11 March 2013

2013 NCAA Tournament Announcers

We are coming up very quickly on the 2013 NCAA Tournament and I know that you are as excited as I am for the madness to commence. Something that plays a role in how memorable the tourney is are the announcers and fortunately for you, I have got the announcers for the CBS/Turner consortium this year. Only minor changes as Doug Gottlieb will join the broadcast crews and some shifting around of the sideline reporters (and unfortunately, Reggie Miller is still around). So let's take a look.
H/T Richard Deitsch

Announcing Crews
1. Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg/Steve Kerr (Final Four)/Tracy Wolfson
 First Four (March 20 games)
 2nd & 3rd Round: Dayton
 Regional: Indianapolis
 Final Four

2. Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craig Sager
 First Four (March 19 games)
 2nd & 3rd Round: Kansas City
 Regional: Arlington

3. Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery/Rachel Nichols
 2nd & 3rd Round: Auburn Hills
 Regional: Washington

4. Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Lewis Johnson
 2nd & 3rd Round: Philadelphia
 Regional: Los Angeles

5. Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel/Allie LaForce
 2nd & 3rd Round: Lexington

6. Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner/Marty Snider
 2nd & 3rd Round: San Jose

7. Tim Brando/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston
 2nd & 3rd Round: Austin

8. Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb/Jaime Maggio
 2nd & 3rd Round: Salt Lake City

Studio - New York
Greg Gumbel & Ernie Johnson (1st weekend), Greg Anthony, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley, Doug Gottlieb (2nd weekend)

Studio - Atlanta
Matt Winer (1st weekend)/Ernie Johnson (2nd weekend), Seth Davis, Steve Smith

Selection Sunday - CBS
Greg Gumbel, Greg Anthony, Seth Davis, Doug Gottlieb

Selection Sunday - truTV
Ernie Johnson, Steve Smith, Charles Barkley, Rex Chapman

I guarantee the one name on this list you have never heard of is Allie LaForce, unless you watch CBS Sports Network. She is the co-host of Leadoff with the aforementioned Gottlieb and she has worked sideline for some games this year on CBSSN and previously was a sports reporter at the FOX affiliate in Cleveland. I think she is very good and I look forward to see her in the mix.

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