John Tautges

John Tautges serves as lead play-by-play announcer for Westwood One’s coverage of NCAA Football for the fourth straight season. He also calls the action for regular season basketball, and has been the studio host for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and Final Four for most of the past decade.  He has also co-anchored coverage of both the Summer and Winter Olympics for Westwood One, as well as for all four major golf tournaments. Tautges is a veteran broadcaster with more than three decades of television and radio experience, including 20 years at the network level.

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NIT Championship Minnesota vs. SMU

Minnesota vs. SMU for the NIT title – TONIGHT at 6:45 PM ET!

03 April 2014 Comments are off for this post.
NEW YORK, NY — Minnesota and SMU will take to the court tonight at Madison Square Garden with the championship of the NIT on the line. The Golden Gophers got to the championship game by downing Florida State in overtime, while SMU edged past Clemson. John Tautges and Kelly Tripucka…
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Richard Pitino

NIT Semifinal Highlights: (1) Minnesota 67 – (1) Florida State 64 F/OT

01 April 2014 Comments are off for this post.
NEW YORK, NY – Austin and Andre Hollins combined for 30 points as Minnesota advanced to the NIT championship game with a 67-64 victory in overtime over Florida State Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. The Gophers outscored the Seminoles 7-4 in the extra session – with six of those seven…
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Sterling Brown

NIT Semifinal Highlights: (1) SMU 65 – (3) Clemson 59

01 April 2014 Comments are off for this post.
NEW YORK, NY – Markus Kennedy scored 21 points and grabbed 9 rebounds as SMU advanced to the NIT championship game with a 65-59 victory over Clemson at Madison Square Garden. The Mustangs trailed by 12 at the half, but outscored the Tigers by 18 after the break to advace…
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Central Mo wins

Division II Championship Highlights: Central Missouri 84 – West Liberty 77

29 March 2014 Comments are off for this post.
EVANSVILLE, IN – Daylen Robinson scored 21 points as Central Missouri defeated West Liberty 84-77 to win the Division II men’s basketball championship on Saturday afternoon. The Mules held the high-scoring Hilltoppers, who averaged over 100 points a game this season, to just three made field goals in the final…
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Jordan McRae

First Four Highlights: (11) Tennessee 78 – (11) Iowa 65 F/OT

20 March 2014 Comments are off for this post.
DAYTON, OH – Tennessee outscored Iowa 14-1 in overtime to win the final game of the First Four and advance to a second-round matchup with sixth-seeded UMass on Friday in Raleigh. Jarnell Stokes led the way for the Vols, with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Jordan McRae had 20 points…
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Dave Nwaba, Jamal Johnson, Chris Eversley

First Four Highlights: (16) Cal Poly 81 – (16) Texas Southern 69

19 March 2014 Comments are off for this post.
DAYTON, OH – Chris Eversley and Dave Nwaba combined to make sure Cal Poly’s first trip to the NCAA tournament was a winning one, scoring a combined 36 points as the Mustangs defeated Texas Southern 81-69 on Wednesday night. Aaric Murray had a monster game in defeat, scoring 38 of…
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2014 First Four Wednesday

Two more First Four matchups tonight in Dayton!

19 March 2014 Comments are off for this post.
DAYTON, OH – After Albany and NC State got their NCAA tournaments started with victories on Tuesday night, two more teams will look to do the same this evening when 16 seeds Cal Poly and Texas Southern do battle, followed by 11th-seeded Iowa against 11th-seeded Tennessee. For the Mustangs of…
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