Everyone gets riled up when as soon as the calendar hits March 1st.
March Madness welcomes the 2018 NCAA Tournament and basketball fans are getting a hard time containing their excitement.
The First Four games will kick off March Madness in Dayton, Ohio on Tuesday, March 13th and Wednesday, March 14th. The real first rounds will be on March 15th and 16th with the second round following on March 17th and March 18th.
San Antonio will host the Final Four on March 31st.
Below are the 2018 NCAA Tournament announcers who will deliver live updates and analysis during the Final Four:
Kevin Kugler (play-by-play)
Kugler is the lead play-by-play announcer for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and has been the voice of the Final Four since 2008.
In addition, he is also the play-by-play voice of Sunday Night Football since 2012 and College World Series since 2003. He has covered 5 consecutive Olympic Games and has several other sports coverage such as the Masters and college football.
This nine-time winner of the Nebraska Sportscaster of the Year Award is also doing play-by-play events for Fox Sports 1 and the Big Ten Network.
Clark Kellogg (analyst)
Kellogg has joined the CBS sports as a studio analyst since 1993. In July 2008, he was named the lead college basketball analyst for CBS Sports’ coverage of college basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
He was also a former player in the National Basketball Association and former VP of player relations for the Indiana Pacers.
John Thompson (analyst)
This former college basketball coach for the Georgetown Hoyas is known to be the first African-American head coach to win a major collegiate championship when his team defeated the University of Houston in the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship.
He continued to be visible in the world of basketball after retiring from coaching as a commentator for both collegiate and professional games.
Bill Walton (halftime/postgame analyst)
Walton got his fame when he played for John Wooden’s powerhouse UCLA Bruins in the early 1970s. He led the Bruins into winning two Division I national titles while he grabbed three successive College Player of the Year Awards for himself. He had a successful career in the NBA, with two NBA championships and a league’s Most Valuable Player on his belt.
His saga of injury and failed rehabs caused his retirement from being a professional basketball player. He then transitioned into a successful and controversial NBA commentator.
Jim Gray (courtside reporter)
Gray is not just your typical American sportscaster. He is also an Emmy Award-winning journalist, producer, report and executive producer of sports documentaries and features.
Jason Horowitz (host)
Horowitz will host the pregame, halftime and postgame of the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
He has several hosting gigs, including the NCAA Football, Lacrosse Final Four and Frozen Four. In addition, he anchored updates during the 2008, 2010 and 2012 Olympics. He has also hosted and produced several shows for CBS including their coverage of the College Football, NFL and the NCAA tournament.
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