Rough Draft For Jason La Canfora On Friday Night

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were quite a few tweets during Friday night's action of the 2013 NFL Draft that Jason La Canfora would like to have back.

There were quite a few tweets during Friday night’s action of the 2013 NFL Draft that Jason La Canfora would like to have back.

(Originally published April 27; reposted following a SportsRants server issue.)

In a year where there was not as much interest in the top prospects of the NFL Draft as there have been in previous years (like, oh, say, last year), CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora made the revolutionary decision to tweet all picks in the first rounds prior to their official announcement on the podium.

He had previously forewarned his followers that “I have a job to do and if you don’t want the info, that’s cool, I get it, no one has to follow.” Additionally, Yahoo’s Michael Silver also vowed to live-tweet the NFL Draft as yet-to-be-announced picks were confirmed.

But on Friday night, La Canfora particularly ran into a boatload of trouble. Being first with the information is one thing – but ensuring the information is genuine has to be paramount when you wish to be first with said information.

Maybe it’s the hysteria of the draft, and all the phone calls, that may lead someone to send misleading or incorrect information to your followers (whoever didn’t unfollow prior to the draft, anyway), but even at that climate, you have to be on top of your game. And there were several instances during the second and third rounds that La Canfora lacked mustard on his fastball.

It all started with the very first pick on Friday night by the Jacksonville Jaguars:

Okay – to his credit, it was more of a belief than a bonafide report. But certainly, La Canfora had sources that fed him info that Johnathan Banks (who would be drafted later in the second round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) would be the Jags’ pick.

A little later, La Canfora would have an unbelievable NFL Draft brain fart that just so happened to involve more players named Johnathan. At first, La Canfora reported that the New York Giants took running back Johnathan Franklin. He later recanted that report and announced that the Giants actually drafted defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins – yet in the same tweet, La Canfora insisted that the other Johnathan in this equation (Franklin) would be taken by the Chicago Bears with the subsequent pick – they actually drafted linebacker Jon (short for “Johnathan”?) Bostic instead:

As it turns out, Johnathan Franklin would not be drafted until the back end of the fourth round by the Green Bay Packers (125th overall).

Then, as the third round was underway, when it was time for the Cleveland Browns to make their selection at number 68, La Canfora reported that they had actually “traded down” with the Miami Dolphins in exchange for wide receiver Davone Bess, plus other draft picks. While that much was accurate, the Browns had actually kept their pick at that point and drafted cornerback Leon McFadden:

The Browns would eventually deal their fourth and fifth round picks to the Dolphins for Bess, plus the Fins’ fifth and seventh rounders.

Then there was that awkward moment that La Canfora thought the Dallas Cowboys drafted offensive tackle David Thomas from Miami University:

Of course, there was the usual garden variety tweets from folks venting about how La Canfora (and to an extent, Silver, as well) were “spoiling” the draft with their tweets. But in La Canfora’s case, he was tweeting inaccurate information several times on Friday night. And these tweets were retweeted multiple times, as well. (A collection of some of these tweets follows.)

Perhaps we should give Jason La Canfora the benefit of the doubt, since he does have “a job to do,” after all.

But at one of the busiest occasions of the NFL offseason, the quality of the job being performed matters.

“David Thomas”? Really, Jason?

By the way, Jason was kind enough to respond to our item when it was initially posted, and we thank him for that:

JLCTweetToSR

 

2013 NFL Schedule: The Primetime Games: Broncos, Falcons, 49ers, Giants, Patriots, Redskins Have Five Games Each

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins will play five games in primetime this season, starting with the 2013 opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on September 9 on ESPN.

Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins will play five games in primetime this season, starting with the 2013 opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on September 9 on ESPN.

Here is the list of all the primetime games scheduled for the 2013 NFL season.

Commentary to follow… Actually, I’ll get the back-patting out of the way early: I called the Ravens/Broncos opener on September 5, and I called the Washington Redskins getting five primetime games this season, up from just one last year.

And here are the games:

Thursday, September 5 – Baltimore Ravens @ Denver Broncos – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Sunday, September 8 – New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, September 9 – Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington Redskins – 7:10 PM ET – ESPN

Monday, September 9 –  Houston Texans @ San Diego Chargers – 10:20 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, September 12 – New York Jets @ New England Patriots – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, September 15 – San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, September 16 – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, September 19 – Kansas City Chiefs @ Philadelphia Eagles – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, September 22 – Chicago Bears @ Pittsburgh Steelers – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, September 23 – Oakland Raiders @ Denver Broncos – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, September 26 – San Francisco 49ers @ St. Louis Rams – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, September 29 – New England Patriots @ Atlanta Falcoms – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, September 30 – Miami Dolphins @ New Orleans Saints – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, October 3 – Buffalo Bills @ Cleveland Browns – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, October 6 – Houston Texans @ San Francisco 49ers – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, October 7 – New York Jets @ Atlanta Falcons – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, October 10 – New York Giants @ Chicago Bears – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, October 13 – Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, October 14 – Indianapolis Colts @ San Diego Chargers – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, October 17 – Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona Cardinals – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, October 20 – Denver Broncos @ Indianapolis Colts – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, October 21 – Minnesota Vikings @ New York Giants – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, October 24 – Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, October 27 – Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, October 28 – Seattle Seahawks @ St. Louis Rams – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, October 31 – Cincinnati Bengals @ Miami Dolphins – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, November 3 – Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, November 4 – Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, November 7 – Washington Redskins @ Minnesota Vikings – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, November 10 – Dallas Cowboys @ New Orleans Saints – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, November 11 – Miami Dolphins @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, November 14 –Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, November 17 – Green Bay Packers @ New York Giants – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, November 18 – New England Patriots @ Carolina Panthers – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, November 21 – New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, November 24 – Denver Broncos @ New England Patriots – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, November 25 – San Francisco 49ers @ Washington Redskins – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving) – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens – 8:20 PM ET – NBC

Sunday, December 1 – New York Giants @ Washington Redskins – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, December 2 – New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, December 5 – Houston Texans @ Jacksonville Jaguars – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, December 8 – Atlanta Falcons @ Green Bay Packers – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, December 9 – Dallas Cowboys @ Chicago Bears – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, December 12 – San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, December 15 – Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, December 16 – Baltimore Ravens @ Detroit Lions – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Sunday, December 22 – New England Patriots @ Baltimore Ravens – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, December 23 – Atlanta Falcons @ San Francisco 49ers – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Sunday, December 29 – [Teams to be determined following Week 16] – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

TEAMS WITH FIVE PRIMETIME GAMES: Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins.

TEAMS WITH FOUR PRIMETIME GAMES: Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks.

TEAMS WITH THREE PRIMETIME GAMES: Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers.

TEAMS WITH TWO PRIMETIME GAMES: Carolina Panthers, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

TEAMS WITH ONE PRIMETIME GAME: Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans.

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OBSERVATIONS: So, let me get this straight: The Baltimore Ravens win the Super Bowl, yet the runner-up gets one more primetime game in the ensuing season than the World Champions? Explain that to me.

Also, explain to me how the NFL didn’t greenlight the Denver Broncos going to Dallas on Thanksgiving Day. This was a given when the AFC opponents for the Cowboys were released at the top of the year. Or so I thought. Now, it’s going to be a chance to pass out with tryptophan in between another Packers/Lions matinee and the Ravens hosting another Thanksgiving night game, this time against the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers.

I wonder if Peyton Manning not getting a Thanksgiving date with Tony Romo was a byproduct of the Broncos actually hosting the NFL kickoff game.

Predictably, the Eagles/Chiefs game with Andy Reid bringing a new squad into Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia is an NFL Network Thursday night affair.

Predictably, that’s the Chiefs’ lone primetime game. The Jaguars’ sole primetime tilt in 2013 is also on NFLN, as was the case last year. Ditto for the Browns and the Bills, who actually play each other on an NFLN game; the Bills and the Dolphins killed two birds with one Thursday night primetime stone last season.

Thr Dolphins improve from one primetime game last year to three this year. Same with the Vikings. The Colts go from one primetime game last season to four this season. And I’ve already told you about the Redskins’ maxing out at five games, up from one last year.

Further proof NBC loves the NFC East: The Cowboys and Giants open the “Sunday Night Football” 2013 campaign. The Cowboys will appear on “SNF” three times this year, as will the Giants. Two of the Redskins’ five night contests are on NBC; two of them will air on ESPN. Eagles? Nowhere to be found on NBC’s initial schedule. Of course, the latter half of the season allows flex scheduling, so if the Eagles are actually a good team, they’ll likely see more than just the two games (down from five last year() they’ve been scheduled this year. In other words: the Cowboys/Eagles game that was not flexed out late last season might be the last time in awhile you’ll hear Al Michaels working an Eagles game.

And for the first time in recent memory, there are no Saturday games scheduled. The Bay City Rollers will now have to find alternate ways to be preoccupied this year.

Game Off For WUSA/Washington: CBS Affiliate Drops Nationals Game For Final Four Pregame

 

 

 

 

 

 

WUSA informs viewers via Twitter that the remainder of an extra-inning Nationals/Reds game would be airing on their subchannel, 9.2. But angered Nats fans had no time for channels with decimal points in them.

WUSA informs viewers via Twitter that the remainder of an extra-inning Nationals/Reds game would be airing on their subchannel, 9.2. But angered Nats fans had no time for channels with decimal points in them.

The CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C. is Gannett-owned WUSA/Channel 9, one of the few non-O&O’s in a top-ten media market. They even have their own sports show called “Game On!”

Well, when the Washington Nationals/Cincinnati Reds game was in extra innings, no thanks to a Nats blown save, WUSA cut away from the game at the top of the hour to join the beginning of CBS’ Final Four pregame show (the first of tonight’s two games starts at around 6 PM ET).

The remainder of the game was moved to a subchannel of WUSA; additionally, the entire game was already airing on MASN. Yet, that didn’t stop Nationals fans from complaining about WUSA turning the game off on Twitter.

The Mid-Atlantic region has actually been here before last year, when WJZ-TV in Baltimore, a CBS O&O, had dumped out of an Orioles game that was also in extra innings in favor of the network’s popular newsmagazine “60 Minutes.”

With that, here are about sixty tweets from Nats Nation venting their frustration about Washington’s CBS affiliate.

Doug Gottlieb Drops White Noise On NCAA Pregame

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seated alongside Charles Barkley and others on CBS' NCAA pregame show, Doug Gottlieb claimed he was there "to bring diversity to the set... give the white man's perspective."

Seated alongside Charles Barkley and others on CBS’ NCAA pregame show, Doug Gottlieb claimed he was there “to bring diversity to the set… give the white man’s perspective.”

As the “sweet sixteen” from this year’s NCAA basketball tournament was about to tip off, Doug Gottlieb immediately left a sour taste in some viewers’ mouths.

Moments after the start of the pregame show on CBS, Gottlieb really stumbled out of the gate. It’s bad enough he started by taking two popular idioms and melding them together, talking about “cream rising to the crop”.

But sitting right in the middle of Greg Gumbel, Greg Anthony, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley – all African-Americans – on the CBS/TBS set, Gottlieb went there.

“I don’t know why you guys are asking me, I’m just here to bring diversity to this set here, give the kind of white man’s perspective on things like the point guard position, no?”

Smith and Anthony were visibly stunned by the comment. Watch the video (alternate link).

Will Gottlieb be reprimanded for it? Probably not. After all, this is the same CBS that gave Craig “Vanilla Thunder” Kilborn a late night talk show.

UPDATE, 3.29.13: In the first segment of his radio show on CBS Sports Radio the following day (audio below), he said: “I said it before, I’ll say it again. Sometimes, you try and ice break a joke, and it doesn’t go over well. No one ever said I was a comedian, and apparently, I found the right profession, and comedy isn’t that profession.” He also made many references to the comment during the course of his show, with an extensive amount of time devoted to it in the third hour.

The fact that he was still able to do his radio show the day after the line means there’s likely no plans to suspend him, as I suggested. But the fact that it grew so much hair in the 24 hours since its utterance, he had to say something.

By the way, here’s some instant Twitter reaction to the latest in a long string of instances in which Doug Gottlieb puts the “madness” in March Madness:

Heartless: Doug Gottlieb Mocks Wichita State Player's Heart Ailment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doug Gottlieb took the opportunity to use a player's heart condition as fodder for a clever throwaway line leading into a commercial break during Wichita State/Gonzaga on TNT.

Doug Gottlieb took the opportunity to use a player’s heart condition as fodder for a clever throwaway line leading into a commercial break during Wichita State/Gonzaga on TNT.

In CBS rookie Doug Gottlieb’s first season as a color analyst for the opening rounds of NCAA’s men’s basketball tournament, let’s just say that he’s an acquired taste.

But at one point during Saturday night’s matchup between the Wichita State Shockers and the Gonzaga Bulldogs, you could say he had a flair for the tasteless.

Late in the game, Wichita State forward Carl Hall made a jumper to give his team its first lead in around ten minutes. A foul was called seconds later, which later led to an official TV timeout.

As a replay of Hall’s shot played leading into the break, Gottlieb had a thought on the Shockers senior that was, well, shocking, to say the least:

“Carl Hall’s got a heart problem, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have heart.”

For the uninitiated, Hall, in his late teenage years, was told he could not play basketball due to a heart condition known as “neurocardiogenic syncope.” (No word if he was passing the time with violin lessons.)

Yet, he defied the odds, and here he is, helping the Shockers shock the Bulldogs for a berth in the Sweet Sixteen.

The irony is, the person who first reported about Gottlieb’s heartless line, The Big Lead’s Kyle Koster, also suffers a heart ailment that, like Hall, restricted him from physical activity for some time during his childhood.

“Perhaps what Gottlieb said was innocuous,” Koster writes. “But to me, and millions of others, it’s no laughing matter.”

Indeed, the Centers for Disease Control has a tally of 26.5 million Americans stricken with some sort of heart disease. And the CDC also reports that heart disease is currently the leading cause of death.

Meanwhile, the next person who laughs themselves to death upon hearing the comedic stylings of Doug Gottlieb will be the first.

Doug Gottlieb: no heart.

Joe Buck, Skip Bayless Get 2013 Sports Emmy Snubs

 

 

 

 

 

 

The nominations for the 34th Sports Emmy Awards are out, and it's not a misprint: Fox's Joe Buck, who won the award for Outstanding Play-By-Play Announcer last year, is nowhere to be found on the list this year.

The nominations for the 34th Sports Emmy Awards are out, and it’s not a misprint: Fox’s Joe Buck, who won the award for Outstanding Play-By-Play Announcer last year, is nowhere to be found on the list this year.

In addition to the annual “March madness” tradition that accompanies college basketball every year, so to is the version of “March madness” in sports media – of course, I’m talking about the release of the nominations for the Sports Emmy Awards.

The list of nominees for the 34th edition, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 7th at Frederick P. Rose Hall, was made public today by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

But there’s a couple of glaring omissions that may make some people, well, mad.

For instance, the nominees for Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-By-Play was whittled down to four this year from five last year; the nominees were Marv Albert, Mike Emrick, Al Michaels, Jim Nantz, and the winner, Joe Buck. This year, Emrick, Michaels and Nantz get another nod, while Albert does not, and ABC/ESPN NBA announcer Mike Breen is nominated.

That has to be a mistake. After all, not only is Joe Buck one of the top sportscasters in the business today, but determination is his middle name. Who can forget last October, when he doubled up in San Francisco to work a New York Giants/49ers regular season NFL game, then take a trolley to AT&T Park to call Game 4 of the World Series between the San Francisco baseball Giants and the Detroit Tigers? You mean, that doesn’t even earn him an “Outstanding New Approaches [In] Sports Programming” nomination? What gives?

Meanwhile, there’s another name that didn’t carry over from the previous year’s nominations, and we wouldn’t be surprised if there’s not that much outcry over this one: Skip Bayless.

Yes, last year, Bayless was among seven people nominated for Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Analyst, along with Cris Collinsworth (also nominated for his analyst work on “Sunday Night Football”), Trent Dilfer, Kirk Herbstreit, Al Leiter, Harold Reynolds, and your winner, Charles Barkley.

This year, not only has the field in this category decreased by one yet again, but it looks way different: Joining Barkley and Reynolds this year will be Tony Dungy (NBC), Boomer Esiason (CBS) and Kurt Warner (NFL Network), along with Reynolds’ MLB Network colleague, Bill Ripken.

So no Skip Bayless Emmy nod this year. Bummer. I really thought his live-tweeting the Tim Tebow introductory press conference would have been sports broadcasting gold in the eyes of the Academy!

View the complete list of nominations here. Overall, NBC Sports Group leads all nominees with a whopping fifty-eight – including nine attached to NBC Sports Network, which has two figures (Bob Costas, Dan Patrick) aaccompanying CBS’ James Brown, NFLN’s Rich Eisen and Turner Sports’ Ernie Johnson in the Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host category (last year, the field was the same, with the exception of Bryant Gumbel in lieu of Eisen; Costas won). The 2012 London Olympics buoyed NBC to the top of the nominees list. The perennial award nominations leader, ESPN, is second this year with 43.

And none, unfortunately, for Skip Bayless.

UPDATE: Fox Sports Vice President of Communications Dan Bell confirms my suspicion, saying: “Joe is happy for his colleagues who were nominated and wishes them all good luck.”

2013 NCAA Tournament, Second Round: Who’s Calling What (And Where)

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the first time, CBS Sports Network personalities Doug Gottlieb and Allie La Force will be involved with coverage of the NCAA tournament. Gottlieb's work can be seen on TBS and TNT, with La Force's sideline reporting on TBS and TruTV.

For the first time, CBS Sports Network personalities Doug Gottlieb and Allie La Force will be involved with coverage of the NCAA tournament. Gottlieb’s work can be seen on TBS and TNT, with La Force’s sideline reporting on TBS and TruTV.

The madness will commence once again this week.

So as you fill out all those brackets, I’ve constructed my own for the second year since maintaining this blog: a color-coded viewing guide, complete with announcer information, as well as location info – that is, the physical location of the games, and the channel locations where you’ll be able to watch the action.

Once again, a friendly reminder on where the networks are on most cable systems:

On DirecTV, TNT is channel 245, TBS is channel 247, and TruTV is right in the middle on channel 246.

On Dish Network, TNT is channel 138, TBS is channel 139, and TruTV is channel 204.

On Verizon FiOS, TNT is channel 51 (standard definition) or 551 (high definition), and TBS is channel 52 (SD) or 552 (HD), while TruTV can be found on channel 183 (SD) or 683 (HD).

On AT&T’s “U-Verse” lineup, TNT is channel 108 (SD) or 1108 (HD), TBS is channel 112 (SD) or 1112 (HD), and TruTV can be found on channel 164 (SD) or 1164 (HD).

Once again, the regions will be color-coded as follows:

EAST: White | MIDWEST: Red | SOUTH: Orange | WEST: Hot Pink

Game announcer information via Fang’s Bites.

Okay. I think we’re ready to do this then.

Thursday, March 21

12:15 PM ET – CBS – Michigan State (3) vs. Valparaiso (14) from Auburn Hills, Michigan

Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Rachel Nichols

12:40 PM ET – TruTV – Butler (6) vs. Bucknell (11) from Lexington

Announcers: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce

1:40 PM ET – TBS – Pittsburgh (8) vs. Wichita State (9) from Salt Lake City

Announcers: Spero Dedes, Doug Gottlieb, Jaime Maggio

2:10 PM ET – TNT – Saint Louis (4) vs. New Mexico State (13) from San Jose

Announcers: Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner, Marty Snider

2:45 PM ET – CBS – Memphis (6) vs. Middle Tennessee/St. Mary’s (11) from Auburn Hills, Michigan

Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Rachel Nichols

3:10 PM ET – TruTV – Marquette (3) vs. Davidson (14) from Lexington

Announcers: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce

4:10 PM ET – TBS – Gonzaga (1) vs. Southern University (16) from Salt Lake City

Announcers: Spero Dedes, Doug Gottlieb, Jaime Maggio

4:40 PM ET – TNT – Oklahoma State (5) vs. Oregon (12) from San Jose

Announcers: Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner, Marty Snider

6:50 PM ET – TBS – Louisville (1) vs. Liberty University/North Carolina Agricultural And Tech (16) from Lexington

Announcers: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce

7:15 PM ET – CBS – Michigan (4) vs. South Dakota State (13) from Auburn Hills, Michigan

Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Rachel Nichols

7:20 PM ET – TNT – Arizona (6) vs. Belmont (11) from Salt Lake City

Announcers: Spero Dedes, Doug Gottlieb, Jaime Maggio

7:27 PM ET – TruTV – UNLV (5) vs. California (12) from San Jose

Announcers: Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner, Marty Snider

9:20 PM ET – TBS – Colorado State (8) vs. Missouri (9) from Lexington

Announcers: Ian Eagle Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce

9:45 PM ET – CBS – VCU (5) vs. Akron (12) from Auburn Hills, Michigan

Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Rachel Nichols

9:50 PM ET – TNT – New Mexico (3) vs. Harvard (14) from Salt Lake City

Announcers: Spero Dedes, Doug Gottlieb, Jaime Maggio

9:57 PM ET – TruTV – Syracuse (4) vs. Montana (13) from San Jose

Announcers: Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner, Marty Snider

Friday, March 22

12:15 PM ET – CBS – Duke (2) vs. Albany (15) from Philadelphia

Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller, Lewis Johnson

12:40 PM ET – TruTV – Wisconsin (5) vs. Ole Miss (12) from Kansas City

Announcers: Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Craig Sager

1:40 PM ET – TBS – North Carolina State (8) vs. Temple (9) from Dayton

Announcers: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Tracy Wolfson

2:10 PM ET – TNT – Miami (2) vs. Pacific (15) from Austin

Announcers: Tim Brando, Mike Gminski, Otis Livingston

2:45 PM ET – CBS – Creighton (7) vs. Cincinnati (10) from Philadelphia

Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller, Lewis Johnson

3:10 PM ET – TruTV – Kansas State (4) vs. LaSalle/Boise State (13) from Kansas City

Announcers: Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Craig Sager

4:10 PM ET – TBS – Indiana (1) vs. James Madison University/Long Island University-Brooklyn (16) from Dayton

Announcers: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Tracy Wolfson

4:40 PM ET – TNT – Illinois (7) vs. Colorado (10) from Austin

Announcers: Tim Brando, Mike Gminski, Otis Livingston

6:50 PM ET – TBS – Georgetown (2) vs. Florida Gulf Coast University (15) from Philadelphia

Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller, Lewis Johnson

7:15 PM ET – CBS – Ohio State (2) vs. Iona (15) from Dayton

Announcers: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Tracy Wolfson

7:20 PM ET – TNT – University Of North Carolina (8) vs. Villanova (9) from Kansas City

Announcers: Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Craig Sager

7:27 PM ET – TruTV – Florida (3) vs. Northwestern State (14) from Austin

Announcers: Tim Brando, Mike Gminski, Otis Livingston

9:20 PM ET – TBS – San Diego State (7) vs. Oklahoma (10) from Philadelphia

Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller, Lewis Johnson

9:45 PM ET – CBS – Notre Dame (7) vs. Iowa State (10) from Dayton

Announcers: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Tracy Wolfson

9:50 PM ET – TNT – Kansas (1) vs. Western Kentucky (16) from Kansas City

Announcers: Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Craig Sager

9:57 PM ET – TruTV – UCLA (6) vs. Minnesota (11) from Austin

Announcers: Tim Brando, Mike Gmonski, Otis Livingston

In addition to these, Marv and co. will be calling Tuesday night’s play-in games between Liberty and NCA&T and MTSU and St. Mary’s; while Nantz’s bunch will work those of JMU and LIU-Brooklyn and Boise State and LaSalle on Wednesday night; all will emanate from Dayton and all will air on TruTV.

Newcomers: Doug Gottlieb, Allie LaForce, Rachel Nichols.

Outgoing: Jenn Hildreth, Lesley Visser, Bob Wenzel.