2013 NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament

CBS Sports Network to Provide Extensive Supplemental NCAA Tourney Coverage

The CBS Sports Network will produce over 90 hours of live studio programming over the course of the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament.

Programming includes NCAA March Madness Bracket Breakdown and NCAA March Madness 360, which provide fans complete news, highlights and analysis throughout the Tournament. NCAA March Madness Bracket Breakdown looks at all 67 Tournament games and recaps each day’s action.  NCAA March Madness 360 complements the live NCAA Tournament game coverage with highlights, press conferences, interviews, breaking news and in-depth analysis.

The network will also produce programs in Atlanta during the week leading up to the Final Four.

Programs will be anchored by Adam Zucker, Brent Stover and Dana Jacobson, who will be joined by analysts Alaa Abdelnaby, Mateen Cleaves, Steve Lappas, Wally Szczerbiak, Pete Gillen, Bob Wenzel, Jon Rothstein and Jerry Palm. The Network will also feature top current college coaches as guest analysts throughout the Tournament.

Here is the complete NCAA Tournament schedule on the CBS Sports Network:

Sunday, March 17
2:00-3:00 PM – MARCH TO HISTORY: DUKE 1992
4:00-6:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN
8:00-10:30 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN

Monday, March 18
4:00-6:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN
7:00-9:30 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN

Tuesday, March 19
4:00-6:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN
11:00 PM-12:00 MIDNIGHT – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360
1:00-2:00 AM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN

Wednesday, March 20
4:00-6:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN
11:00 PM-12:00 MIDNIGHT – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360
12:00 MIDNIGHT-1:00 AM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN

Thursday, March 21
2:30 PM-1:00 AM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360
1:00-2:00 AM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN

Friday, March 22
2:30 PM-1:00 AM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360
1:00-2:00 AM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN

Saturday, March 23
2:00-8:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360
1:00-2:00 AM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN

Sunday, March 24
2:00-5:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360
7:30-8:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360
10:00 PM-12:30 AM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360
12:30-1:30 AM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN

Thursday, March 28
4:00-6:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN
6:30 PM-12:00 MIDNIGHT – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360
1:00-2:00 AM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN

Friday, March 29
4:00-6:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN
6:30-8:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360
10:00 PM-12:00 MIDNIGHT – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360
1:00-2:00 AM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN

Saturday, March 30
2:00-2:30 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN
4:30-7:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360
12:30-1:00 AM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN

Sunday, March 31
2:30-5:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360
7:30-8:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360
8:00-9:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN

Thursday, April 4
6:30-7:30 PM – COURTSIDE WITH SETH DAVIS
7:30-8:30 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360

Friday, April 5
11:00 AM-3:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360: FINAL FOUR FRIDAY TEAM PRACTICES
5:00-7:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN
9:30-10:30 PM – CBS SPORTS PRESENTS 75 YEARS OF NCAA MARCH MADNESS: THE ALL-TIME TEAM

Saturday, April 6
1:30-3:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360
11:30 PM-12:30 AM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN

Sunday, April 7
11:00 AM-12:30 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360
5:00-6:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN

Monday, April 8
6:30-9:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360
12:00 MIDNIGHT-1:00 AM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN

CBS/Turner Unveil Announcer Pairings for NCAA Tourney

CBS Sports and Turner Sports announced today the roster of talent which will be covering the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament beginning next week.

The field of 68 tips-off next Tuesday and Wednesday with the First Four match-ups which will air on truTV.  Marv Albert and Steve Kerr will be on the call with Craig Sager as the sideline reporter.

Not much has changed in terms of the line-up of announcers for tournament action.  Doug Gottlieb joins the roster as game analyst while Rachel Nichols and Allie LaForce joins as sideline reporters.

Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Tracey Wolfson will once again be the number one announcing team, calling the Final Four.

Here are the announcer pairings for the tournament (locations to be determined):

Play-By-Play / Analyst // Reporter
*Regional Announce Teams

Jim Nantz / Clark Kellogg // Tracy Wolfson*
Marv Albert / Steve Kerr // Craig Sager*
Verne Lundquist / Bill Raftery // Rachel Nichols*
Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Len Elmore // Lewis Johnson*
Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Allie LaForce
Brian Anderson / Dan Bonner // Marty Snider
Tim Brando / Mike Gminski // Otis Livingston
Spero Dedes / Doug Gottlieb // Jaime Maggio

The networks will again provide two studio locations for the tournament, one in New York and one in Atlanta.  Greg Gumbel and Ernie Johnson split hosting duties in New York with analysts Charles Barkley, Greg Anthony and Kenny Smith.  Matt Winer will anchor the Atlanta studio with analysis from Seth Davis and Steve Smith.  Lessley Visser will also contribute to the telecasts.  Gottlieb will join the New York studio crew for the Regional Sem-Finals and Finals.

Gumbel, Anthony, Gottlieb and Davis will host the NCAA Basketball Selection Show this Sunday at 6:00p.m. ET on CBS. Nantz, Kellogg and Kerr will lend opinions from the Big Ten basketball championships in Chicago.

At 7:00p.m. ET the discussion of the field moves to truTV for the Infinity Selection Sunday on truTV with Johnson as host along with Barkley, Smith and Rex Chapman.

 

CBS, Turner Announce 2013 NCAA Tournament Telecast Schedule

CBS Sports and Turner Sports today took the wraps off its 2013 schedule for the NCAA Men’s Division I College Basketball Tournament.

For the third year all 67 games will be seen on one of the following national networks: TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV.  The networks will coordinate studio programs from locations in New York and Atlanta.

Here is a breakdown on how the tournament will be covered:

  • Turner Sports will televise 41 games across its three television networks (TBS, TNT and truTV).
  • CBS will broadcast 26 games throughout the tournament including the second round, third round, Sweet 16®, Elite 8®, Final Four and National Championship. CBS will also air the Division II Men’s National Championship game on Sunday, April 7 at 4:00 PM, ET from Philips Arena.
  • TBS will televise 16 contests including games in the second round, third round and Sweet 16.
  • truTV, including the First Four™, will air a total of 13 games also spanning the second and third rounds.
  • TNT will televise 12 games including second and third round match ups

All games will also be offered on line as part of the network’s March Madness LIVE product for the web and mobile devices.