NEW YORK, NY, March 12, 2015 – Westwood One, will once again present exclusive coverage of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship beginning on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Full play-by-play action from all 67 men’s basketball games includes the First Four®, games from all eight second-round and third-round sites, plus the regional semifinals and finals. In addition, Westwood One will broadcast the NCAA Men’s Final Four® on Saturday, April 4, and the National Championship Game on Monday, April 6, live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Complete NCAA Men's tournament coverage can be heard on more than 500 radio stations nationwide and via SiriusXM Radio. All 67 Division I Men’s games will also be streamed online for free at NCAA.com/MarchMadness and on westwoodonesports.com. Additionally, the broadcasts will be available for fans on mobile devices via NCAA March Madness Live, TuneIn.com, and the free TuneIn Radio app.
Clark Kellogg joins the Westwood One broadcast crew this season as a game analyst for the Final Four and National Championship. He will be doing double-duty in Indianapolis, simultaneously serving as a studio analyst for CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ television coverage. Immediately following the pregame show broadcast on the TV set, Kellogg will make his way courtside to the Westwood One radio broadcast position, where he will partner with Kevin Kugler and Hall of Fame Coach John Thompson for all the game action. Then he will rejoin TV for halftime before repeating the process in the second half and postgame. Kellogg has been both the lead college basketball game and studio analyst for CBS Sports’ coverage of college basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship since 1997.
"I am excited and grateful to be joining Westwood One and partnering with Hall of Famer John Thompson as an analyst for the Final Four next month,” said Kellogg. “My broadcasting career started on the radio 28 seasons ago with the Indiana Pacers, so this is a wonderful opportunity to go back to the future.”
In addition to Kellogg and Thompson, Westwood One's coverage also features a wealth of renowned commentators and analysts, former All-Americans Jim Jackson, Kelly Tripucka, and Kevin Grevey; former SEC Player of the Year Will Perdue; former Connecticut standout Donny Marshall; coaches Mike Montgomery, Bill Frieder, and P.J. Carlesimo; and three-time NCAA Player of the Year and Hall of Famer Bill Walton.
The roster of tournament play-by-play announcers includes Kugler, Ian Eagle, Gary Cohen, Tom McCarthy, Dave Sims, Scott Graham, Wayne Larrivee, Kevin Calabro, Brandon Gaudin, and John Sadak.
Jason Horowitz and Alaa Abdelnaby will anchor the coverage from Westwood One's New York City studios. Jim Gray will serve as courtside reporter at The Final Four®.
Here is Westwood One’s schedule of NCAA® Men’s Basketball Tournament broadcasts:
|? Selection Sunday:||Sunday, March 15, 6:00-9:00 pm ET|
|? First Four® Doubleheaders:||Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 6:30 pm ET|
|Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6:30 pm ET|
|? Second Round Quadrupleheaders:||Thursday, March 19, 2015, 12 noon ET|
|Friday, March 20, 2015, 12 noon ET|
|? Third Round Quadrupleheaders:||Saturday, March 21, 2015, 12 noon ET|
|Sunday, March 22, 2015, 12 noon ET|
|? Regional Semifinal Doubleheaders:||Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:00 pm ET|
|Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:00 pm ET|
|? Men’s Division II Championship:||Saturday, March 28, 2015, 2:45 pm ET|
|? Regional Final Doubleheaders||Saturday, March 28, 2015, 5:00 pm ET|
|Sunday, March 29, 2015, 2:00 pm ET|
|? Men’s Final Four®:||Saturday, April 4, 2015, 4:30 pm ET|
|? Men’s National Championship:||Monday, April 6, 2015, 7:30 pm ET|
In addition, Westwood One also produces an outstanding lineup of college basketball programming, including Great Moments in Tournament History, a 60-second daily historical feature, plus one-hour preview shows The NCAA Tournament Today, The Final Four Show, and Championship Monday.
“Only Westwood One brings every second of the most anticipated college sports event of the year to listeners nationwide,” said Howard Deneroff, EVP/Executive Producer of Westwood One Sports. “There’s a platform for everyone to listen–in the car, in the office, on the go, or at home–so from the bracket announcement, to the buzzer-beaters, and cutting the nets down in Indianapolis, college hoops fans won’t have to miss a moment of March Madness.”
For a complete schedule of games, announcer bios, exclusive audio content, and a list of radio stations airing Westwood One’s broadcast of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, log on to westwoodonesports.com.
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