Former OSU guard Doug Gottlieb will make his debut as a broadcaster in the NCAA Tournament, working with play-by-play announcer Spero Dedes and reporter Jaime Maggio. Gottlieb also will serve as a studio analyst.
Other newcomers are courtside reporters Allie LaForce, who teams with Gottlieb on the CBS Sports Network's “Lead Off” show, and Rachel Nichols, a former ESPN reporter.
For the third consecutive year Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Steve Kerr and reporter Tracy Wolfson will team up for the Final Four and final, set for April 6-8 from Atlanta. The tournament tips off March 19-20 with the First Four from Dayton, Ohio. Marv Albert, Kerr and reporter Craig Sager will call the March 19 games.
For the third consecutive year, CBS Sports and Turner Sports will provide live coverage of all 67 games across four networks: TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV.
Here are the announcer pairings for the second and third rounds (March 21-24). The first four teams listed also will call the Sweet 16 rounds:
Nantz, Kellogg, Wolfson.
Albert, Kerr, Sager.
Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Nichols.
Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Len Elmore, Lewis Johnson.
Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, LaForce.
Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner, Marty Snider.
Tim Brando, Mike Gminski, Otis Livingston.
Dedes, Gottlieb, Maggio.
*Gottlieb also will be part of the pairings announcement at 5 p.m. Saturday, working with Greg Gumbel, Greg Anthony and Seth Davis. Nantz, Kellogg and Kerr will join them via satellite from the United Center, site of the Big Ten Championship, in Chicagol. Mike Bobinski, chairman of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee, will be interviewed.
*The Thunder makes another national appearance at 7 p.m. Wednesday when it hosts the Utah Jazz on ESPN (Dave Pasch, Hubie Brown, reporter Heather Cox). FSOK also will have coverage (Brian Davis, Grant Long, reporter Lesley McCaslin).
*Fox Sports Oklahoma begins its Texas Rangers coverage this weekend with two spring training games in Las Vegas against the Chicago Cubs at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Steve Busby and analyst Tom Grieve return to call the action on all Rangers local telecasts this season. Three other exhibition games also will be produced by Fox Sports Southwest, leading into the network's 127-game schedule.