Andrew Catalon tapped for March Madness sportscasts
Fresh off of calling curling at the Winter Olympics for NBC, former WNYT (Ch. 13) sportscaster Andrew Catalon gets another plum assignment.
Catalon will call second- and third-round games from the NCAA men's basketball tournament in March, Turner Sports and CBS Sports announced Tuesday. Catalon, who calls college basketball and football for CBS Sports Network, will be joined by analyst Mike Gminski and reporter Otis Livingston.
Here are the announcing teams for the tournament. They are listed in order of play-by-play, analyst and reporter. The first four teams listed will work the regional semifinals and finals.
Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson
Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craig Sager
Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery/Allie LaForce
Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller and Len Elmore/Rachel Nichols
Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel/Lewis Johnson
Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner/Kristine Leahy
Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb/Jaime Maggio
Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston
TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV will combine to televise 67 games. The tournament starts March 18 on truTV with the First Four. Anderson, Bonner and Leahy will call that night's action. The First Four continues the next night, with Harlan, Miller, Elmore and Nichols on the call.
The Final Four semifinals will be April 5 and on TBS for the first time. Anthony moves from the studio to the booth to analyze the game along Kerr. Nantz will call the action, and Wolfson will be the reporter. The championship game April 7 is on CBS.
Ernie Johnson will host the Final Four coverage for the first time. He will be joined by analysts Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith. Also joining them are Greg Gumbel, Miller, Seth Davis, Grant Hill and Gottlieb.