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. Lesley Visser, Tracy Wolfson and Sam Ryan serve as reporters for THE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR throughout CBS Sports’ coverage of the tournament.

CBS Sports broadcasts the one-hour NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTION SHOW on Sunday, March 14 (6:00-7:00 PM, ET), during which the exclusive, live, first-time announcement of the pairings for the NCAA Tournament are made.  The show originates from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York, hosted by Gumbel, along with Anthony and Davis. Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg will be live from Indianapolis, Ind.

Following is the CBS Sports roster of announce teams for first and second-round action, led by Nantz, covering his 25th Final Four, and analyst Kellogg, calling the Final Four and Championship game for the second time.

Play-By-Play/Analyst

Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg
Dick Enberg//Jay Bilas
Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery
Gus Johnson/Len Elmore
Kevin Harlan/Dan Bonner
Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel
Tim Brando/Mike Gminski
Spero Dedes/Bob Wenzel

Harold Bryant is Vice President, Production, CBS Sports. Bob Dekas is coordinating producer of CBS Sports’ NCAA basketball coverage, and Bob Fishman is the lead director.  Eric Mann is Senior Producer.  Mann, David Winner and Vin DeVito produce THE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR studio coverage.  Bob Matina directs.

1 Comment

  1. Hello, I live in the state of Montana and I can say from watching the Elite 8 basketball game between University of Kentucky and West Virginia University on CBS Network was commentated in a bias matter. I felt like it was called in favor for WVU. I’m not a fan of either teams but I do enjoy watchin the NCAA March Madness. It is a very competitive month for the sport of college basketball and to have it called in such a matter was a bit unprofessional. But I will tune in and watch the rest of the NCAA tournment because I’m a fan of the sport, I just hope it will be as exciting to hear it called as is to watch the game. Thank you very much for your time and consideration

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