Your NCAA Tournament Announcing Schedule (Rounds 1 & 2)

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Well that was a heck of a Selection Show, huh? Arizona, Wisconsin and Dayton are in....Creighton, Penn State and Virginia Tech, are out. There are always cases to be made for every team that heads to the N.I.T., but the simple fact that Arizona has gotten in, back-to-back years, is a crime. Anyway, we can sit here and argue things all day long, but I say let's skip that and focus on the games at hand.

The fans who won this year's "Annual Gus Johnson Lottery" are as follows: Boston College, USC, Michigan State, Robert Morris, West Virginia, Dayton, Kansas and North Dakota State (GO BISON!)

Greensboro-
Jim Nantz, Clark Kellog
Philadelphia- Dick Enberg, Carter Blackburn, Jay Bilas
Kansas City- Tim Brando, Mike Gminski
Portland- Kevin Harlan, Dan Bonner
Dayton- Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery
Miami- Ian Eagle, Jim Sparnarkel
Minneapolis- Gus Johnson, Len Elmore
Boise- Craig Bolerjack, Dan Wenzel

ROUND ONE

Thursday, March 19th:

LSU vs. Butler (Greensboro, 12:20pm)- Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg
Memphis vs. Cal. St. Northridge (Kansas City, 12:25pm)- Tim Brando/Mike Gminski
BYU vs. Texas A&M (Philadelphia, 12:30pm)- Dick Enberg or Carter Blackburn/Jay Bilas
Purdue vs. Northern Iowa (Portland, 2:30pm)- Kevin Harlan/Dan Bonner
North Carolina vs. Radford (Greensboro, 2:50pm)- Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg
California vs. Maryland (Kansas City, 2:55pm)- Tim Brando/Mike Gminski
Connecticut vs. Chattanooga (Philadelphia, 3pm)- Dick Enberg or Carter Blackburn/Jay Bilas
Washington vs. Mississippi St. (Portland 5pm)- Kevin Harlan/Dan Bonner
Texas vs. Minnesota (Greensboro, 7:10pm)- Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg
Clemson vs. Michigan (Kansas City, 7:10pm)- Tim Brando/Mike Gminski
Villanova vs. American (Philadelphia, 7:20pm)- Dick Enberg or Carter Blackburn/Jay Bilas
Gonzaga vs. Akron (Portland, 7:25pm)- Kevin Harlan/Dan Bonner
Duke vs. Binghamton (Greensboro, 9:40pm)- Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg
Oklahoma vs. Morgan State (Kansas City, 9:40pm)- Tim Brando/Mike Gminski
UCLA vs. VCU (Philadelphia, 9:50pm)- Dick Enberg or Carter Blackburn/Jay Bilas
Illinois vs. Western Kentucky (Portland, 9:55pm)- Kevin Harlan/Dan Bonner

Friday, March 20th

Syracuse vs. Stephen F. Austin (Miami, 12:15pm)- Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel
Oklahoma St. vs. Tennessee (Dayton, 12:25pm)- Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery
Kansas vs. North Dakota State (Minneapolis, 12:30pm)- Gus Johnson/Len Elmore
Marquette vs. Utah State (Boise, 12:30pm)- Craig Bolerjack/Bob Wenzel
Arizona State vs. Temple (Miami, 2:45pm)- Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel
Pittsburgh vs. E. Tennessee St. (Dayton, 2:55pm)- Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery
West Virginia vs. Dayton (Minneapolis, 3pm)- Gus Johnson/Len Elmore
Missouri vs. Cornell (Boise, 3pm)- Craig Bolerjack/Bob Wenzel
Utah vs. Arizona (Miami, 7:10pm)- Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel
Louisville vs. Alabama St./Morehead St. (Dayton, 7:10pm)- Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery
Boston College vs. USC (Minneapolis, 7:20pm)- Gus Johnson/Len Elmore
Xavier vs. Portland State (Boise, 7:25pm)- Craig Bolerjack/Bob Wenzel
Wake Forest vs. Cleveland State (Miami, 9:40pm)- Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel
Ohio State vs. Siena (Dayton, 9:40pm)- Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery
Michigan State vs. Robert Morris (Minneapolis, 9:50pm)- Gus Johnson/Len Elmore
Florida State vs. Wisconsin (Boise, 9:55)- Craig Bolerjack/Bob Wenzel

ROUND TWO

Saturday, March 21st

Villanova/American vs. UCLA/VCU (Philadelphia, 1:05pm)- Dick Enberg/Jay Bilas
Memphis/Cal St. Northridge vs. California/Maryland (Kansas City, 3:20pm)- Tim Brando/Mike Gminski
Connecticut/Chattanooga vs. BYU/Texas A&M (Philadelphia, 3:35pm)- Dick Enberg/Jay Bilas
Purdue/N. Iowa vs. Washington/Mississippi State (Portland, 5:40pm)- Kevin Harlan/Dan Bonner
North Carolina/Radford vs. LSU/Butler (Greensboro, 5:45pm)- Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg
Oklahoma/Morgan State vs. Clemson/Michigan (Kansas City, 5:50pm)- Tim Brando/Mike Gminski Gonzaga/Akron vs. Illinois/Western Kentucky (Portland, 8pm)- Kevin Harlan/Dan Bonner Duke/Binghamton vs. Texas/Minnesota (Greensboro, 8:05pm)- Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg

Sunday, March 22nd

Syracuse/Stephen F. Austin vs. Arizona State/Temple (Miami, 12:10pm)- Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel
Florida State/Wisconsin vs. Xavier/Portland State (Boise, 2:20pm)- Craig Bolerjack/Bob Wenzel
Kansas/N. Dakota State vs. West Virginia/Dayton (Minneapolis, 2:30pm)- Gus Johnson/Len Elmore
Wake Forest/Cleveland State vs. Utah/Arizona (Miami, 2:40pm)- Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel
Oklahoma State/Tennessee vs. Pittsburgh/E. Tennessee State (Dayton, 2:50pm)- Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery
Missouri/Cornell vs. Marquette/Utah State (Boise, 4:50pm)- Craig Bolerjack/Bob Wenzel
Michigan State/Robert Morris vs. Boston College/USC (Minneapolis, 5pm)- Gus Johnson/Len Elmore
Ohio State/Siena vs. Louisville/Alabama State or Morehead State (Dayton, 5:10pm)- Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery

22 Comments:

These don't match up. Up top it says Kansas City has Harlan, but then below in the listing, KC has Brando.

Scott said...
Mar 15, 2009, 11:33:00 PM  

Thanks for the consolidation... tell me our Terps don't have Brando and Gminski please!

Brett said...
Mar 15, 2009, 11:39:00 PM  

I'm pretty sure Brando and Gminski are in KC while Eagle and Spanarkel are in Miami.

Mar 15, 2009, 11:55:00 PM  
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JFein said...
Mar 16, 2009, 12:15:00 AM  

It appears as if everything is right on the schedule but the list up top has Harlan/Bonner, Brando/Gminski, and Eagle/Spanarkel mixed up.

Even though I'm not going to be there, there was a part of me that would have liked to have seen Gus Johnsop placed in Philadelphia.

MARCH MADNESS, BABY! I'M STOKED!

JFein said...
Mar 16, 2009, 12:18:00 AM  

Cheap shot at Dayton. Dayton beat Xavier and dominated a healthy Marquette team on a neutral court.

Coverage maps coming soon?

kevfu said...
Mar 16, 2009, 1:00:00 AM  

Here's one fan who is thrilled that we "won" the Gus Johnson lottery... by that I mean he's 1,200 miles away from my team...

jestb99 said...
Mar 16, 2009, 1:40:00 AM  

I'm excited to hear Rafter call a great VCU game.

walnuts said...
Mar 16, 2009, 9:36:00 AM  

U-Dub at 2:00 PM PT?



AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Even when Seattle wins we lose.

SSReporters said...
Mar 16, 2009, 9:42:00 AM  

Sorry Brett, it is Brando in KC for the Maryland game!

SSReporters said...
Mar 16, 2009, 9:43:00 AM  

Who is Dan Wenzel anyway?

SSReporters said...
Mar 16, 2009, 9:54:00 AM  

Sorry Brett, it is Brando in KC for the Maryland game!

...and the Michigan game, too. Fuck.

Mar 16, 2009, 10:36:00 AM  

So who's in Philadelphia again?

One thing says Verne Lundquist and the other says Dick Enberg?

Huh?

Tom said...
Mar 16, 2009, 11:00:00 AM  

Sorry about the list up top. I jacked it up. The games below are definitely correct.

Mar 16, 2009, 11:09:00 AM  

On his radio show, Brando says he's in KC. So, yeah, second list.

Leelee Phoenix said...
Mar 16, 2009, 11:11:00 AM  

Tim Brando is calling the Cal game. Just another thing to add to my depression.

49er16 said...
Mar 16, 2009, 11:20:00 AM  

Does Dick Enberg automatically get sent to follow UCLA? Happened last year too.

Joe said...
Mar 16, 2009, 1:03:00 PM  

Any clue what the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight are? I assume Nantz/Kellog, Johnson/Elmore, Enberg/Bilas, and Lundquist/Raftery?

Brett said...
Mar 16, 2009, 1:45:00 PM  

YES! Finally, here in Utah we get extended Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel coverage because they're doing Utah against the UofA Friday at Miami. Ian Eagle is so underrated, he's the Torry Holt of play-by-play men. His greatness is never appreciated but when you hear him, you realize he's right up there with the best in the business.

Brad James said...
Mar 16, 2009, 1:48:00 PM  

Frick. Bolerjack and Wenzel for BOTH the Marquette and UW games. I was hoping to get a little variety.

Rob in WI said...
Mar 16, 2009, 2:57:00 PM  

Carter Blackburn I heard will be doing the afternoon games on Thursday in Philadelphia, so Enburg will do the evening games Thursday and the Saturday games as well.

JamesCraven said...
Mar 16, 2009, 3:07:00 PM  

"Why You Should Watch Whatever Game Gus Johnson Calls"

http://sportsjudge.blogspot.com/2009/03/march-madness-preview-why-you-should.html

Mike Colligan said...
Mar 19, 2009, 10:26:00 AM  

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